T-Mobile Joins Competitive Carriers Association Data Services Hub

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Washington, DC – August 27, 2015 – Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) announced today T-Mobile has joined CCA’s Data Services Hub (Hub) to help expand its relationships with competitive carriers across the United States.  T-Mobile joins over a dozen participating rural and regional carriers in a...Learn More

Shentel Will Acquire NTELOS in $640M Regional Wireless Tie Up

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Two mid-Atlantic regional wireless providers are coming together, with news that Shentel will acquire NTELOS for approximately $640 Million, including net debt. The two providers are geographically positioned next to each other and were both affiliates of Sprint in one form or another. The deal...Learn More

SouthernLINC to Launch LTE Advanced Service

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ATLANTA, Aug. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — SouthernLINC Wireless, a Southern Company (NYSE: SO), has announced plans to offer mission critical 4G LTE Advanced data services to Southern Company utilities and to local businesses and government in the utilities’ service territories. The first highly reliable, fixed data...Learn More

5G Revenue Forecast to Surpass $65 Billion by 2025

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Revenues for 5G services will exceed $65 billion by 2025, according to a forecast from Juniper Research. That would be up from a forecast $100 billion in 2020, the year the first commercial 5G roll-outs are expected. Surpassing $65 billion by 2025 would mean global...Learn More

GSA: Number of Carriers Offering LTE Rises to 422

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Commercial 4G LTE services are now up and running for 422 wireless carriers in 143 countries, according to the latest update to GSA’s ¨Evolution to LTE¨ report. A total of 106 began offering LTE services this past year, according to a news release. More broadly,...Learn More

T-Mobile Amps Up Family Plan

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BELLEVUE, Wash.– July 14, 2015 –In the latest in its series of Un-carrier Amped announcements, T-Mobile (NYSE: TMUS) again took direct aim at the carriers’ shared data schemes and punitive overages. Today, T-Mobile unveiled yet another industry-rocking move, serving up 10GB of 4G LTE for...Learn More

Strong Telecom Investment Helps Put U.S. Near Top of Net Vitality Index

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The U.S. is one of the top five countries developing a “robust broadband Internet ecosystem,” according to a new report from The Media Institute Global Internet Freedom Advisory Council. Also among the top five are South Korea, Japan, the United Kingdom and France, according to...Learn More

Mobile Subscriber Forecast Calls for 128% Penetration by 2020

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The U.S. mobile market is entering a new evolutionary phase as consumer adoption of mobile and wireless devices and services nears, or has reached, saturation, according to Strategy Analytics. With the base of new customers shrinking, U.S. wireless network operators are now focusing on promoting...Learn More

AT&T to Face Record $100 Million FCC Fine

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The FCC has been active with their industry enforcement role recently. The latest illustration is a proposed $100 million fine against AT&T  for “misleading consumers” on their unlimited wireless data plans. It’s the largest fine ever issued by the FCC and AT&T plans to fight...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

Report: 5G Architecture Will Depend on One of Three Principal Carrier Decisions

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The latest in a series of research reports from Mobile Experts aims to provide mobile telecom industry participants a better handle on emerging 5G network architectures for specific business scenarios. “While 5G is a popular label, it doesn’t mean much without a lot of deeper...Learn More

Report: Connected Car M2M Traffic Will Pose ‘Grave’ Rush Hour Challenges

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Emerging as a key aspect of the fast-developing Internet of Things (IoT), equipping connected cars with mobile broadband capabilities presents new challenges for network operators, according to a new research report produced by Machina and commissioned by Teoco, a provider of planning, assurance, analytics and...Learn More