It’s now or never for this acquisition. But first T-Mobile must convince regulators that the competitive landscape is growing and that the new company will create jobs, not eliminate them.
The combined company will be worth roughly $146 billion. T-Mobile CEO John Legere will lead the new firm and Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure will serve on the board.
The next phase of the operator's 5G trials will include at least 100 base stations in each of the five test cities. The trials will use equipment from multiple vendors including Ericsson, Nokia, Huawei, and ZTE.
Verizon and AT&T have very different viewpoints on offering fixed 5G service. But both operators admit that there are lots of unknowns when it comes to 5G.
5G trials from Kalamazoo, Michigan, to Waco, Texas, have helped the company fine-tune its commercial deployment plans.
The operator said it is on track to launch 5G in a handful of markets later this year but is still cagey about the details. Launch cities remain a mystery.
The group is working on several different projects focused on spectrum, 5G standards, regulations, and infrastructure.
CEO Borje Ekholm’s cost-cutting measures seem to be working. In the first quarter, the company reined in its losses and improved its gross margin.
Many of the big benefits of 5G, such as low latency and higher speed broadband, may not be that noticeable to consumers, analysts say.
Qualcomm has been caught in the crossfire between the U.S. and China, and it's impacting the company's ability to close on its NXP purchase.
The chip company’s IoT strategy includes pushing processing to the edge, instead of the cloud.
Cisco expects the ratio of IT people to devices to increase from 1 to 1,000 to 1 to 100,000 in just a couple of years.
These three initiatives are all focused on virtualizing the RAN, and some of the same companies belong to all three groups. But why are there three?
Operators want to be able to use different radio heads from different vendors and have them interoperate with existing baseband units. This spec will make that possible.
Using a video analytics application, the operator was able to monitor and analyze a video feed of an assembly line and make real-time corrections.