5G’s deployment’s downside? Dip in small cell spend

AGL Media Group reported that there may be other factors affecting small cell rollout, such as regulatory uncertainty surrounding the FCC small cell order. Crown Castle’s Scott Longhurst was quoted stating “we are in a strange 90-day window. Even though the small cell order was adopted Jan. 15, local jurisdictions have until April 15 to adopt their own aesthetics standards.”

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AT&T the first to launch 5G mobile service in U.S., in a dozen cities

"This is the first taste of the mobile 5G era," AT&T Labs and chief technology officer Andrew Fuetsch said in a statement. Scott Dunaway, a spokesman for the Texas 5G Alliance, stated "5G is a global race right now. It's changing so quickly right now. Cities are really working...

Boston, Verizon partner on smart cities projects

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After six months of negotiations, representatives of local governments and the wireless industry have reached agreement on legislation making it easier to deploy next-generation small-cell wireless technology critical to business growth in Georgia.

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New 4G and 5G spectrum auction aims to fix rural mobile not-spots

To improve mobile coverage across the UK, regulator Ofcom announced plans to hold new spectrum auctions offering mobile operators the 700 MHz band, as well as 3.6 GHz to 3.8 GHz band. The auction will take place in 2019 or early 2020. While the 700 MHz band is intended to boost 4G...

AT&T’s 5G network now live in San Antonio

On December 18, AT&T announced it had turned on its new 5G mobile network in 12 cities, including San Antonio. Later that week, it released a select number of wireless hotspots in area stores. "This is the first taste of the mobile 5G era," said Andre Fuetsch, president of AT&...

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