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Verizon, T-Mobile can still get time-to-market advantage with LTE-U despite delay, analysts say

Even though the timeline for deploying LTE-U equipment has been pushed back while the Wi-Fi Alliance finalizes a coexistence test plan for LTE-U and Wi-Fi, Verizon and T-Mobile US could still benefit with a time-to-market advantage over LAA, analysts said.

Straight Path takes on Lockheed Martin, says it's 'simply wrong' about 37/39 GHz band

Straight Path challenged Boeing in its assertions about the FCC's Spectrum Frontiers proceeding, so why not take on Lockheed Martin as well?

Price of mesh Wi-Fi systems a key barrier to adoption, says research firm

As consumers bring more connected devices into their homes, they will expect their broadband provider to furnish them with a Wi-Fi network solution. By 2021, ABI Research forecasts that over 831 million households will have a residential Wi-Fi network.

T-Mobile NL starts 3-band CA trials

T-Mobile Netherlands launched a trial of three-band carrier aggregation (3CA) on its LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) network in Woerden to demonstrate the capacity and speed benefits of bundling three spectrum bands together.

Deutsche Telekom said to mull sale of German mobile masts

Deutsche Telekom could become the next European operator to sell off mobile masts in its domestic market, following a trend that has seen thousands of masts transferred into the ownership of independent tower companies.

Ericsson reveals separate 5G developments with Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom

Ericsson maintained its focus on 5G technology development with separate announcements involving Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom in the past two days.

KPN claims world first after deploying LoRa throughout the Netherlands

KPN announced it has launched the Netherland's first LoRa network, making the country the first globally to have such a network for Internet of Things (IoT) applications.  

ITIF to policymakers: To support 5G development, bring mmWave to market and streamline infrastructure deployment

5G functionality is on track to expand wireless functionality over 4G LTE's capabilities, but there is more policymakers can do to set the stage for innovation, ITIF found in a new report it released Thursday.

Samsung touts breakthrough in 5G-ready antenna, power amplifier at 28 GHz

Amid a bevy of 5G announcements from the GSMA's Mobile World Congress (MWC) Shanghai 2016 and Informa's 5G World in London, Samsung Electronics is touting a breakthrough in 5G-ready antenna and power amplifier technologies to enable smaller, more energy efficient 5G equipment and devices at 28 GHz.

CenturyLink buys Active Broadband Networks assets in move to bulk up NFV/SDN offerings

CenturyLink has acquired "certain strategic assets" from Active Broadband Networks, a provider in software-based broadband networking. CenturyLink is hoping the purchase will help it to automate its network, move network functions into the cloud and deliver software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) services to its customers.