5G Success Depends on Partnerships | Trending Network News | August 20, 2016

Posted by Mae Kowalke on Saturday, August 20, 2016 with No comments

As the Olympics in Rio wind down, our first story in this week's Trending Network News is a look at all the stops mobile operators are pulling out to compete during the Games. But there's lots of other things to report on as well: what "unlimited data" really means to U.S. carriers, the roll-out of Verizon's VoLTE-based OneTalk service, 5G related partnership between Verizon and SK Telecom and AT&T and a cohort of other telcos and vendors, and what the FCC's mmWave spectrum decision means for 5G. 

How CSPs Are Competing in Rio
If you thought mobile communications technology in London 2012 was cutting edge, take a look at what service providers are offering this summer in Rio. | Article by Light Reading 

Worst of the Week: T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T show unlimited data love … for a price
Just how "unlimited" are new data options available from AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint | Article by RCR Wireless 

Verizon leverages VoLTE for new SMB solution
Verizon's new OneTalk, geared toward small business customers, leverages VoLTE to deliver a unified mobile and fixed-line service. |  Article by RCR Wireless 

Verizon, SK Telecom Extend 5G Partnership
Verizon and SK Telecom are collaborating on 5G technical specs for global standards. The initiative includes a number of joint studies into 5G use cases and applications. |  Article by Small Cell Hub

AT&T ramps up its SDN and NFV partnerships to prepare for 5GWith an eye toward 5G, AT&T is in discussions with seven telcos and seven vendors about possibilities for resolving key 5G standards issues and bring the technology to market sooner. |  Article by TelecomTV

How Will the FCC Spectrum Decision Help Mobilize mmWave for 5G
The FCC's decision to move forward with making mmWave spectrum available or 5G has a variety of implications. | Article by Light Reading 

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