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China’s Huawei announces small increase in new 5G customer base

On Dec. 18, Huawei Technologies said it has secured more than 25 commercial contracts for 5G, slightly above the 22 the Chinese technology giant had announced here in November. Huawei has shipped more than 10,000 base stations for the fifth generation of mobile communications, its...

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&...

Telstra flicks on a tiny piece of 5G in Melbourne and Sydney

Sydney and Melbourne have small patches of 5G available, with Telstra getting early access to 3.6GHz spectrum. Telstra's Customer Insight Centre on George St in Sydney, Telstra Labs on Exhibition St in Melbourne, and both major cities' airports all have access to 5G thanks to earl...

Virginia governor proposes $250 million universal broadband plan

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced a proposal to spend $50 million on building universal broadband internet service in his upcoming budget, the first part of a multi-year $250 million plan to improve internet access across the commonwealth. The increase for the state’s 20...

DeSantis's economic transition team talks 'smart infrastructure,' 5G wireless and smart cities

Governor-Elect Ron DeSantis’ economic transition team held a conference call this week to pitch suggestions that will drive Florida’s economy going forward, including WiFi signals on highways, statewide 5G cell phone service and ‘smart cities’ friednly to a...

Cable 5G transport shows promise and complexity

As cable providers are preparing to provide transport services for 5G, Crown Castle is expanding its fiber network, while Verizon and AT&T appear to be establishing their own fiber-based transport wherever possible. The industry is exploring how its WiFi coverage and emerging ...

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