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FCC SPEEDS ACCESS TO UTILITY POLES TO PROMOTE BROADBAND, 5G DEPLOYMENT

FCC Press Release  Media Contact:Mark Wigfield, (202) 418-0253mark.wigfield@fcc.gov For Immediate ReleaseFCC SPEEDS ACCESS TO UTILITY POLES TO PROMOTE BROADBAND, 5G DEPLOYMENTAccess to Poles Must Be Swift, Predictable, and Affordable  —WASHINGTON, August 2, 2018—The Federal Communications Commission continued its efforts to promote broadband deployment and competition by speeding the process and reducing

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FCC ESTABLISHES PROCEDURES FOR FIRST 5G SPECTRUM AUCTIONS

FCC Press Release Media Contact: Cecilia Sulhoff, (202) 418-0587 cecilia.sulhoff@fcc.gov For Immediate Release FCC ESTABLISHES PROCEDURES FOR FIRST 5G SPECTRUM AUCTIONS 28 GHz Auction Scheduled to Commence on November 14   — WASHINGTON, August 2, 2018—Today, the Federal Communications Commission established the application and bidding procedures for the upcoming Spectrum

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FCC PROPOSES STEPS TOWARDS AUCTION OF 37 GHZ, 39 GHZ, AND 47 GHZ BANDS

FCC Press Release  Media Contact:Cecilia Sulhoff, (202) 418-0587cecilia.sulhoff@fcc.govFor Immediate ReleaseFCC PROPOSES STEPS TOWARDS AUCTION OF 37 GHZ, 39 GHZ, AND 47 GHZ BANDS  —WASHINGTON, August 2, 2018—The Federal Communications Commission today proposed next steps to prepare the upper 37 GHz, 39 GHz, and 47 GHz bands for auction.  In particular,

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FCC moves ahead on 3.7-4.2 GHz order seeking more details

FierceWireless 7/13/2018 The FCC unanimously voted today to seek further comment on ways to free up spectrum in the 3.7-4.2 GHz band, also called the C-Band, for 5G. The Order and Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that the commission adopted identifies new opportunities for flexible use in up to 500 megahertz of midband spectrum between

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South Korea’s 5G Auction Raises $3.3B

Light Reading June 19, 2018 South Korea’s big three mobile operators have picked up 5G spectrum in the 3.5GHz and 28GHz bands during a government auction that raised a total of 3.62 trillion Korean won ($3.3 billion). The spectrum awards give SK Telecom (Nasdaq: SKM), KT Corp. and LG U+the mid-band and higher-range frequencies they

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3GPP puts finishing touch on Standalone version of 5G standard

FierceWireless News June 14, 2017 The 3GPP officially completed the Standalone (SA) version of the 5G New Radio (NR) standard at a meeting in La Jolla, California, this week, marking a long-awaited target date for the standard. The Non-Standalone (NSA) version of the standard was approved in December 2017. The

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China leads in IoT deployments while North America leads in 5G: Ericsson

According to the latest Ericsson Mobility Report, global cellular IoT connections are set to grow 30% a year, largely thanks to accelerating deployments in China. By 2023, Ericsson predicted 3.5 billion cellular IoT connections worldwide. Its projections for 2023 have almost doubled within the last six months. North East Asia is expected to

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President Trump nominates Geoffrey Starks to FCC

FierceWireless News June 4, 2018 The White House said President Trump has nominated Geoffrey Starks to the FCC. If confirmed by the Senate, Starks will fill the seat left vacant by Mignon Clyburn, who recently stepped down after eight years with the agency. Starks is currently an assistant bureau chief at

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FCC commissioner targets midband spectrum for 5G within 2 years

FierceWireless News May 22, 2018 CHARLOTTE, North Carolina—One of the FCC’s five commissioners said that he’s working to release enough midband spectrum over the next two years that providers could create a new, fully operational 5G network using the licenses. Those comments, made here at the WIA’s Connect (X) show

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