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US Cellular launches 5G mmWave internet service in 10 US cities

US Cellular expects to expand the new service to additional cities in urban and rural areas of the country US Cellular, in collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies and Inseego, has launched its 5G mmWave high-speed internet service in parts of 10 U.S. cities. The carrier says that...

Laying the Foundation for a Connected Future with Steve Smith of Zayo

Tower companies, data centers, fiber businesses -- communications infrastructure are like "internet plumbers." Communications infrastructure is crucial for preparing the world for digital transformation. As cloud technology evolves and moves out from the core markets to the "edge" where people live, hyperscalers rely on...

Nokia, DigitalC to use Private LTE, CBRS to address digital divide in Cleveland, Ohio

Nokia is leveraging its Digital Automation Cloud end-to-end private wireless solution to bring affordable and reliable internet access to thousands of people in Cleveland Nokia is focusing its latest digital divide efforts in Cleveland, Ohio where the company is working with non-profit organization, DigitalC, to...

Verizon expands its 5G network and home internet offering

Verizon's 5G millimeter wave network is now available in 82 cities, and its 5G Home Internet coverage now reaches 57 cities Last week, Verizon announced the expansion of its 5G millimeter wave (mmWave) — branded as Ultra Wideband (UWB)— to a total of 82 cities,...

Vodacom migrates VSAT-based 2G network to 3G in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Vodacom is working with ST Engineering iDirect and Gilat Telecom to upgrade its VSAT network Vodacom Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is migrating its very-small-aperture terminal (VSAT)-based 2G network to 3G with the help of ST Engineering iDirect and Gilat Telecom. Together, the companies...

T-Mobile Puerto Rico 5G used by 75% of subscribers

T-Mobile first turned on 5G in Puerto Rico at the end of 2019 on the 600 MHz band, the first U.S. operator to do so According to reports by Weekly Journal, roughly 75% of T-Mobile Puerto Rico’s subscribers use its 5G service. The operator’s Vice...

New GAO report calls on FCC to analyze small business broadband needs

For years, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) considered the broadband minimum benchmark speed for small businesses to be 25 megabits per second (Mbps) for downloading and 3 Mbps for uploading. However, a recent report published by the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) confirmed...

Telstra, Optus, TPG under investigation for misleading customers over NBN speeds

Telstra, Optus and TPG have all said that the National Broadband Network Co has not provided 'timely and accurate speed information' Three Australian operators — Telstra, Optus and TPG — are under investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) over allegations of making...

Fujitsu selected to take part in Canada’s Connected Coast project

The Connected Coast project aims to bring high-speed Internet to remote communities along coastal BC, Haida Gwaii and Vancouver Island Fujitsu Network Communications’ hardware and software services have been chosen by the CityWest Connected Coast Network Corporation and Strathcona Connected Coast Network Corporation for the Connected Coast project to bring high-speed...

Arianespace launches satellites for improved internet and mobility services

The launch included the Star One D2 satellite and the Eutelsat Quantum satellite Last week, Arianespace successfully launched a pair of communications satellites — Star One D2 and Eutelsat Quantum — into geostationary orbit around the Earth for two of the company’s customers: Embratel, the...

Race, income are key digital divide indicators, according to survey

Allconnect's survey suggests that black, Hispanic Americans are significantly more likely than white Americans to not have internet connection A survey conducted by Allconnect, an online broadband marketplace, revealed that race and income are the biggest factors that determined if a household had adequate internet...

Verizon Business expands 5G internet offering to additional cities

The offering is now available in parts of 42 U.S. cities, up from 24 in April Verizon Business has expanded its fixed-wireless internet offering, 5G Business Internet, to a total of 42 U.S. cities, a rapid expansion from the previous total of 24 announced in...

Kagan: Cisco interview on transforming the internet for the future

What will the internet look like going forward? I recently spoke with Jonathan Davidson, SVP and GM of Cisco Mass-Scale Infrastructure Group. He did a great job of clearing away the confusion and showing us exactly what Cisco’s technology means for connectivity going forward....

Well, technically… 5G has been one big, international fight: Internet Consultant Dominique Lazanski (Ep. 41)

This week, I'm joined by Dominique Lazanski, a consultant who deals mostly in international Internet governance and cybersecurity policy. Dominique talks about China's push to create a less centralized global internet based on native products that reflect China’s policy agenda, and critically, where 5G...

Internet network outages are up, but not necessarily impacting users, report finds

The number of network disruptions across various elements of the internet rose sharply beginning in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic -- but they often indicated traffic engineering work on the part of various service providers to adjust to changing demand and didn't necessarily...

SpaceX has launched 422 satellites, enough for internet coverage

At least 400 Starlink crafts are needed for SpaceX to provide minimal internet coverage, says Musk SpaceX, Elon Musk’s private American aerospace company, yesterday launched an additional 60 Starlink satellites into orbit, bringing the total number of satellites in the Starlink constellation to 422. That's...

Millions of working Americans combat poor connectivity amid COVID-19: Report

Roughly 85 million people are now working from home due to COVID-19 As a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic, 57.7% of the U.S. began working from home, according to a new report commissioned by Waveform, a cellular signal booster provider. The good news is...

Ericsson partnership to ‘connect the unconnected’ during COVID-19

Ericsson will help connect more children to their teachers while they wait out the threat of COVID-19 Last Thursday, Vermont Gov. Phil Scott announced the closure of all schools in the state for in-person instruction for the rest of the 2019-2020 school due to the...

Saudi Arabia aims to award two MVNO licenses in Q3 2020

  Saud Arabia’s Communication and Information Technology Commission (CITC) expects to award two mobile virtual network operator licenses for foreign operators interested in investing in the Saudi telecom market, a spokesperson at CITC told RCR Wireless News. The spokesperson said that the two licenses will be...

Is mobile data now a basic human right? (Reader Forum)

Currently, 3.8 billion people worldwide – about half of the world’s population – lack access to the Internet, yet Internet growth has slowed every year since 2015. The majority of people who don’t have Internet access are from developing economies, where lack of Internet...

#TBT: Qualcomm’s first PCS phone; Southern Company gets into wireless; the wacky world of the ‘we-way’ … this week in 1994

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Qualcomm launches its...

Rollback of net neutrality rules means innovation, focused investment (Reader Forum)

  It’s a reality. Regulations on internet service providers, known as net neutrality rules, began to roll back April 23, although the controversial action by the Federal Communications Commission faces court challenges and a recently passed Senate bill that would reimpose net neutrality will soon...

Why restoring Internet freedom is appropriate but creates state vulnerability (Reality Check)

  For Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai, restoring an open internet has been a long time coming.  Since his days as a dissenting FCC Commissioner during the Obama administration, Pai has remained steadfast in his commitment to replace the recent government regulatory stronghold over broadband...

Rethinking privacy in the age of Internet intimacy (Reality Check)

  Our desire for privacy is part of what makes us human. None of us likes to have our privacy invaded, whether from someone reading over our shoulder or a data breach. Every day we read stories about foreign government hacks and ads that follow...

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