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US Cellular on growth track in Q2 with $21m earnings on $1bn revenues

Improvements in retail revenues and ARPU in the quarter, plus momentum for with fixed wireless and tower operations, means full-year guidance remains   It reaffirmed its full-year guidance, with service revenue projected to finish at between $3.1 and $3.2 billion, and EBITDA at between $925...

Google parent Alphabet misses on Q2 earnings and revenue

Search and Cloud are driving the business, said execs Alphabet, Google’s parent company, on Tuesday posted second-quarter earnings that narrowly missed Wall Street estimates. The company reported $69.69 billion in revenue, 13% higher year over year, mostly in line with estimates. Net income was $16...

The mobile industry is getting faster, higher and greener (Reader Forum)

Many people continue to work from home — not because their office is still closed, but because they want to. In the U.S., 61% of people are working remotely by choice, according to a February 2022 Pew Research survey. Those employees need a fast,...

Winning the race to expanded 5G coverage (Reader Forum)

The global pandemic has created a new normal that is continuing to fuel a permanent shift to remote work-from-anywhere (WFA) habits. As a result, reliable access to high-speed internet, video streaming and online conferencing is no longer just a ‘nice-to-have’ capability. Connectivity is now...

Editorial Report: Test and Measurement: Navigating operations, assurance and new spectrum as 5G matures

This report, a companion to the Test & Measurement Forum, aggregates, analyzes and contextualizes the wide-ranging discussions from expert speakers, including technology buyers, sellers, policy makers and innovators working to ensure 5G lives up to its potential by increasingly automated the products and processes...

Verizon to provide Formula 1 fans with new 5G services, experiences at Miami Grand Prix

Verizon says it is 'laser-focused' on using 5G and edge to transform industries ranging from sports to retail Those attending this year’s Formula 1 Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix event might find that their connectivity speeds rival what's happening down on the track. That's because for...

#TBT: AT&T caps internet customers; iPad 2 comes to India; White hot iPhone 4 … this week in 2011

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 those sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! AT&T sets data...

Editorial Report: The global status of 5G: Spectrum, deployments and customer trends

Some say the pandemic hindered 5G progress; some say it accelerated its rollout. More than two years into COVID-19 where does 5G stand globally? This report explores how different regulations, spectrum availability and customer demands impact the deployment and adoption of next-generation cellular services around...

Four types of challenges for 5G non-terrestrial networks

One of the new capabilities that is being introduced in 5G is integration of terrestrial networks with non-terrestrial networks (NTN), whether those are High-altitude Platforms (HAPS) flying the stratosphere, or satellites in low-Earth orbit (LEO) or geostationary orbit (GEO). The ability to provide 5G...

The Sunday Brief: AT&T and Verizon earnings—under pressure

Greetings from Missouri, Nebraska, and the Dominican Republic, where the staff enjoyed a corporate retreat over the Easter holiday.  There’s a lot to cover this week, so we will be very brief in the market analysis commentary.  AT&T and Verizon kicked off earnings on...

How to transition from non-standalone 5G to standalone 5G

A panel of carriers and stakeholders discusses transitioning from Non-Standalone 5G (5G NSA) to Standalone 5G (5G SA).

Extreme Networks to deliver ‘hat trick of insights’ to the NFL, NHL and ManU

The 'hat trick' includes insights into fan preferences, venue operations and network efficiency, according to Extreme Networks CEO For the ninth year in a row, Extreme Networks will be the official Wi-Fi solutions and analytics provider for the National Football League's (NFL) Super Bowl. But...

Sharp – not weak or late enforcement is required against recalcitrant SEP implementers

Public comments on SEPs and FRAND licensing sought for the US Department of Justice’s Draft Policy Statement and the UK Intellectual Property Office’s Call for Views.  It is vital that the fundamental sanction in patent law—of the temporary right to exclude—along with other remedies, including...

Qualcomm, Microsoft announce AR, metaverse partnership at CES

In addition to its AR/VR pedigree, Qualcomm has articulated ambitions to be the "ticket to the metaverse" While definitions of what the metaverse is, how it will be used, and who will make money off it might vary, it's a safe bet that the future...

Multi-gigabit wireless expansion and hybrid networks becoming the norm (Cambium Networks on 2022)

With lingering effects of the COVID pandemic, 2021 was a difficult year. We correctly predicted that remote work was not going away, and that people would migrate out of the congested city centers. We also predicted a growth in private broadband networks. On the...

Wi-Fi 6E: ‘A spectrum update, not just a technology update’

Wireless Broadband Alliance CEO Tiago Rodrigues: 'Wi-Fi 6E will rewrite the rules of what is possible' In April 2020, the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made 1,200 megahertz of spectrum available in the 6 GHz band for unlicensed Wi-Fi use, a capability referred to as Wi-Fi 6E. Many called...

Dean Brenner’s theory of Qualcomm

Qualcomm public policy advocacy work focused on "the rapid, broad proliferation of new wireless technologies" and equity “I have this theory of Qualcomm,” Dean Brenner told me on a recent video conference. “When I came on in 2003, I thought I knew everything about Qualcomm....

Is your business ready for open virtualized RAN? (Reader Forum)

Ask in the abstract, and most operators will say they favor opening up closed technologies. More participants brings more innovation, competitive pricing pressure, what could be bad? Well, more players can also mean more complexity, more complicated interdependencies, more opportunity for something to go...

WBA, TIP collaborate on open automated frequency coordination for Wi-Fi 6E

The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) and the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) have expanded their parthersnip to further TIP’s Open AFC Software Group and help drive global adoption of Wi-Fi in the new 6 GHz unlicensed band — known today as Wi-Fi 6E, but in...

Driving innovation in a 5G world (Reader Forum)

As companies increasingly start to build and run their own 5G networks, there is much talk about open standards in cellular radio access networks (RAN). The rise of the Open RAN standard allows vendor interoperability along with virtualized RAN on open, cloud-native hardware, both at...

Extreme Networks Wi-Fi 6 answers NASCAR’s need for speed

The solution includes Wi-Fi 6 access points and real-time analytics to support immersive fan experiences and improve operating efficiency Extreme Networks is participating in the NASCAR Technology Partner Platform, which is comprised of technology companies working together to “evolve the racing industry” by introducing innovative...

VMware accelerates Open RAN efforts with RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC)

VMware's newest addition to the Telco Cloud Platform is VMware RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC), coming in 2022.

T-Mobile expands LTE-based FWA ahead of 5G home internet

LTE Home Internet started as a pilot project and now covers around 580 towns and cities T-Mobile this week yet again expanded the reach of its LTE-based fixed wireless access home broadband service, which now reaches 580 towns and cities. The latest expansion extends service...

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