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Viewpoints are the expressed opinions of independent wireless industry analysts and stakeholders. They do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the 5G Americas association or its member companies. 

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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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