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Verizon updates on 2020 priorities; focused on 5G B2B service development

Verizon CFO: 5G "created for business and society" Adding more millimeter wave-based 5G markets, building out mobile edge compute facilities, and expanding 5G coverage using Dynamic Spectrum Sharing--all 2020 priorities for Verizon that, eight months in, "We're on track to do...even with the impact of...

How can mmWave distributed relays expand 5G coverage?

Densifying mmWave 5G while managing deployment costs The U.S., both operators and regulators, have been bullish on the role of millimeter wave spectrum in 5G. Indeed, both Verizon and AT&T went to market with 5G using their mmWave holdings; the former, in comparing its offering...

mmWave auction completes its clock phase, raising $7.56 billion

Bidding has closed in the first phase of the Federal Communications Commission's millimeter wave spectrum auction, with the bid total at more than $7.56 billion. Since December 10, 35 bidders have been vying for the licenses. After 104 rounds of the clock phase, prices settled...

mWave auction jumps to seven daily rounds

As the ongoing millimeter wave auction moves closer to conclusion, the Federal Communications Commission is bumping up the number of daily bidding rounds from five to seven, and shortening them from 30 minutes to 20 minutes. The additional rounds of bidding start today. This is...

mmWave auction activity surges as FCC pushes toward conclusion

Auction total hits $7.5 billion, as bidders scoop up licenses in smaller and rural markets A nudge from the Federal Communications Commission has prompted a surge in bidding activity in the ongoing millimeter wave spectrum auction, with bidders broadening their interest to include licenses in...

mmWave auction crawls past $7 billion

The ongoing Federal Communications Commission auction of millimeter wave licenses has now raised $7 billion in bids, with bidding continuing to slow and jockeying in the most recent round focused on smaller markets. The FCC is now holding five rounds of bidding per day. Between...

FCC’s latest mmWave auction raises $637 million in first round

Editor's note: This story has been updated. Bidding kicked off Tuesday in the Federal Communications Commission's largest-ever spectrum auction. The latest Spectrum Frontiers auction of millimeter wave bands has raised more than $637 million in its first round of bidding. By the end of the...

Key takeaways from NTIA’s first report on spectrum repurposing

Earlier this month, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration laid out the current spectrum landscape: what has been recently accomplished, what happening now and what is in the pipeline for potential sharing or allocation of spectrum for commercial use. The first annual Report on the...

Who were the top mmWave auction winners?

US Cellular was one a top bidder in both millimeter wave auctions AT&T dropped nearly a billion dollars on 24 GHz spectrum in the recent Federal Communications Commission auction, and T-Mobile US was close behind in spending more than $800 million on 24 GHz. Verizon...

Auction pushes past $1.8 billion

As the 24 GHz auction closes out another week of bidding, the total bid amount has reached $1.828 billion after 49 rounds. The Federal Communications Commission bumped up the number of bidding rounds per day from three to five yesterday, to urge the...

Auction 102: $1.6 billion and counting

The bids for 24 GHz spectrum continue to go up, with $1.63 billion in bids garnered through the first 32 rounds of bidding. Another three rounds will be held to close out this week. Comparatively, the 28 GHz auction held earlier this year raised only...

Verizon VP of Network Engineering details upcoming mobile 5G launch

 mmWave propagation key to delivering mobile 5G Verizon will launch a 5G mobility service based on 3GPP's 5G New Radio standard in Chicago and Minneapolis on April 11, a major milestone in a process that started more than two years ago, Vice President of Network...

24 GHz auction surpasses $600 million in bids

After 12 rounds, the Federal Communications Commission's 24 GHz auction has garnered nearly $605 million in bids. Unsurprisingly, the most hotly contested licenses are those covering New York City and Los Angeles, California. The top bids for New York licenses currently sit at $14.4 million,...

FCC’s 24 GHz auction raises $304 million in first day

Auction proceeds despite concerns from House members, science agencies on potential impact to weather data gathering The Federal Communications Commission's auction of millimeter wave spectrum at 24 GHz raised $284 million in its first round of bidding and ended its first day with $304 million...

Verizon to launch mobile 5G service in Chicago and Minneapolis

5G coming on April 11 on the Motorola z3 handset Verizon's 5G Ultra Wideband Network is set to light up parts of Chicago and Minneapolis on April 11. Beginning March 14 customers can pre-order Motorola's clip-on 5G mod for the moto z3 handset and the...

AT&T details expansion plans for 5G NR service

How are businesses using AT&T's 5G service? While its standards-based mobile 5G network is currently available in parts of 12 markets, AT&T this week detailed both near- and long-term expansion plans with the goal of providing nationwide coverage by 2020. On Dec. 21, AT&T turned up...

Snow suspends Auction 101 bidding

Snowy weather in the Washington, D.C. area has led the Federal Communications Commission to suspend today's scheduled bidding in its millimeter wave auction. The auction, which has been proceeding despite the partial government shutdown, had been slated to move into its third stage today, with...

Auction 101 tiptoes along

The Federal Communications Commission's millimeter wave auction appears to be winding down, although it looks like bidding will continue in the new year. The auction has raised $689,788,660, as of the end of the fourth round of bidding on Thursday -- a total which has barely...

GSMA: mmWave spectrum will account for 25% of 5G’s value

The use of millimeter wave spectrum for 5G will support an $565 billion increase in global gross domestic product by 2034 and $152 billion in tax revenue, accounting for 25% of the total value generated by 5G networks, according to a new GSMA report. While...

FCC sets rules for second round of mmWave auctions in 2019

Regulator to open up mmWave frequencies in 37 GHz, 39 GHz and 47 GHz bands With an auction of millimeter wave frequencies in the 28 GHz band going on current, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, in a meeting today, set the rules for a further...

Intel talks AI/ML for ‘context-aware wireless’

AI/ML can provide location data used to optimize wireless performance Wireless networks are becoming increasingly complex and, with 5G looming, that will only continue as the mix and density of devices, as well as variability in application requirements, grows. A key to managing this complexity...

Taking stock of millimeter wave activity ahead of FCC auction

FCC has already allocated 12.55 gigahertz of millimeter wave spectrum Millimeter wave spectrum is key to delivering on the ultra-high throughput speeds associated with 5G. In the U.S., the Federal Communications Commission is gearing up auction 28 GHz and 24 GHz licenses on Nov. 14,...

The spectrum game and the millimeter wave challenge (Reality Check)

Spectrum is an operators’ money pit, and its cash cow, and 5G is unlikely to change that any time soon. But in the era of 5G, the focus will change from “how much” spectrum to “what kind”. The path to 5G commercial rollouts is...

Facebook supporting plan to deliver 5G from space-based airships

Elefante Group wants FCC to open 5G spectrum in 22 GHz, 23 GHz, 26 GHz, 70 GHz and 80 GHz bands Startup The Elefante Group wants to provide wide area 5G coverage from "airships" located 65,000 feet above earth. The firm, which is working Lockheed...

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