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AT&T: Wi-Fi calling up 76%

March 30, 2020| FierceWireless Wireless carriers say their networks are holding up as more Americans do their work, schooling and entertainment from home. Of course, much of the work is being conducted over Wi-Fi. AT&T reported that wireless voice minutes of use were up 33% yesterday compared to an average

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3GPP delays 5G standards due to COVID-19

Mar 25, 2020 | FierceWireless Not surprisingly, the coronavirus is having an impact on the timing of 5G standards, with the finalization of some 5G standards officially delayed by three months. 3GPP said the Release 16 Stage 3 freeze is now due in June 2020. The adjustment was made after all

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Nokia notches 4X capacity boost in Sprint test

March 24, 2020| FierceWireless Nokia touted a new lab achievement over Sprint’s 2.5 GHz spectrum that boosted 5G capacity by up to four times through a software upgrade. The test included a software upgrade of E-UTRAN New Radio – Dual Connectivity (EN-DC) and Multi-User-MIMO (MU-MIMO) using Sprint’s mid-band 5G spectrum and

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FCC’S Keep Americans Connected Pledge Surpasses 500 Signers

Chairman Pai Also Welcomes Additional Actions Providers Have Taken to Go Above and Beyond the Pledge to Help Americans During Coronavirus Pandemic March 25, 2020| FCC Media Release WASHINGTON, March 25, 2020—Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai today announced that 580 broadband and telephone service providers have now taken his

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Secure 5G and Beyond Act

On March 25, 2020, the White House issued a seven-page plan that sets forward key principles in the President’s vision in securing 5G for the United States. The “National Strategy to Secure 5G” articulates his vision for America to lead the development, deployment, and management of secure and reliable 5G

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Trump nominates O’Rielly for new term at FCC

Mar 19, 2020 | FierceWireless News FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly is getting a round of applause from many corners after President Trump recommended he serve another term on the commission. In wireless, O’Rielly has been FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s point person on big and complex topics dealing with mid-band spectrum, including

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