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Telcos bet on connecting everything to recoup 5G costs

Industry association GSMA, which hosts the Mobile World Congress, sees a vast opportunity in 5G. It estimates the number of devices connected to the IoT “will triple to 25 billion by 2025, generating a fourfold rise in revenues to $1.1 trillion.” Borje Ekholm, CEO of E...

FCC chairman says US has early 5G lead

Ajit Pai, chairman of the FCC, said U.S. companies are the front-runners in the global race to build 5G wireless networks, a week after President Trump said those companies must step up their efforts or get left behind. “In my view, we’re in the lead with respect to 5G...

The real 5G winners: Tower companies

CNN Business listed Crown Castle as one of the “big winners” in 5G expansion. CEO Jay Brown’s commentary from last month’s earning’s call was included, with Brown stating “what I find really intriguing about 5G and some of the emerging technolog...

Statewide broadband bill passes out of committee

A bipartisan bill that would support the expansion of broadband service in Washington State, introduced in January by Gov. Jay Inslee, passed out of the House Capital Budget Committee last Tuesday in a unanimous vote. Governor Inslee’s office wrote that federal data “g...

New York City tries to even out access to wireless networks

New York City officials are “pushing companies that lease public space for telecom-equipment installations to move more aggressively beyond the city's core, to improve wireless services more quickly for a broader swath of residents.” Samir Saini, commissioner of the ci...

Midwest states showing progress in rural connectivity

According to a report from the American Broadband Initiative, a federal initiative aimed at improving accessibility of internet connections, more than 92 percent of the U.S. population had access to fixed land-based broadband in 2016. However, of the 8 percent remaining, 80 percen...

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