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New 4G and 5G spectrum auction aims to fix rural mobile not-spots

To improve mobile coverage across the UK, regulator Ofcom announced plans to hold new spectrum auctions offering mobile operators the 700 MHz band, as well as 3.6 GHz to 3.8 GHz band. The auction will take place in 2019 or early 2020. While the 700 MHz band is intended to boost 4G...

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...

M1 and Nokia complete small cells trial in push for speedier networks

M1 Limited and Nokia achieved close to 1Gbps network download speed after completing the licensed assisted access (LAA) small cells trial. Leveraging on the advanced interworking capabilities of LAA and precise planning and design carried out by M1’s engineers and Nokia&rsqu...

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...

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...

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