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October 26, 2018

This Week in 5G: 5G’s Right Around the Corner .

    This Week in 5G: 5G’s Right Around the Corner


    Anderson Sullivan

    After a busy week in next-generation wireless news, we’re back with another round-up of 5G updates.

    But before we get started, need a reminder on what this 5G talk is all about? This story by CNet highlights the new applications 5G will unlock. From self-driving cars to virtual reality, next-generation networks are sure to be exciting.

    AT&T’s 5G is Around the Corner

    AT&T announced it is weeks from the launch of mobile 5G. They will bring next-generation services to parts of twelve cities before the end of the year and will expand to more cities throughout 2019.

    Samsung Partners for 5G

    Samsung and NEC have partnered to expand their 5G developments. This partnership brings together NEC’s IT specialization with Samsung’s expertise to offer customized 5G services to different mobile providers.

    Qualcomm Goes Small

    Qualcomm introduced a new millimeter wave antenna, its smallest yet. Smaller than a penny, the antenna will give device manufacturers increased flexibility in developing smartphones for 5G networks.

    3.5 GHz Adoption

    The FCC voted to adopt changes to the 3.5 GHz spectrum rules this week at the October Open Meeting.

    Spectrum Goes Presidential

    The Administration announced a memorandum on national spectrum policy, directing federal agencies to create a national spectrum strategy in the next nine months.

    Thanks for tuning in for another edition of This Week in 5G. Check back next Friday for the latest news.

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