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.
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.
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.
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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A report from Kagan has revealed that many consumers are engaging in cord-switching, or shifting to streaming services such as DIRECTV Now and Sling TV. Nonetheless, recent Nielsen data revealed that 93% of households with a streaming service still watch traditional TV, with the report noting, "As the average American now has more ways than ever to view content, the resilience of traditional programming is impressive in today's digital age."
AT&T has introduced its Airship project as an open-source platform aimed at helping cloud operators get off the ground. The project is a partnership involving the carrier, the OpenStack Foundation, Intel and South Korea's SK Telecom.
Sprint unveiled its IoT Factory, a digital marketplace for internet of things products. The company says the platform will help channel partners to purchase IoT solutions and sell them to their consumers.