Rise Broadband Exec: Broadband Wireless Economics Are Better Than Ever

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Broadband wireless economics are poised for a boost thanks to impending technology advances and the availability of new spectrum, said Rise Broadband Co-founder Jeff Kohler in an interview with Telecompetitor this week. And if you’re seeking an insider view on the broadband wireless market it’s...Learn More

Bell Labs Wireless Capacity Vs. Demand Forecast: Carriers Must Invest More

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Network service providers won’t be able to keep pace with surging wireless traffic unless they increase investment in next-generation technologies, according to a wireless capacity vs. demand forecast from Bell Labs Consulting. Researchers advise providers to invest in technologies such as 5G and cloud platforms...Learn More

iGR: Rural Wireless Churn Less Likely, Requires Proper Motivation

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The average rural wireless customer tends to be older and less likely to have children living at home in comparison with the typical American wireless customer, which has implications for rural wireless churn. This according to new rural wireless churn research from research firm iGR....Learn More

Small Cell Revenue Forecast to Top $2 Billion by 2019

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A new small cell revenue forecast from IHS Technology calls for revenues to total more than $2 billion by 2019. Small cell deployments increased at a double-digit rate year-over-year (YoY) in 2015, but the market remains tiny when compared to that for 2G/3G radio access...Learn More

Sprint Offers Monthly Amazon Prime Membership

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Overland, Park, Kansas — March 31, 2016 — Sprint (NYSE: S) today unveiled a unique offering that allows customers to purchase Amazon Prime as an add-on to their monthly plan. Sprint will offer new or existing customers the opportunity to stream tens of thousands of movies...Learn More

Sprint Introduces 30-Day Satisfaction Guarantee

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March 25, 2016 –OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Sprint (NYSE: S) network really is faster and it’s more reliable, with better coverage than ever. Starting today, Sprint will offer a 30-day satisfaction guarantee – the industry’s best consumer satisfaction guarantee. If customers aren’t completely satisfied within...Learn More

TELUS Investing $2 Billion in Canadian Network Infrastructure Upgrades

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Montreal, QC — March 21, 2016 — TELUS intends to invest $2 billion in new communications infrastructure across Quebec through 2020. This year alone, TELUS will invest $340 million in the province to extend fibre optic infrastructure directly to thousands of homes and businesses in...Learn More

Sprint Carrier Aggregation Demo Clocks 300 Mbps Mobile Broadband, But How Important is Speed?

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Sprint said today that it has demonstrated mobile broadband speeds of more than 300 Mbps using Sprint carrier aggregation technology on a Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphone, using three-channel carrier aggregation. Carrier aggregation enables network operators to combine multiple swaths of spectrum together to create a...Learn More

LTE Equipment Forecast Calls for a Five-Year Decline

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IHS Technology has issued a rather pessimistic global LTE equipment forecast, despite a rather positive current picture. The worldwide mobile infrastructure market grew 3% between the fourth quarter of 2014 and the fourth quarter of 2015, according to IHS. The macrocell mobile infrastructure market totaled...Learn More

GSA: Global LTE Subscriptions Surpass 1 Billion

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The number of global LTE subscriptions surpassed the 1 billion mark in 4Q 2015, the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) confirmed in a March 7 announcement. LTE subscription growth continues at a faster pace than for any other mobile communications technology in industry history, GSA...Learn More

U.S. Cellular Strategy: Accessory Sales Cover Stores’ Operational Costs

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U.S. Cellular CEO Kenneth R. Meyers yesterday revealed a notable aspect of U.S. Cellular strategy for the company’s retail operations. The wireless carrier no longer views its retail outlets as a cost of doing business; instead the stores’ operational costs are covered through sales of...Learn More

Report: IMS and VoIP Revenues Hit $5.5 Billion in 2015

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Worldwide IMS and VoIP revenues surged 31% year-over-year in 2015 to reach $5.5 billion, according to research firm IHS. A growing wave of VoLTE deployments fueled growth, according to IHS’ latest Service Provider VoIP and IMS Equipment and Subscribers Market Tracker. 2015 was the best...Learn More