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Microsoft, AT&T soft-launch Azure Edge Zone in Atlanta

AT&T and Microsoft have soft-launched an Azure Edge Zone in Atlanta, Georgia. The companies will next expand to Dallas and other U.S. metros.

How are US carriers approaching small cell densification?

When it comes to small cell densification in the U.S., markets can be segmented by their current stage of deployment Mobile wireless data traffic in the U.S. hit another record high in 2020, topping 42 trillion MBs, which represents a 208% increase since 2016, according...

AT&T expands 5G network, builds out C-band with help from Ericsson

Ericsson will support the deployment of AT&T’s recently acquired C-band spectrum and the launch of 5G Standalone (SA) in a newly disclosed five-year agreement. The partnership will reportedly help the carrier provide 5G to more users and for use cases in sports and venues,...

Kagan: Comparing Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T to MVNO wireless resellers

If you are trying to decide between buying wireless service directly from one of the big three carriers or an MVNO reseller, you need to know the difference. You need to understand what you are giving up if using a reseller to get a...

AT&T deploys mmWave 5G testbed at University of Tennessee campus

AT&T said it is working with the University of Tennessee (UT) to carry out research activities using 5G millimeter wave spectrum and Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) technology. The AT&T 5G+ network being installed at the UT campus will enable the university to explore uses in...

Dish aims for 5G beta launch in Las Vegas during Q4: Chairman

Dish Network expects to launch 5G wireless services in Las Vegas in a beta phase during the fourth quarter of the year, the company’s Chairman Charlie Ergen said during a conference call with investors.   The executive said that the 5G network in Las Vegas...

Rootmetrics reflects on the US 5G race: It’s a tight one

The first half of 2021 saw a widening swath of Americans with access to 5G mobile networks and better performance on those networks, according to Rootmetrics' latest data. "5G is quickly becoming more widespread, speeds are getting faster, and we expect the end-user ......

AT&T, Google Cloud expand 5G and edge collaboration targeting enterprise customers

The partnership involves two edge solutions: AT&T Multi-access Edge Compute and AT&T Network Edge with Google Cloud Last week, AT&T and Google announced an expansion to a 5G and edge collaboration, initiated March 2020, that involved new solutions across AT&T’s 5G and Google Cloud’s edge...

AT&T lags behind T-Mobile US, Verizon in most 5G categories: OpenSignal

T-Mobile doubled its lead in 5G download speed over the competition, according to OpenSignal OpenSignal’s latest 5G user experience report concluded that T-Mobile US, for the third time in a row, had the fastest download speed during the time period measured. In fact, the carrier’s...

Shifting sands in entertainment and media: Broadband access, VR seeing growth, PwC says

The global pandemic spurred increased connectivity and a 30% increase in data traffic, according to PwC report The media and entertainment industry is seeing major shifts as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, with connectivity, mobility and on-demand flexibility emerging as primary consumer desires, according...

The University of Texas partners with tech firms to set new 6G R&D center

The University of Texas (UT) has teamed up with tech companies Qualcomm, Samsung, AT&T, NVIDIA and InterDigital to establish a new research center, dubbed 6G@UT, to lay the groundwork for 6G. “The advances in both wireless communications and machine learning over the past decade have...

AT&T ‘joins Microsoft’s ranks,’ moves its 5G network to Azure cloud

As part of the deal, Microsoft will require AT&T’s carrier-grade Network Cloud platform technology AT&T and Microsoft have announced a strategic partnership that will see the carrier’s 5G mobile network moved to the Microsoft cloud and provides a path for its traffic to be managed...

T-Mobile US toasts 5G milestone with a bottle of gin

Those interested in throwing a 5G-themed dinner party, may already be aware of the “exquisite” Torres 5G Garnacha red wine from Spain. T-Mobile US, however, has given us yet another option to serve our thirsty guests, and unlike the Torres winemakers, T-Mobile is in...

AT&T wins $306 million in work for DHS over 12 years

AT&T has won contracts to help the U.S. Department of Homeland Security modernize its networks, and the agency will gain access to FirstNet services as well. AT&T snagged four task orders from DHS to modernize and transform the agency's telecommunications infrastructure with IP-based networking...

AT&T to provide private 5G, MEC to USC’s cancer research center

AT&T Business CEO: '5G is going to be a game-changer for the healthcare industry' AT&T is deploying a private 5G network, as well as Multi-access Edge computing (MEC), at the University of Southern California's (USC's) Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine to support cancer...

T-Mo US has fastest, most available 5G network, according to OpenSignal

T-Mobile users connected to 5G nearly one-third of the time, according to OpenSignal report Since the release of OpenSignal’s previous report in January, the availability of 5G under all three major U.S. carriers increased. T-Mobile US maintained its lead when it comes to 5G speed,...

AT&T to build private 5G mmWave network on UConn campus

AT&T and UConn will complete the private 5G network by summer 2021 AT&T is deploying a private 5G millimeter wave (mmWave) network and Multi-access Edge Compute (MEC) technology at the University of Connecticut’s (UConn) Stamford campus to help “advance academic programs that will explore new use cases...

Latest-gen Intel Xeon available in network-optimized SKUs

AT&T, SK Telecom, Verizon, Vodafone all working with Intel on 5G network transformation This week Intel touted its 3rd generation Xeon scalable processor and, in a virtual track focused on telco applications and complementary products, carrier executives discussed their work with Intel around virtualization of...

The Sunday Brief: March Madness, or what we learned from wireless carrier analyst days

Mid-March greetings from Charlotte/ Lake Norman/ Davidson, where we prematurely celebrated National Poires Belle Helene Day (which is March 15).  Like many of you, the COVID-19 pandemic has broadened our culinary skills.  We are looking forward to enjoying this and other tasty desserts at our favorite...

Telecom companies withhold political donations, targeting lawmakers who opposed election results

Verizon, AT&T and Comcast are among the telecom companies freezing political donations As the U.S. struggles to make sense of the violent events that unfolded last week in Washington D.C. when a mob, incited by President Trump, stormed the Capitol building while lawmakers sought to...

The Sunday Brief: Content competition intensifies–implications for wireless and cable

Despite mid-60s degree temperatures, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Davidson (pictured are the Giving Trees on the Village Green).  They have been a tradition for decades - a highlight of our most unusual Holiday season.  We are going to start looking...

IBM is building a telco cloud 5G ecosystem focused on enterprise enablement

New IBM hybrid cloud offering geared toward enterprise adoption of 5G and edge computing For operators investing billions in building 5G networks, the real revenue opportunity is not in selling enhanced services to consumers but, rather, in standing up differentiated service offerings geared toward the...

AT&T reportedly in talks to sell stake in its legacy TV, satellite businesses

AT&T is considering the sale of a "significant minority stake" in its DirecTV, AT&T Now (formerly DirecTV Now) and U-verse television operations, according to CNBC. The outlet, which cited anonymous sources familiar with the matter, said that the deal would value DirecTV at about...

Accenture sees 5G as key enabler of cloud computing

Accenture exec: 'Cloud is cool, but without an advanced network, it can't deliver the value' Mobile service providers are spending billions of dollars building out nationwide 5G networks and are touting the benefits of the new services in TV and internet ads, but according to...

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