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FCC gives CBRS the nod for full commercial deployment

January 28, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

The Federal Communications Commission officially gave the nod yesterday for full commercial deployment in the Citizens Broadband Radio Service shared spectrum, certifying CommScope, Federated Wireless, Google and Sony as Spectrum Access System administrators for a five-year period. The FCC and […]


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FCC’s O’Rielly on DSRC: ‘There was a lot of opportunity for success’

January 28, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

As the Federal Communications Commission mulls a technology shift at 5.9 GHz in favor of unlicensed use and cellular vehicle-to-everything for automotive connectivity, the automotive industry still wants to hang on to the full 75 meghertz of spectrum, citing concerns […]


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FTC vs. Qualcomm–FTC’s changed tactic undermines its confidence in the case

January 27, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

The stage is set for Feb 13th, 2020, hearing of FTC vs. Qualcomm antitrust case at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (Ninth Circuit). In preparation, FTC, Qualcomm, and many interested parties have filed their briefs […]


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FCC commissioners cite midband spectrum, workforce training as needs for 5G

January 16, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

In testimony before the Senate Commerce committee this week, FCC commissioners Michael O’Rielly and Jessica Rosenworcel laid out their perspectives on the United States’ key 5G needs and hinted at possible directions for the Federal Communications Commission when it comes […]


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U.S. government studies new rules to restrict shipments to Huawei: Report

January 16, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

The U.S. government expects to soon publish a new rule that would expand its powers to block sales of foreign-made goods to Chinese vendor Huawei, Reuters reported, citing two sources with knowledge of the matter. In May 2019, the U.S. […]


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AT&T wins 5G contract for Nevada Air Force Base

January 15, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

AT&T has been selected to provide 5G and FirstNet services to the Nellis Air Force Base in southern Nevada, which reportedly covers more than 14,000 acres and is one of the biggest employers in the area. The plan is to […]


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Senate bill would put $1.25B in play for 5G O-RAN R&D, security

January 15, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

A new, bipartisan bill in the Senate would require the Federal Communications Commission to set aside $750 million in spectrum auction proceeds to strengthen the ecosystem of open standards-based 5G solutions that don’t originate from China, including OpenRAN and the […]


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mmWave auction crawls past $7 billion

January 14, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

The ongoing Federal Communications Commission auction of millimeter wave licenses has now raised $7 billion in bids, with bidding continuing to slow and jockeying in the most recent round focused on smaller markets. The FCC is now holding five rounds […]


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Ninth inning for T-Mobile merger begins Wednesday with closing arguments

January 13, 2020

Via: Wireless Estimator

Final arguments in the T-Mobile-Sprint merger lawsuit are slated for this Wednesday and it’s expected that U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero will issue a ruling in February. Last week, states suing to block the $26.5 billion mega merger said in […]


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Spectrum auction rounds increase as bidding slows

January 10, 2020

Via: RCR Wireless News

The ongoing millimeter wave spectrum auction is moving to five rounds of bidding each day, up from three, as bidding slows to a trickle with $6.7 billion raised after 38 rounds. Today is the first day of five bidding rounds, […]