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Fixed wireless versus mobile wireless: What’s the right option for me? (Reader Forum)

There’s no small amount of debate about the respective merits of fixed wireless versus mobile wireless. The right answer is the one that offers end users the best possible experience while making business sense for the service provider.  Your decision should be guided by the specific...

Bharti Airtel, Ericsson, carry out 5G trial in rural India

Indian telecommunications operator Bharti Airtel and Ericsson have conducted what they claim is India’s first 5G network demonstration in a rural geography, the latter said in a release. The demonstration took place in the village of Bhaipur Bramanan village, on the outskirts of Delhi. Airtel noted...

Liberty Latin America acquires Claro Panama for $200 million

Liberty Latin America CEO: 'Panama as an important digital hub for the region' Liberty Latin America’s subsidiary business, Cable & Wireless Panama, has agreed to purchase América Móvil’s Panama operations, expanding its footprint in the country. The deal, which values the unit $200 million, is...

Verizon 5G Business Internet now available in five additional cities

A total of 47 cities now has access to Verizon 5G Business Internet Verizon Business has expanded coverage for its 5G Business Internet, a fixed-wireless Internet offering for businesses of all sizes, to parts of an additional five cities, bringing the total number of cities...

Bell Canada, Casa Systems partner on 5G fixed wireless, bringing more broadband to rural communities

The Bell Canada and Casa Systems partnership is expected to result in North America’s largest 5G sub-6 GHz fixed wireless deployment Casa Systems and Bell Canada have teamed up to provide new 5G sub-6 GHz high-gain outdoor consumer premise equipment (CPE) for Bell's Wireless Home...

Well, technically… fixed access broadband has been our lifeline: Nokia’s Sandy Motley (Ep. 23)

Nokia's President of Fixed Networks Sandy Motley discusses the role that fixed access broadband has played during the COVID-19 pandemic and how Nokia and other industry leaders have responded to the crisis. She also shares what her favorite piece of technology is. (Spoiler: It's...

Verizon expanding and enhancing 5G fixed wireless service

Verizon planning to offer 5G Home in four more markets by the end of 2020 Verizon's initial foray into commercial 5G services came in late 2018 with the deployment of a millimeter wave-based fixed wireless home broadband service in parts of four markets--Houston, Indianapolis, Los...

Outlook for 4G and 5G with COVID-19 and climate change

The long-term growth trajectories, to 2025 and beyond, for all telecommunications, including mobile and 5G, are significantly elevated by the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the looming climate change crisis, that will also make us stop traveling around so much in motorized transport. Since...

Is 5G a friend or foe to cable companies?

Wireless companies see 5G fixed wireless as alternative to wired home broadband NEW ORLEANS--On a January earnings call, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson characterized 5G as a viable replacement to fixed broadband, recalling how in the 1990s there was skepticism that wireless could serve as a...

A cost-effective way to double LTE site capacity without massive MIMO (Analyst Angle)

A critical challenge facing 4G LTE fixed wireless operators is how to cost-effectively increase site capacity.   Although there are many options available, including Massive MIMO, sectorization is one of the most cost effective, expedient and practical means of doubling site capacity.   Most LTE base...

Nokia combines fixed, mobile businesses as part of 5G strategy

Follows customer-facing re-org also geared toward 5G sales cycle Nokia continues to reorganize its business and management structures ahead of an anticipated increase in 5G product sales in the 2019-2020 timeframe. In the latest, the infrastructure vendor is essentially combining is fixed and mobile network...

Ericsson lays out opportunities for fixed wireless growth

Initial Verizon 5G launch is fixed wireless offering Fixed wireless has been around since the days of 2G but there are converging factors that suggest the best days are still ahead. In a recent economic analysis, Ericsson researchers see the fixed wireless opportunity as three-fold:...

With $87.3 million in FCC funding, GeoLinks plans rural broadband expansion

California-based fixed wireless provider details plans for extending rural broadband access into underserved and unserved markets GeoLinks, a California-based rural broadband provider, walked away from the U.S. Federal Communication Commission's Connect America Fund auction with $87.3 million to expand its coverage area in its home...

California’s research network connects science and community

An interview with CENIC CEO Louis Fox reveals the interconnectedness and importance of broadband and wireless to researchers and community at large. CENIC — the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California — wants to connect the state of California into one giant wireless mesh network. With...

Kagan: If it merges with Sprint, T-Mobile says it likes fixed wireless

  T-Mobile USA executives said something intriguing last week. They said they would consider the use of fixed wireless if the merger with Sprint is approved. While fixed wireless makes enormous sense, T-Mobile has always stayed far away. Why? Fixed wireless connects homes and businesses to...

David vs. Goliath: Rural ISPs fight CBRS rule changes

If FCC changes rules, rural fixed wireless service providers say they would be priced out of CBRS spectrum Only on the job for a month, and already Claude Aiken is playing David to mobile carriers' Goliath.  Aiken, who became the president and CEO of the...

Fixed wireless broadband expected to grow 30% in 2018

Rural favorite LTE fixed wireless broadband — soon-to-be 5G —is forecast to grow 26% through 2022 The global fixed wireless broadband market will grow 30% in 2018 and generate $18 billion in service revenue, forecasts market analysis firm ABI Research. By 2022, worldwide fixed wireless...

NBN Co., Ericsson to trial 5G services in Melbourne

The Australian telco said it will use 100 megahertz of spectrum in the 3.5GHz band Australian firm NBN Co., which is currently rolling out the country’s National Broadband Network (NBN), announced plans to launch 5G trials this week in partnership with Swedish vendor Ericsson in...

How fixed wireless helps cover rural America

Industry experts talk fixed wireless opportunity While the big four U.S. carriers are locked in a 5G arms race that comes with a good deal of marketing hype, there are lots of small, rural carriers working to extend reliable broadband access in often challenging economic...

CommScope execs discuss millimeter wave fixed wireless

CommScope's Morgan Kurk, EVP and COO, and Ben Cardwell, SVP of Mobility Solutions, sat down with RCR Wireless News during Mobile World Congress 2018 to share the company's perspective on the development of fixed wireless solutions that tap high capacity millimeter waves, as well...

Paving the Way for Wireless Internet TV to the Home

5G fixed wireless access use case brings new set of testing challenges With the 5G non-standalone (NSA) specification set for completion later this year along with the 3GPP tracking to complete the standalone 5G New Radio (NR) specification mid-2018, operators are aggressively looking to leverage...

Charter Communications testing 5G in six U.S. markets

Charter eyeing 5G fixed wireless broadband service U.S. cable operator Charter Communications said it is currently carrying out 5G testing in a move to use fixed wireless services to expand coverage. In a blog post, the operator said it's "actively developing and testing" 5G wireless...

Hans Vestberg details Verizon edge and 5G plans

Planned 5G fixed wireless for residential broadband is "first slice" of Verizon's future offering, Vestberg says With its Verizon 5G Technical Forum, and participation in the ongoing 3GPP standardization effort, Verizon has aggressively pushed to commercialize 5G services. Those efforts, for now, have resulted in...

Introduction to fixed wireless – debunking the myths: Fact vs. Fiction

As we talk to people around the world about the benefits of fiber-fast wireless broadband, we hear a lot of crazy rumors about fixed wireless, from the outdated to the outlandish. Here we tackle them head on to debunk just a few: “Fixed wireless only works...

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