NewCore, RINA Partner with Rural Wireless Carriers on Shared Infrastructure, IMS Core First Up

A group of more than 40 rural wireless carriers led by NewCore Wireless and RINA Wireless hopes to find strength in numbers in a wireless market that has become increasingly challenging for smaller carriers. Both NewCore and RINA have invested in core wireless network infrastructure...Learn More

Chariton Valley Wireless Services Selects Globecomm for Advanced Wireless Services

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

Pioneer Cellular Works with TNS to Establish LTE Roaming Network

September 13, 2016 – Pioneer Cellular is significantly expanding its LTE coverage and offering new 4G roaming opportunities to subscribers, thanks to a multi-faceted agreement with telecommunications specialist Transaction Network Services (TNS). The deal will see Pioneer Cellular join the TNS LTE Roaming Hub, gaining...Learn More

GSA: Global LTE Subscriptions Surpass 1 Billion

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

Separate Core LTE Network Part of Verizon IoT Strategy, $495 M Revenues So Far This Year

After being shut out of some segments of the machine-to-machine market during the time its network was based primarily on CDMA technology, Verizon is making major inroads in the m2m and Internet of Things (IoT) market, as an announcement from the company yesterday illustrates. The...Learn More

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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