Verizon & Nokia Complete Outdoor 3GPP 5GNR Testing

Verizon and networking giant Nokia have completed their first successful outdoor test of 5G new radio systems based on standards imposed by the 3GPP. The test happened at Verizon’s Basking Ridge, New Jersey location, and used 5G NR along with carrier aggregation technology to achieve real-world gigabit speeds. Specifically, the two used component carrier aggregation, […]

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ISP-Media Mergers Spell Danger For Streaming Services

The approval of the AT&T/Time Warner merger sets a precedent that could equate to a real threat for streaming services and the companies behind them, among other casualties. Paid fast lanes and throttling are now possible, thanks to the finalization of net neutrality’s repeal, which turns a potentially troublesome precedent into a very urgent source of […]

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AT&T, Nokia To Provide Reliable IoT Device Connectivity

AT&T has announced that it has partnered with the telecommunications equipment supplier Nokia to provide reliable connectivity to the Internet of Things (IoT) devices. According to Chris Penrose, the President of the IoT Solutions of AT&T, the carrier’s enterprise customers will benefit from this partnership through the simplified adoption of IoT devices and the improved […]

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FCC Clarifies Carrier Fraud Definitions & Guidelines

The FCC has now issued a press release outlining a series of new rules, clarifications, and guidelines in a bid to protect consumers from fraud committed by phone companies. Those are chiefly encompassed under what the commission defines as “slamming” and “cramming.” The former of those is arguably worse and involves the unauthorized changing of a […]

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T-Mobile/Sprint Merger’s Effect On MNVOs Under Scrutiny

The proposed merger between T-Mobile and Sprint is drawing ever closer to becoming a reality, and the United States Department of Justice is currently in the process of investigating just how the deal may affect smaller carriers like MNVOs, especially those who use T-Mobile and Sprint’s networks. Authorities are worried that the $26 billion merger […]

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SS7 Network Bug Used To Target Victims’ Bank Accounts

The Signaling System No. 7 vulnerability, SS7 for short, is a well-documented worldwide network issue that affects all major carriers in the United States and potentially allows anybody with your phone number to intercept SMS messages meant for you, and it seems that hackers have done just that in order to gain illicit access to […]

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T-Mobile Talks Prep & Safety For Hurricane Season 2018

Hurricane season typically runs from June 1 through November and T-Mobile is gearing up preparations to weather any storms that might otherwise bring down its network and leave customers stranded. That’s according to a new outline the company has posted to its official blog as of May 31. With some experts predicting that this year’s […]

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ZTE Partner Cricket Strikes Freetel Deal For New Budget Phone

AT&T’s mobile virtual network operator Cricket Wireless, one of ZTE’s largest carrier partners in the United States, struck a new deal with another budget-conscious handset brand – Japanese Freetel. Wave7 Research reports that the Atlanta, Georgia-based mobile service provider is now selling a Freetel-made handset called the Cricket Wave, a low-end model priced at $59.99. […]

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AT&T Extends Its Environmental Efforts Via A Zero Waste Goal

AT&T took to its official Newsroom blog today to recommit itself to more environmentally friendly operations with a new goal to have at least 100 of its facilities achieving “Zero Waste” status by the end of 2020. That, of course, includes its Dallas-based global headquarters. The end-point the company has in mind includes having no fewer […]

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AT&T Hires Bala Subramanian As Its New Chief Digital Officer

AT&T has appointed Bala Subramanian as its new Chief Digital Officer, succeeding Teresa Ostapower. Subramanian most recently served as the chief digital officer of Best Buy from February 2017 to April 2018 prior to his new role at the second largest network carrier in the United States. Brian Tilzer, the former chief digital officer of pharmaceutical company CVS […]

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