Former FCC Chairman Genachowski Joins Syniverse Board

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TAMPA, Fla. – April 21, 2014 – Syniverse announced today that Julius Genachowski has joined its Board of Directors. Based in Washington, D.C., Genachowski is a Managing Director in The Carlyle Group’s U.S. Buyout team, focusing on acquisitions and growth investments in global technology, media...Learn More

600 MHz Auction Plan Recommends PEAs, Paired Spectrum

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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler late last week gave the other FCC commissioners a draft of rules that would govern the upcoming incentive auction of TV broadcast spectrum, which will be re-purposed for mobile broadband. Wheeler said the rules were created with rural areas in mind....Learn More

Broadcast Spectrum Auction Plan Floated, Details Band Plan

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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler envisions offering two classes of licenses in the upcoming auction of TV broadcast spectrum, reports technology news website Re/code. These would include restricted and unrestricted licenses, with restricted licenses reserved for “companies that don’t currently hold a lot of nearby airwaves,”...Learn More

T-Mobile Gets in Competitors’ Faces with End to Overage Charges

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T-Mobile today capped off its promised three days of market-disruptive announcements with the news that the company will eliminate overage charges for customers on all T-Mobile plans, extending an offering the company previously made only on certain plans. A T-Mobile spokesman said customers will effectively...Learn More

Sprint WiMax Shutdown is One Element of Complex Network Transition

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Sprint’s plan to shut down its WiMax network by the end of 2015 which came to light in a new financial filing, is a reminder of the complex network transition the company is undergoing and will continue to undergo. The carrier has what many consider...Learn More

Evolve Broadband Selects Globecomm for 4G LTE

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Hauppauge, N.Y. and San Antonio – March 26, 2014 – Globecomm, a leading global communications solutions provider, announced today that Evolve Broadband has deployed its LTE solutions, delivering a cost-effective, efficient path to 4G/LTE. Evolve Broadband, a regional carrier providing voice and data products and...Learn More

Sprint Partners With CCA and NetAmerica to Expand Rural 4G LTE

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Sprint wants to accelerate its 4G buildout and it’s turning to rural carriers to help them achieve it. Rural carriers will soon be able to partner with Sprint through their affiliations with the Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) and the NetAmerica Alliance (NAA) for preferred roaming...Learn More

NexTech Wireless Selects 4G LTE Geoanalytics Platform

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BERKELEY, Calif. – March 26, 2014 – Newfield Wireless, a Tektronix Communications company and pioneer in next-generation Radio Access Network (RAN) geoanalytics, today announced Nex-Tech Wireless has deployed its TrueCall® platform to support the operator’s LTE network. Nex-Tech is the 10th deployment of Newfield Wireless’...Learn More

Sprint Continues 4G LTE Expansion with 20 New Markets

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), March 17, 2014 – Sprint (NYSE:S) today announced 20 new 4G LTE markets, bringing faster data speeds to customers in such locations as Bridgeport/Stamford/Norwalk, Conn.; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Omaha, Neb.; Peoria, Ill.; and Sarasota/Bradenton, Fla. Sprint expects to cover 250...Learn More

Report Finds Synergies Between LTE FDD and LTE TDD

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Telecompetitors would do well to fully leverage both LTE TDD and LTE FDD and take a unified approach in implementing the 4G cellular network standards in order to foster development of “a harmonized ecosystem,” according to a new report from Strategy Analytics. With LTE rollouts...Learn More

Glenwood Telecommunications To Use LTE Hosted Switching From NewCore Wireless

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SAINT CLOUD, Minn. – March 3, 2014 – NewCore Wireless, the leading full-service hosted wireless switching provider, announced today that Glenwood Telecommunications has chosen NewCore Wireless to host the Nebraska carrier’s LTE network. Glenwood Telecommunications is a full-service telecommunications provider serving residents and businesses in...Learn More

AT&T’s TDM-to-IP Transition Trial Proposes LTE, U-verse Voice Service Replacements

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AT&T aims to replace traditional landline voice service with a combination of LTE and U-verse in TDM-to-IP transition trials it wants to conduct in rural Carbon Hill, Ala. and in suburban Miami. The company filed its proposal with the FCC yesterday and said it expects...Learn More