T-Mobile Joins Competitive Carriers Association Data Services Hub

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Washington, DC – August 27, 2015 – Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) announced today T-Mobile has joined CCA’s Data Services Hub (Hub) to help expand its relationships with competitive carriers across the United States.  T-Mobile joins over a dozen participating rural and regional carriers in a...Learn More

With $3.3 Billion in Bidding Credits Rejected, What’s Next for DISH Network?

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The possibility of DISH Network offering fixed broadband in rural areas could be in jeopardy now that the FCC has denied bidding credits in the recent AWS-3 spectrum auction to two companies that are majority owned by DISH. The bidding credits, intended to give small...Learn More

Behind Bell’s LTE-A Tri-Band Launch

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Canadian carrier Bell is touting its new LTE-A Tri-Band capability, which the company says is the first to launch in North America. The service uses spectrum in the 700 MHz, AWS (2100 MHz) and PCS (1900 MHz) bands, a Bell spokesman wrote in an email...Learn More

Shentel Will Acquire NTELOS in $640M Regional Wireless Tie Up

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Two mid-Atlantic regional wireless providers are coming together, with news that Shentel will acquire NTELOS for approximately $640 Million, including net debt. The two providers are geographically positioned next to each other and were both affiliates of Sprint in one form or another. The deal...Learn More

SouthernLINC to Launch LTE Advanced Service

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ATLANTA, Aug. 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — SouthernLINC Wireless, a Southern Company (NYSE: SO), has announced plans to offer mission critical 4G LTE Advanced data services to Southern Company utilities and to local businesses and government in the utilities’ service territories. The first highly reliable, fixed data...Learn More

5G Revenue Forecast to Surpass $65 Billion by 2025

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Revenues for 5G services will exceed $65 billion by 2025, according to a forecast from Juniper Research. That would be up from a forecast $100 billion in 2020, the year the first commercial 5G roll-outs are expected. Surpassing $65 billion by 2025 would mean global...Learn More

GSA: Number of Carriers Offering LTE Rises to 422

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Commercial 4G LTE services are now up and running for 422 wireless carriers in 143 countries, according to the latest update to GSA’s ¨Evolution to LTE¨ report. A total of 106 began offering LTE services this past year, according to a news release. More broadly,...Learn More

Administrator Details Kansas Upgrade to AT&T NG911

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With AT&T as a key supplier, the state of Kansas has undertaken a major upgrade to its 911 system that could serve as a prototype for the sort of upgrade that 911 administrators nationwide should be considering soon if they aren’t already. “There is an...Learn More

Strong Telecom Investment Helps Put U.S. Near Top of Net Vitality Index

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The U.S. is one of the top five countries developing a “robust broadband Internet ecosystem,” according to a new report from The Media Institute Global Internet Freedom Advisory Council. Also among the top five are South Korea, Japan, the United Kingdom and France, according to...Learn More

Legere: T-Mobile Mexico and Canada Coverage Relies on Reciprocal Roaming

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T-Mobile has reached reciprocal roaming agreements with the top two Canadian and the top two Mexican carriers that will enable the company to extend Simple Choice voice and data usage to customers traveling in those countries at the terms and conditions that apply within the...Learn More

Mobile Subscriber Forecast Calls for 128% Penetration by 2020

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The U.S. mobile market is entering a new evolutionary phase as consumer adoption of mobile and wireless devices and services nears, or has reached, saturation, according to Strategy Analytics. With the base of new customers shrinking, U.S. wireless network operators are now focusing on promoting...Learn More

4G LTE Subscriber Forecast Calls for 2.3 Billion Subscribers by 2019

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The number of 4G LTE subscribers worldwide will grow at a 35 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the next five years, rising from 516 million to 2.3 billion. The prediction comes from TeleGeography, which bases its projection on data obtained from its GlobalComms...Learn More