Talk about a blast from the past. MVNO Helio is back in action under the control of South Korean telecom firm UBI Telecom, and its service is running on Sprint's network with roaming on Verizon Wireless' network.
Sprint's network spending is slowing down in advance of its announcement of a major new network densification project, but will ramp up later this year and into 2016 and beyond, according to a research note from analysts at investment bank Jefferies.
While major wireless infrastructure and software vendors are devoting significant resources to the development of 5G, scores of academic institutions also are working hard to make contributions by way of research, experimentation and testbed facilities. That's why FierceWirelessTech decided to take a closer look at what some of them are doing in our latest feature, "Top 5 academic institutions leading in 5G research."
SaskTel is leveraging Zhone Technologies' MXK platform as part of its ongoing movement to migrate its legacy voice network from TDM to IP.
WiredWest, a cooperative of municipal light plants (MLPs) that are authorized to finance the buildout of networks, has gained the support of 22 Western Massachusetts towns to build a fiber network that will support up to 1 Gbps broadband services.
Orange CFO Ramon Fernandez said the company is targeting annual revenue growth of around 5 per cent in Africa and the Middle East by 2018 and is looking for further opportunities to expand in the region.
du teamed with Huawei to construct what the pair said will be the most advanced mobile broadband network in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Lebanon's telecommunications minister, Boutros Harb, targeted country-wide 4G deployment in two years as part of a new five-year plan for the telecoms market unveiled this week.
Wells Fargo analysts have lowered their subscriber-growth projections for Verizon's FiOS video service, citing increased competition from over-the-the top services.
CTIA said that a group of wireless carriers and smartphone makers had implemented a set of voluntary principles aimed at stopping smartphone theft. The announcement came just as a California law requiring smartphones sold in the state to have a "kill switch" went into effect.