DISH Network
Dish Network Taps Nokia For 5G Network Software

Dish Network has chosen Nokia for its 5G core network software as the satellite company rolls out its wireless network.

Verizon Buys TracFone For $7 Billion
Verizon Buys TracFone For $7 Billion

Verizon has announced that it is buying TracFone, the country’s largest prepaid wireless reseller, for $7 billion in cash and stock. Over 13 million TracFone subscribers currently use the Verizon cell network via a reseller deal.

WSJ: Microsoft Partners With Startups To Win Cloud War
WSJ: Microsoft Partners With Startups To Win Cloud War

In the latest deal, Abnormal Security, Azure customers can purchase Abnormal Security directly via Microsoft co-sell and through the Azure Marketplace. Microsoft says that all purchases count towards enterprise Azure commitments.

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PCMag Releases Fastest Mobile Networks 2020 Test

PCMag has released its 11th annual testing data of US wireless networks, and it doesn’t paint a pretty picture for the state of 5G.

Encryption
Verizon Future-Proofs Network With Quantum Key Distribution

Verizon has become the first wireless carrier to pilot the use of quantum key distribution (QKD) to help secure its network.

Intel CEO Bob Swan: Tiger Lake Will Deliver 20% More Performance
Intel CEO: Tiger Lake Will Deliver 20% More Performance

Bob Swan, CEO of Intel, discusses the launch of their 10nm Tiger Lake CPU which provides a significant improvement in product performance.

T-Mobile Nationwide 5G
T-Mobile Adds Mid-Band 5G In Over 80 Cities; Verizon Calls ‘Foul’

T-Mobile has rolled out high-speed, mid-band 5G in over 80 cities as it continues to utilize the spectrum it acquired with Sprint.

Technician Working On Cell Tower
Qualcomm Doubles Range of mmWave 5G to 2.36 Miles

Qualcomm and Ericsson have successfully doubled the range of mmWave 5G, completing a phone call over data 2.36 miles away.

Huawei 5G
France Decides Not to Ban Huawei, But Will Favor European Companies

France has announced it will not ban Huawei from its networks, unlike the US and its closest allies.

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US Among Countries With Slowest 5G

OpenSignal has analyzed the wold’s 12 leading 5G markets, and the US is nearly dead-last, in terms of 5G speed.