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May 21, 2018
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Verizon will test 5G fixed wireless in S. Africa
Verizon will test 5G fixed wireless in S. Africa
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Verizon will conduct field trials of 5G-based fixed wireless service under a partnership with Samsung and South African carrier Comsol. The Johannesburg-based test, which will use 28 GHz millimeter-wave technology, will rely on Verizon's 5G Technical Forum standard and should begin by the third quarter.
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AT&T will demo 28 GHz fixed wireless tech at gaming expo
AT&T will offer gamers a preview of how 5G networks will give them a more immersive mobile experience when the telecom rolls out a demonstration at next month's Electronic Entertainment Expo. The carrier has won federal approval to put the 28 GHz fixed wireless technology on display in partnership with Ericsson, Intel and ESL.
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FTC chair: We can handle net neutrality oversight
FTC chair: We can handle net neutrality oversight
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Federal Trade Commission Chairman Joseph Simons during a hearing Thursday confirmed that the agency has the "resources and capability" to enforce net neutrality regulations. Simons also noted that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has offered to provide the FTC with resources -- namely technical resources -- to assist in their oversight.
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Brought to you by broadband: US agricultural IoT market grows
The number of US farmers using the internet of things is now estimated at 250,000, with a potential future market size of $4 billion, according to researchers at Alpha Brown. The IoT is pioneering tools for farmers, including smart sensors, applications, and systems that save time, money, and energy. The use of modern telecommunications in agriculture paints an optimistic picture of the industry's future, all thanks to broadband providers who have created a platform for innovation and connectivity.
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