Health Concerns May Slow Rollout of Super-Fast 5G Mobile Networks, Analyst Warns

As the wireless industry races to install thousands of new cellular sites to create super-fast 5G networks, questions about the impact of the new technology on human health may delay its arrival, one Wall Street analyst warns. In the U.S., both the Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Communications Commission say there is nothing […]

5 Reasons Why the Sprint-T-Mobile Merger Looks Headed for Approval

Just over a year ago, T-Mobile, the third-largest wireless carrier, announced plans to acquire Sprint, the fourth-largest carrier. In the Obama era, regulators stepped in multiple times to prevent the U.S. wireless market from shrinking to just three major players via consolidation. But on Monday, Trump-appointed Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said he would […]

Verizon Reveals 20 More Cities Getting 5G Mobile this Year. Here’s What You Need to Know

Verizon has revealed new details about its rollout of super-fast 5G mobile service and has started taking preorders for its first true 5G phone, the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. Verizon on Thursday named 20 cities that will get 5G this year on top of the two, Chicago and Minneapolis, where the service has been available […]

T-Mobile’s No-Fee Checking Gets Big Marketing Push. Here’s What You Need to Know

T-Mobile plans a big nationwide push to sign up customers for no-fee checking accounts, part of an effort by the company to expand beyond its roots as a discount mobile phone service. Consumers, who don’t have to be T-Mobile wireless subscribers, can sign up for a “T-Mobile Money” account via a mobile app or in […]

Can the U.S. compete with China on 5G?

President Trump declared Friday he wants private companies, not the federal government, to take the lead in building America’s 5G telecommunications network. “In the United States, our approach is private sector-driven and private sector-led,” he told reporters in a White House appearance alongside Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai. Trump’s statement was billed as an […]

Forget Rural Internet—This Was the Real Agenda at Trump’s 5G Wireless Event

The Trump Administration made a few announcements about building super-fast 5G wireless networks on Friday, but the real purpose of the White House event was buried beneath the headlines. On the surface, President Trump and Federal Communications Commission chair Ajit Pai were promoting the schedule for a new spectrum auction and funds for extending faster […]

How Verizon Beat the Koreans (and Everyone Else) With the First 5G Phone Service

This article first appeared in Data Sheet, Fortune’s daily newsletter on the top tech news. To get it delivered daily to your in-box, sign up here. When Verizon consumer group president Ronan Dunne and his team pressed the button to send out their press release last week announcing the first 5G mobile phone service, they […]

Data Sheet—How Verizon Beat the Koreans (and Everyone Else) With the First 5G Phone Service

When Verizon consumer group president Ronan Dunne and his team pressed the button to send out their press release last week announcing the first 5G mobile phone service, they made sure to do it just before 11 a.m. Eastern Time. That’s because across the globe, on the other side of the International Date Line in […]

Huawei: Hundred Billion Dollar Troll

The Financial Times reported earlier this week that Chinese telecom equipment manufacturing giant Huawei Technology has hired top-drawer Washington public relations group Burson Cohn & Wolfe to “help it make its case in the US following months of media and political scrutiny.” One wonders where those spin doctors were on Thursday when Huawei summoned global […]

Verizon Discloses Pricing for Its First 5G Mobile Service

Verizon announced it would kick off its new 5G mobile wireless service in portions of Chicago and Minneapolis in April, the start of a plan to reach 30 cities with the super-fast, next generation offering by year-end. Customers will need a 5G-compatible phone–only one will be available to start–and have to pay a $10 per […]