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South Korean 5G carriers expect holograms and videos to force limited data plans

South Korean 5G carriers expect holograms and videos to force limited data plans

Though Qualcomm and 5G device makers expect unlimited data service to enable the coming 5G era, some cellular carriers are beginning to push back on the idea, Yonhap reports. South Korean mobile
Verizon names tech chief CEO, prioritizes 5G network over content

Verizon names tech chief CEO, prioritizes 5G network over content

(Reuters) — Verizon named Chief Technology Officer Hans Vestberg as its new CEO on Friday, surprising analysts and signaling the largest U.S. wireless company’s priority is building the
Forget Silicon Valley; tiny Estonia is reimagining the way money moves

Forget Silicon Valley; tiny Estonia is reimagining the way money moves

SPONSORED: Since the launch of Skype, Estonia has become a hub for startups and an engine for innovation across Europe. In fact, Skype’s first employee, Taavet Hinrikus, went on to found TransferWise,
Ericsson doubles its 2023 forecast for IoT connections

Ericsson doubles its 2023 forecast for IoT connections

STOCKHOLM (By Olof Swahnberg, Reuters) – Ericsson has almost doubled its forecast for connected cellular Internet of Things (IoT) in 2023 to 3.5 billion, the mobile telecom gear maker said on Tuesday.
U.S. judge rules AT&T can acquire Time Warner for $85 billion

U.S. judge rules AT&T can acquire Time Warner for $85 billion

(Reuters) — AT&T Inc won court approval on Tuesday to buy Time Warner Inc for $85 billion, rebuffing an attempt by U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration to block the deal and likely setting
T-Mobile promises cheap broadband and ‘leapfrog’ 5G if FCC allows Sprint merger

T-Mobile promises cheap broadband and ‘leapfrog’ 5G if FCC allows Sprint merger

T-Mobile formally asked today for the FCC to approve its proposed merger with Sprint, hoping that U.S. regulators will move quickly to let the companies build a unified 5G network.
Telefonica shows 1Gbps LTE for Samsung Galaxy S9 as world waits on 5G

Telefonica shows 1Gbps LTE for Samsung Galaxy S9 as world waits on 5G

Spanish carrier Telefónica will offer "4.9G" LTE using currently available Samsung and Nokia hardware, delivering up to 1Gbps speeds until 5G is ready to up the ante.
Google announces its first private transatlantic subsea cable, stretching from Virginia to France

Google announces its first private transatlantic subsea cable, stretching from Virginia to France

Google has announced the latest in a myriad of subsea cabling projects as the company doubles down on its cloud infrastructure investments. The new project, known as Dunant, will span the Atlantic
T-Mobile and Verizon 4G speed bumps hint at a 5G revolution

T-Mobile and Verizon 4G speed bumps hint at a 5G revolution

ANALYSIS: With 5G only months away from debuting in the U.S., carriers have quietly -- and not-so-quietly -- been upgrading their towers to prepare for higher-speed 5G devices. Now OpenSignal is
AT&T adds Charlotte, Raleigh, and Oklahoma City to 5G list for 2018

AT&T adds Charlotte, Raleigh, and Oklahoma City to 5G list for 2018

AT&T announced today that Oklahoma City and North Carolina's Charlotte and Raleigh will join three previously-announced locations in launching mobile 5G in 2018.
Qualcomm: Snapdragon 845 phones destroy Intel modem rivals in speed tests

Qualcomm: Snapdragon 845 phones destroy Intel modem rivals in speed tests

According to Ookla Speedtest results, Android smartphones using Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 chipset dramatically outperform devices with Intel modems (i.e., iPhones). The Speedtest data summarized today
Verizon taps Ericsson for 5G-ready network gear with 4G speed boosts

Verizon taps Ericsson for 5G-ready network gear with 4G speed boosts

Ericsson announced today that it will be supplying 5G-ready network hardware for new Verizon markets, delivering faster speeds for 4G users ahead of the late 2018-early 2019 5G transition.
Verizon names Houston its third 5G city for 2018 (updated)

Verizon names Houston its third 5G city for 2018 (updated)

Verizon today named the third city for its 2018 rollout of next-generation 5G wireless services in the United States: Houston, Texas. Houston joins Los Angeles and Sacramento, California on Verizon’s
Hong Kong offers 5G carriers free spectrum to cut costs and rollout time

Hong Kong offers 5G carriers free spectrum to cut costs and rollout time

Hong Kong regulators said they will offer 5G-ready cellular carriers free spectrum -- a strategy designed to keep consumer costs low and speed the rollout of services.
Midco plans fixed wireless internet to reach rural and rugged areas

Midco plans fixed wireless internet to reach rural and rugged areas

Broadband providers have spent years wringing their hands over running expensive fiber cables to rural areas with small customer bases. Thankfully, fixed wireless hardware appears set to change that
New York unwinds Charter’s Time Warner deal, demands cable unit’s sale

New York unwinds Charter’s Time Warner deal, demands cable unit’s sale

Frustrated by alleged intransigence by Charter Communications following its acquisition of Time Warner Cable, New York State regulators today voted unanimously to rescind their 2016 approval of the
Ericsson is increasing 5G and AI investments to speed U.S. rollouts

Ericsson is increasing 5G and AI investments to speed U.S. rollouts

Ericsson announced today that it is increasing its investments in the United States to speed deployments of 5G, AI, and automation technologies in North America.
LG and Sprint plan 5G smartphone for first half of 2019

LG and Sprint plan 5G smartphone for first half of 2019

(Reuters) — Sprint said Tuesday it has partnered with phone manufacturer LG Electronics to launch a 5G smartphone in the first half of next year, marking the first 5G device deal for the No. 4 U.S.
Why Verizon needs Apple TV 4K for its 5G home internet

Why Verizon needs Apple TV 4K for its 5G home internet

ANALYSIS: When cellular carriers made bets on what the earliest 5G networks would look like, AT&T said "mobile" and Verizon said "fixed," or home-tethered devices. Verizon turned out to be largely
Vodacom launches Africa’s first commercial 5G service in Lesotho

Vodacom launches Africa’s first commercial 5G service in Lesotho

Vodacom has announced the launch of Africa's first commercial 5G network, focusing first on the tiny kingdom of Lesotho, and specifically offering fixed 5G broadband services to two enterprise-class