Tag: mid-band

Rogers launches Canada’s first 5G network, but has no devices to sell

What is a 5G network without any devices capable of using it? That’s the question facing Canadian consumers after Rogers, the country’s largest wireless carrier, announced that it’s beginning to roll out 5G service in four major cities, but it won’t actually have 5G hardware to sell for some time. The big picture is that […]

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D-Link introduces 5G gateways supporting 1-4Gbps home broadband

Thanks largely to 5G cellular technology, the competition between cable companies and cellular carriers is expected to seriously heat up this year, as 5G broadband devices become available as alternatives to cable modems. Today, networking giant D-Link announced that it’s releasing three 5G modem units so interested service providers can compete for customers: a basic […]

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T-Mobile’s 600MHz 5G rollout may disappoint on speed and compatibility

If you’ve followed my prior coverage of early 5G networks and devices, you know that I’ve worked hard to provide a fair perspective on the transformative new wireless technology: Beyond reporting the news, my opinion pieces have praised companies for taking real steps forward with 5G, while offering measured concern or criticism whenever it’s been warranted. I’ve […]

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Sprint’s OnePlus 7 Pro 5G lets you experience 2020’s ‘typical’ 5G today

Blame the overaggressive marketers. Last year, they claimed that 5G cellular networks would launch with unthinkably fast speeds, putting home broadband power into your pocket even before there were use cases to properly exploit it. It didn’t actually go that way. While 5G has launched across multiple countries, most carriers aren’t using insanely fast, short-distance millimeter […]

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Verizon warns that mid-band 5G will perform more like 4G

After being accused by T-Mobile CEO John Legere of 5G lies and being “dead in the water without a strategy,” Verizon’s consumer EVP Ronan Dunne retorted today that the company has been executing on its 5G strategy since dividing its business into consumer, business, and media groups: deliver meaningfully differentiated 5G to urban areas, followed […]

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