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

TELUS Investing $2 Billion in Canadian Network Infrastructure Upgrades

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Montreal, QC — March 21, 2016 — TELUS intends to invest $2 billion in new communications infrastructure across Quebec through 2020. This year alone, TELUS will invest $340 million in the province to extend fibre optic infrastructure directly to thousands of homes and businesses in...Learn More

Sprint Carrier Aggregation Demo Clocks 300 Mbps Mobile Broadband, But How Important is Speed?

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Sprint said today that it has demonstrated mobile broadband speeds of more than 300 Mbps using Sprint carrier aggregation technology on a Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone, using three-channel carrier aggregation. Carrier aggregation enables network operators to combine multiple swaths of spectrum together to create a...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

RootMetrics: Verizon Offers Best Wireless Service

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Leading U.S. wireless carriers routinely lay claim to providing the fastest service, most recently regarding new 4G LTE wireless services. But which actually does provide the fastest mobile broadband service? And which rates the highest in overall performance? According to RootMetrics’ latest U.S. National RootScore...Learn More

AT&T 5G Roadmap Unveiled; Field Tests to Begin This Year

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An AT&T 5G roadmap was released by the company today, charting its course toward offering customers next-generation wireless broadband connectivity. Millimeter-wave RF transmission, network function virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) – all of which AT&T Labs has been working on for years – are...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

Verizon LTE-U Small Cell Trials Planned

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A Verizon LTE-U small cell trial looks to enhance indoor wireless coverage and add mobile services in high-density environments such as office buildings, shopping malls, hospitals and university campuses. LTE-U is a version of the LTE standard that operates in unlicensed frequency bands. Verizon said...Learn More

Mobile Data Growth: Smart Phone Penetration Will Exceed Electricity by 2020

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Seven of every 10 people living on the planet – some 5.5 billion – will make use of mobile devices by 2020, according to Cisco’s 10th annual Visual Networking Index (VNI), which includes forecasts of global mobile data growth from 2015-2020. The worldwide number of...Learn More

Virginia Provider Selects NewCore for Hosted LTE

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NewCore Wireless, the leading full-service hosted wireless switching provider, announced today that Buggs Island Telephone Cooperative (BIT Communications), a telecommunications service provider in Virginia, has chosen NewCore Wireless to host their 4G/LTE network. BIT Communications provides wireless communications services and products in south central Virginia....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

Toyota Showcases In-Vehicle Satellite Broadband Connectivity, Sees Advantage Over 4G LTE

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Toyota is showcasing a concept car at this year’s North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) that incorporates flat-panel antenna-based satellite broadband connectivity. The concept car showcases in-vehicle satellite broadband connectivity, developed by U.S.-based Kymeta. Kymeta’s flat-panel satellite broadband antenna employs liquid LCD technology and sophisticated...Learn More