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October 5, 2018

This Week in 5G: Fall-ing for 5G .

    This Week in 5G: Fall-ing for 5G

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    CTIA Director Katie Den Boer
    Katherine Den Boer
    Director, Communications & Policy

    In the words of Anne of Green Gables, I’m so glad we live in a world where there are Octobers. And a world where there is 5G. Here’s what happened this week in next-generation wireless news:

    Verizon Launches 5G Home Network. On Monday, Verizon began installing fixed 5G service in the homes of residents of Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and Sacramento.

    FCC Proposes Rules for First 5G Mid-Band Spectrum Deployment. The FCC proposed new rules to promote investment in the first swath of 5G mid-band spectrum up for auction. The rules set 10-year license terms with the expectation of renewal, as well as county-based license tracts and are up for a vote at the October 23 Open Meeting.

    Wireless provider EE Claims first U.K. 5G Trial Network. The U.K. operator EE is using spectrum in the 3.4 GHz band to launch their 5G trial around Canary Wharf in London, in anticipation of launching commercial 5G services next year.

    Rakuten Mobile Network Collaborates with Nokia and Intel on 5G Trial in Japan. Rakuten Mobile Network tested 5G in the 28 GHz band with Nokia’s AirScale base station and Intel’s 5G Mobile Trial Platform in Kanagawa Prefecture in Japan. As part of the trials, they tested 5G use cases such as 4K video and 3D, 360-degree VR live streaming.

    That’s it for this week in 5G. Enjoy the second week of October and we’ll see you next Friday!

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