Ovum: Thanks to 4G, Carriers Could Shut Down 3G Before 2G

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Wireless network carriers’ growing interest in, and deployment of, 4G LTE infrastructure, products and services raises the prospect of shutting down or ‘refarming’ GSM or CDMA spectrum to accommodate growing demand. Determining “the sweet spot” for network closure is challenging, however, according to a new...Learn More

Should Smaller Wireless Carriers Sell Towers?

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At least one nationwide wireless carrier, T-Mobile, has sold some of its wireless towers in order to free up money for investment–  and other large carriers reportedly are considering that option. Does this move make sense for smaller carriers as well? The NTELOS View NTELOS...Learn More

Chicago CIO Shares Internet of Things Success Stories

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The Internet of Things is becoming a reality in the city of Chicago, where sensors send an alert when trash cans get too full and sensors at city beaches report hourly on water temperature and wave height. Many of Chicago’s sensors use 3G for communications....Learn More

ABI: LTE to Cover 57% of World Population by 2018

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Another 123 LTE commercial networks will launch over the next two years, according to a new forecast from ABI Research. The new networks will be added to the base of 193 that have already been deployed, ABI said. LTE services will cover 57% of legacy...Learn More

iDEN Nextel National Network on Schedule to Shut Down June 30

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – June 5, 2013 — Sprint remains on schedule to decommission the iDEN Nextel National Network beginning at 12:01 am Eastern time on June 30. iDEN devices will then no longer receive voice service – including 911 calls and push-to-talk– or data service....Learn More

Regional Wireless Carrier nTelos to Launch 4G LTE

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WAYNESBORO, VA and PARIS – March 27, 2013 — NTELOS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: NTLS), a Virginia-based regional mobile operator in the United States, and Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced plans to provide improved wireless data speeds and quality of service across portions...Learn More

Is AT&T’s Acquisition of ATNI/ Alltel Assets Part of Project Velocity?

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Is this essentially one more element of Project Velocity IP, AT&T’s rural initiative announced last year? AT&T today said it plans to acquire wireless spectrum and assets in rural areas of several southern and Midwestern states from Atlantic Tele-Network  Inc. –a move that could help...Learn More

Lowe’s Home Security Offering Will Use Verizon 3G Network

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For at least five years, Verizon Wireless and other CDMA operators have been shut out of the business of providing cellular communications for home security systems because North American alarm manufacturers opted to use GSM/GPRS communications when they began supporting cellular digital data communications. But...Learn More

C Spire Offers Wireline Replacement Service with Home Phone Connect

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Regional wireless carrier C Spire is the latest wireless carrier to target traditional home phone service by marketing a wireless replacement for wireline service. C Spire’s Home Phone Connect offers an unlimited local and long distance plan using wireless facilities for $20/month, with a two...Learn More

Wireless and the Cloud Intersect on Path to Rural 4G

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Small, independent wireless carriers have important decisions to make regarding their transition to 4G (and 3G in many cases). Thanks to roaming and other business conditions of the legacy wireless business, many small rural carriers could build a decent wireless business in a voice dominated...Learn More

AT&T Making Progress in Converting Former Alltel Markets

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AT&T is expanding its wireless business in several rural markets, including territories in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Colorado, Iowa and Montana, among others, having completed the transition of infrastructure in these states from that of its Alltel acquisition to its own mobile broadband network....Learn More

Sprint to Phase Out iDEN Push-to-Talk, Move to CDMA PTT

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), March 16, 2011 – Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced plans to expand its gold-standard push-to-talk leadership, unveiling fourth-quarter launch plans for next-generation push-to-talk capabilities powered by Sprint’s broadband CDMA network. As part of the launch, Sprint will offer an initial...Learn More