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Ethernet Leaderboard: CenturyLink Overtakes AT&T for the Top Spot

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In its year-end 2017 Carrier Ethernet Leaderboad, Vertical Systems Group announced a major change. For the first time since 2005, a company rather than AT&T has captured the top spot, with CenturyLink now in first place. CenturyLink’s ascendency was made possible by its merger in...Learn More

Report: Gfast Deployments Now Reach 3 Million Locations, But Actual Subscriber Counts Still Quite Small

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Broadband analyst firm Point Topic estimates that as of early 2018, some 3 million premises will have access to Gfast networks, offering maximum download speeds varying from 300 Mbps to 500Mbps. Point Topic found 33 telecom operators and ISPs that have made Gfast deployments or...Learn More

ACA Survey: Retransmission Fees May Reach $19 Per Subscriber, Per Month by 2020

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Retransmission fees are continuing to escalate and will go much higher in the next few years, according to smaller cable companies that are members of the American Cable Association (ACA). ACA members reported that they will be forced to pay corporate broadcasters an average of...Learn More

Report: Fixed Wireless Interest Will Drive Growth in LTE, 802.11-based Equipment Solutions

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The fixed wireless access market will generate nearly $20 billion in cumulative equipment revenue from base station access point (AP) and customer premise equipment (CPE) sales over the next six years, according to a fixed wireless market forecast from Mobile Experts. Annual sales of “dedicated”...Learn More

Mobile Video Streaming Research: AT&T Offers Best Reliability, T-Mobile Loads the Fastest

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AT&T’s network had high marks for video streaming reliability, while T-Mobile’s network tended to load videos faster than the other three major carrier networks, according to new mobile video streaming research from Global Wireless Solutions, Inc. According to the research, 98% of videos streamed over...Learn More

Wireless Customer Satisfaction Study: Unlimited Data Users Report Fewer Problems

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Wireless customers are relatively pleased with the quality of their networks and their legacy wireless devices, according to a new wireless customer satisfaction study from J.D. Power. The research firm says that quality may not have actually improved, but customer perception of quality has due...Learn More

Report: Q4 2017 Smartphone Shipments Decline 9% From Q4 2016

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New research from Strategy Analytics shows that global Q4 2017 smartphone shipments dropped 9 percent compared to the same period a year earlier, marking the sharpest drop since the debut of the smartphone. Apple was the most popular smartphone provider, notching a 19% global market...Learn More

S&P: Broadband-Only Households Without Traditional Pay-TV to Double to 37M by 2022

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Shifting consumer preferences will lead to more than 37 million households relying exclusively on broadband for video by 2022 S&P Global Market Intelligence. That figure is nearly double the number of broadband-only households today as consumers continue to shy away from multichannel video, the research...Learn More

Mobile Device Trade-In Market Reaches Over $2 Billion, iPhones Lead the Pack

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U.S. consumers received 38% more for mobile device trade-ins in 2017 than they did in 2016, according to new research from HYLA Mobile, a company specializing in the U.S. mobile device trade-in market. HYLA researchers value that market at $2.156 billion. “Our review of 2017...Learn More

Consumer Research on Smart Home Installation: Over 33% Struggle

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More than one-third of U.S. adults have problems setting up or operating connected devices, according to research from iQor, a managed service provider focused on customer support. The survey says that consumers take more than eight steps to resolve technical problems or issues concerning their...Learn More

UN Broadband Commission Goal: 75% Global Broadband Penetration by 2025

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The United Nations’ Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development has set seven goals for the half of the world’s population – 3.8 billion people — who experts say will not be connected to the Internet by the end of 2019. A key UN Broadband Commission goal...Learn More

Mobile Churn Research: One Third of Subscribers Have Made No Plan Changes in Over Two Years

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Most mobile users are staying with their legacy providers despite untold marketing dollars carriers spend trying to convince consumers to switch, according to new mobile churn research from Parks Associates. The research firm finds that only 14% of U.S. mobile subscribers switched providers as the...Learn More

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