Posts tagged as: mmWave

AT&T Turns On 5G In Las Vegas

AT&T has launched mmWave 5G service in Las Vegas, bringing the total number of AT&T 5G cities to 20. AT&T’s 5G network is so far only available to business customers.

AT&T And T-Mobile Win Big In 24 GHz Auction

The FCC has announced the results of its recent auctions of mmWave radio bands for 5G services. AT&T and T-Mobile were the big winners, both gaining 24 GHz licenses covering most major US cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco,, Washington, Houston, Seattle, Boston, Dallas, Miami, Phoenix, Atlanta, Detroit, San Diego,Minneapolis-St. Paul, Las […]

Qualcomm’s Next 5G Modem, X55, Supports T-Mobile’s 5G Network

Qualcomm’s new X55 standalone modem chip supports 5G in all major frequency bands as well as FDD and TDD modes. Support for FDD makes it the first chip to support T-Mobile’s planned 5G network in the 600 MHz band. Qualcomm’s first 5G modem chip, the X50, only supported TDD in the 28 GHz mmWave band. […]

FCC Open Two Auctions For High-Band 5G Spectrum

The FCC today began auctioning off licenses for a total of 1.55 GHz of spectrum that’s earmarked for 5G mobile service. Two auctions are on deck. Auction 101, which commenced today, includes two 425 MHz blocks in the 28 GHz band that are being made available on a county basis. Auction 102 for 24 GHz […]

Intel Debuts Its 5G Modem -Will Power More Than Phone

Intel today introduced the XMM 8160, a 5G modem that will bring high-speed connectivity to mobile phones, computers, and other broadband devices in 2020. The modem supports the 5G NR spec, including both standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) modes for fixed and mobile service. The XMM 8160 will be backwards compatible with 4G, 3G, and […]

White House Want To Define 5G Spectrum Strategy

The White House has published a memorandum signed by President Donald Trump that looks to formalize the country’s development and support of 5G technologies, particularly as it applies to spectrum. “Access to spectrum is a critical component of the technological capabilities that enable economic activity and protect national security,” wrote Trump. “Wireless communications and associated […]

Samsung Is Making Its Own 5G Modem

Samsung¬†has announced the Exynos Modem 5100 for mobile devices with support for the 5G New Radio standard (3GPP release 15) in both sub-6 GHz and mmWave bands. Samsung says the Exynos 5100 is built using a 10nm process. The company claims to have successfully conducted an over-the-air 5G NR test with the modem using a […]

Qualcomm Announces 5G NR Small Cell

Qualcomm today announced the FSM100xx, a 5G NR product designed for small cells and remote radio heads. Qualcomm says the FSM100xx builds on its existing Qualcomm FSM Platform for 3G and 4G small cells. It supports 5G NR in sub-6 GHz and mmWave spectrum, allowing network operators to make use of whatever spectrum is available […]

T-Mobile Is Building 5G in 30 Markets in 2018 – 5G Turns On In NYC In Q1 of 2019

T-Mobile today provided more details concerning its forthcoming 5G network. It will be building 5G across 30 cities in the U.S. this year. It will start with New York City in the 600 MHz and mmWave spectrum bands. Other named cities include Dallas, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles. The company has been fortifying its LTE […]

AT&T Closes Acquisition of FiberTower

AT&T has finalized its acquisition of FiberTower and in the process gained a foothold in the spectrum needed to deploy 5G. Specifically, AT&T now owns 375 MHz of 39 GHz spectrum (aKA¬†mmWave) in the top 100 markets around the country. AT&T said it paid $207 million for FiberTower. The deal was approved by the FCC […]

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