Infonetics: LTE Infrastructure Investment to Peak in 2015

+
Market demand for LTE infrastructure equipment will peak in 2015, according to new market research from Infonetics, even as the number of LTE connections and subscribers worldwide continues to grow. Tracking over 50 categories of equipment, software and subscribers across all existing generations of wireless...Learn More

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

+
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

Report: iPhone 6 Spurs VoLTE Growth

+
Voice calls over 3G from the latest iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Apple smartphones have dropped sharply across U.S. mobile networks, according to according to Newfield Wireless, a Tektronix Communications company, a provider of mobile geoanalytics. With U.S. iPhone 6 and 6 Plus users making...Learn More

Standing Rock Builds Out FCC-Funded Mobile Network Using NewCore

+
Rock Wireless, a division of Standing Rock Telecom, was an FCC Mobility Fund Auction 901 award winner and is announcing they have successfully delivered a state-of-the-art broadband communications solution with a new 3G and 4G/LTE technically advanced network offering voice and enhanced fixed/mobile broadband experiences...Learn More

BroadbandVision: Practical Advice, a Glimpse at the Future

+
The BroadbandVision conference in Las Vegas this week offered network operators the opportunity to share business tips with one another and to learn about new business and technology developments heading their way. The event brought together large and small broadband service providers, with a wide...Learn More

Connected Car Will Fuel Continued Explosion in Billable Wireless Backhaul Opportunity

+
The ongoing explosion in mobile broadband usage continues to drive billable revenue opportunities for today’s broadband carrier. While wireless backhaul is a relatively mature business, the number of devices connecting to the network continues to grow, and the ways in which those devices consume bandwidth...Learn More

GSMA: Mobile Industry GDP Impact at $550B, Represents 3% of Regional GDP

+
North America’s mobile market “is one of the most advanced and successful in the world,” according to the latest report in GSMA’s Mobile Economy report series. Retail rates for advanced mobile services, 4G LTE network connectivity, are lower than those in comparable markets around the...Learn More

Ovum: Global LTE Subscriptions Reach 250 Million

+
The number of LTE mobile broadband subscriptions worldwide reached the 250-million milestone in 1Q 2014, according to an update from Ovum’s World Cellular Data Metrics. The U.S. is the world’s largest LTE market, according to the latest data, with Verizon Wireless and AT&T – the...Learn More

Mobile Vs. Wired Broadband Speeds: A Reversal Ahead?

+
Mobile substitution has been a nightmare for fixed network service providers, the chief case in point being consumer purchases of “voice services.” In many markets, including the United States, consumers simply are abandoning use of fixed network voice, in favor of mobile calling. At the...Learn More

GSMA: Global Smartphone Connections To Triple by 2020

+
The number of global smartphone connections will triple over the next six years to reach 6 billion by 2020, according to a new market research report from GSMA Intelligence. Accounting for one in three mobile connections today, smartphones will account for two out of every...Learn More

Buggs Island LTE Network to Use NetAmerica Bonfire Brand

+
Buggs Island Telephone Cooperative said late yesterday that it has turned up 4G LTE broadband service under NetAmerica’s Bonfire brand in parts of its rural Virginia service territory. A NetAmerica spokesperson confirmed that BIT, like all other NetAmerica participants that have operational LTE networks, is...Learn More

Apple Watch Requires an iPhone; iPhone 6 Carriers Include the Big Four

+
Connected multi-purpose devices have been making strides toward obsoleting single-purpose products one by one (viz. cameras, CD players, radios, books and e-readers). The latest device in high-tech firms’ sights is the wristwatch — but if the launch of the Apple watch today is any indication,...Learn More