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Verizon prepares 5G House Web in every city where it releases mobile 5G

Verizon prepares 5G House Web in every city where it releases...

Enlarge / A Verizon ad for its 5G Home service. Verizon says it will bring its "5G Home" Internet service to every market where it deploys 5G mobile service. That might not be saying much, given how limited Verizon's early 5G deployments are. But it would mean that at least some people in each 5G…
Verizon’s 5G network isn’t sufficient to cover a whole NFL arena

Verizon’s 5G network isn’t sufficient to cover a whole NFL arena

Enlarge / A Verizon logo at GSMA Mobile World Congress 2019 on February 26, 2019 in Barcelona, Spain. Verizon yesterday announced that its 5G service is available in 13 NFL stadiums but said the network is only able to cover "parts" of the seating areas. Verizon 5G signals will also be sparse or non-existent when…
Verizon takes legal action against city to prevent paying 5G costs, states the FCC has its back

Verizon takes legal action against city to prevent paying 5G costs,...

Enlarge / A monitor seen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. Verizon has sued the City of Rochester, New York, in order to avoid paying fees for deploying 5G equipment and fiber lines. Verizon's lawsuit, filed in US District Court for the Western District of New York…
Ajit Pai loses another lawsuit as judges reverse 5G deregulation

Ajit Pai loses another lawsuit as judges reverse 5G deregulation

Getty Images | Marilyn Nieves One of Ajit Pai's attempts to eliminate regulation of 5G deployment has been overturned by federal judges. The Federal Communications Commission last year approved an order that "exempted most small cell construction from two kinds of previously required review: historic-preservation review under the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and environmental…
Verizon: 5G speeds on low-spectrum bands will be more like “excellent 4G”

Verizon: 5G speeds on low-spectrum bands will be more like “excellent...

Enlarge / A Verizon booth at Mobile World Congress Americas in Los Angeles in September 2018. 5G won't be much different from 4G outside dense urban areas, a Verizon executive said yesterday. The massive hype around 5G has focused on speed improvements expected on millimeter-wave spectrum, which wasn't previously used on mobile broadband networks. But…
Apple obtains Intel’s 5G smart device modem service for $1 billion

Apple obtains Intel’s 5G smart device modem service for $1 billion

Enlarge / From left to right: the iPhone 8, the iPhone XS, the iPhone XR, and the iPhone XS Max. Samuel Axon Apple today announced that it will acquire the majority of Intel's smartphone modem business for $1 billion.┬áThe acquisition will bring 2,200 Intel employees under Apple's umbrella, along with various intellectual properties, leases, and…
Verizon desires you to pay $650 plus $85 a month for a 5G hotspot

Verizon desires you to pay $650 plus $85 a month for...

Enlarge / A Verizon booth at Mobile World Congress Americas in Los Angeles in September 2018. Verizon's 5G mobile service is available in just a handful of cities, but the carrier is charging premium prices to the few people who live in range of the network. Verizon yesterday announced its first 5G hotspot, namely the…
Ajit Pai states NOAA and NASA are incorrect about 5G damaging weather report

Ajit Pai states NOAA and NASA are incorrect about 5G damaging...

Enlarge / FCC Chairman Ajit Pai listens during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing in Washington, DC, on June 20, 2017. The FCC recently auctioned spectrum in the 24GHz band under controversial circumstances, as experts from other federal agencies warned that cellular transmissions in that band may significantly reduce the accuracy of weather forecasts. When asked…
For 5G, AT&T and T-Mobile purchase $1.8 billion worth of 24 GHz spectrum throughout United States

For 5G, AT&T and T-Mobile purchase $1.8 billion worth of 24...

Getty Images | SOPA Images AT&T and T-Mobile committed to spend nearly $1.8 billion, combined, on high-frequency spectrum for their 5G networks in a Federal Communications Commission auction that sold airwave licenses covering the whole US. Verizon committed to spend $506 million in a separate 5G auction. AT&T's winning bids in the 24GHz auction totaled…
5G most likely to tinker weather report, however FCC auctions spectrum anyhow

5G most likely to tinker weather report, however FCC auctions spectrum...

Enlarge / A weather satellite in orbit. Getty Images | Erik Simonsen A US Navy memo warns that 5G mobile networks are likely to interfere with weather satellites, and senators are urging the Federal Communications Commission to avoid issuing new spectrum licenses to wireless carriers until changes are made to prevent harms to weather forecasting.…

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