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Verizon Flips the Switch for World’s First 5G Customer in Houston

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Verizon announced they’ve begun providing the world’s first commercial 5G network starting October 1 in Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and Sacramento, with a Houston resident earning the distinction of being the world’s first 5G customer. Verizon’s 5G Home is based on their open 5G TF network standard and the locations for this initial rollout were […]

Rivada, Verizon undeterred by FirstNet’s nationwide public-safety sweep

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Last week AT&T and FirstNet managed to secure public-safety agreements with all of the nation’s 50 states, as well as two U.S territories and Washington, D.C. That means that AT&T will get access to 20 MHz of 700 MHz low-band spectrum in every state across the entire country, alongside $6.5 billion in federal funding to help […]

Verizon Executive Says Public-Safety LTE Interoperability Will Work

Verizon Executive Says Public-Safety LTE Interoperability Will Work A Verizon executive said interoperability between its planned public-safety Long Term Evolution (LTE) offering and AT&T’s dedicated public-safety core will not be a problem. “Network interoperability is not a new or particularly difficult concept,” said Michael Maiorana, senior vice president, public sector for Verizon. “Competing networks talk […]

Carriers Offer Public-Safety 800 MHz Interference Plan, Port Authority Files Technical Details

Carriers Offer Public-Safety 800 MHz Interference Plan, Port Authority Files Technical Details Friday, May 20, 2016 | mccmag.com In the latest filings surrounding interference between public-safety licensees and commercial carriers in the 800 MHz band, AT&T and Verizon offered a plan to mitigate interference in markets where they transition to power spectral density (PSD) operations and another […]