Wireless Internet

So What The Heck Does 5G Actually Do? And Is It Worth What The Carriers Are Demanding?

I have spent the last two weeks or so doing a deep dive on what, exactly does 5G actually do — with a particular emphasis on the recently released 3GPP standard (Release 15) th

Charter Launches Spectrum Mobile, Closely Follows Xfinity Mobile Playbook

Charter unveiled Spectrum Mobile, the cable company's mobile wireless service. The new Wi-Fi first mobile service looks to be closely following the Xfinity Mobile model, which was also expected.

Charting a Course to 5G

Sacramento (CA) expects to soon be the first city in the nation with commercially available 5G telecommunications networking. City officials see big promise in the emerging technology.

Verizon, AT&T to other cities: Don’t use San Jose’s small cell deployment model

Verizon and AT&T quickly rejected a proposal by Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel to use San Jose’s (CA) approach to small cells as a template for similar deployments in other cities.

Hawaii Broadband Law Clears Way for 5G Development

Hawaii’s legislators and governor have approved a bill aimed at more closely defining wireless broadband facilities while streamlining the application process for providers.

There’s only one way for T-Mobile/Sprint to satisfy regulators

T-Mobile and Sprint are small players in a wireless market where being small makes it hard to survive. One expert told me that if the deal is framed as a pairing of two of the four national wireless carriers, it has little chance of making it past

AT&T removed HBO from an unlimited data plan after buying Time Warner

AT&T has been offering free HBO to its unlimited data customers since 2017, and you might have expected that deal to continue unaltered now that AT&T owns HBO thanks to its acquisition of Time Warner.

A fresh look at zero-rating

An economic assessment of zero-rating offers in the context of mobile internet access services and draw six lessons:

Commissioner Rosenworcel Announces Availability of Small Cell Model Agreements

Right now, policymakers across the country are focused on strengthening American infrastructure. That effort includes roads, bridges, and broadband networks that support 5G wireless services.

Facebook gives up on building internet-beaming drones

Four years after embarking on a project to bring internet access to remote locations through the use of internet-beaming drones, Facebook is giving up on designing its own aircraft.