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America Movil not expecting higher capex levels due to 5G: CEO

Mexican telecom giant América Móvil’s expected launch of 5G in certain markets will not represent a boost in its planned capex for this year, CEO Daniel Hajj said during the telco’s Q1 results call. The operator confirmed it will invest $8 billion this year, including 5G plans in several countries across the Latin American region. “We have been working to implement 5G, virtualizing networks, putting fiber in the towers,...

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Nokia CEO calls Q1 results ‘a clear improvement year-on-year’

Nokia reported growth in enterprise market and now tallies 290 private wireless customers Before 5G was even commercially available and certainly before “private networks” and “Industry 4.0” were broadly in the lexicon, Nokia was clear it would sell what would become private 5G in partnership with carriers and directly to enterprise end users. As the space has emerged as the likely long-term revenue driver and value creator...

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The three layers of Verizon’s network-as-a-service offering explained

Verizon exec: ‘The network-as-a-service offering includes connectivity, technology and management layers’ At the end of 2020, Verizon Business announced that it will deploy its Network-as-a-Service (NaaS) offering, an all-encompassing network solution, to more than 9,000 Walgreens and Duane Reade retail locations across the U.S. in what Verizon Business’ CEO Tami Erwin called the “largest, fully customized, NaaS solution on...

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SBA: CBRS is ‘now,’ but ‘niche’; C Band is centerstage

SBA Communications is seeing some current activity in building out deployments of CBRS spectrum, but the company anticipates a much larger uplift from the nationwide deployment of the C Band. During the company’s quarterly call, CEO Jeffrey Stoops was asked by an analyst about the CBRS opportunity and responded, “The timing is now. The primary interest right now will come from municipalities, private networks. “We are actually...

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O2, Vodafone UK announce 5G spectrum trading deal

U.K. operators O2 and Vodafone have announced a new deal to trade airwaves to create more efficient blocks of 5G spectrum. The two operators already share mast infrastructure in parts of the U.K. The carriers noted that this new deal will enable improved coverage for customers – both indoor and outdoor – across urban, suburban and rural areas. They also highlighted that large contiguous blocks support faster speeds and lower...

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Globalization and technology: If you want to go far, go together

One of the foundational promises of 5G is that it will serve as a ubiquitous connectivity medium capable of supporting the digital transformation of global industries ranging from shipping and mining to manufacturing and healthcare. The projected value of 5G-enabled economic activity is counted in trillions of dollars over the next decade. For 5G, or anything else, to achieve ubiquity and provide a 13-figure economic lift, there will...

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AT&T, US Cellular test C Band

AT&T and US Cellular both received permission from the Federal Communications Commission this week to prepare for new deployments of C Band spectrum by testing network equipment that will operate at 3.7-3.8 GHz. AT&T was granted a one-year period to conduct indoor and outdoor pre-deployment testing at 3.7-3.8 GHz in three locations. There will be 10 C Band sites in Macomb county, Michigan; 11 in Santa Clara county, California;...