Standing Rock Builds Out FCC-Funded Mobile Network Using NewCore

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Rock Wireless, a division of Standing Rock Telecom, was an FCC Mobility Fund Auction 901 award winner and is announcing they have successfully delivered a state-of-the-art broadband communications solution with a new 3G and 4G/LTE technically advanced network offering voice and enhanced fixed/mobile broadband experiences...Learn More

BroadbandVision: Practical Advice, a Glimpse at the Future

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The BroadbandVision conference in Las Vegas this week offered network operators the opportunity to share business tips with one another and to learn about new business and technology developments heading their way. The event brought together large and small broadband service providers, with a wide...Learn More

Connected Car Will Fuel Continued Explosion in Billable Wireless Backhaul Opportunity

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The ongoing explosion in mobile broadband usage continues to drive billable revenue opportunities for today’s broadband carrier. While wireless backhaul is a relatively mature business, the number of devices connecting to the network continues to grow, and the ways in which those devices consume bandwidth...Learn More

GSA Finds Mobile HD Voice Deployments in 75 Countries

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High-definition (HD) voice services are now available from 116 mobile operators in 75 countries, according to the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA). The number of mobile operators now offering HD voice services has grown 30 percent year-over-year, GSA reports in the latest issue of the...Learn More

GSMA: Mobile Industry GDP Impact at $550B, Represents 3% of Regional GDP

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North America’s mobile market “is one of the most advanced and successful in the world,” according to the latest report in GSMA’s Mobile Economy report series. Retail rates for advanced mobile services, 4G LTE network connectivity, are lower than those in comparable markets around the...Learn More

Ovum: Global LTE Subscriptions Reach 250 Million

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The number of LTE mobile broadband subscriptions worldwide reached the 250-million milestone in 1Q 2014, according to an update from Ovum’s World Cellular Data Metrics. The U.S. is the world’s largest LTE market, according to the latest data, with Verizon Wireless and AT&T – the...Learn More

Mobile Vs. Wired Broadband Speeds: A Reversal Ahead?

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Mobile substitution has been a nightmare for fixed network service providers, the chief case in point being consumer purchases of “voice services.” In many markets, including the United States, consumers simply are abandoning use of fixed network voice, in favor of mobile calling. At the...Learn More

GSMA: Global Smartphone Connections To Triple by 2020

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The number of global smartphone connections will triple over the next six years to reach 6 billion by 2020, according to a new market research report from GSMA Intelligence. Accounting for one in three mobile connections today, smartphones will account for two out of every...Learn More

Wi-Fi Calling: T-Mobile Takes the Lead

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T-Mobile’s latest attack in the increasingly competitive wireless market comes on the voice over Wi-Fi front. VoWiFi is expected to be a hot area now that handsets are available that do not require special dialing or a different phone number to send calls over Wi-Fi....Learn More

Buggs Island LTE Network to Use NetAmerica Bonfire Brand

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Buggs Island Telephone Cooperative said late yesterday that it has turned up 4G LTE broadband service under NetAmerica’s Bonfire brand in parts of its rural Virginia service territory. A NetAmerica spokesperson confirmed that BIT, like all other NetAmerica participants that have operational LTE networks, is...Learn More

Apple Watch Requires an iPhone; iPhone 6 Carriers Include the Big Four

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Connected multi-purpose devices have been making strides toward obsoleting single-purpose products one by one (viz. cameras, CD players, radios, books and e-readers). The latest device in high-tech firms’ sights is the wristwatch — but if the launch of the Apple watch today is any indication,...Learn More

Sprint Adds Rural LTE Roaming and SMART Partners

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Sprint rural LTE initiatives are making significant progress. The company said last Friday that it has added 15 rural and regional LTE roaming partners, bringing its total to 27. In the same announcement, NetAmerica CEO Roger Hutton revealed that his company has signed preliminary agreements...Learn More