Tag: category-/Internet & Telecom/Service Providers

T-Mobile launches world’s first nationwide standalone 5G network

Although T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon are all offering “5G” in the United States, they — and their international peers — have continued to use 4G gear for their network backbones, deploying 5G radios as the first of two steps to offering fully 5G service. Today, T-Mobile announced it has taken the second step by launching […]

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AT&T’s 5G network goes nationwide with no extra cost on unlimited plans

Having launched preliminary 5G services using millimeter wave hardware in late 2018, AT&T has technically been operating a 5G network for a year and a half — but between the “5G+” network’s few connection points and extremely limited hardware support, most people in the U.S. couldn’t actually use it. Today, AT&T says that it has officially […]

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T-Mobile’s Un-carrier Next adds free extra phone number, scam blocking

Last Chance: Register for Transform, VB’s AI event of the year, hosted online July 15-17. When T-Mobile executives wanted to shake up the U.S. cellular industry, they announced the Un-carrier initiative, offering to free customers from long-term cellular contracts and expand their access to no- or low-cost roaming plans — a strategy that was once […]

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Comcast credits AI software for handling the pandemic internet traffic crush

Take the latest VB Survey to share how your company is implementing AI today. Comcast said investments in artificial intelligence software and network capacity have helped it meet internet traffic demand during the pandemic. Elad Nafshi, senior vice president for next-generation access networks at Comcast Xfinity, said in an interview with VentureBeat that the nation’s […]

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