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Do mobile telcos really need fiber when they have microwave & mmWave? (Analyst Angle)

5G is picking up acceleration. The total installed 5G global cell sites are expected to expand from 986,000 cell sites in 2021 to 6.6 million cell sites in 2027 at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 44.9%. It is not just infrastructure. 5G...

T-Mobile US in 2022: It’s time to ‘finish what we started’

Neville Ray, T-Mobile US president of technology, looks back and looks ahead  AUSTIN--T-Mobile US is inarguably in a strong position based on a rich spectrum portfolio, an astonishingly fast field deployment operation, and disciplined, clear-eyed network leadership from President of Technology Neville Ray. After a...

Ericsson, Telia carry out 5G tests in Norway using mmWave spectrum

Ericsson said that the 26GHz mmWave tests took place in the Norwegian cities of Oslo, Trondheim and Lillestrøm Telia Norway and Ericsson have carried out 5G tests using mmWave spectrum, achieving download speeds of close to 4 Gbps, the vendor said in a release. The 26...

Is 5G fixed wireless access key to closing the digital divide? 

GMSA Intelligence sees substantial cost savings when comparing 5G fixed wireless access with fiber-to-the-home Bridging the digital divide is a focus of governments and operators around the world. The primary stumbling block is finding the right balance between conducive policy and incentivization with economic feasibility...

Dish picks Ceragon for 5G transport

Ceragon Networks said this week that DISH Wireless has picked its IP-50 platform to provide 5G transport services.

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...

What is 5G Integrated Access and Backhaul (IAB)?

Integrated Access and Backhaul provides scalable and easily-migrated wireless backhaul in 5G mmWave deployments.

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...

Is mmWave key to consumer 5G success?

Finding the right match for mmWave in consumer 5G means both identifying business cases and building technology to support them.

Qualcomm, Movandi partnership demonstrates shared mmWave vision

Movandi CEO and Founder says that the mmWave market needs more alliances like the one it forged with Qualcomm Qualcomm and Movandi are teaming up to generate more momentum around 5G millimeter wave (mmWave) technology by combining the capabilities of mmWave small cells powered by...

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...

5G mmWave: Intelligent deployment, mobility enhancements, spectrum sharing

Qualcomm working to help operators simplify 5G mmWave planning and deployment while optimizing performance Operators are using mmWave spectrum today to deliver multi-Gbps experiences, “But its role will expand as we pave the way to the future of 5G and beyond,” according to Qualcomm Technologies’...

5G brings precise positioning to the IoT

Cellular has ‘all the ingredients’ for enhanced indoor and IoT precise positioning Smartphones and other compact positioning devices use satellite systems like GNSS to provide positioning. However, to be most effective, GNSS requires a clear line of sight to multiple satellites, and even at its...

Qualcomm updates 5G FWA platforms as operators signal ramping investment

AT&T, T-Mobile US, Verizon all expanding 5G FWA to capture consumer and enterprise businesses Last week during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Qualcomm announced an update to its 5G Fixed Wireless Access Platforms to include support for Standalone 5G using mmWave frequencies, introduction of its...

Fastweb, Qualcomm collaborate on 5G SA mmWave FWA in Italy

Qualcomm said the platform will feature Snapdragon X65 and X62 5G Modem-RF Systems for Fixed Wireless Access Italian telco Fastweb and Qualcomm Technologies announced plans to commercialize 5G Standalone (SA) millimeter wave (mmWave) on Qualcomm's 5G Fixed Wireless Access Platform Gen 2. In a statement,...

Qualcomm CEO at MWC Barcelona: ‘Mobile technology is literally going everywhere’

As it continues to focus on addressable market growth as a function of moving core mobile expertise into high-value adjacencies, Qualcomm dropped a massive amount of news—16 press releases, in fact—as CEO Cristiano Amon took the stage at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The...

Four routes to 5G monetization: FWA, mmWave, MEC, private networks

5G monetization hinges on partners, ecosystem, and delivering business outcomes For a deep dive into 5G monetization strategies and considerations, access the 5G Monetization Forum on-demand. Operators have invested billions in designing and deploying 5G networks but, to date, meaningful new service revenues have proved...

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 to support research at Penn State, CalTech with 5G mmWave

Verizon operates five 5G Labs in the U.S. and one in London that research use cases in healthcare, public safety, entertainment and more Verizon today announced two separate 5G millimeter wave (mmWave) partnerships in the higher education space. The carrier deployed its edge compute platform,...

What will be included in 5G Advanced Release 18?

5G Advanced covers end-to-end system enhancements and expansion to more device types and use cases Global 5G deployments are outpacing historical LTE deployment trends, and adoption of compatible smartphones is similarly ahead of expectations. But 5G is still very much a work in progress with...

The Verizon 5G network flywheel: C-Band, mmWave and fiber

Jan. 19 C-Band activation will cover 100 million PoPs with mid-band 5G In the run up to its activation of C-Band spectrum for consumer and business services, Verizon executives discussed the network and go-to-market activities it sees as foundational to delivering differentiated, monetizable network-enabled experiences....

It’s (already) time to re-think millimeter wave and FWA

There was a point in early 5G development where 5G was practically synonymous with millimeter-wave spectrum: Super-fast, but assumed to be for short-range use only, with propagation issues and RF and antenna complexity that hadn’t yet been sufficiently addressed in the engineering of network...

University of Glasgow to set up facility to test 6G communications systems

The University of Glasgow recently confirmed it aims to set up a facility to test future "6G" communications systems, after securing a £2.6 million equipment grant. In a statement, the University said that the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) have backed its plans...

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