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New VIAVI Report Highlights Astonishing Growth of Global 5G Infrastructure

New VIAVI Report Highlights Astonishing Growth of Global 5G Infrastructure

VIAVI has published a new report on the current state of 5G. The report indicates that 5G networks have now been deployed in 378 cities spread across 34 different countries around the globe. According to VIAVI, South Korea has been the most enthusiastic adopter of 5G, with networks now active in 85 cities across the…

UK Grants Huawei Limited Role in National 5G Spectrum

UK Grants Huawei Limited Role in National 5G Spectrum

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that Chinese tech giant Huawei will be granted a limited role in Britain’s 5G cellular network, despite the fact that the United States has been calling on its allies to exclude the company. Huawei, who Britain referred to as a “high-risk vendor”, will be allowed into non-sensitive parts of…

FCC, Department of Transportation At Odds Over Unused Airwaves

FCC, Department of Transportation At Odds Over Unused Airwaves

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Department of Transportation (DOT), two agencies of the same administration, continue to do battle with each other over the use of a set of airwaves set aside years ago for vehicle-to-vehicle communication technology. The airwaves in question — a 75 MHz swath — were set aside 20 years…

FCC Votes to Take Over Auto Airwaves for WiFi

FCC Votes to Take Over Auto Airwaves for WiFi

Last week, the Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to take over airwaves previously slated for use for auto safety and allocate it for WiFi use. The 75 MHz swath of airwaves was set aside 20 years ago for a vehicle safety communication system that never came to fruition. Despite this, the takeover of the spectrum…

FCC to Launch $9 Billion Fund to Strengthen 5G Coverage in Rural Areas

FCC to Launch $9 Billion Fund to Strengthen 5G Coverage in Rural Areas

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai announced that his department will be allocating $9 billion in funding, previously slated for a similar program to improve 4G LTE coverage in rural areas, to bolster the deployment of the next generation 5G spectrum in the same rural areas. The news comes after major telecommunications carriers Verizon,…

FCC to Auction 5G Spectrum

FCC to Auction 5G Spectrum

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai has announced that he will direct his agency to auction off the nation’s long-awaited 5G spectrum. Details of the auction have yet to be released, however in letters sent to lawmakers on Monday Pai noted he wishes to auction 280 megahertz of C-band spectrum for the service.…