UScellular issues rural coverage challenge

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GSMA THRIVE NORTH AMERICA: UScellular president and CEO Laurent Therivel (pictured) urged operators to prioritise efforts to close the nation’s digital divide during 5G deployments, noting rural users are increasingly…

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Entertainment execs spotlight 5G impact

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GSMA THRIVE NORTH AMERICA: Executives from WarnerMedia and the National Basketball Association (NBA) highlighted how the entertainment and sports industries are using 5G to overcome Covid-19 (coronavirus) challenges, noting changes…

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Nokia, Intel press US for mid-band blitz

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GSMA THRIVE NORTH AMERICA: Executives from Nokia and Intel urged the US to quickly free more mid-band spectrum for 5G, arguing an upcoming auction of 280MHz of C-Band airwaves won’t…

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Verizon tips 2022 as 5G revenue tipping point

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GSMA THRIVE NORTH AMERICA: Sampath Sowmyanarayan, president of global enterprise for Verizon’s Business Group (pictured), predicted the operator will begin to see substantial financial benefits from 5G in 2022 as…

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FCC sets $9B rural 5G funding rules

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US regulator the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) settled on rules to create the 5G Fund for Rural America, a $9 billion pot it argued was essential to help close the…

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Trump adviser dismisses nationalised 5G concerns

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GSMA THRIVE NORTH AMERICA: Larry Kudlow, director of the US National Economic Council (pictured), insisted President Donald Trump’s administration is not seeking to nationalise 5G infrastructure, aiming to allay fears…

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Ericsson expects $500B US GDP boost from 5G

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GSMA THRIVE NORTH AMERICA: Niklas Heuveldop, president and CEO of Ericsson North America (pictured), predicted 5G could boost US GDP by $500 billion, highlighting mining and manufacturing sectors as likely…

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