Report: Macrocell Spending Drops 11% From Last Year

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Mobile data traffic volumes continue their seemingly inexorable rise, but 3Q’16 spending on mobile infrastructure dropped 11 percent from its 3Q’15 level and 2016 is just about set to be the first year macrocell spending will decline, according to the latest market research from IHS...Learn More

4G LTE Service Now A Reality In Rural Coos County, NH

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Groveton, New Hampshire — December 2, 2016 — Sen. Jeanne Shaheen announced that the new 4G LTE network built and operated by Wireless Partners, LLC in Coos County, NH has launched broadband data and voice services as part of Verizon’s LTE in Rural America (LRA)...Learn More

Worldwide High 360 Million North American LTE Connections

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Global 4G LTE connections soared 81% year-over-year (YoY) in 3Q 2016, according to data from 5G Americas released last week. North American LTE connections reached 360 million, researchers said. 4G LTE penetration and mobile wireless market share were highest in North America (U.S. and Canada)...Learn More

Mobile Broadband Forum: 4.5G WTTH Helping Accelerate Next Generation Fixed Wireless

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Growing fixed wireless momentum across the globe is leading to the concept of wireless-to-the-home (WTTH), promising fiber like speeds that are increasingly seen as lower cost alternative option for traditional wireline fixed broadband service. WTTH was on full display last week with particular emphasis on...Learn More

FCC Mobility Fund Proposal Raises Important Questions

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The FCC plans to vote next month on a proposal for a Universal Service/ Connect America mobility fund that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler shared with other commission officials just last week. A fact sheet about the FCC mobility fund proposal released to the public  raises...Learn More

AT&T Launches IoT Pilot Using LTE-M — So What is LTE-M?

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AT&T this week launched what the company says is the first LTE-M enabled commercial site, which will support an Internet of Things pilot involving several companies, including PepsiCo, Samsung and others. “We think LTE-M will be the workhorse for low-power wide area” connectivity, said Cameron...Learn More

AT&T LTE-M Pilot Network Will Use LPWAN for Internet of Things

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DALLAS, Oct. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T is working with technology leaders to show how new LTE-M[1] technology will bring the Internet of Things (IoT) to a new generation of devices and markets. AT&T plans to pilot the LTE-M network in the San Francisco market...Learn More

iWireless Renews Service Agreement with IDI Billing Solutions

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October 04, 2016 — VICTOR, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IDI Billing Solutions, a global provider of cloud-based Billing, Order Management and integrated Point of Sale solutions for Communication Service Providers, announced today it has extended its long term relationship with iWireless, LLC. iWireless will continue to leverage IDI’s...Learn More

Airline WiFi Performance Set to Jump to 100 Mbps Connectivity, Gogo Announces

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Gogo announced last week it is developing its next-generation wireless communications aviation industry platform to dramatically improve airline WiFi performance. The new ground-based technology will offer connectivity and quality equivalent to that experienced via completely terrestrial broadband wireless systems, according to management. That includes seamless...Learn More

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