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AT&T and Verizon postpone new 5G service later Buttigieg demand

 

AT&T and Verizon said Monday that they will defer actuating new 5G wireless service for two weeks following a request by Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, who refered to the airline industry’s concern that the service could interfere with systems on planes.

The declaration turned around the organizations’ decision simply a day sooner to dismiss any deferment in new 5G service.

In a statement Monday night, AT&T additionally repeated its guarantee to additionally lessen power of the networks around airports — a methodology used in France — for six months to give regulators more time to study likely interference with aviation.

“We know aviation safety and 5G can co-exist and we are confident further collaboration and technical assessment will allay any issues,” AT&T representative said in a statement.

A Verizon representative said the two-week postponement would guarantee “the certainty” of carrying out the new service later in January.

AT&T and Verizon had intended to launch the new 5G service on Wednesday in numerous U.S. cities.

On Friday, Buttigieg and Stephen Dickson, head of the Federal Aviation Administration, requested that the organizations defer their C-band 5G rollout for up to two weeks. They warned that without a delay, there would be “unacceptable disruption” to aviation since flights would be canceled or diverted to other cities to keep away from expected dangers to air security.

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Verizon teams up with Bang & Olufsen to launch Stream TV Dolby Atmos soundbars

 

Verizon has collaborated with Bang & Olufsen to release two Dolby Atmos soundbars with Verizon’s Stream TV platform built-in.

The Stream TV Soundbar and Stream TV Soundbar Pro basically contain a Verizon Stream TV streaming box. Concerning the soundbar, you can seek B&O’s Beosound Stage for inspiration, however these Verizon soundbars don’t pack very as numerous speaker drivers. The standard Stream TV Soundbar has five drivers to the Pro’s nine, and two HDMI ports to the Pro’s three.

Both soundbars can stream 4K content, and output audio in Dolby Atmos for virtual encompass sound. Bluetooth, wi-fi and Chromecast all come as standard, as do HDMI 2.1 ports (two on the standard model, and three on the Stream TV Soundbar Pro).

The Stream TV platform brings Google Assistant (open through the voice remote), alongside every one of the major streaming services; Disney+, Netflix, HBO Max, YouTube TV, Amazon Prime Video, and more.

Non-Verizon TV subscribers can likewise experience the Verizon Stream TV platform as long as they register (the Stream TV box is simply accessible to Verizon subscribers).

Stream TV is powered by Android TV, so you can likewise download content from Google Play.

The Verizon Stream TV Soundbar costs $399.99 and the Stream TV Soundbar Pro is $999.99. Both are accessible only from Verizon.

You can likewise bag up to 40 percent discount when you purchase qualified accessories direct from Verizon.