Bluebird Network completed a new fiber build in Monmouth, Illinois. With a 2.1-mile expansion, the Monmouth community now has 4.1 route miles of Bluebird Network fiber in their local area.
AT&T partners with Nissan to integrate a Wi-Fi hotspot service on selected car models in Mexico. As part of the NissanConnect Services, Nissan Mexicana now allows users to have seamless Internet connectivity during their road trips.
Dish Network and American Tower have signed a master lease agreement, allowing Dish to access up to 20,000 American Tower communications sites. This is the tenth tower deal of Dish this year — one of its strategic initiatives in deploying its new nationwide 5G network.
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Brendan Carr is advocating the auctions of various spectrum bands this 2021 and the years to come. According to Carr, the US must continue to free up wireless spectrum for commercial 5G services to stay ahead of its competitors.
Rogers Communications Inc said it was buying Shaw Communications Inc for about C$20 billion ($16.02 billion) in a deal that would create Canada’s second-largest cellular and cable operator but might attract stiff regulatory scrutiny.
Ericsson’s USA 5G Smart Factory in Lewisville, Texas, has been recognized by the World Economic Forum as a global front runner in the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). The Forum has awarded the site with its prestigious “*Global Lighthouse” designation in recognition of Ericsson’s deployment of next-generation technology at the site and its subsequent impact – including an impressive 2.2 times improved output per employee when compared to a similar site without the automation and 4IR improvements.
AT&T is close to selling a big minority stake in DirecTV, AT&T TV Now and U-Verse to private-equity giant TPG, a report says.
Telus International (Cda) Inc, a subsidiary of wireless carrier Telus Corp., has put an objective to raise as much as $833 million in its initial public offering (IPO). This would give the company a valuation of nearly $7 billion.