Ericsson, to Provide 5G Gear for Verizon mmWave Networks in Sacramento?

Swedish telecom gear maker Ericsson said that it will provide US telco Verizon with networking equipment for their commercial 5G launch. Verizon will deploy the pre-standard 5G commercial radio network and the 5G Core network in select markets in second half of 2018. Verizon has announced that Sacramento is one of those markets. “Our pioneering … Continue reading Ericsson, to Provide 5G Gear for Verizon mmWave Networks in Sacramento?

Can New Broadband Satellites Compete?

The California Public Utility Commission did not consider satellites as a viable broadband provider, as they often failed to provide the minimum download (6 Mbps) and upload speeds (1Mbps) and had untenable latency due to the distance signals have to travel from earth to geosynchronous orbit and return. This view may change with the development … Continue reading Can New Broadband Satellites Compete?

Microsoft touts rural broadband plan at governors’ meeting in Phoenix

More details on how Microsoft Airband will operate, see blue highlighted text below. CHRIS MCCRORY | THE REPUBLIC | AZCENTRAL.COM Rural areas in Arizona will be among the first to try a new broadband internet technology being launched by Microsoft, a company executive said during a panel discussion in Phoenix on Friday. Arizona is among … Continue reading Microsoft touts rural broadband plan at governors’ meeting in Phoenix

Broadband is Critical Infrastructure.

By Russ Steele It is has been my position for some time that broadband communications is an essential part of modern life and should be considered as critical infrastructure just like the government treats water, waste, power, and transportation. One of the critical steps in getting local governments attention in addressing this issue is to … Continue reading Broadband is Critical Infrastructure.

Sacramento will be Verizon’s first 5G city

Details in Sac Business Journal Sacramento will be the first city in the nation where Verizon will roll out commercial application of 5G high-speed wireless service, the company announced Wednesday. Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) officials said in a news release the company expects to launch the service locally in the second half of 2018. … Continue reading Sacramento will be Verizon’s first 5G city