LTE-A Deployment Survey: 84% of Service Providers Have Made the Move

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More than 8 in 10 network service providers are running advanced LTE networks based on LTE-A, according to an LTE-A deployment survey from IHS Markit. Eighty-four percent of service provider respondents said they were already running LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) networks, well above about the 50 percent...Learn More

AT&T Wins Dept. of Labor Contract

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VIENNA, Va., Aug. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T is the awardee of a 5-year contract by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division. AT&T will serve as its primary mobility provider. AT&T will deliver a broad range of mobility devices and services to...Learn More

Sprint Launches Unlimited Plans

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), August 18, 2016 – Sprint (NYSE: S) is giving customers unprecedented value and simplicity with the launch of Unlimited Freedom: two lines of unlimited talk, text and data for the incredible price of $100 a month. Simple and straight-forward with...Learn More

Verizon One Talk Targets Mobile Workers with Integrated Business Phone Solution

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Verizon launched One Talk, a ‘mobile first’ solution that gives mobile workers an integrated business phone solution for their mobile devices. The solution allows small and medium businesses to seamlessly move business calls between a business desktop phone and a mobile device, or go mobile...Learn More

T-Mobile Offers Unlimited Data With T-Mobile One

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New York, New York — August 18, 2016 — T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) is at it again. With its 12th iconic Un-carrier move, the renegade wireless company today smashed the biggest wireless barrier yet – the data plan. Declaring his company was going “ALL IN on...Learn More

Verizon and Samsung unveil 4G LTE Network Extender for homes and businesses

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Basking Ridge and Ridgefield Park, New Jersey —  June 29, 2016 — Verizon and the Networks Division of Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today unveiled a new 4G LTE Network Extender designed to enhance wireless voice communications and deliver robust data coverage for residential and business locations. Adding to...Learn More

Driverless Car Forecast Calls for 3 Million 5G Subscriptions by 2025

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Widespread availability of 5G wireless network access will be the key that enables and fuels growth in autonomous vehicle adoption, according to a new driverless car forecast from ABI Research. Autonomous, or driverless, cars will account for 3 million of the 67 million 5G vehicle...Learn More

IHS: Sharp Drop in LTE Infrastructure Revenue Signals Post-LTE Peak Era

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Global macrocell mobile infrastructure market revenue dropped a sharp 18% quarterly in 1Q’16 to total $10 billion, according to data about LTE infrastructure revenue published by IHS Technology. North America, Mexico and Japan numbered among the few bright spots, the market research provider highlights in...Learn More

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

IoT Connections Forecast to Exceed Mobile Phones in 2018

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In a telling sign of the times, an IoT connections forecast from Ericsson calls for the number of Internet of Things connections to surpass that for mobile phones in 2018, Ericsson highlights in a news release. The number of connected IoT devices worldwide will increase...Learn More

Shentel Completes nTelos Acquisition

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Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel) today announced it has completed its acquisition of nTelos Holdings Corporation (nTelos), a provider of wireless communications services in portions of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Kentucky. Shentel is a local company that operates as a Sprint...Learn More

Small Cell Revenue Forecast to Top $2 Billion by 2019

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A new small cell revenue forecast from IHS Technology calls for revenues to total more than $2 billion by 2019. Small cell deployments increased at a double-digit rate year-over-year (YoY) in 2015, but the market remains tiny when compared to that for 2G/3G radio access...Learn More