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12/11/2018

Several small phone carriers in the US are concerned that US-China tensions, and the resulting concerns about national security, will mean they have to remove equipment made by Huawei. The Rural Wireless Association is asking the Federal Communications Commission for time and funding to cover the rip-and-replace process, the costs of which are estimated at as much as $57 million for one Montana carrier.

12/11/2018

Verizon CEO Hans Vestberg said 5G home broadband is a "big opportunity" that allows the carrier to offer customers an alternative means of bringing internet access to their homes, while also enhancing its Fios offering. "It's a totally different way to doing broadband, meaning, instead of having a cord into the house, you have a wireless wave into the house, but the experience is the same in the house," Vestberg said.

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12/11/2018

Cellular technology using mmWave 5G can eliminate latency and maintain quality for 4K video, even in large files, results from a June trial conducted by AT&T, Ericsson, Fox Sports, Fox Innovation Lab and Intel show. 5G can also deliver cost savings by reducing personnel and equipment needed on site, while minimizing the time required to set up operations or take them down.

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Fox Sports, Ericsson, Intel, AT&T
12/10/2018

A better way to think about resolutions is to look at the process of being better instead of focusing on outcomes, says John Baldoni in this video and blog post. "Being better for me means being a more supportive friend, relative or colleague, being there without being asked -- that is, where's the need to pitch in without being asked?" he says.

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12/10/2018

AT&T is deploying FirstNet and building its 5G network at the same time, said Scott Mair, president of operations at AT&T, who explained the carrier is installing 5G-upgradable radios at every tower where it sets up FirstNet. Tower upgrades should be finished for 400 areas by the end of 2018 and nationwide by mid-2019.

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Scott Mair, AT&T
12/10/2018

The Department of Veterans Affairs has signed agreements with T-Mobile, Philips and Walmart in a bid to expand its "Anywhere to Anywhere VA Health Care" to veterans living in remote areas. The program lets veterans receive care at locations other than hospitals, such as their homes, American Legion posts and even Walmart stores.

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mHealth Intelligence
12/10/2018

Sources say that T-Mobile is planning to debut its own eSIM app for Apple's iPhone XS and XR by December 31. Users will still need to physically activate SIM cards for main lines and family plans, but the eSIM will let them add second, pre-paid lines.

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12/7/2018

"If you're highly successful, your achievements are obvious. It's more novel and inspiring for others to learn about your mistakes," says Harvard Business School Assistant Professor Alison Wood Brooks. Sharing past failures can actually improve the working relationships that a manager has with employees because it reduces resentment.

12/7/2018

Cristiano Amon, president of Qualcomm, said at the company's Snapdragon Technology Summit this week that T-Mobile's 600MHz 5G network won't be launched until the second half of 2019. AT&T and Verizon are building their 5G networks with millimeter-wave spectrum, but T-Mobile is using 600MHz, which provides longer coverage ranges at the expense of some speed.

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PC Magazine
12/7/2018

AT&T has launched its eSIM support for Apple's iPhone XS, XS Max and XR phones, with Verizon set to debut its own eSIM support today. AT&T has released information on how dual SIM functions will work, pointing out that customers can choose the number they want to send texts and make calls from.

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