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A 6G Arms Race May Define the 2020s

With the telecom industry facing balkanization, the development of a global 6G standard might never happen.

Startup Intros NB-IoT Cow Capsule, Inks Deal With TDC

South Korean startup intros digestible NB-IoT capsule for cows, links up with TDC, as carriers and startups look to agribusiness for more IoT revenue.

Sensors Move to the Fore in the Internet of Bins

Berg Insight says 1.5 million smart waste sensors will be installed worldwide by 2023, as NB-IoT and LoRa start to come to the fore in the smart waste sensor market.

NY Governor Prioritizes '100% Cell Service'

After investing $500 million in better high-speed broadband Internet access for the state, New York now needs to prioritize quality cellular service statewide, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in his annual State of the State address.

Cellnex emerges as Euro mobile tower power player

Spanish firm's €6.4 billion M&A spree gives it tens of thousands of mobile tower assets in eight European countries.

MTA Seeks Cell Service Provider for Major NYC Subway Tunnel

The MTA has issued an RFP for companies that want to install cell service in the L train tunnel under the East River, building on existing service in underground subway stations.

Five IoT Startups to Watch in 2020

Here are some of the IoT startups making waves in 2020.

Forget 5G, It's 4G That Hasn't Even Peaked Yet

Although standalone 5G is coming in 2020, 4G isn't expected to 'peak' until 2022. And experts say it will likely stick around for at least another decade.

Brookfield Snaps Up UK Towers Firm

Brookfield continues to build out its wireless infrastructure portfolio with the acquisition of UK neutral host specialist Wireless Infrastructure Group (WIG).

Opensignal Sees Smooth Transition for 3G Laggards

Opensignal reported that roughly 96% of Americans who connect to 3G actually have a 4G-capable device, which could pave the way for operators to re-purpose their 3G spectrum for 4G or 5G.

Union Wireless: We'll Need a Whole New Network to Get Rid of Huawei

Union Wireless said it will cost up to $110 million to get Huawei equipment out of its network. And that's not the only problem.

Rural Carrier MobileNation Apparently Shutting Down in January

MobileNation offers wireless service in parts of Tennessee and Kentucky, and may be close to shutting down. The company isn't answering questions.

AT&T Slapped With $60M Fine Over 'Unlimited' Practices

AT&T agreed to pay $60 million for throttling its unlimited data customers in 2014 without telling them about it.

Podcast: Gadget Zombies & Ghoulish Tech Flops

Videophone zombies. Disappearing phones. Moaning mobile services. Glass that makes your skin crawl. Don't be afraid. It's the Light Reading Podcast Halloween Special!

Operators Starting to Face Up to 5G Power Cost

The cost of running new 5G networks in parallel with older systems could be huge, according to the latest research.

Verizon CEO Says Fixed 5G Will Grow in 2020

Verizon's Hans Vestberg says the company's remodeled '5G Home' product is poised for a resurgence in the second half of next year.

Why Many Operators Just Can't Quit 2G

Like old-fashioned rock and roll, 2G just refuses to die.

Finnish Startup Goes Underground to Measure Soil Conditions

Finnish agricultural IoT startup Soil Scout works with DT on underground sensors, grabs an undisclosed round of funding.

Vodafone CEO 'Fast Tracks' OpenRAN in Challenge to Ericsson, Huawei, Nokia

One of the telecom's industry's top executives is backing trials of open RAN technology as a way of bringing more competition into the network market.

As 3G Shutdown Looms, AT&T's Cricket Will Require VoLTE Phones

AT&T's Cricket Wireless prepaid brand is soon going to prevent customers from activating older phones that don't support VoLTE technology. The move is part of AT&T's efforts to shut down its 3G network.

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