Intel’s 5G modem makes its debut at CES, but there’s a lot of 4G tech behind it

Ed Oswald, Yahoo!News, 1/9/17 There’s a continuing argument in the wireless industry over 5G — even what it actually will look like — but that’s not stopping companies like Intel from pushing forward with efforts to at least attain 5G speeds during 2017. Intel is showing off at CES 2017 a sample of its 5G […]

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Posted on January 9, 2017 at 5:25 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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5G, what is it good for? Absolutely nothing, claims wireless comms expert

Graeme Burton, The Inquirer, 12/20/16 5G vision is flawed, claims Professor William Webb, and mobile operators can’t afford it anyway THE 5G WIRELESS VISION is flawed because technological advances are insufficient to deliver it, users won’t pay extra for the higher data rates and don’t need the greater capacity it is expected to provide – and because […]

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Posted on December 20, 2016 at 10:14 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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FCC votes to begin working toward 5G wireless networks

Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, 7/15/16 In a unanimous vote this morning, the Federal Communications Commission approved a plan to begin readying the United States for 5G wireless networks. The proceedings will lead to the commission opening up airwaves that allow for faster data speeds; rights to those airwaves will then be auctioned off to companies […]

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Posted on July 15, 2016 at 9:02 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Verizon hopes to set 5G agenda with latest milestone

Roger Cheng, CNET news, 7/11/16 The carrier and its partners agree to a set of standards — a move that pushes the 5G effort forward and that reinforces Verizon’s leadership in the upcoming wireless tech. The reality of 5G, wireless connectivity that’s faster than our speediest home internet service, is years away. But that isn’t […]

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Posted on July 11, 2016 at 12:52 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Verizon, AT&T offering interoperable VoLTE to some customers

Colin Gibbs, FierceWireless, 7/7/16 The nation’s two largest mobile network operators have begun to commercially deploy interoperable Voice over LTE (VoLTE). Finally. VoLTE offers as much as three times more voice and data capacity than 3G technologies, enabling higher quality connections. The technology also allows carriers to increase bandwidth. AT&T confirmed to FierceWireless that some […]

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Posted on July 7, 2016 at 9:17 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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This battle over wireless spectrum means getting a signal in more places (FAQ)

Marguerite Reardon, CNET, 3/29/16 CNET breaks down the latest government auction for radio airwaves, and how it affects the future of the wireless industry — and your service. You like streaming “The Walking Dead” to your phone? The wireless carriers are facing off to ensure that you’ll be able to keep watching those videos without […]

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Posted on March 29, 2016 at 9:55 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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AT&T trialling 5G, promises speeds 10 to 100 times faster than LTE

Jon Brodkin, ArsTechnica, 2/18/16 5G cellular technology could be used for home Internet service, AT&T says AT&T is testing an early version of its 5G network this year, saying it will be 10 to 100 times faster than LTE and might be used for home Internet service. “An early use of 5G’s underlying technology could be […]

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Posted on February 18, 2016 at 9:23 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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As 5G approaches, 3G and 4G are still getting faster

Stephen Lawson, ComputerWorld, 2/12/16 Ericsson and Nokia have new tricks to improve the networks we’re using now Most of the excitement at Mobile World Congress this month will be about 5G, which won’t officially exist until 2020. But vendors will also show off new ways to speed up the 3G and 4G networks most people […]

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Posted on February 12, 2016 at 8:50 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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What is 5G?

CNN Money, 12/7/15 Just five years after the first 4G smartphone hit the market, the wireless industry is already preparing for 5G. Each of the four nationwide cell phone carriers, as well as smartphone chipmakers and the major network equipment companies are working on developing 5G network technology for their customers. There are many significant […]

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Posted on December 7, 2015 at 10:00 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Why 5G will be the superfast Swiss Army knife of wireless networks

Roger Cheng, CNet News, 11/3/15 Hans Vestberg, CEO of telecom equipment vendor Ericsson, sees the next decade’s 5G networks being smart enough to know what kind of device is using it, and why. When it comes to the wireless networks of the future, speed won’t be everything. The advent of so-called 5G, or fifth-generation, wireless […]

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Posted on November 3, 2015 at 4:00 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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