Verizon Touts Free TV as Part of 5G Plan

Verizon’s 5G network won’t be viable for mobile use for quite some time, but it will be a viable alternative to traditional home internet options in coverage areas. As part of their plan to encourage customers to switch to their 5G service, Verizon plans to bundle TV service via AppleTV or YouTube TV – similar to “double play” subscriptions offered by Comcast and other providers.

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MDG Computer Services/ Ranks 4442 on the 2018 Inc. 5000 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 75 Percent

5Gstore on Inc 5000 list

NEW YORK, August 15, 2018 – Inc. magazine today revealed that MDG Computer Services (dba 3GSTORE) is No. 4442 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“It is a great honor to make this list and this is possible because we have the greatest employees, customers, vendors and partners,” said Michael Ginsberg, CEO and Founder of

Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 (which are listed online at, with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 15) been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. The 2018 Inc. 5000 achieved an astounding three-year average growth of 538.2 percent, and a median rate of 171.8 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $206.1 billion in 2017, accounting for 664,095 jobs over the past three years.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

“If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it’s unparalleled recognition of your years of hard work and sacrifice,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “The lines of business may come and go, or come and stay. What doesn’t change is the way entrepreneurs create and accelerate the forces that shape our lives.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held October 17 to 19, 2018, at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort, in San Antonio, Texas. As always, speakers include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation.



More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000

The 2018 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2014 and 2018. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2014. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2017. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2014 is $100,000; the minimum for 2017 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at

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The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates the remarkable achievements of these companies. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

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Ericsson to Open 5G Software Development Center in US

Last year Ericsson launched their Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) Design Center in Austin, Texas, to develop and test core microelectronics for 5G radio base stations, and now they are announcing plans for a new software development center to be launched later this year. The new location will employ 200 developers and will focus on baseband development.

Ericsson is also committed to continuing research and development for products in the US. “Ericsson will recruit a dedicated team to work specifically on introducing products for the US market, conducting production engineering, testing/integration, and supply preparations on early prototypes. This will be done in close collaboration with US-based R&D resources,” the company explained.

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Samsung Ready to Commit Big Money to 5G

Samsung has revealed plans to invest $22  billion to further development in fields outside the smartphone and electronics markets on which they currently focus, dedicated funds to other fields like AI and 5G wireless. In a press release, they explained that the investment will help the company meet the “significant new demand from applications in AI, 5G, data centers and automotive electronics.”

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5G-Ready Moto Z3 To Launch Soon

Motorola is launching their newest model this month, and they are looking to the future by making it 5G-ready. The Moto Z3 is technically a 4G phone, but it will support a 5G “Moto Mod” add on that users can snap onto the phone to take advantage of 5G networks when they become available. The Moto Z3 will be available on the Verizon network on August 16.

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T-Mobile Promises Nationwide 5G by 2020

Since moving forward with their merger with Sprint, T-Mobile has made it very clear that they are enormously committed to an aggressive 5G development plan. CEO John Legere confirmed that the rollout will being with 30 cities receiving 5G in 2018, including major markets New York and Los Angeles, with a commercial launch in 2019 and nationwide coverage by 2020.

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Nokia & T-Mobile Sign 3.5 billion 5G Deal

LONDON (Reuters) – T-Mobile US (TMUS.O) named Nokia (NOKIA.HE) to supply it with $3.5 billion(2.67 billion pounds) in next-generation 5G network gear, the firms said on Monday, marking the world’s largest 5G deal so far and concrete evidence of a new wireless upgrade cycle taking root.

No.3 U.S. mobile carrier T-Mobile – which in April agreed to a merger with Sprint (S.N) to create a more formidable rival to U.S. telecom giants Verizon (VZ.N) and AT&T (T.N) – said the multiyear supply deal with Nokia will deliver the first nationwide 5G services.

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Verizon Announces Houston, TX to get 5G

Samsung Electronics America’s years of research into millimeter wave appear to be paying off, as the infrastructure vendor has scored Houston as the second city in which Verizon has selected Samsung as its 5G equipment supplier.

Samsung announced in January that it was supplying Verizon with commercial 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) network solutions in Sacramento, Calif. That leaves Los Angeles as the other market that Verizon has announced, but it didn’t disclose which vendor it’s using there.

For Verizon’s commercial rollout in Houston, Samsung will supply 5G end-to-end solutions, including 5G radio and 5G routers (both indoor and outdoor CPEs). In most cases, the indoor router will be sufficient, but it depends on the physical surroundings and structures, so the outdoor router is available as an option.

Verizon Discusses Future of 5G on Call

In a conference call this week, Verizon discussed their growth as well as their plans for the future, particular centered around 5G. CEO Lowell McAdam confirmed Verizon’s emphasis on 5G and said that the company will be a market leader in 5G: “”We don’t play to play. We play to win. Network leadership is at the core.”

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Charlotte, Raleigh and Oklahoma City To Get AT&T 5G in 2018

AT&T has promised to bring 5G to 12 cities in the US this year, and the latest three markets due to receive 5G were announced today: Charlotte, Raleigh and Oklahoma City. Earlier this year they announced that service would be brought to Dallas, Atlanta and Waco; additional cities are expected to be announced as the year progresses.

“5G will be more than just a better network,” AT&T technology and operations president Melissa Arnoldi said. “We believe 5G will ultimately create a world of new economic opportunity, greater mobility, and smarter connectivity for individuals, businesses and society as a whole.”