• Qualcomm, Verizon and Ericsson surpass Gigabit speed barrier

    Qualcomm Technologies, Verizon and Ericsson together successfully surpassed the Gigabit speed barrier, Ericsson said in a statement on August 21. The companies achieved an industry first with commercial silicon and network infrastructure with 1.07Gbps download speeds using Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 LTE Modem, the first to support Category 18 LTE, during an Ericsson lab trial.

  • Tech giants urge US Supreme Court to protect private cellphone data

    More than a dozen tech giants in the United States, including Verizon, Facebook, Snap, Twitter and Alphabet's Google, have filed a 44-page brief with the Supreme Court calling for tighter restrictions on government officials having access to private and sensitive cellphone data of individuals.

  • US operator may sell its smart data centers to raise capital for new investments

    US telecommunications incumbent AT&T has responded to speculation regarding the possible sale of its smart data centers. A representative of the operator has confirmed it is currently assessing that option as a possibility in a bid to raise capital to invest in both its wireless and video business units.

  • US operator plans to rollout 5G fixed wireless services in 5 major cities

    US telecommunications operator Verizon has announced that it plans to rollout 5G fixed wireless services in five major cities across the country in 2018. The development would represent the first application of 5G wireless in the United States.

  • US operator set to spend $1bn on addressing climate change

    US telecommunications behemoth Verizon has pledged its commitment to helping the environment in an effort to address climate change by investing $1bn in green-friendly projects.

  • US operator to offer fixed wireless ‘5G’ services in 11 cities

    A US telecommunications colossus has made an exciting announcement in relation to a major pilot program it is set to embark on later this year. Verizon is set to offer fixed wireless '5G' services in 11 markets by the end of June. The pilot program is aimed at defining the parameters for 5G specifications in advance of future standards and will be based on Verizon's 5G Technology Forum (5GTF) which includes heavyweights such as Qualcomm, Cisco, Ericsson, Samsung and Intel.

  • Verizon first to announce 5G launch date in the US

    Verizon's fixed wireless access (FWA) 5G product will go live later this fall and is set to launch in four US cities: Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, and Sacramento, the company announced live from GSMA Mobile World Congress Americas 2018. Customers living in these areas will be able to sign-up for the service from 13 September, and receive it starting 1 October.

  • Verizon reveals first US cities to have 5G access

    Verizon has announced that it will be launching mobile 5G services in Minneapolis and Chicago next month.

  • Verizon, Ericsson and Qualcomm achieve record real-world environment wireless speed

    In a US wireless industry first, Verizon, Ericsson, and Qualcomm Technologies announced on August 2 they reached 953 Mbps (just under 1 gigabit per second) in a joint commercial network deployment in Boca Raton, Florida. While lab tests have shown comparable speeds in recent months, this is the fastest announced speed achieved in a real-world, dynamic network environment leveraging Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) technology.

  • Verizon’s Data Breach Investigations Report offers advice on cybercrime

    Each year, Verizon issues its Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), providing a view into the current world of cybercrime. The report discusses what you need to know about the latest threats and tips for how to help protect yourself from becoming a victim of cybercrime.

  • World’s first commercial 5G network available in four US cities

    The first commercial 5G network was launched in portions of Sacramento, as well as Houston, Indianapolis, and Los Angeles. Built on the Verizon-led open 5G TF network standard, Verizon 5G Home is the next generation of home broadband internet service that provides super-fast Wi-Fi.

  • Yahoo says up to 3 billion user accounts were hacked in 2013

    Yahoo has revealed that up to 3 billion user accounts were hacked in 2013, tripling the number it said were affected by what was already the largest user data breach in history. The company previously said that up to 1 billion accounts were hacked in 2013, in addition to 500 million accounts being hacked in a separate incident in 2014.