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  • CTIA: Mobile data use up 82% year-over-year
    by Kelly Hill on June 20, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    Wireless data use continues to climb, with the latest analysis from industry group CTIA showing an 82% increase in mobile data use between 2017 and 2018. According to CTIA’s newly released annual survey of the U.S. wireless industry, “wireless use was up across nearly every metric we track—from voice minutes, to text messages, to data [...] The post CTIA: Mobile data use up 82% year-over-year appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]

  • South Korea to reach nationwide 5G coverage in 2-3 years: Samsung
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on June 20, 2019 at 3:00 pm

      VALENCIA, SPAIN — South Korea is expected to reach countrywide coverage with 5G technology in two or three years, Dan Warren, head of 5G Research at Samsung Research U.K., said during a keynote presentation at the 7th Global 5G Event, which took place in Valencia, Spain this week. Warren said that Korean carriers are [...] The post South Korea to reach nationwide 5G coverage in 2-3 years: Samsung appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]

  • FCC pushing to open up the 2.5 GHz band for 5G
    by Sean Kinney, Editor in Chief on June 20, 2019 at 11:01 am

    As carriers push for more mid-band, FCC to take it up at July meeting While the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has pushed to open up millimeter wave frequencies for 5G deployments, the same level of focus hasn’t been placed on mid-band spectrum, which will be key for wider-area coverage. When the regulatory body meets next [...] The post FCC pushing to open up the 2.5 GHz band for 5G appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]

  • #TBT: Dabbling in 3G pricing; slow going in 3G handsets, networks; Virgin Mobile prepares for US launch … this week in 2002
    by RCR Wireless News on June 20, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! MmO2 posts first UK 3G pricing OXFORD, United Kingdom-In what would appear to [...] The post #TBT: Dabbling in 3G pricing; slow going in 3G handsets, networks; Virgin Mobile prepares for US launch … this week in 2002 appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]

  • CEO Hans Vestberg details Verizon 2.0 ‘transformation’
    by Sean Kinney, Editor in Chief on June 19, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    Don’t call Verizon 2.0 a simple reorganization, company CEO Hans Vestberg said this week during a “Sellside Analyst Meeting.” The goal, he said, is a company-wide “transformation” that starts with the network and aligns on top of that business groups, talent, go-to-market and other strategic considerations. Verizon will change the way it reports some elements [...] The post CEO Hans Vestberg details Verizon 2.0 ‘transformation’ appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]

  • ZTE deploys ‘tens of thousands’ of 5G base stations in China
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on June 19, 2019 at 4:03 pm

      VALENCIA- Chinese vendor ZTE has already deployed tens of thousands of 5G base stations for Chinese carriers China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom, Wang Jiayi, director of 5G RAN Solutions at ZTE, told RCR Wireless News. “With China Mobile, we are deploying 5G infrastructure in 12 cities including Beijing. With China Telecom, we [...] The post ZTE deploys ‘tens of thousands’ of 5G base stations in China appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]

  • Ericsson inks deal to deploy 5G infrastructure in Alaska
    by Juan Pedro Tomás on June 19, 2019 at 3:56 pm

      Alaska’s largest telecommunications operator, GCI, has selected Ericsson for the deployment of 5G infrastructure, the vendor said in a release. Ericsson said that the deployment of 5G technology will accelerate applications for the oil, gas, mining and healthcare industries across Alaska. GCI said it expects to commercially launch 5G services in Alaska during 2020. [...] The post Ericsson inks deal to deploy 5G infrastructure in Alaska appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]

  • AT&T Mobility president: ‘Our mobile business is humming’
    by Kelly Hill on June 19, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    David Christopher, president of AT&T Mobility and Entertainment, painted a rosy picture of the state of AT&T’s wireless unit at an investor event in London, from the three things AT&T is doing at each of its sites as it builds out the FirstNet network for first responders to maintaining neutrality on the proposed Sprint/T-Mobile US [...] The post AT&T Mobility president: ‘Our mobile business is humming’ appeared first on RCR Wireless News. […]



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