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

All IP Wireless Carrier for Data and Voice Emerges

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The shift to an all IP wireless network is well underway, with a new service from TextNow as a great example. TextNow started as a texting and calling app for smartphones, offering a free OTT texting and calling service. It has now morphed into a...Learn More

NetZero, FreedomPop Up the Ante on Free Mobile Broadband

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Both NetZero and FreedomPop began offering modest, free mobile broadband offers in 2012, utilizing Clearwire’s WiMAX network. NetZero featured 200 MB of free data usage with their free offer, and FreedomPop offered more, with a free 500 MB service (FreedomPop users could gain additional monthly...Learn More

ABI: M2M Cellular Market Growth to Pick Up Speed

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Recession in the European Union (E.U.) has been a drag, but growth in cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) connections will accelerate and grow at a 26% constant annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2018, according to the latest forecast from ABI Research. Declining average revenue per unit (ARPU)...Learn More

Verizon 4G LTE Now in 500 Markets, All IP Future Begins in 2014

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Verizon announced today that Parkersburg, West Virginia is their 500th market for 4G LTE and their initial LTE network build out is just about complete. They are in 49 states and intend to enter their last, Alaska, next month. With this latest market announcement, Verizon...Learn More

FCC Releases More Mobility Funding for 3G/4G Wireless Construction

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The FCC announced authorization to release additional funds from the $300 million Mobility Fund Phase I auction, which is designed to support the build out of 3G and 4G networks in rural markets. T-Mobile won approximately $23 million in funding and U.S. Cellular received approximately...Learn More

Connected Nation Pilot Highlights Potential of Mobile Learning

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AT&T, Edmodo, Kno and Samsung Mobile recently completed a pilot-test of a K-12 mobile learning platform “that combined mobile devices, connectivity and educational content with the ambition to make ‘anywhere education’ easier than ever.” Working under the banner of Connected Nation, a non-profit organization “committed...Learn More

Research: 67% of LTE Customers’ Data Usage is on Wi-Fi

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Mobile operators across the U.S., Canada, Germany, Korea, Japan, and the U.K. – which account for over 90% of global subscribers – are benefiting from LTE deployments, according to the latest update to Mobidia Technology and Informa’s white paper series, “Understanding Today’s Smartphone Users.” Analyzing...Learn More