Tag: category-/Internet&Telecom/Service Providers

RootMetrics: Most early 5G cities already deliver solid 4G performance

RootMetrics is one of only a handful of independent firms that have spent years tracking major carriers’ cellular networks on a city-by-city basis, and its new report may provide the final look at the performance of U.S. 4G networks before the 5G era. The conclusion: America’s first 20 5G cities are “all over the map” in terms […]

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T-Mobile delays 5G launch until second half of 2019, blames hardware

Shortly after Sprint announced today that it will begin rolling out its commercial 5G services in May 2019, its intended merger partner T-Mobile told Cnet that it has been forced to delay its own 5G rollout until the second half of the year — an issue it attributes to the lack of compatible 5G hardware for its […]

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Sprint will launch 4-city 5G network in May, add 5 more cities by June

Sprint’s commercial 5G network will officially launch across four U.S. cities in May, with five additional cities commencing service by the end of June, the carrier announced today. Technically, the 5G service is already live for testing in Chicago, Illinois, but average users won’t be able to access the network until the formal launches. In […]

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Gemalto promises world’s first 5G SIM card for first half of 2019

Two months after cellular industry association SIMalliance called for a new and more secure 5G SIM card standard, digital security company Gemalto announced today that it has developed the world’s first 5G SIM — a more secure solution that will roll out in the first half of this year. Recognizing both increasing and evolving types […]

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Verizon says mobile 5G network will cover over 30 U.S. cities in 2019

One day after confirming that it will be the first carrier to offer Samsung’s Galaxy S10 5G phone, Verizon today announced that it will launch its mobile 5G network in over 30 U.S. cities during 2019. The announcement represents the first quantification of the carrier’s 5G expansion plans after it debuted a pre-standards 5G network […]

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Facebook is bringing satellite Wi-Fi hotspots to rural communities, starting in Mexico

Facebook is partnering with Viasat to help deploy high-speed satellite-powered connectivity to rural areas that have previously existed in internet not-spots. The social networking giant is no stranger to internet infrastructure projects, as it looks to get more people online and using it services, and with its latest endeavor it will initially target remote regions of […]

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T-Mobile launches 5G website to hype Sprint merger and rural broadband

Ever since T-Mobile agreed to acquire Sprint last April, the companies have referred to the merged entity as “New T-Mobile,” suggesting that their combined assets will be more than the sum of their parts — if regulators approve the deal. With that approval process taking longer than expected, the companies today launched NewTMobile.com, a site that hypes […]

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