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Well, technically… C-Band won’t really be any cheaper than mmWave: Movandi’s Maryam Rofougaran (Ep. 54)

Movandi Corporation's CEO and founder, Maryam Rofougaran compares key characteristics of C-Band and mmWave. She also details the company's demonstration in which it placed mmWave repeaters inside a moving vehicle, advancing C-V2X communications for the next generation of connected cars. https://soundcloud.com/rcrwirelessnews/maryam/s-1CuKHpizYrL?si=d5c994e024f6411ca747f49691635b2b

Spectrum auctions: Okay for some, but not for others (Analyst Angle)

A recent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal by Paul Wolfowitz, former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense and former President of the World Bank, controversially suggests that auctioning spectrum for 5G is detrimental to the U.S. and helps Huawei. While spectrum allocation is an...

Verizon CEO discusses ‘five vectors of growth’

Verizon has been deploying MEC infrastructure for two years giving it a "head start" over its competition, CEO says Speaking Sept. 21 at the virtual Goldman Sachs Communicopia conference, Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg outlined both existing and developing "vectors of growth" that he characterized as...

Verizon’s Chief Revenue Officer on how 5G will help the carrier become a ‘full’ connectivity provider

Verizon's 5G Home service is available in parts of 52 U.S. cities Verizon has been expanding its 5G Home broadband offering across the U.S., with the service available in parts of 52 cities as of early August. According to Verizon Consumer Group’s Chief Revenue Officer...

Verizon and Samsung racing to build C Band vRAN 5G network (Analyst Angle)

While the media is abuzz with the news of Samsung Foldable smartphones, being a network engineer at heart, I am more excited about Verizon and Samsung’s recent announcement about the successful completion of 5G virtual RAN (vRAN) trials using the C Band spectrum. Verizon’s...

Test and Measurement: Verizon set to tune its C Band modeling

Verizon is gearing up for a nationwide effort to test C Band spectrum in order to tune its models for deployment. The carrier was granted permission by the Federal Communications Commission this week to use a 30 kilohertz slice of C Band spectrum at...

AT&T touts C Band 5G call testing

AT&T is claiming a C Band first, saying that it has successfully completed 5G field test calls using test devices and a Mobile Test Platform at locations in Plano, Texas and Detroit, Michigan. Operators want to move as quickly as possible to start utilizing...

How will C Band fit into the future of Verizon 5G Home service?

Verizon recently hit 4.3 Gbps in C Band, millimeter wave aggregation lab trial As the carrier preps to deploy its massive haul of C Band spectrum, Verizon Consumer Group CEO Ronan Dunne recently discussed what that means for the future of the company’s 5G Home...

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, US Cellular test C Band

AT&T and US Cellular both received permission from the Federal Communications Commission this week to prepare for new deployments of C Band spectrum by testing network equipment that will operate at 3.7-3.8 GHz. AT&T was granted a one-year period to conduct indoor and outdoor...

Ericsson: Enterprise focus will mean a ‘bigger and longer’ 5G cycle

The importance of enterprise in the 5G network cycle could mean that the demand for the technology is substantially larger than for previous, consumer-wireless-focused deployments, according to Ericsson. CEO Börje Ekholm said that while Ericsson is focused on growing its core business of networks...

What to know about spectrum, and how the U.S. C-Band auctions impact 5G (Reader Forum)

The conversations around, and investment in, spectrum and C-Band have accelerated rapidly.  In 2020 alone, companies spent over $80 billion purchasing C-Band spectrum at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) auction, which covered operating licences in the frequency range of 3.7 - 3.98 GHz. The...

Verizon sells 5G mmWave spectrum to GeoLinks

GeoLinks said the mmWave spectrum will allow it to offer 1 Gbps speeds Verizon has sold a number of millimeter wave (mmWave) spectrum licenses to fixed wireless internet provider GeoLinks, who will use the licenses to cover top markets including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago,...

Q&A: Verizon’s VP of Technology on the carrier’s past, present and future 5G strategy

In the wake of the record-breaking C Band auction, RCR Wireless News caught up with Heidi Hemmer, VP of Technology at Verizon -- which, alone, spent $52.9 billion on the mid-spectrum spectrum -- to find out more about the carrier's overall approach to 5G...

Well, technically… 2021 may not be the best year for telecom: Vertical Bridge’s Blair Crawford (Ep. 31)

Blair Crawford, vice president of National Accounts & Marketing at Vertical Bridge, discusses the company's recent deal with Dish and shares her perspective on what's in store for 2021 as we wait to see the impact from the highly popular C Band auction.

The Sunday Brief: I like big blocks and I cannot lie

End of February greetings from Charlotte/ Davidson/ Lake Norman, where spring is in the air.  Featured is our dog Abby, sporting her brand new T-Mobile pet bandana (free through their T-Mobile Tuesdays app).  Our household is an easy target for free stuff, and T-Mobile’s...

Verizon continues ‘aggressive’ 5G expansion, adds mmWave coverage in three more cities

Verizon has expanded access to its high-band 5G network in parts of Sacramento, Seattle and Pensacola, with customers in parts of Sacramento also receiving access to the carrier’s 5G Home Internet offering that was first launched in 2018. Kyle Malady, Verizon’s CTO, characterized the carrier’s...

Verizon dominated the C Band auction, spending $45.45 billion for 3,500 licenses

Verizon won spectrum worth $45.45 billion in the C Band auction, to build itself a nationwide footprint of midband airwaves for 5G. That sum is nearly double the amount spent by the second-highest bidder, AT&T. Forty-five billion dollars is as much as the state of...

Will midband spectrum fend off 5G challenges from LEO satellites?

The first phase of the C Band auction, which involved spectrum between 3.3–4.2 GHz, wrapped up in mid-January, raking in an astounding $80.92 billion in bids, making it the most profitable spectrum auction in history. According to Stealth Communications’ President & CEO Shrihari Pandit, there...

Opening the C Band to accelerate 5G deployments (Reader Forum)

Opening the C Band for 5G networks frees up spectrum for a number of years and represents a major opportunity for mobile operators. At 280 megahertz, the C Band is the largest chunk of mid-band spectrum the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has made available...

C Band auction raises $1.7b in first round, $1.9b in first day

From a field of 57 qualified bidders, the eagerly anticipated C Band auction has raised $1.7 billion in its first round and $1.9 billion in its first day of bidding. Two rounds of bidding were held on Tuesday, each lasting two hours. Starting Wednesday,...

C Band auction is underway, in a shift that will shape 5G

The C Band auction is officially underway, with two rounds of bidding to be held today. It is the Federal Communications Commission's largest auction of midband spectrum to date, offering up 280 megahertz of highly anticipated midband spectrum that, while not immediately available for...

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