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Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

Verizon picks up Bluegrass Cellular

October 19, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

Verizon is buying rural wireless operator Bluegrass Cellular, which provides service to about 210,000 customers in 34 counties across central Kentucky. Terms of the deal were not disclosed; it’s expected to close late this year or early next, pending Federal […]


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InstarAGF to Acquire LS Networks

October 16, 2020

Via: Telecom Ramblings

There was a bit of fiber M&A out in the Pacific Northwest announced yesterday. InstarAGF has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire LS Networks. LS Networks operates some 7,000 route miles of fiber in Oregon, Washington, and northern California. […]


Local area networks and wide area networks, Modern Media

Verizon establishes 5G Innovation Hub at the University of Illinois Research Park

October 9, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

Verizon Business has rolled out the latest in its series of 5G Innovation Hubs, this time at the University of Illinois Research Park. At the Research Park’s headquarters, students, startups and large corporations will develop and test 5G-enabled solutions, specifically […]


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How are operators approaching standalone 5G?

October 5, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

In Early August, T-Mobile claimed a world’s first with the launch of a nationwide standalone 5G network that uses its 600 MHz spectrum. T-Mo initially launched its 600 MHz 5G network last year and reached nationwide coverage–200 million people covered–using […]


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T-Mobile expands mid-band 5G; Verizon adds 5G FWA markets

September 29, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

As U.S. carriers invest in both 5G network expansions and new services built on the network, both T-Mobile US and Verizon made announcements today with the former lighting up its 2.5 GHz spectrum in 121 additional markets and the latter […]


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What are the perceived downsides of Open RAN?

September 28, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

While the benefits of Open RAN (advantageous network economics and deployment flexibility chief among them) are widely touted, there are also well-articulated issues associated with the technology. One question is whether operators are trading reduced capex related to RAN infrastructure […]


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An Update on Growth Drivers for Service Providers

September 25, 2020

Via: Telecom Ramblings

As we approach Q4 of 2020, what does the landscape of major growth drivers for the CSPs (communication service provider) look like? The following are 5 top ones worth some review. Driver #1: Covid-19 related Internet bandwidth boom From telecom, […]


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Verizon and AWS bring MEC to three more cities

September 23, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

Three new cities — Atlanta, New York and Washington, DC — have been added to the list of locations where businesses and developers can build and deploy applications with AWS Wavelength at Verizon’s 5G Edge. Verizon and AWS launched the […]


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AT&T re-ups with Akamai through 2023

September 22, 2020

Via: Fierce Telecom News

AT&T and Akamai announced on Tuesday that they have extended their business partnership through 2023. Akamai and AT&T started their partnership in 2012 and first extended it three years ago. Akamai’s global server footprint is located at the edge of […]


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T-Mobile, American Tower sign long-term infrastructure deal

September 16, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

T-Mobile US and American Tower have signed a new long-term agreement which will enhance T-Mobile’s access to American Tower’s U.S. sites, both companies said in a release. The deal is expected to deliver up to $17 billion in incremental revenue […]