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AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon prep for standalone 5G

Verizon and T-Mobile are racing to launch the standalone version of 5G in the coming months, but AT&T is avoiding putting any specifics to its own standalone 5G launch plans.

TIA promises to end the Huawei security debate, once and for all

TIA is building a global standard and benchmarking tool that can measure the risks present in each vendor's supply chain in real time.

Government rules are slowing down 5G phone launches, tech association warns

The Consumer Technology Association is pushing the FCC to relax rules around pre-orders and imports for 5G phones, arguing the move would improve the US marketplace for the next-gen network technology.

Verizon, Vodafone flesh out edge computing opportunity with AWS

Verizon and Vodafone announced their edge computing partnerships with Amazon AWS late last year. Now, they're offering further insights into what they hope to achieve from those partnerships.

AT&T, Accenture test private LTE network in Louisiana oil refinery

Phillips 66, one of the nation's biggest oil refiners, built a private wireless network across a third of its refinery in Belle Chasse, Louisiana, using AT&T's 700MHz and 1900MHz spectrum licenses.

Meet Dish's 5G network team

Stephen Bye, Tom Cullen, Dave Mayo, Jeff McSchooler and Marc Rouanne are the five men charged with building a cloud-native, open RAN 5G network for Dish Network for $10 billion.

With a record number of bidders, CBRS auction estimates rise to $10B

The FCC's upcoming 3.5GHz CBRS spectrum auction is generating plenty of bidding interest, causing industry analysts to boost their financial forecasts for the event.

Promptlink tries to rise above the cable network noise

New AI-assisted tool is helping cable operators identify and pinpoint the source of upstream network noise during a pandemic that has caused peak usage to surge, CEO says.

Samsung: Our 5G RAN is now open and virtualized

Samsung is joining Nokia in the move to sell fully open and virtualized 5G radio access network products. Those initiatives could put pressure on Ericsson to do the same.

Geoverse offers private LTE with its CBRS/licensed spectrum combo

Geoverse is looking to sell private wireless LTE offerings using a unique combination of its licensed 600MHz and 700MHz spectrum licenses and CBRS spectrum.

O-RAN Alliance adds Telus and U.S. Cellular to its ranks

The open radio access network (RAN) specification group now has 26 operator members.

CBRS auction creates challenges, opportunities for utility companies

Some utility companies may need to update their existing WiMax networks due to the CBRS auction. But they might also bid for CBRS spectrum licenses for private wireless LTE networks.

5G's future includes a cloud-native architecture complete with containers

Many mobile operators want 5G to be built on a cloud-native stack from the RAN to the network core.

Dish's Marc Rouanne: Building an open RAN, greenfield 5G network

Light Reading spoke with Marc Rouanne, who was hired late last year to construct Dish's 5G network, about the company's vendor choices so far, and how Dish is designing its planned network.

Missouri farm makes hay with edge computing, private LTE

Trilogy Networks and its new Rural Cloud Initiative (RCI) is aiming to bring technologies like private wireless LTE networks and edge computing to rural parts of the US.

Verizon: The fastest 5G in the world – report

Thanks to its mmWave network, Verizon offers average 5G download speeds of roughly 500 Mbit/s, which Opensignal calculates is the fastest in the world.

Comcast beefs up network capacity, uses AI to keep data demands in check

As usage spiked during the early parts of the pandemic, Comcast has accelerated the pace of capacity upgrades and sped up the use of an AI system called 'Octave' to boost the efficiency of its access networks.

India to test telecom gear as tension rises with China

Indian authorities will require some equipment to undergo mandatory tests starting in October in a move that could hold up network deployment.

Light Reading's Leading Lights 2020: The Finalists

Light Reading is delighted to announce the finalists for this year's Leading Lights Awards program, which is now in its 16th year.

Could COVID-19 finally make broadband universal in the US?

Microsoft's CEO sees a future of 'remote everything.' As a result, there's a growing consensus among lawmakers that Internet access is no longer a 'nice to have' but a 'need to have.'

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