Report: Macrocell Spending Drops 11% From Last Year

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Mobile data traffic volumes continue their seemingly inexorable rise, but 3Q’16 spending on mobile infrastructure dropped 11 percent from its 3Q’15 level and 2016 is just about set to be the first year macrocell spending will decline, according to the latest market research from IHS...Learn More

4G LTE Service Now A Reality In Rural Coos County, NH

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Groveton, New Hampshire — December 2, 2016 — Sen. Jeanne Shaheen announced that the new 4G LTE network built and operated by Wireless Partners, LLC in Coos County, NH has launched broadband data and voice services as part of Verizon’s LTE in Rural America (LRA)...Learn More

Worldwide High 360 Million North American LTE Connections

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Global 4G LTE connections soared 81% year-over-year (YoY) in 3Q 2016, according to data from 5G Americas released last week. North American LTE connections reached 360 million, researchers said. 4G LTE penetration and mobile wireless market share were highest in North America (U.S. and Canada)...Learn More

IDC: Smartphone Shipment Growth to Slow Sharply, Total 1.45 Billion in 2016

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Global smartphone shipment growth will be just 0.6% year-over-year (YoY) in 2016 to total 1.45 billion units, according to the latest from IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. That’s down sharply from 10.4% YoY growth exhibited in 2015. Growth in developed markets, including the U.S.,...Learn More

Mobile Broadband Forum: 4.5G WTTH Helping Accelerate Next Generation Fixed Wireless

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Growing fixed wireless momentum across the globe is leading to the concept of wireless-to-the-home (WTTH), promising fiber like speeds that are increasingly seen as lower cost alternative option for traditional wireline fixed broadband service. WTTH was on full display last week with particular emphasis on...Learn More

Bluegrass Cellular begins rollout of LTE Advanced

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky — November 18, 2016 – Bluegrass Cellular customers in select areas now have access to LTE Advanced, the next evolution of 4G LTE – the fastest and most advanced network available – on their mobile devices. LTE Advanced is the nation’s largest and...Learn More

T-Mobile Offers SyncUP DRIVE Connected Car Solution

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Bellevue, Washington — November 7, 2016 — Tap the brakes, you don’t want to miss this one! Today, T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) unveiled T-Mobile SyncUP DRIVE™, the Un-carrier’s exclusive, all-in-one connected car solution that easily transforms your car into a rolling Wi-Fi hotspot and gives you...Learn More

FCC Mobility Fund Proposal Raises Important Questions

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The FCC plans to vote next month on a proposal for a Universal Service/ Connect America mobility fund that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler shared with other commission officials just last week. A fact sheet about the FCC mobility fund proposal released to the public  raises...Learn More

Chariton Valley Wireless Services Selects Globecomm for Advanced Wireless Services

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Hauppauge, New York — October 11, 2016 — Globecomm, a leading global communications solutions provider, today announced that Chariton Valley Wireless Services, a rural service provider, will expand its wireless services contract under a 5-year agreement. Chariton Valley serves counties in the Northeast part of...Learn More

iWireless Renews Service Agreement with IDI Billing Solutions

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October 04, 2016 — VICTOR, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IDI Billing Solutions, a global provider of cloud-based Billing, Order Management and integrated Point of Sale solutions for Communication Service Providers, announced today it has extended its long term relationship with iWireless, LLC. iWireless will continue to leverage IDI’s...Learn More

Airline WiFi Performance Set to Jump to 100 Mbps Connectivity, Gogo Announces

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Gogo announced last week it is developing its next-generation wireless communications aviation industry platform to dramatically improve airline WiFi performance. The new ground-based technology will offer connectivity and quality equivalent to that experienced via completely terrestrial broadband wireless systems, according to management. That includes seamless...Learn More

ComScore: Smartphone Online Time Exceeds All Other Devices Combined

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Smartphone online time now accounts for 50% of the total time Americans spend online, according to the latest comScore MMX Multi-Platform and Mobile Metrix market data services. Growing rapidly to the point where smartphone Internet access exceeds that for all other connected devices combines represents...Learn More