Nokia Claims 600 MHz LTE Equipment First

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Nokia claimed a 600 MHz LTE equipment first today, announcing that it has completed the first pre-standard 600 MHz LTE call using commercially available equipment. The winning bidders in the FCC’s auction of 600 MHz spectrum are expected to use the spectrum to expand their...Learn More

Report: Global LTE Connections Surpass 2 Billion, North American Penetration Approaches 300M

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Global LTE connections rose to 1.9 billion in 4Q 2016 and breached the 2 billion connection mark in February, according to the latest market data from 5G Americas via Ovum Research. North America boasts nearly 300 million LTE subscribers, as well as some of the...Learn More

ABI Sees Important Role for 4.5G LTE-Advanced Pro

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ABI Research expects the global base of customers subscribing to “high-speed data throughput” services to surge higher and exceed 641 million in 2021. Readily available access to next-gen 5G networks and services is still four to five years away, but 4.5G LTE-Advanced Pro technology is...Learn More

Verizon CFO Ellis Shares Verizon 5G Roadmap, Including Nationwide Fixed 5G Plans

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Verizon’s fixed 5G plans include offering fixed wireless broadband service outside the company’s traditional local service footprint, said Matt Ellis, Verizon chief financial officer and executive vice president today. Ellis made his comments in a question and answer session at an investor conference, where he...Learn More

Fixed Wireless Forecast Calls for 30% Annual Growth, 151 Million Connections by 2022

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Momentum in fixed wireless is strong and will only accelerate with 5G, leading to a fixed wireless forecast of 151 million connections by 2022. ABI Research predicts a 30% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) to achieve this forecast. Commercial 4G LTE networks are cropping up...Learn More

TV Broadcast Spectrum Reverse Auction Yields $19.6B for 600 MHz Mobile Broadband Spectrum

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The “clock phase” of the TV broadcast spectrum reverse auction was completed Friday, explained FCC Chairman Ajit Pai in a statement. A total of 84 MHz of spectrum will now be released into the broadband marketplace, Pai said. According to news reports, the total of...Learn More

Parks Finds 71 Percent of Broadband Households With Wi-Fi or Apple AirPort

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There are 30 percent more computing devices, as well as 45 percent more connected devices, on average in U.S. broadband households with Wi-Fi access as compared to those without it, according to new market research from Parks Associates. Parks found 71 percent of broadband households...Learn More

Sprint HPUE Technology Claims Indoor Coverage Breakthrough

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Sprint HPUE technology, announced today, aims to overcome certain limitations of the company’s 2.5 GHz spectrum, which according to the company, carries more traffic than any other spectrum band the company uses. Sprint said the high-performance user interface (HPUE) technology extends coverage range 30%, while...Learn More

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