AT&T using Samsung 5G gear in South Bend trial

FierceWireless Monica Alleven July 2, 2018 Samsung is supporting AT&T’s fixed wireless 5G trial in South Bend, Indiana, where the operator is using Samsung 5G home routers, radio access units and a foundation built on Samsung’s 5G RFIC chipset, virtualized core...

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AT&T: We are definitely interested in both NSA and SA

FierceWireless Monica Alleven June 14, 2018 While it’s unclear exactly when U.S. operators will deploy the Standalone (SA) version of the 5G standard that the 3GPP officially finalized this week, AT&T, for one, is interested in both the Non-Standalone (NSA)...

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T-Mobile, Sprint Combo to Spike 5G Uptake, Report Predicts

SDXCentral Dan Meyer May 31, 2018 A new report from Strategy Analytics predicts that a combined T-Mobile US and Sprint will result in a 17 percent surge in the uptake of 5G services by 2023. That increase would come from having three similar-sized competitors in the...

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    December 31, 2018

    New York Times Don Clark Dec 31, 2018 In 2019, a big technology shift will finally begin. It’s a once-in-a-decade upgrade to our wireless systems that will start reaching mobile phone users in a matter of months. But this is not just about faster smartphones. The transition to new fifth-generation cellular networks — known as […]


  • 3GPP decides to delay Release 16 by 3 months

    December 14, 2018

    FierceWireless Monica Alleven December 14, 2018 In what could be construed as a “surprise, no surprise,” 3GPP has decided to delay Release 16 by three months, so it’s now due for a freeze in March 2020 rather than December 2019. It’s a surprise—one commentator described as a “mini-bombshell”—because, well, it’s unexpected. But it’s also not […]


  • Editor’s Corner—No surprises expected from this week’s 3GPP meeting—at least, not yet

    December 10, 2018

    FierceWireless Monica Alleven December 10, 2018 As the industry convenes in Italy this week for another 3GPP meeting about 5G specifications, no alarm bells appear to be sounding among some of the biggest stakeholders as to whether or not standards-based 5G smartphones will be available as expected early next year. Coinciding with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Summit […]