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US Cellular selects Nokia for 5G SA core network

Finnish vendor Nokia has been selected by US Cellular for the deployment of the latter’s Standalone 5G core network. The European vendor said that the 5G SA deployment is expected to be completed by the end of 2022. The new 5G SA network infrastructure will enable...

Ten notable midband tests and trials

As the telecom ecosystem gets deeper into CBRS deployments and eagerly awaits the availability of C-Band spectrum, carriers and vendors are partnering on numerous tests and trials of various aspects of the two bands. In the C-Band, most testing is focused on pre-deployment work...

US Cellular CEO on the bull case and bear case for FWA

US Cellular President and CEO Laurent Therivel painted a vision of a highly competitive wireless landscape for the rest of 2021, populated with aggressive offers to entice 5G adoption among consumers. He said that the wireless carrier is optimistic about the business case for...

Trial conducted on US Cellular’s network achieves 5G mmWave distance record

The 5G mmWave trial utilized Nokia’s baseband and radios and Qualcomm’s FWA platform Just weeks after pushing the limits of 5G millimeter wave (mmWave) by demonstrating sustained average downlink speeds of about 1 Gbps and peak speeds of more than 2 Gbps in its live...

US Cellular pushes mmWave’s limits, achieving gig speeds over a 7 km link

US Cellular continues to push the limits of 5G millimeter wave, announcing this week that it was able to demonstrate sustained average downlink speeds of about 1 Gbps and peak speeds of more than 2 Gbps in its live network at a distance of...

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...

US Cellular beats Q4 estimates, CEO says company ‘met 2020 challenges successfully’

US Cellular reported a total operating revenue of $1.073 billion for the Q4 2020 According to its President and CEO Laurent Therivel, US Cellular “met the challenges of 2020 successfully,” with the carrier reporting a total operating revenue of $1.073 billion for the fourth quarter...

US Cellular achieves extended-range 5G data call over mmWave

Qualcomm focused on extending mmWave range for fixed wireless access Ericsson, Qualcomm Technologies and U.S. Cellular said they have successfully achieved the first extended range 5G NR millimeter Wave (mmWave) data call in the U.S. on a commercial network. The extended-range data call was completed in...

Kagan: New wireless CEOs building next growth wave

Every major wireless carrier now has a new CEO. I’ve been a wireless analyst for the last 35 years, watching the industry and commenting on more companies than I can count. With that said, I am very excited right now because I believe the...

US Cellular reports two-fold income growth in Q2 despite flat revenue trajectory

US Cellular reports net income of $68 million for Q2 While US Cellular CEO Laurent C. Therivel, who took over the post in early July, acknowledged that many aspects of the company’s performance this past quarter were impacted by the pandemic, he also reported “very...

US Cellular to deploy its 5G network in 11 more states

The expanded US Cellular 5G network will be deployed on its 600 MHz spectrum As promised in a previous interview with RCR Wireless News, US Cellular is working hard to expand its 5G network, which was initiated in parts of Iowa and Wisconsin earlier this...

Ericsson to supply mmWave equipment, services to US Cellular

The vendor will provide 24 GHz, 28 GHz and 39 GHz mmWave equipment and services The same day that US Cellular revealed that it's working with Nokia to add 5G millimeter-wave capabilities in the 24 GHz and 28 GHz spectrum bands to its network, the...

Verizon delivers best wireless network quality according to users, says study

Higher uses of Wi-Fi calling improves user perception of wireless network performance A recent J.D. Power 2020 U.S. Wireless Network Quality Performance Study found that higher uses of Wi-Fi calling improves user perception of wireless network performance. According to the study, the 42% of wireless...

US Cellular joins O-RAN Alliance as it expands 5G footprint

US Cellular said that an open RAN architecture can accelerate delivery of advanced 5G capabilities US Cellular is one of the latest to join the O-RAN Alliance, the world-wide community of more than 190 mobile operators, vendors and research and academic institutions operating in the...

US Cellular joins the Open RAN Policy Coalition

US Cellular exec: 'Open RAN will enhance the way wireless networks are built and operated' US Cellular has become the latest company to join the Open RAN movement, with its official announcement that it is now a part of the Open RAN Policy Coalition, a...

US Cellular CEO to retire

Laurent Therivel will take over as president and CEO on July 1 Veteran US Cellular CEO Kenneth R. Meyers will soon be retiring, and the carrier announced his successor: Laurent C. Therivel, who previously served as CEO of AT&T Mexico, will be appointed president and...

US Cellular delivers a strong Q1

April was 'different, but stable,' says US Cellular CEO US Cellular reported a remarkably strong first quarter, considering the current climate. The operator saw net income of $71 million, up from $54 million in the year-ago period and no major disruptions to network investments. Operations...

US Cellular, Ericsson increase mobile broadband capacity during pandemic

US Cellular and Ericsson have added additional capacity to more than 200 sites In response to increased data usage as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, US Cellular, with Ericsson support, has begun to increase capacity for customers in Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, New Hampshire,...

With US Cellular launch, Wisconsin city gets a 5G network

The Wisconsin launch represents the first phase of a multi-year 5G network expansion In October, U.S. Cellular announced plans to rollout 5G technology for customers in Iowa and Wisconsin in the first quarter of 2020, and now, as Spring fast approaches, the operator has provided...

Samsung to provide 5G, 4G network solutions to U.S. Cellular

Samsung will assist US Cellular in the development of its 5G network US Cellular has selected Samsung Electronics as its 5G and 4G LTE network solutions provider. US Cellular will purchase Samsung’s network solutions, including 5G New Radio (NR) technology, to contribute to the operator’s...

US Cellular launches LTE-M network on 90% of cell sites to support IoT

The LTE-M network is designed to support simple, low-power or battery-limited IoT devices Amid the rising interest in IoT adoptions for industrial and commercial applications, US Cellular announced that is has launched its LTE-M network, specifically for IoT applications, on 90% of its cell sites,...

C Band Alliance ups the spectrum ante, proposes potential CBA-led auction rules

Satellite operators have sweetened the pot, offering to voluntarily clear an additional 100 megahertz of C-Band spectrum, as the Federal Communications Commission continues to mull the band's future. In a recent filing with the Federal Communications Commission, the C Band Alliance of satellite operators committed...

US Cellular reports results, preps for 5G launch early next year

US Cellular reported third-quarter results which saw its operating income was $1.031 billion for the third quarter, up three percent from $1.001 billion for the same period last year. Net income was $23 million, down significantly from the $36 million in the year-ago period. Service...

US Cellular prepares for 2020 5G launch amid mixed Q2 results

US Cellular picked up millimeter wave licenses and is pressing for mid-band spectrum in ramp to 5G On the US Cellular earnings call last week, President and CEO Ken Meyers described the company’s second quarter as “competitive, but slower than expected.” Despite the loss of 26,000 postpaid...

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