A Slow Journey to LTE on Unlicensed Spectrum

We’ve seen a lot of back and forth during the past year on the use of unlicensed spectrum for LTE. The current users of the spectrum, mostly Wi-Fi folks, were adamantly opposed. The fear was that cellular players didn’t have the ability (and most likely, the desire)...

Verizon Alliance Throws Weight Behind LTE-B

Verizon on Wednesday said it has teamed up with three international carriers to increase global support for the LTE Broadcast (LTE-B) standard. Working with Australia’s Telstra, South Korean operator kt and U.K. wireless giant EE, Verizon said its goal is to make...

Major wireless upgrades made for Kentucky Derby

Churchill Downs officials are promis­ing a better mobile experience thanks to a digital boost in preparation for the tens of thousands of visitors expected to at­tend the 142nd running of Kentucky Der­by this year. Joined by, AT&T and Mobilitie repre­sentatives,...

MEGA-MERGER: VERIZON TO BUY XO’S FIBER BIZ

Verizon is purchasing XO Communications’ fiber-optic network business in a roughly $1.8 billion deal that’s expected to close during the first half of 2017. The transaction would provide Verizon with access to XO’s fiber-based IP andEthernet networks, “helping to...

MOBILE Now: All the Spectrum We’ll Ever Need?

Mobile networks will be in good shape for spectrum for the foreseeable future if Senators John Thune (R, S. Dakota) and Bill Nelson (D, Florida) pass their MOBILE Now Act in anything close to its present draft form. The overall quantity of spectrum the bill seeks to...