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Need for data has region preparing for upgrade

Pennsylvania is preparing for the rollout of 5G cellular data service, where Crown Castle East Area director Karmen Rajamani said "people are using their devices in a different way now. When you first started, it was to make phone calls — not a lot of data demand there. But,...

Germany weighs banning Huawei from 5G amid heightened scrutiny

Germany is exploring ways to ban the use of Huawei Technologies Co. products in the country’s telecommunications infrastructure, according to a government official, extending the Western backlash against the Chinese tech firm over security concerns. The official stated that ...

Surgeon performs world’s first remote operation using '5G surgery' on animal in China

A surgeon in China has performed the world's first remote operation using 5G technology. The doctor in the southeastern province of Fujian used the next-generation network to control robotic arms while performing surgery on an animal. During the 8 January operation, the surgeon re...

FCC’s 5G order withstands initial legal challenge

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit denied a motion to stay the FCC decision, but Brian Namey of the National Association of Counties, said "the challenge will continue." Namey noted "we share the FCC’s goal of expanding broadband access for every American; howev...

Aspen readies itself for 5G and small cell technology

The city of Aspen is working to update its rules governing wireless infrastructure in the wake of a Federal Communications Commission edict that streamlines the process for deploying new antennas for 5G wireless service.The FCC order, which was handed down in September and took ef...

San Jose, 100 cities, Cos. sue FCC over broadband power grab

With a broad boost from U.S. Reps. Anna G. Eshoo and Jackie Speier (D-Palo Alto, Hillsborough), a large coalition of Western cities and counties are waging a legal showdown with a shuttered federal government in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals over control of 5G wireless installa...

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