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Small-cell 5G technology sweeps into Pasadena, backed by new federal regulations

A report by the Pasadena Department of Public Works highlighted the 5G small cell technology that is "sweeping through Pasadena." The report said that, "Forty-three sites have been installed City-wide already, with 50 more applications now under process." Experts say "the revoluti...

Verizon CEO sees home broadband as a ‘big opportunity’

At the UBS Global Media and Communications Conference, "Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg touted the carrier’s 5G home residential broadband service as complementing its wired Fios offering while extending the ability to provide a wireless alternative to home connectivity." In his c...

Verizon’s 5G aspirations lead to over 10,000 voluntary resignations

In light of its 5G aspirations, Verizon announced approximately 10,400 of its employees voluntarily resigned as part of its "realigned organization structure." The cost-cutting program should help Verizon retool for its 5G technology. The realignment is a four-year, $10 billion co...

Charlemont rejects Comcast broadband offer; opts to build $1.4M fiber optic network

Comcast’s $462,123 proposal, which would have connected 96 percent of households in Charlemont, Massachusetts with high-speed internet was rejected by town meeting voters. Instead, Charlemont has decided to build its own fiber optic broadband network. The project funding wou...

City, Cincinnati Bell bring free Wi-Fi to Downtown

City leaders in Cincinnati, OH, announced a partnership with Cincinnati Bell that "will bring free Wi-Fi to downtown Cincinnati." The new alliance, dubbed "Smart Cincy," will "ignite economic growth, improve public safety, power more efficient government, and bridge the digital di...

Nokia and China Mobile launch hybrid 5G indoor system

Nokia and China Mobile Research Institute have co-operated to design an indoor network solution that combines passive antennas with 5G radio and Bluetooth beacons. The system "is designed to enable very localized services, reduce the cost of deploying 5G NR indoor coverage and cap...

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