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5G: US is off to the races

While the ink is still drying on the FCC's 278-page order on Spectrum Frontiers, it's worth taking special note of this moment in time – one that has been compared to the magnitude of releasing the 1900 MHz PCS band spectrum in the 1990s.

SK Telecom jumps on LoRa roaming bandwagon

Joining several European operators in their ambitions, SK Telecom wants to set up a global Internet of Things roaming network based on LoRa.

Canada's Shaw to deploy white-label X1 across footprint by end of 2017

Canada's Shaw Communications will begin deploying white-label X1 set-tops to its subscribers this year and have the Comcast-owned platform completely deployed across its footprint by the end of 2017, the company said in its third-quarter earnings report Friday.

ViaSat says it will continue working with FCC, mobile stakeholders on 28 GHz

ViaSat, which had argued for greater satellite protections prior to the FCC's unanimous passage of the historic Spectrum Frontiers order last week, said it believes the order provides an approach that gives satellite operators the ability to operate and expand alongside terrestrial wireless networks.

European operators on why LTE remains relevant

Given all the talk and momentum around 5G, it's easy to forget that LTE and LTE-Advanced still have a long life ahead. Operators in the United States, like AT&T, have long stressed the importance of seeing 5G through the standards process before anybody gets too gung-ho about the prospects for full-blown commercial 5G networks.

Austria's A1 offers 100 Mbps speeds in 'hybrid' fixed-mobile service

A1, the domestic telecoms unit of Telekom Austria, unveiled plans to combine fixed and mobile technology in a new "hybrid" service that allows the provision of home broadband services at speeds of up to 100 Mbps.

European operator chiefs explain why LTE remains relevant

In the midst of headlines proclaiming the latest developments towards defining 5G standards and specifications, or announcements regarding the march of the Internet of Things (IoT), it is easy to forget that many mobile operators are still in the throes of deploying LTE networks.

Viewers call the tune on Netflix success or failure

Netflix is continuing to bet big on original content as a way to draw and keep subscribers, a strategy that needs to pay off as investors become increasingly wary of its growth potential in the highly competitive SVOD market segment. But it also needs to hold the line on content costs and ARPU, especially if new users level off, according to analyst firm Jefferies, citing results of a recent survey it conducted.

Confirmed: Verizon to throttle speeds so prepaid users can stay connected

Verizon said it will launch a service that enables prepaid smartphone customers to stay connected at lower speeds after they've consumed their LTE data allotments.

Sprint's Virgin Mobile to add 50 jobs, relocate headquarters to Kansas City

Virgin Mobile will move its headquarters and hire more than 50 new employees as it continues to prepare for a relaunch of Sprint's prepaid wireless brand later this year.