Having proven its mettle in the backhaul market, Mimosa is ready to roll with its new Micro Point-of-Presence (MicroPoP) network architecture, designed to enable service providers to deliver gigabit wireless broadband in densely populated urban and suburban areas.
True to form, Verizon announced today the completion of its 5G radio specification, saying it's the first U.S. carrier to do so.
Bouygues Telecom agreed to sell 230 of its mobile towers in France to independent towers company Cellnex for €80 million ($88 million), with the option to sell a further 270 towers in a second stage.
Vodafone UK launched another initiative designed to boost mobile call and internet coverage in rural areas, in a move that could double the number of communities currently signed up to its specialist rural programmes.
EE enriched its content offering in order to attract more subscribers to its LTE services by offering free access to BT Sport for six months.
Deutsche Telekom, Huawei, Audi, and Toyota began testing a vehicle-focussed variant of LTE on a German autobahn to evaluate the potential benefits of the technology for connected cars.
Charter Communications has told existing Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks customers that they won't suffer the same issues that plagued Verizon FiOS customers after Frontier took over operations in three states in April.
In its latest attempt to connect the unconnected, Facebook said it has designed and tested an open source and cost-effective, software-defined wireless access platform. The company said it plans to open-source the hardware design and related firmware and control software so that telecom operators, OEMs and others can build and operate wireless infrastructure based on the platform.
Mobile network operators are increasingly pressuring tower companies to lower their fees and make it easier for carriers to maintain their antennas. And at least one major carrier is openly soliciting developers to build new towers close to existing structures to cut costs, according to MoffettNathanson Research.
AT&T said it's a big supporter of multiple licensees in the 28 GHz band, which it called a seminal band for 5G deployment and one that will be critical to early 5G deployment.