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Giant space antenna designed to beam 5G to Earth

A stratospheric Internet service is one step closer to launching, according to its developers.

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Talk of a national 5G network leaves a lot of questions unanswered

A rumored Trump administration proposal for a national 5G network has drawn a Congressional inquiry about what could be a sea change in spectrum-allocation policy.

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IBM, Red Hat, and AT&T team up for private edge deployments

An alliance of IBM and AT&T brings together 5G, Kubernetes and cloud management in an effort to simplify enterprise edge-computing deployments.

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Verizon deals with Microsoft, Nokia aim at making private 5G easier

At this stage of 5G availability, offerings that blend fast cellular service with compatible software and hardware may attract early adopters.

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What 5G promises for IoT

Right away 5G looks promising for high-density IoT deployments, but future releases of the cellular technology have even greater potential.

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FCC outs telecoms with banned Chinese 5G hardware

Huawei and ZTE 5G gear is still present on some service-providers' networks despite an FCC ban prompted by security fears.

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FCC auctions should be a long-term boost for 5G availability

Federal Communications Commission policymaking targets creation of new services by making more spectrum available

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Vendors lengthen the range of 5G millimeter-wave transmissions

Tests involving Ericsson and Qualcomm overcame some of the limiting characteristics of 5G millimeter connectivity, more than doubling its effective distance.

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Cradlepoint buy nets Ericsson 5G infrastructure for carriers, enterprises

Ericsson’s $1.1 billion purchase of Cradlepoint could broaden its customer base and expand the 5G services its carrier customers can support.

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Huawei ban could complicate 5G deployment

Bans on Huawei, ZTE mean fewer choices for wireless carriers building 5G services

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CBRS wireless yields $4.5B+ for licenses to support 5G

The Federal Communications Commission wrapped up five weeks of bidding on county-by-county licenses for Citizens Broadband Radio Service eyed by 4G and 5G service providers, private firms

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5G spectrum auctions expected in 2021 after Pentagon gives up frequencies

The Department of Defense has relinquished mid-range frequency spectrum for use by 5G providers, a move that is expected to encourage U.S. manufacturers to develop 5G network technology.

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5G can make for cost-effective private backhaul

While 5G use cases tend toward connecting many devices to a network, using the wireless technology for private backhaul can have a surprising amount of utility.

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5G: CBRS license bids top $2.4 billion in FCC auction

The CBRS window is open as bidders battle for choice parts of a unique chunk of U.S. airwaves.

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Gartner: 5G rises as overall wireless infrastructure spending falls

The pandemic took a measurable toll on the market for wireless infrastructure, but 5G spending remains a bright spot.

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Private 5G can solve some enterprise problems that Wi-Fi can’t

While service providers might think of private 5G as a competitor to Wi-Fi, short-term its enterprise use will be supplemental.

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How 5G frequency affects range and speed

5G spectrum use falls into three major bands, each with different characteristics that can influence coverage and deployment strategies.

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NIST aims to make frequency sharing more efficient for wireless networks

Machine-learning formula will help different radio protocols, such as Wi-Fi and LTE, work together more efficiently in the same wireless spectrum.

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FCC makes it easier to deploy 5G in cities

FCC rules limit the restrictions cities can place on where 5G wireless base stations can be placed and what they look like.

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Conspiracy theories slow public 5G adoption (but private 5G gets a boost)

When radio waves, viruses and tin foil hats collide. How the coronavirus crisis is changing how, where and why 5G is being deployed.

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