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

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