“We hype it up, everybody is talking about it, but how is [5G] going to really transform the future," said Sprint’s Mishka Dehghan, during her keynote at the Big 5G Event.
Sprint continued to play the victim and struck a defeated tone during its fiscal year 2018 fourth quarter earnings call with analysts.
T-Mobile US said it can deliver 5G on its own and it plans to at least double the speeds it provides today when it rolls out 5G services later this year.
Early 5G coverage is spotty, service is limited, signals often drop within hundreds of feet of a base station, and devices are nonexistent.
If the proposed merger with T-Mobile fails and SoftBank doesn’t invest further in Sprint, the outlook is grim.
KT's 5G network now covers the country’s most populated areas, including Seoul, six other metropolitan cities, most of the 85 major cities, 70 shopping malls, and 464 college campuses.
T-Mobile US has been pushing for the merger to close within the first half of 2019, but that deadline is looking less likely by the day.
Industry analysts remain convinced that operators and the global ecosystem of vendors will eventually overcome the challenges of mmWave for 5G.
Andy Purdy argues that the best approach to security is to require a diversity of suppliers and clear divisions of responsibility.
The significance and potential impact of the latest pause is largely unknown, but the companies have faced a barrage of criticism during the last month.
The plan calls for the government to take wireless spectrum from the Defense Department and use a third-party operator to make 5G services available on a wholesale basis.
The carrier touted the first four markets to see its 5G beams, but it could be under new ownership by mid-year.
The COMAC initiative is focused on delivering services over both mobile and broadband networks while supporting subscriber management and maintaining a consistent service experience without regard to the access technology.
SDxCentral Weekly Wrap for January 18, 2019: Vodafone and IBM launch a multi-cloud joint venture, and AWS buys TSO Logic to help customers decide where to best run workloads.
The provider is looking to bring in additional SD-WAN vendors and build universal CPE in 2019.