Carriers Preview Upcoming Mobile 5G Technology & Devices

This week in Hawaii mobile chipmaker Qualcomm is hosting its Snapdragon Technology Summit featuring the first public demonstration of standards-based 5G technology, and the first (almost) hands-on previews of several upcoming 5G devices. Verizon and Inseego have used this event to announce the MiFi 5G NR, Verizon’s first 5G hotspot. And AT&T and Netgear have […]

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AT&T Teases World’s First Mobile 5G Device – Nighthawk 5G Mobile Hotspot Coming Soon

UPDATE (December 4th): Coming Soon?? Despite announcing back in October that the launch of AT&T’s mobile 5G service would be “in the next few weeks” – AT&T has been running out the clock without sharing any further details. But today, as part of announcing intentions to bring out a 5G compatible Samsung phone sometime in the […]

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Verizon Races to be “First On 5G” – Limited Fixed Residential Network Rollout on October 1st

Verizon was one of the first cellular carriers in the world to roll out 4G/LTE technology – and it has been racing to be the undisputed FIRST in the world with 5G as the next era of cellular technology rolls around. It looks like Verizon will indeed win the race – yesterday Verizon announced “5G Is […]

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AT&T Promises FirstNet Will Help Double LTE Network Speeds Nationwide

In the aftermath of the attack on September 11th, 2001, some began to call for a unified communications infrastructure that would make it easier for first responders of all types to communicate – even across jurisdictional boundaries, and even when public networks might be overloaded or damaged. To this end – in 2012 Congress authorized […]

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Engaged At Last: Sprint & T-Mobile Announce Plans To Merge

The on-again / off-again flirtation between Sprint & T-Mobile that has been a dramatic thread throughout the cellular world for years has reached a major milestone today with a joint video announcement from T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure. They may not be married yet, but the engagement is official. Sprint & […]

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AT&T Announces New Flagship Hotspot: Netgear Nighthawk Mobile Hotspot with “5G Evolution”

AT&T yesterday announced the imminent launch of the Netgear Nighthawk – “the world’s first commercial Gigabit LTE Mobile Hotspot Router”, capable of achieving theoretical peak gigabit LTE speeds. AT&T is calling this the first “5G Evolution” capable hotspot, and it is indeed very technologically impressive. The Nighthawk is a major jump beyond AT&T’s current flagship […]

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The Race to Gigabit LTE (And Why Things Seem To Actually Be Getting Slower)

Two of the top stories in the past week in the cellular industry seem to be in direct conflict with each other. On one hand – there are reports of carriers demonstrating real-world gigabit cellular speeds, with Verizon and T-Mobile both boasting that they will be rolling out gigabit capability in some areas and on […]

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Yes, 5G Cellular Technology Is Coming!

The mainstream press has been abuzz this week with news stories about fifth generation (5G) cellular “coming soon”, thanks in large part to an AT&T announcement that it will begin testing 5G technologies in Austin later this year. For some reason the AT&T story went viral and we have been getting a ton of questions about it, though […]

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