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

Verizon CDMA iPhone: Is it Exclusive to Verizon?

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Verizon held a press conference today outlining the long rumored news that the iPhone is coming to Verizon. The move breaks the AT&T iPhone monopoly which they had for a little over three years. The Verizon iPhone is the iPhone 4 version, but will operate...Learn More

Verizon and SmartSynch Partner for CDMA Based Smart Grid Solutions

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One important aspect of the smart grid is the need for two way communication between the utility and the smart meter attached to every household. There are various methods to achieve this two-way communication, one of which involves leveraging existing cellular networks. This is where...Learn More

Globecomm Expands Wireless Services to the Caribbean

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HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., Jul 08, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) – Globecomm Systems Inc. (NASDAQ: GCOM), a leading global provider of satellite-based communications infrastructure solutions and services, has secured two contracts to provide wireless managed services to service operators in Antigua and the Turks and Caicos Islands. These...Learn More