Freshly FCC-approved LTE-U wireless rolls out on T-Mobile this spring

Devin Coldewey, Tech Crunch, 3/3/17 The FCC has given several companies the go-ahead to activate a wireless technology called LTE-U in their base stations; if all goes as planned, devices will be able to communicate cellular data over unlicensed frequencies technically overlapping with those of Wi-Fi. The basic idea behind LTE-U (and related techniques called […]

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T-Mobile’s 5G speed is mind-bogglingly faster than Verizon

Roger Cheng, CNET, 9/22/16 The nation’s third-largest carrier gets into 5G in a big way. T-Mobile has mocked the other carriers for making ridiculous promises and hyping up 5G, or the next generation of wireless technology. So what does it do on Tuesday? Hype up 5G. T-Mobile Chief Technology Officer Neville Ray laid out his […]

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Posted on September 22, 2016 at 1:00 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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LTE-U’s window is closing and bigger 5G disputes may be coming

The Register, 8/22/16 Verizon and Qualcomm slam Wi-Fi Alliance’s proposed test framework One of the presumed outcomes of the 5G process is full convergence of licensed and unlicensed spectrum, with one or more air interface standards which can span both, using frequencies entirely flexibly according to requirement. This is a very long way off, if […]

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Posted on August 22, 2016 at 4:43 pm 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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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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Wi-Fi Alliance says goal is to deliver LTE-U/Wi-Fi coexistence test plan by summer

Monica Alleven, FierceWireless, 3/29/16 Timeframe could be accelerated or delayed based on contributions A document that Ericsson filed with the FCC indicates the final test plan related to LTE-U and Wi-Fi coexistence from the Wi-Fi Alliance Coexistence Task Group will not be completed until mid-August at the earliest. But the Wi-Fi Alliance says its goal […]

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Posted on March 29, 2016 at 9:48 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Unlicensed LTE in the 3.5GHz band could be good for enterprises

Stephen Lawson, ComputerWorld, 2/1/16 Forget about it hurting Wi-Fi and think about using it in business Controversial technology that lets LTE networks use unlicensed spectrum could become a trusted part of the enterprise IT toolkit in a few years. So-called unlicensed LTE has come under fire ever since the news about it first broke more […]

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Posted on February 1, 2016 at 8:34 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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AT&T takes its 5G road show to the FCC

Monica Alleven, FierceWireless, 1/11/16 Make no mistake: AT&T  certainly is thinking about 5G, even if its executives are urging the industry not to get too far ahead of itself before standards are written. AT&T representatives recently met with FCC officials to discuss 5G as part of the commission’s proceeding on the use of bands above […]

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Posted on January 11, 2016 at 8:09 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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New Verizon LTE tech could ruin Wi-Fi, says Google, Microsoft and others

Mashable Tech, Chris Perkins, 12/10/15 A battle between some of the biggest tech companies in the U.S. is being waged in the airwaves. Google, Microsoft, Comcast and other large tech companies are lobbying the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) against a new LTE technology Verizon is developing, claiming it will have an adverse effect on Wi-Fi, […]

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