Net Neutrality Survey Finds Fast Lane Support

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Asserting that “Net Neutrality is dead,” an annual LTE survey conducted by Israeli mobile Internet optimization and monetization company Flash Networks at the most recent LTE World Summit found that 69 percent of operators and 74 percent of subscriber respondents believe that “mobile operators should...Learn More

Is There a VoLTE Business Case?

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VoLTE rollouts are taking off, but “there is no business case,” at least yet, for voice over Long Term Evolution, says Stéphane Téral, Infonetics Research principal analyst. The reason is simply that the initial rollouts have been relatively small, in the sense that VoLTE provides...Learn More

A Verizon/ Dish Spectrum Deal Would Be Good for Verizon, But What About Dish?

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The New York Post, citing unnamed sources, has reported that Verizon is talking with Dish Network about the possibility of buying Dish’s AWS spectrum. But while such a deal would make sense for Verizon, the potential benefits for Dish are not so clear. Verizon/ Dish...Learn More

4G Americas: Number of 4G LTE Networks Reaches 300

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Wireless network operators have launched 109 new commercial LTE mobile broadband networks around the world in the 12 months since last June. That brings the number of 4G LTE networks up and running to 300 in 107 countries, according to the latest data from 4G...Learn More

Sprint Gains 12 New 4G Roaming Agreements

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), June 16, 2014 – Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced that it has reached 4G LTE agreements with 12 rural and regional network carriers, giving smaller carriers a clear path forward to high speed mobile broadband solutions. Furthering the initiatives announced...Learn More

Syniverse to Enable LTE Roaming Launch for CCA Member NewCore Wireless

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TAMPA, Fla. – June 4, 2014 – Syniverse today announced it has signed an agreement with NewCore Wireless for solutions that will facilitate the launch of a new LTE network to serve NewCore Wireless’ operator customers. The agreement builds on Syniverse’s continued enablement of high-quality...Learn More

AT&T: Project VIP Is Ahead of Schedule

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June 03, 2014 — DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) reported continued progress in the second full year of its Project VIP network investment plan, strong second-quarter wireless trends and an increase in its full-year 2014 revenue guidance, while reaffirming its full-year guidance for consolidated margins, EPS...Learn More

Infonetics: Microwave Equipment Revenue Drops 7% in One Year

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The market for microwave equipment – time-division multiplexing (TDM), Ethernet, and dual Ethernet-TDM microwave equipment – contracted in 1Q 2014 as price pressures and competition from alternative network technologies, particularly fiber-based backhaul solutions, constrained growth, according to Infonetics Research’s latest quarterly report. “The proliferation of...Learn More

AT&T Wireless Home Phone & Internet Service Launches Nationwide

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People in any part of the country covered by AT&T’s wireless network can now get a wireless-based home phone and Internet offering from the company, said an AT&T executive in a blog post on Thursday. As the executive explained, customers signing on for the service,...Learn More

Zayo Expands Small Cells Footprint

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May 21, 2014 — BOULDER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Zayo Group, LLC (“Zayo”), a global Bandwidth Infrastructure provider, today announced the expansion of its small cell solutions platform across the U.S. in high-usage areas, providing enhanced mobile coverage and capacity. The company is expanding in eight markets, including...Learn More

Verizon XLTE Service Claims Doubled Data Rates

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Verizon Wireless is claiming double the bandwidth for the AWS-based LTE capability it has rolled out in more than half of its LTE markets under the brand name XLTE. When asked for specifics, a Verizon spokeswoman said, “We are still focused on our brand promise...Learn More

Verizon Touts Benefits of AWS-Based LTE, Dubbed XLTE

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May 19, 2014 — HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Verizon Wireless has expanded its newest technology – known as XLTE – to Houston, Beaumont/Port Arthur, Bryan/College Station and other locations in Texas to boost 4G LTE network capacity and enhance high-speed services for customers. More than half of Verizon’s...Learn More