NAB ushers in the new TV ecosystem

At the NAB 2019 conference, Crown Castle VP Chris Levendos forecasted that a wide rollout of 5G is still three to five years away, but emphasized that the technology does offer the promise of higher bandwidth and lower latency, meaning the ability to handle more data, and faster being about 20 times faster than 4G.

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Super Bowl 2019: Are the wireless networks up to snuff?

Ahead of Super Bowl LIII, wireless carriers have spent millions of dollars and years installing hundreds of new antennas and small cells in and around Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta to increase the capacity of the network for the more than 1 million fans expected to come to town...

Huawei Confirms Launch Of 5G Foldable Smartphone At MWC 2019

A month prior to the start of Mobile World Congress, Huawei confirmed at a pre-MWC 2019 briefing in Beijing last week, that it will unveil a high-end foldable 5G smartphone at the mobile show. Although Richard Yu, the CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group, didn't mention t...

Security flaw allows for spying over 5G, researchers warn

A month prior to the start of Mobile World Congress, Huawei confirmed at a pre-MWC 2019 briefing in Beijing last week, that it will unveil a high-end foldable 5G smartphone at the mobile show. Although Richard Yu, the CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group, didn't mention t...

This congressman wants to build a ‘digital’ border wall that would also provide rural broadband

Texas Representative Will Hurd is partial to the idea of a digital wall: "a border-wide system of technology such as cameras, sensors, and drones communicating through a fiber optic network to keep the border secure." Hurd noted the digital wall could close the digital divide, sta...

Sprint touts network investments as it reports a $141M loss

In a quarterly call with investors last week, Sprint CEO Michel Combes said that the carrier "has added expanded its 800 MHz, 1.9 GHz and 2.5 GHz coverage." Combes added that "Sprint now has 27,000 small cells on-air, compared to only 3,000 at this time last year." This comes as S...

5G rollout brings to life the smart hospital

A Georgia House committee approved legislation Monday authorizing nonprofit telephone companies and electric membership corporations (EMCs) to provide broadband service in rural Georgia. Over a span of two years, the House Rural Development Council held hearings in rural counties ...

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