Tag: 5G

Report: Verizon 5G Home service too expensive to scale, attracts few users

Verizon may have been the world’s first major carrier to launch a commercial 5G network, but a new report suggests that its 5G Home service isn’t practically scalable — its short-range 5G “small cells” are expensive to install, reach too few customers, and might not be economically feasible for a nationwide rollout. That’s the harsh […]

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AT&T’s “5G E” is actually slower than Verizon and T-Mobile 4G, study finds

Enlarge / Screenshot from an AT&T commercial. reader comments 7 with 7 posters participating Share this story AT&T’s “5G E” service is slightly slower than Verizon’s and T-Mobile’s advanced 4G LTE networks, a study by OpenSignal has found. As Ars readers know, AT&T renamed a large portion of its 4G network, calling it “5G E,” […]

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Opensignal: AT&T’s 5G E falls short of T-Mobile and Verizon 4G speeds

AT&T’s “5G Evolution” cellular service isn’t just controversial and arguably misleading, it’s also slower than the 4G speeds offered by rivals T-Mobile and Verizon, according to a new report today from OpenSignal. Over a one-month period spanning January 28 through February 26, OpenSignal compared the average performance of “5G E capable” phones and “all others” […]

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[Update: LTE pilot program starting] T-Mobile wants to fix rural America’s lack of ISP competition with 5G-backed wireless broadband

Today T-Mobile has announced plans to “un-carrier” the home broadband market, launching its own service that aims to provide speeds over 100Mbps to 90% of the US population. T-Mobile’s wireless home ISP will eventually be powered by the company’s upcoming 5G network, but in the meantime it’s revealing a 4G pilot program to test the […]

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CBRS Alliance plans U.S. 5G service on global 3.5GHz band in 2020

Across most of the world, early 5G networks are harmonizing on a specific stretch of wireless spectrum — the 3.5GHz band — but in the United States, that spectrum was reserved years ago for naval radar systems and named the “Citizens Broadband Radio Service” (CBRS). Following years of technical and legal work to enable the […]

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FCC opens 95GHz to 3THz spectrum for ‘6G, 7G, or whatever’ is next

Commercial 5G networks are barely operational in the United States right now, but that hasn’t stopped engineers from thinking ahead to 6G — and the U.S. government wants to facilitate their experiments over the next decade. After a unanimous vote, the FCC is opening “terahertz wave” spectrum for experimental purposes, creating legal ways for companies […]

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FCC opens 24GHz mmWave 5G auction, includes deals for rural bidders

Nearly two months after the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) concluded its lengthy auction of 28GHz millimeter wave spectrum, the agency will today begin a similar auction for 24GHz millimeter wave spectrum. For major and smaller carriers alike, today’s auction represents the last opportunity to obtain early rights to transmit on 5G’s high-bandwidth but short-distance frequencies […]

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Verizon’s 5G rollout starts April 11 in Chicago and Minneapolis, 5G Moto Mod pre-orders begin March 14

The era of 5G is upon us, whether you like it or not. Verizon’s millimeter wave 5G NR network is launching in Minneapolis and Chicago on April 11. What about 5G devices? Well, the long-awaited 5G Moto Mod goes up for pre-order tomorrow (March 14). You might be thinking that Verizon already launched its 5G […]

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Finland ironically becomes latest front in global 5G health battle

Finland has played a large role in developing and deploying 5G cellular technologies. Now a small group of Finnish citizens is trying to stop the spread of 5G base stations, suggesting that their higher levels of electromagnetic radiation may threaten human health. Currently backed by over 2,300 supporters, Helena Ertz’s petition […]

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