An AT&T executive said Thursday morning that he expects that the operator will be able to start deploying a standards-based 5G network late in 2018 or 2019. Speaking at the Wells Fargo Securities 5G Forum, Scott Mair, AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T)'s senior vice president of technology, planning and engineering, said that its initial 5G will arrive "probably late '18, or the early part of '19." Mair says that AT&T is now drive-testing 5G with download speeds of 5 to 7 Gbit/s in Austin and beyond.
Now that the FirstNet emergency responders network project is finally underway, it is as good a time as any to ask: Will the Trump administration's "Buy American" initiative impact the telecom sector? You may remember this Executive Order from April 17. In essence, it calls for government agencies to buy and hire American wherever possible, as soon as possible. The heads of all government agencies are supposed to be checking on compliance with these rules by September 15.
FirstNet Monday afternoon revealed that initial state plans for its nationwide LTE first-responder network are ready, so that states can now choose to opt into the AT&T-built 4G network, or go their own way. The plans were due to be released today through an online portal. States have up to 45 days to review the plans and comment on them before a 90-day period starts for each territory governor to decide whether to opt in or out of the FirstNet offering.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".