4G Americas: LTE-Advanced Penetration Reaches 100 Networks

Deployed first in South Korea in June 2013, 4G LTE-Advanced penetration now reaches 100 networks in 49 countries worldwide, 4G Americas announced November 24. LTE-Advanced will continue to evolve along the LTE-Advanced Pro technological roadmap even as 4G Americas members standardize next-generation 5G technologies for...Learn More

Small Cell Forecast: 43% Annual Growth Through 2020

With mobile network operators including Verizon, Sprint, China Mobile and Vodaphone investing, ABI Research reiterated its expectations that 2015 will mark a significant inflection point for outdoor small cell deployment. ABI predicts the market will grow at a 43 percent compound annual rate (CAGR) from...Learn More

Sprint Launches Half-Off Promotion, Promises 50% Off Competitor’s Rates

November 18, 2015 — OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In celebration of the launch of its new LTE Plus network, which has been clocking blazing speeds nationwide, Sprint (NYSE: S) is introducing the biggest wireless offer in U.S. history – 50 percent off the price of most...Learn More

Ericsson: Average Monthly Smartphone Data Consumption Will Reach 22 GBs

Ubiquitous, continuous access to mobile broadband networks is quickly becoming a fact of life in developed markets such as North America’s, as well as a prerequisite for participating in just about any kind of business activity. Industry players and analysts are predicting explosive growth in...Learn More

Court Delays Sprint WiMax Shutdown

Sprint will have to keep its WiMax network running in parts of Massachusetts for at least 90 days now that the state has granted a preliminary injunction against the carrier. The move was made in response to a lawsuit filed by Mobile Beacon and Mobile...Learn More

Rise Broadband Aims for 50 Mbps Broadband with LTE Fixed Wireless

Rise Broadband, the company formerly known as JAB Broadband that is playing the role of broadband wireless consolidator, said yesterday that it plans to deploy fixed broadband wireless equipment based on LTE, beginning initially in the Joplin, Missouri area. “What we get is a much...Learn More

T-Mobile Free 4G LTE CellSpot Targets Areas Lacking Indoor Coverage

Customers who lack indoor cellular coverage are the target market for a new offering from T-Mobile called 4G LTE CellSpot, which T-Mobile in a press release yesterday described as a “mini-tower” that extends LTE coverage indoors. A T-Mobile spokesperson told Telecompetitor that T-Mobile worked with...Learn More

Zubie Launches In-car Wi-Fi Powered by Verizon 4G LTE Network

CHARLESTON, S.C., Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Zubie, a leading connected-car platform and service provider for consumers and businesses, today launched its new in-car Wi-Fi solution powered by the Verizon 4G LTE network. The new Zubie product combines mobile hotspot connectivity on America’s largest and...Learn More

PumpAlarm.com’s Verizon Certified Home Monitoring Device Launches in Home Depot

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — PumpAlarm.com, an Indiana-based company, and Verizon, a technology leader with the nation’s largest and most reliable 4G LTE Network, announced today that PumpAlarm.com, with its Verizon network certified monitoring devices, is now available in 96 Home Depot stores in Indiana, Michigan,...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

Report: Macrocell Mobile Backhaul Spending Sees Brief Decline

Wireless network operators collectively will spend $45 billion on macrocell backhaul equipment from 2015-2019, London-based market research specialist IHS Infonetics forecasts. Having reached a plateau, growth in mobile backhaul spending will resume as wireless carriers in developing countries, such as India, look to roll out...Learn More

All 21 Verizon Rural LTE Carriers Have Deployed Service

Verizon announced today that all 21 network operators participating in the company’s LTE in Rural America (LRA) program now have deployed service. Verizon rural LTE carriers have turned up more than 1,000 LTE cellsites in 15 states, Verizon said, also noting that the combined coverage...Learn More