Verizon Accelerates C-Band 5G Deployment
At a presentation for investors today, Verizon announced an accelerated timeline for deploying mid-band (C-band) 5G across the US. The company now plans for its mid-band 5G network to cover 175 million people by the end of 2022, a full year earlier than the company previously planned to reach that milestone. The company has already met its promise to cover 100 million in early 2022, and continues to aim for over 250 million by the end of 2024. Verizon claims its customers are seeing peak download speeds of almost 1 Gbps over C-band, and over 1 Gbps using carrier aggregation of C-band with other bands. The company also continues to expand its mmWave 5G network in dense urban areas, with mid-band providing indoor and suburban coverage for high-speed 5G. The company currently has 33,000 mmWave sites online. In areas covered by mmWave, Verizon says about 10% of its wireless customers are using it.
Feb 9, 2022
Samsung today announced its lineup of flagship phones for 2022: the Galaxy S22 series. The top-end S22 Ultra sees the biggest changes as it essentially absorbs Samsung's Note series with an integrated S Pen stylus and a more Note-like shape and design, instead of the Contour Cut design of the other models.
Feb 18, 2021
Google has released the first preview version of Android 12 to developers. As a developer release, it focuses on APIs and other developer-focused aspects, rather than necessarily representing the final look and feature set for consumers.
Apr 1, 2020
T-Mobile has officially completed its merger with Sprint. For the moment, the merger has little effect on customers, but "Sprint" lives only as a brand of T-Mobile, not a separate company.
Jun 1, 2020
Five satellite operators have agreed to the FCC's "accelerated" plan to reallocate 300 MHz of valuable mid-band spectrum so it can be used for enhanced 5G service as soon as late 2021. Without acceleration, the plan might not have been complete until 2025.