Wheeler Rural Wireless Plans Include Revised Roaming Rules, Mobility Fund

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The FCC will take action aimed at revising mobile data roaming rules this year, said FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler yesterday, speaking at a Competitive Carriers Association event. Such reforms, he said, would be particularly important to rural wireless carriers, who must rely on roaming agreements...Learn More

Pioneer Cellular Works with TNS to Establish LTE Roaming Network

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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

ComScore: Smartphone Online Time Exceeds All Other Devices Combined

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Smartphone online time now accounts for 50% of the total time Americans spend online, according to the latest comScore MMX Multi-Platform and Mobile Metrix market data services. Growing rapidly to the point where smartphone Internet access exceeds that for all other connected devices combines represents...Learn More

Sprint and Nokia Kick-Off Three-Channel Carrier Aggregation LTE Plus Deployment in Kansas City

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), August 31, 2016 – Today Sprint and Nokia kicked-off the launch of three-channel carrier aggregation in Kansas City’s LTE Plus Network with a live demonstration at Kauffman Stadium. Just prior to the Royals vs Yankees match-up, the companies showcased three-channel...Learn More

IoT Tops the List of 5G Use Cases as Industry Players Hammer Out Technical Specs

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The global wireless industry is well on its way towards introducing next-generation 5G wireless broadband technology and 5G use cases vary. Pilot trials are set for 2017-2018 and the first commercial deployments will start in 2020 or shortly thereafter, according to an Aug. 29 research...Learn More

Verizon Accelerates 4G LTE Performance, Claims Peak Wireless Speeds of 200+ Mbps

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Verizon has turned on their LTE Advanced network in 461 markets across the U.S., leading to peak wireless speeds of 200+ Mbps for mobile broadband, the company announced. LTE Advanced is the next generation of 4G LTE and it is being deployed across the globe....Learn More

Wireless Network Quality Study Reveals Need for Ongoing Investment in Urban Areas

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Urban areas with high densities of young, heavy network users continue to pose challenges for wireless services providers, according to the second semi-annual installment of the J.D. Power 2016 Wireless Network Quality Performance Study. Released Aug. 25, the results indicate wireless carriers need to continue...Learn More

Sprint Continues LTE Plus Three-Channel Carrier Aggregation Tests – Reaches 275 Mbps

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August 25, 2016  — OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sprint (NYSE: S) continues its device testing of three-channel carrier aggregation, today announcing it reached peak speeds of 275 Mbps in three-channel carrier aggregation lab tests using the LG G5, one of the first devices on the market...Learn More

New CBRS Alliance to Focus on LTE-Based Indoor, Outdoor Coverage

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The CBRS Alliance, announced yesterday, aims to “develop, market and promote” LTE-based offerings in the 3.5 GHz, also known as the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS), band. Although much of the talk around the CBRS band has focused on using it to support fixed broadband...Learn More

LTE-A Deployment Survey: 84% of Service Providers Have Made the Move

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More than 8 in 10 network service providers are running advanced LTE networks based on LTE-A, according to an LTE-A deployment survey from IHS Markit. Eighty-four percent of service provider respondents said they were already running LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) networks, well above about the 50 percent...Learn More

AT&T Wins Dept. of Labor Contract

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VIENNA, Va., Aug. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T is the awardee of a 5-year contract by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division. AT&T will serve as its primary mobility provider. AT&T will deliver a broad range of mobility devices and services to...Learn More

Sprint Launches Unlimited Plans

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), August 18, 2016 – Sprint (NYSE: S) is giving customers unprecedented value and simplicity with the launch of Unlimited Freedom: two lines of unlimited talk, text and data for the incredible price of $100 a month. Simple and straight-forward with...Learn More