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May 8

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The news: Verizon $20B 5G network to 1/3 to 1/2 of the U.S. is on; John Cioffi Wednesday will explore terabit DSL; Telefonica CTO rips the 5G hype and rush; NTT CTO reverses position, now expects mmWave 2020; Super Wi-Fi is delivering 300 meg symmetrical at a fraction of mmWave costs; AT&T has massive unused spectrum holdings; Belgacom: Nothing “needs” 5G;  Ralph de la Vega and a story worth reading: 5 G.fast stories

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New York: Verizon is going ahead full speed with a $20B 5G network to 1/3 to 1/2 of the U.S. Not a trial, test, fake, or limited. Lowell McAdam has made the decision although it’s not announced. 6 part article linked below.

Paris: Terabit DSL (not a typo) is John Cioffi’s talk 9 a.m. Wednesday at the Paris G.fast Summit. If it were anyone but John, I’d think this pure science fiction. If testing proves out, this will be historic. (Submillimeter wave with waveguide.) Four distinguished Professors think John’s on target http://bit.ly/2qQcyM5

Spain: CTO Enrique Blanco of Telefonica warns the rush to get something called “5G” is forcing some very bad decisions. He asks, “So what's new? They simply end up extending 4G capabilities [with] little differentiation from advanced LTE technology.” Enrique is saying publicly what his peers tell me privately. Some wisdomhttp://bit.ly/2qGp7NK

Japan: Seizo Onoe, NTT DOCOMO CTO, changed his mind and now expects mmWave in 2020. In 2015, he predicted little mmWave mobile before 2022-2023. That became the common wisdom among leading engineers. The technical progress in the last year has been extraordinary and the costs are way down. http://bit.ly/2qe6Pne

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