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With 5G on the Horizon, 3G to Sunset By December 

3G networks in the U.S. will be retired at the end of this year. Unlike their predecessor (2G), these 3G networks will be replaced much faster with more current technology. As we previously reported, AT&T has already turned off its 3G network, and T-Mobile will do the same in July. Verizon plans to shut down […]

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Carriers to Retire 3G As Plans to Rollout 5G Expand Worldwide

The great 3G shutdown is coming. When it does, millions of devices could potentially lose their connection to the Internet. With new equipment and enhanced technology developed for 5G, wireless carriers can deliver larger amounts of data much more quickly. However, they want to do so on their current 3G networks. As Vox reported, carriers […]

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5G Expected to Reach Millions in the U.S. This Year

Last year, the pandemic caused serious roadblocks to 5G rollouts worldwide. Nevertheless, major U.S. telecommunications companies competed to buy highly-sought after mid-band spectrum from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), much of it representing the coveted C-band spectrum. While telecommunications giants AT&T and Verizon hope to release their C-band spectrum to millions of Americans in January […]

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Three Technologies That Can Help Make 5G A Reality

The COVID-19 pandemic has hindered 5G network rollouts in the U.S since it began almost two years ago. Now, due to pandemic-related hiccups in the global supply chain, rollouts are slowing even further. As the New York Times reports, chips and other electronics that are necessary for upgrading important network equipment, such as alarm systems […]

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How Will Industries Spur The Growth of Private 5G Networks

Next generation 5G wireless technology will deliver breakneck speeds. However, worldwide rollouts are moving at a less impressive pace (with the exception of East Asia). While individual consumers will likely wait at least a decade before they can access the full benefits of 5G, industries will be able to embrace it much sooner. When they […]

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Three Major Factors Challenging 5G Rollout in the U.S.

5G networks are quickly unfolding throughout markets in East Asia. The region constitutes 90% of worldwide 5G connections to date. Rollouts have been slower elsewhere, including in the U.S., the second largest 5G market outside East Asia, even as telecommunications giants race to buy up spectrum there. According to the Wall Street Journal, this is […]

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Protecting Against Three Major 5G Threat Vectors

A recent report from the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, the National Security Agency, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, warns of three major threat vectors that can potentially imperil 5G networks. The report, titled Potential Threat Vectors to 5G Infrastructure, details outcomes from the 5G Threat Model Working Panel, which […]

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COVID-19 Pandemic Postpones 5G Spectrum Auctions Worldwide

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to force the postponement of many highly anticipated 5G spectrum auctions throughout the world. According to a recent report from S&P Global Market Intelligence, many of these actions were intended to take place in Europe and Asia.  The planned auctions can be broadly divided into three categories: high-band, low-band, and mid-band. […]

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Competition for Mid-Band Spectrum Accelerates 5G Rollout in the U.S.

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently voted to establish rules for a spectrum sale scheduled for auction in 2021 October, which will include the sale of much-coveted mid-band spectrum that has the ability to deliver 5G wireless to millions of people.  There are three types of spectrum used to create 5G networks: high-band, also […]

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