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For 5G vRAN, Samsung combines innovation with proven large-scale deployments

Major Tier 1 operators are using Samsung’s cloud-native vRAN, including Open RAN, in greenfield and brownfield networks From distributed, to centralized and now to virtualized RAN, operators are re-architecting radio networks to set the stage for dynamic, software-centric operations. And based on commercial deployments from...

Midband, mmWave 5G services really are better: Opensignal report

Download speeds on 'premium' 5G networks were roughly three times faster than low-band AT&T and Verizon 5G speeds, and 1.36 times faster for T-Mobile Opensignal’s latest report digs into the mobile experience when connected to the top three U.S. carrier’s premium — or enhanced, as...

Verizon deploys additional C-Band spectrum for 5G

Verizon said the new move allows it to offer 5G home and business internet services to more customers across the country Verizon says it has started to expand its 5G service with the deployment of 100 megahertz of C-Band spectrum in many markets across the...

Verizon unveils connected police cruiser prototype

The police vehicle leverages the carrier's mmWave and C-Band network At Wednesday’s 2022 National Sheriffs’ Association annual conference, Verizon Frontline unveiled a “reimagined,” connected police cruiser. The prototype, called the Mobile Utility Technology Transport (MUTT), leverages the carrier’s mmWave and C-Band 5G network and several...

Verizon customers at Indy 500 used more than 17 terabytes of data

More the 325,000 fans attended the Indy 500 race Over the weekend, Marcus Ericsson won the 106th Running of the Indianapolis 500, or the Indy 500, a major racing event that takes place annually at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana. According to Verizon,...

US Cellular selects Ericsson, Nokia for C-band deployment

US Cellular expects to activate its mid-band spectrum for customer use by the end of 2023 US Cellular announced new agreements with Nordic vendors Ericsson and Nokia to boost the carrier's 5G network infrastructure. US Cellular and Ericsson inked a deal which includes the deployment of...

Q&A: How will Verizon use C-Band to support its public sector customers?

SVP of Verizon Public Sector: 'For our public safety customers, it’s really continuing that evolution of digital transformations' Maggie Hallbach was recently appointed SVP of Verizon Public Sector and not long after both the carrier’s one-year anniversary of its frontline services and the announcement of a nearly...

How is Verizon evolving its 5G network?: A Q&A

'More than 30% of overall traffic is leveraging C-band,' says Verizon SVP and chief engineer On January 19th 2022, Verizon — along with AT&T — turned on its C-band networks, and in doing so, finally shook up the dynamic in which T-Mobile was the...

How are C-band deployments changing the 5G landscape in the US?

On January 19th 2022, Verizon and AT&T activated their C-band networks, and in doing so, finally shook up the 5G dynamic in the U.S. At the end of last year, an Ookla report positioned the U.S. as the world leader for 5G availability, but when...

FCC kicks off new examination of wireless receivers

The Federal Communications Commission has formally begun a proceeding to gather information about wireless receiver performance, and how it might encourage better performance in wireless receivers—an effort that has bipartisan support on the commission, and which could represent a turning point for the design...

Verizon adds 194,000 fixed wireless access subs in Q1

Fixed wireless access emerging as battleground for Verizon, T-Mobile US...and cable companies While not as flashy as 5G applications like autonomous drones or precision robotics, fixed wireless access is proving to be a major new revenue driver for Tier 1 U.S. operators T-Mobile US and...

Verizon, AT&T ‘start the chase’ on T-Mobile US: Opensignal on C-band deployments

On January 19th 2022, Verizon and AT&T activated their C-band 5G networks, finally changing up the dynamic in which T-Mobile was the only U.S. carrier using large swaths of mid-band spectrum for 5G. To get a sense of how this development has impacted the...

The Sunday Brief: The state of telecom—Q1 2022 (Part 1)

Greetings from the Midwest.  Today’s opening picture shows Paul Stebbins of Wifinity, a small Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP), presenting to the Vernon County (MO) Commissioners last Wednesday.  I chose this picture for several reasons:  1) A reminder that we are meeting in person...

Verizon furthers its 5G FWA strategy with Cradlepoint C-band adapter

Verizon said it plans to provide 5G UWB coverage to 175 million people by the end of 2022 Verizon will use Cradlepoint’s W1850 5G Wideband Adapter to provide C-band spectrum connectivity across its 5G Ultra Wideband (UWB) network — the brand name for the carrier’s...

As satellite companies clear out of C-Band, Verizon adding 5G coverage

Verizon paying SES $170 million to accelerate C-Band clearing Verizon in January activated its C-Band spectrum, won at auction in 2021, and immediately covered 100 million people with mid-band 5G. The year-end goal is to expand that coverage number to 175 million. And now, based...

Verizon capex to peak in 2022 as C-Band deployment continues

Verizon CFO Matt Ellis notes the intersectional importance of lower capital intensity and revenue/margin growth Looking at the next few years, Verizon CFO Matt Ellis sees a clear path to grow revenue by 4% by 2024 while capital investment will peak this year and normalize...

With C-Band expansion, Verizon looks to capture ‘disruptive share’ of broadband market

C-Band to cover 175 PoPs by year-end, significant expanding reach of 5G fixed wireless access service Verizon was first to market with a 5G-backed service in 2018 with the launch of its then-pre-standard mmWave 5G Home fixed wireless broadband service. Now, as it rapidly deploys...

Verizon sees five vectors for 5G service revenue growth

FWA, MEC, and private networks are key to Verizon 5G monetization plan As discussions among operators turn to monetizing massive investments in 5G networks, Verizon today held an investor event that laid out in detail how it sees its network creating new service revenue in...

Verizon Business Group CEO talks 5G monetization

Verizon sees 5G fixed wireless access, mobile edge computing, and private networks all driving revenue growth Verizon Business Group CEO and Executive Vice President Tami Erwin this week joined Arden Media's 5G Monetization Forum to discuss how the carrier is leveraging its network to...

How is Verizon approaching 5G monetization? With FWA, MEC, IoT

As it continues to deploy its 5G network, with the latest boost from C-Band spectrum deployment increasing covered PoPs by 90 million, Verizon is following a “network-as-a-service” strategy that will open up new consumer and enterprise opportunities.  FWA for consumers and enterprises For consumers, Verizon offers...

Verizon uses C-Band for major expansion; AT&T starts with parts of eight markets

AT&T says C-Band is 'turbo-boosting our 5G'; Verizon says 2022 will be 'most important year in the history of Verizon' Verizon and AT&T celebrated the long-awaited turn-up of their first operations in C-Band spectrum yesterday, after weeks of delays due to concerns about aviation altimeters...

AT&T, Verizon go ahead with C-Band spectrum light-up

An airline group has predicted that flight impacts will be 'incalculable' AT&T and Verizon both confirmed this morning that they have gone ahead with their planned activation of the use of C-Band spectrum, amid dire warnings from the an aviation industry group earlier this week...

Kagan: Are AT&T, Verizon doing enough about 5G C-Band airline safety?

As a Wireless Analyst, I have followed the wireless industry and all the challenges and hurdles it has faced and overcome for decades. The way 5G C-Band technology may interfere with aircraft altimeter controls is just the next step in this journey. So, what...

FAA eases 5G C-Band restrictions, clears some planes for low-visibility landings

An estimated 45% of the U.S. commercial fleet has been cleared for low-visibility landings at some airports where 5G C-Band will be deployed, says the FAA Days after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued more than 1,400 warnings to pilots about the possibility that on-board...

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