|EUTC in Beijing, VZW LTE-A now 2K markets, France & EU get gig-y wi'd'it|
EUTC is still in Beijing. Wow.
VZ aggregated xLTE footprint is growing (go Big Red!) + CBRS aggregates w/ other spectrum
5G in EU is adopting standards and France setting 2020 for commercial launch.
US Cellular CTO talks mmwave uses vs LTE-A and says is launching LTE-M
CBRS gets more support leading up to launch
Nokia among 6 test labs to win approval for CBRS device testing by Monica Alleven | Jul 16, 2018...
Verizon touts LTE Advanced deployments, other milestones by Monica Alleven | Jul 13, 2018 While 5G tends to dominate the headlines these days, there’s still a lot of gas left in the LTE tank, and Verizon is demonstrating just that with the deployment of LTE Advanced technologies. The operator announced that customers in more than 2,000 markets can access the benefits of carrier aggregation (CA) and those in 1,100 markets can access 4x4 MIMO and 256 QAM in addition to CA. Combined, the three technologies can significantly boost the available capacity and speed... The operator claimed another industry first with Ericsson, Qualcomm Technologies and Federated Wireless last year when they conducted a demo using Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band 48 spectrum and LTE Advanced CA. That demo, set in an Ericsson lab in Plano, Texas, included the end-to-end CBRS communication flow using 2x20 MHz LTE carriers and a 256 QAM modulation in the downlink.
Verizon accuses T-Mobile of making up information on LTE-A deployments by Monica Alleven | Nov 13, 2017
US Cellular CTO charts course to 5G 13 JUL 2018... The CTO said US Cellular views mmWave as hotspot spectrum, ideal for deployments in areas including campuses, event venues and manufacturing locations which demand extreme speed. Broad coverage and moderate speed can be supplied via 5G deployments on low- and mid-band spectrum, he added. But Irizarry said US Cellular is also evaluating mmWave for backhaul. “One of the challenges with deploying small cells is getting fibre to these small cells. If I can use mmWave to cell haul from an adjacent macro cell, I make my deployment of small cells, whether they’re for 4G or 5G, a lot easier.”.. While deployment plans are still up in the air, he estimated the operator could launch 5G on its existing low- and mid-band spectrum holdings within a 14- to 18-month time frame... Additionally, the company is aiming to bolster its LTE network through densification and the introduction of 4G beamforming. He added US Cellular is testing LTE-M technology and is in the process of plotting a deployment plan.
France announces 5G roadmap Monday 16 July 2018 | 16:44 CET | News French regulator Arcep has published a document highlighting its priorities to prepare the country for the launch of 5G services, as part of a roadmap agreed with the government. The work programme is sponsored by secretaries of state Mounir Mahjoubi and Delphine Geny-Stephann, who are in charge of digital affairs and economic affairs, respectively. Among the main targets set in roadmap, France will allocate new 5G frequencies and ensure a commercial rollout in at least one major city by 2020, while the main transport routes will be covered by 2025... it has already granted 22 trial authorisations and will continue to examine any request in the 3.4-3.8 GHz and 24.25-27.5 GHz bands...
News of Note—Telstra’s NSA 5G data call; Swisscom’s 5G in Guttannen and more by Monica Alleven | Jul 16, 2018... The Electronic Communications Committee (ECC) has adopted a set of deliverables for 5G that are focused on the harmonization of the frequency bands 3400-3800 MHz and 26 GHz. Release
JULY 16, 2018 China wants to seek more balanced trade with EU BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s Premier Li Keqiang said on Monday the country wants to seek more balanced trade with the European Union. China needs to advance investment treaty negotiations with the EU and both should share the objective of concluding agreements at an early date, Premier Li said when meeting with European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Beijing.
JULY 15, 2018 EU pushes China on trade, saying it could open up if it wanted BEIJING (Reuters) - China could open its economy if it wished, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Monday, with the European Union calling on countries to avoid a trade war even as pressure mounts on Beijing over its industrial policies. Playing host to Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang stressed the need to uphold free trade and multilateralism as the United States and China become increasingly mired in a trade dispute, with no sign of negotiations on the horizon... At a joint news briefing with Li and Tusk in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, Juncker said that move showed “if China wishes to open up it can do so. It knows how to open up”. Later, at a business forum, he said, “We need just and fair multilateral rules. The EU is open but it is not naive.” At the business event, Li invited executives from European companies operating in China to share their problems.