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Verizon completes 5G call using 3GPP standards

File photo Verizon on Monday said it’s the first carrier to conduct an over-the-air call on a 3GPP-compliant 5G New Radio (NR) system using its licensed millimeter wave spectrum. Verizon said the test was conducted in Murray Hill, NJ using Nokia 5G network technology on a 5G NR prototype device ...

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Verizon will lock phones despite FCC rules against it

In the spring Verizon will keep its phones locked for an unspecified period after purchase. Image: Verizon Wireless US wireless carrier Verizon will soon stop selling phones unlocked, meaning customers won’t be able to swap SIM cards and use their phone on different carriers either in the US or internationally. ...

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T-Mobile: Q4 strong, but can Un-carrier mojo last forever?

T-Mobile delivered another strong quarter as it continued to gobble up customers, but the outlook may indicate that its Un-carrier momentum can’t last forever. For 2018, T-Mobile projected postpaid net customer additions of 2 million to 3 million. That tally is lower than the 3.6 million net postpaid additions in ...

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Akamai cuts 5 percent of workforce as Q4 tops expectations

Akamai said that it is has cut about 5 percent of its workforce in “targeted areas” of its business, notably its media unit. The restructuring was outlined on a conference call following Akamai’s fourth quarter earnings report. Leighton said: As part of our effort to improve operational efficiency, we reduced ...

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Huawei announces £3b UK procurement plan

Huawei chair Sun Yafang with UK Prime Minister Theresa May (Image: Huawei) Huawei has committed to £3 billion in procurement over the next five years in the United Kingdom, saying it will assist local companies increase their exports to China. According to Huawei, the deal, announced by Huawei chair Sun ...

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Telstra showcases 5G network capabilities

(Image: Telstra) Telstra has showcased its new 5G Innovation Lab and trial network on the Gold Coast, pulling in single user download speeds of over 3Gbps. While director of Networks Mike Wright would not specify where and when Telstra expects to commercially launch 5G first, he told ZDNet that 2018 ...

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