A big 5G investment cycle? Don't hold your breath

Light Reading’s Mike Dano reported that a wide range of industry experts are cautioning that North American wireless network operators don't appear poised to invest in 5G networks like they did with 3G and 4G. Crown Castle CEO Jay Brown was quoted from the Connect X trade show, stating "We're so early. We're not seeing, in any meaningful way, a deployment of 5G."

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Snyder signs bills to ease shift to 5G wireless technology

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation to "establish statewide regulations and fee limits for the installation of a dense network of ‘small cells’ on telephone poles, traffic signals and other infrastructure." The measures "are backed by carriers such as Verizon ...

AT&T expands fiber to a dozen more metros — boosting its 5G efforts

AT&T "unveiled 12 new metropolitan areas for its fiber service part of a push that should help the next-generation of wireless networks, as well." The company said more cities will get ultra-high-speed broadband options, bringing its total to 84 in the U.S.

FCC approves plan for freeing up more 5G spectrum

The FCC "has voted unanimously on service rule changes as part of a framework for freeing up spectrum…it's latest effort to boost the deployment of 5G, IoT and more, and the largest swath of contiguous spectrum currently available in the millimeter-wave bands."

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T-Mobile unexpectedly launches commercial 5G network — in Poland

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Telstra has its first enterprise 5G customer

Telstra announced the use of its 5G mobile network to connect its first 5G customer, FKG Group, a construction and civil engineering company, using the new HTC 5G Hub. According to Telstra CEO Andy Penn, the contract will enable the telco to test and analyze its 5G network in real...

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