With a final decision reportedly expected next week on T-Mobile and Sprint’s proposed $26.5 billion merger, MoffettNathanson analysts indicated a “no deal” situation may be better than the viable fourth-competitor scenario likely needed to win regulatory approval.
The National Telecommunications & Information Administration (NTIA) Institute for Telecommunication Sciences (ITS) released final test reports on Thursday to commercial entities that participated in spectrum sharing tests in the 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band.
Qualcomm plans to fight back after the European Commission on Thursday slapped the chip maker with a €242 million ($272 million) fine for what competition authorities called predatory pricing of its 3G baseband chipsets.
While a final deal for the T-Mobile/Sprint merger seemingly has been imminent for weeks now, CNBC reports that it’s coming down to “decision days” and next week may indeed be the make-or-break week for the $26.5 billion deal.
Crown Castle boosted its yearly guidance after experiencing more tower activity than expected in the second quarter, but delays at burdened municipalities slowed down the company’s small cell construction timelines.
Intel is asking the FCC for permission to conduct Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) tests on an Intel campus in Chandler, Arizona, using gear from Ruckus Wireless.
After hearing from 14 carriers across the country, Commissioner Starks said he was disappointed at the lack of progress made on the issue.
IoT gets a lot of flak for its fragmentation, but attempts are being made to rectify the situation. Case in point: The EdgeX Foundry on Thursday announced the availability of its Edinburgh release, created for IoT use cases across vertical markets.
Sprint will be testing the HAPS system’s ability to maintain a stable LTE link with ground equipment.
With AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon all on board in terms of 5G deployments, here’s a look at the when, where and what of the carriers’ 5G launches so far.
In a surprise to no one, the C-Band Alliance (CBA) is sticking to its guns, saying a proposal by the Competitive Carriers Association (CCA), Charter Communications and ACA Connects would delay getting precious mid-band C-Band spectrum into the hands of carriers that can use it for 5G.
In London, Vodafone is using 5G equipment from Ericsson’s Radio System portfolio, and it’s tapping into dynamic spectrum sharing technology.
While Deutsche Telekom (DT) is reportedly in late-stage talks to save the proposed T-Mobile and Sprint merger, it’s kicking off its own 5G network in Germany.
The Competitive Carriers Association (CCA), Charter Communications and ACA Connects – America’s Communications Association have filed a proposal with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for repurposing at least 370 megahertz of the C-Band spectrum for 5G.
Google and the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) are touting the results of a study that shows the viability of introducing shared spectrum between satellite earth stations and point-to-multipoint broadband systems (P2MP) in the C-Band.
The costs of removing and replacing existing network gear made by Huawei and used by rural U.S. operators are likely to top $1 billion, according to a report from CoBank.
Some analysts believe T-Mobile’s proposed acquisition of Sprint is doomed. If the deal fails, Sprint will need to reinvent itself if it wants to thrive again.
Nokia on Friday distanced itself from comments made by the vendor’s technology chief Marcus Weldon, who warned of risks to 5G networks if the U.K. used equipment from Chinese competitor Huawei.
The latest announcement brings the carrier’s tally of 5G markets to 20.
As Citizens Broadband Radio Services (CBRS) inches ever closer to commercial deployment, Southern Linc is asking the FCC for permission to conduct technical trials to evaluate the performance of 3.5 GHz CBRS spectrum to support critical electric and gas utility communications applications.
The Stopping Bad Robocalls Act would require phone carriers to put call authentication technology in place at no additional charge to consumers.
With the barrage of headlines swirling around the current status of the proposed T-Mobile/Sprint merger, it’s easy to sum it up as a “crazy town” atmosphere, and more than one observer has pointed that out. To Boost Mobile Founder Peter Adderton, the situation revolves around the original intent of the proposed divestiture of Boost: ensuring competition in the prepaid market.
The acquisition enables FreedomPop and Unreal Mobile customers to pair almost any phone with the nationwide network of their choice, according to Red Pocket.
Speaking at an event Thursday, Verizon technology chief Kyle Malady also discussed mmWave 5G network progress and the need for fiber.
Non-profit groups and incumbent users voiced criticism Wednesday of the FCC’s planned changes to the EBS 2.5 GHz band, citing harm to education and rural Americans.