Putting Verizon’s mobile 5G through its paces

RCR Wireless Kelly Hill April 5, 2019 SRG gives a glimpse into the Verizon 5G network and performance in Minneapolis With the launch of Verizon’s mobile 5G network in two cities and one smartphone that can access the network, the first rounds of testing — both user...

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5G Standards Group Struggles to Balance Tech with Politics

Light Reading Mike Dano June 12, 2019 The 3GPP -- the world's leading standards body when it comes to 5G technology -- recently began work on Release 17, the next major update to the global standard for 5G. However, according to a number of reports, the group is doing...

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Recent Industry News

  • Barr’s call for U.S. control of 5G providers quickly rebuked

    February 8, 2020

    Associated Press Tali Arbel February 7, 2020 NEW YORK (AP) — Trump administration officials, increasingly intent on preventing Chinese global technological domination, keep floating the idea that the U.S. government should take a more direct hand in running next-generation 5G wireless networks. But the notion isn’t terribly popular — not even within the administration. On […]

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  • SRG: 5G coverage maps are ‘optimistic’

    February 4, 2020

    RCR Wireless Kelly Hill February 4, 2020 Testing of 5G at sub-6 GHz frequencies concludes that mid-band LTE is “the weakest link” Even with low-band 5G New Radio deployments that would presumably provide more, and more robust, coverage than millimeter-waved-based 5G, carriers’ 5G coverage maps are still “optimistic,” according to new drive test data from […]

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  • Verizon’s SA rollout will be multi-year effort

    January 27, 2020

    FierceWireless Monica Alleven January 27, 2020 While the standalone (SA) version of 5G New Radio (NR) offers the ability to do snazzy new things like network slicing, it’s going to take time for U.S. operators to get to that stage, with Verizon’s VP or Technology Heidi Hemmer saying it will be a multi-year effort. Right […]

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