Global 4G Revenues Forecast to Surpass 3G This Year

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A global 4G revenues forecast from Strategy Analytics calls for the technology to breach a market tipping point and surpass 3G revenues this year. Revenues generated from 4G user subscriptions will rise from 25% to 49% of the global total by year-end, the market research...Learn More

GSA: Global LTE Subscriptions Surpass 1 Billion

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The number of global LTE subscriptions surpassed the 1 billion mark in 4Q 2015, the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) confirmed in a March 7 announcement. LTE subscription growth continues at a faster pace than for any other mobile communications technology in industry history, GSA...Learn More

Report: VoLTE Dropped Call Rates Can Be 4-5 Times Higher than for 2G/3G

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VoLTE dropped call rates can be 4-5 times the rate of 2G and 3G calls, casting a shadow over the cellular industry’s 4G wireless broadband standard, customer experience software provider Amdocs highlights in new market research research based on analysis of more than 25 million...Learn More

Ovum: Global LTE Subscriptions Exceed 1 Billion

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Global LTE subscriptions passed the 1 billion milestone in 4Q 2015 and will continue to grow at double-digit rates for the next five years, Ovum forecasts in its World Cellular Information service. LTE subscriptions in just five countries account for nearly three-quarters of the worldwide...Learn More

4G LTE Subscriber Forecast Calls for 2.3 Billion Subscribers by 2019

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The number of 4G LTE subscribers worldwide will grow at a 35 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the next five years, rising from 516 million to 2.3 billion. The prediction comes from TeleGeography, which bases its projection on data obtained from its GlobalComms...Learn More

iWireless to Launch LTE Network in Iowa with $35 Million Investment

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URBANDALE, IA – March 25, 2015 – iWireless is investing more than $35 million to enhance its wireless network in Iowa. The company will launch LTE in 2015, and will expand its LTE network in 2016. In addition to launching LTE, iWireless will also modernize...Learn More

Mobidia: LTE Subscribers Consuming Twice as Much Cellular Data as 3G Subscribers

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U.S. cellular, 4G LTE and Wi-Fi mobile data usage continued on an upward trend in 3Q as wireless device users continue to increase their use of mobile apps and media, according to a Mobidia Technology report. Data gathered from hundreds of thousands of wireless subscribers...Learn More

Chicago CIO Shares Internet of Things Success Stories

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The Internet of Things is becoming a reality in the city of Chicago, where sensors send an alert when trash cans get too full and sensors at city beaches report hourly on water temperature and wave height. Many of Chicago’s sensors use 3G for communications....Learn More

JDSU: Less than 1% of Users Comprise Over 50% of LTE Usage

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The advent of the tablet and faster, more feature-rich smartphones has mobile network operators scrambling to come up with ways to meet seemingly ever growing mobile data demand. Yet, while growth in demand for mobile data has been “explosive,” a tiny slice of 3G and...Learn More

Mobility Funding Winner Blaze Wireless Shares Roll-out Plans

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Nebraska-based carrier Blaze Wireless plans to expand its HSPA+ network to include portions of two counties that previously lacked 3G service.  The expansion will be funded, in part, through the Connect America Fund mobility fund. “The areas that we’re putting sites on are very rural...Learn More

ABI: Millimeter Wave Technology Becoming Most Popular Small Cell Option

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The global market for small cell backhaul equipment will expand at a 48% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) out to 2018, growing from an expected $487 million this year to over $5 billion, according to a new report from ABI Research. Sub 6 GHz technology...Learn More

IGR on Het-Nets: Mobile Data Consumption Per Connection to Double by 2017

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Carrier-driven WiFi offload will take on a greater role in managing growing mobile data traffic in coming years as “WiFi offload is becoming a critical component of the Het-Net,” according to a new iGR market study of WiFi offload across six regions from 2012-2017. The...Learn More