T-Mobile-Sprint merger depends on promise to bring 5G to rural America

May 21, 2019
But it will require big spending on new tech in areas with small customer bases.
Picture shows a 5G antenna at Deutsche Telekom stand on the first day of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) on February 26, 2018 in Barcelona.
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Picture shows a 5G antenna at Deutsche Telekom stand on the first day of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) on February 26, 2018 in Barcelona.
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4G networks like "handful of magic beans"?

Aug 4, 2011
A new report from the group Public Knowledge warns consumers that new, faster, 4G wireless service may not be as magical and amazing as it seems....

One-third of iPhone owners think they're on a 4G network

Jul 13, 2011
They're not. Poor dears are confused. According to a new survey by Retrevo, 34% of iPhone owners think that they're on a 4G network. It's likely...

Eshoo sweating the Gs

Jun 23, 2011
Wednesday, Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) introduced The Next Generation Wireless Disclosure Act which would require carriers to tell consumers more...

National Wireless Initiative

Feb 11, 2011
This was announced by President Obama yesterday in Michigan. It calls for the freeing up of 500mhz of spectrum. That would be procured by way of...

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AT&T moves to 4G thanks to marketing breakthrough

Jan 6, 2011
AT&T has come up with a way to move its network from 3G to 4G in a way that is very easy on the engineers: simply rename the existing network...