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6/16/2021

DISH Network's new website, "Project Genesis," lets visitors register to get notifications when DISH 5G service comes to their areas. The carrier is also working to upgrade legacy Boost Mobile customers to 4G devices before T-Mobile shuts down its 3G network, and has signed a deal with DraftKings to give Boost subscribers gambling credits.

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6/16/2021

SES and Comcast Technology Solutions have signed an agreement that will help the satellite operator vacate a 300 MHz swath of C-band spectrum by Dec. 5, 2023, its federal deadline. The companies are using Harmonic technology to let SES leave the frequencies while still providing CTS affiliates with television service.

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6/16/2021

AT&T and T-Mobile executives say their companies are fighting the public perception that Verizon offers superior 5G service. New T-Mobile advertisements explicitly mention Verizon and Pascal Desroches, chief financial officer of AT&T, suggested the carrier might embark on a brand refresh.

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6/15/2021

Verizon promoted the advantages of 5G networks, such as their ability to support state-of-the-art 3D graphics on smartphones, to gamers attending the Electronic Entertainment Expo. The carrier stressed the advantages of its 5G Ultra Wideband service and discussed game developer partnerships as well as inclusion efforts during an event presentation.

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Verizon
6/15/2021

Few of us are savvy and agile enough to successfully navigate office politics and gossip, whereas working hard and staying out of the fray can actually earn you more esteem, recognition and situational power, writes Keith Danko, founder of Witherspoon Partners and a former CEO. That said, if you're at a company "where the office politics start at the very top and are completely infused throughout the business," you'd best head for the exits.

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6/15/2021

Qualcomm might purchase a stake in SoftBank's Arm if regulators block Nvidia from buying it, future Qualcomm leader Cristiano Amon told The Telegraph. He added that other chip makers have expressed interest in forming an investment consortium if Arm goes public.

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6/15/2021

AT&T has told hardware manufacturers that they must adopt open RAN in order to do business with the carrier, executive Andre Fuetsch told a podcast. He added that AT&T plans to bring open RAN to indoor networks initially, then expand to rural outdoor networks because they are "simpler," with urban locations the final planned step.

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6/15/2021

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost has filed a lawsuit against Google, alleging the company engages in "discriminatory and anti-competitive" practices and that it should be subject to the same regulations as public utilities. The suit is asking a judge to solidify this status by determining the company is a "common carrier."

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6/14/2021

The ongoing chip shortage has exacerbated small carriers' problems obtaining access to essential equipment for network upgrades and has suppressed sales of smart phones, the Competitive Carriers Association told federal regulators. Verizon and the CTIA warned the Federal Communications Commission against taking actions that would inadvertently worsen the problem.

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Verizon
6/14/2021

Verizon has asked the Federal Communications Commission for permission to test C-band spectrum in several partial economic areas and Citizens Broadband Radio Service spectrum in rural areas of South Dakota. Some of the CBRS tests will use only that spectrum, but equipment-related filings suggest that other types of frequencies could be involved as well.

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