5G Race Accelerates With AT&T Mobile 5G Plans Announced for Late 2018

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AT&T mobile 5G plans will include launch of the next generation mobile broadband service in 12 markets by late 2018, the carrier announced today. The announcement marks an acceleration in the launch of mobile 5G services, which just a few months ago wasn’t expected until...Learn More

T-Mobile Enters Pay-TV Business with Layer3 Acquisition

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In what T-Mobile CEO John Legere calls the next phase of their ‘un-carrier’ strategy, the wireless provider announced an acquisition of IPTV pay-TV provider Layer3. The acquisition catapults T-Mobile into the rapidly evolving video business. “People love their TV, but they hate their TV providers....Learn More

IIA: Sharing Economy Earnings Average $3588 Annually on $1200 Annual Broadband Investment

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Broadband has enabled a wide range of new earnings opportunities for individuals working on a contract or freelance basis for organizations such as Lyft, Uber and Airbnb – opportunities sometimes referred to as the “sharing economy.” According to new research from the Internet Innovation Alliance,...Learn More

5G Americas: Amidst 5G Prep, Global LTE Connections Hit 2.5 Billion, 100%+ North American Penetration in 2018

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Global LTE connections reached 2.5 billion by the end of the third quarter, according to research conducted by Ovum and cited by industry trade association 5G Americas in a press release.The new plateau represented an increase of 838 million new LTE subscriptions in the last...Learn More

Smartphone Key to Personalized Hilton Connected Room, Digital Keys Now Unlock Hotel Doors Every 1.5 Secs

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Hilton has launched what the hotelier says is the first-of-its-kind, high-tech guest room that enables guests to personalize and control every aspect of their stay from their mobile devices. Called Hilton Connected Room, the solution is currently in beta at one location and is to...Learn More

New Hampshire FirstNet Opt Out is a Strike Against AT&T

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The New Hampshire FirstNet opt out decision announced today will leave at least one state out of AT&T’s plan to build a nationwide mobile broadband public safety network. Thirty-five states and territories have chosen AT&T to build their FirstNet public safety network and until now,...Learn More

Report: Network Densification Efforts Will Result in 100 to 350 Small Cells per Square Kilometer

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Between 2015 and 2025 non-residential small cell deployments will grow at a CAGR of 36% and will reach 8.5 million deployed units. That would be 22 times the number of units deployed in 2015, according to a small cells forecast from the Small Cell Forum....Learn More

Rivada Conditionally Wins Colorado Public Safety Network Contract

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November 28, 2017 — COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rivada Networks and Macquarie Capital announced today they will jointly pursue opt-out state contracts under the FirstNet legislation. The first initiative of this alliance is a conditional award from the State of Colorado to build out its public-safety broadband...Learn More

HD Share of Mobile Video Traffic Hits 38%

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The high-definition HD share of mobile video traffic is now 38% globally – a far higher percentage than mobile operators had predicted a few years ago, according to new research from OpenWave Mobility. HD video was only 5.7 percent of mobile video traffic four years...Learn More

5G: Maybe We’re Getting Ahead of Ourselves

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The broadband industry is in the midst of figuring out the impact and implications of the next evolution of wireless, 5G. And the hype machine is in full swing. Some might argue it’s off the charts, especially in comparison to the roll out of previous...Learn More

Deloitte: As Smartphone Penetration Hits 82%, Wireless Industry Thrives

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A new report from Deloitte LLP confirms the popularity of smartphones and the health of the wireless industry. Americans as a whole use their mobile phones 12 billion times a day, according to researchers. Additionally, smartphone penetration has reached 82 percent (93 percent for the...Learn More

Drones Are Coming and Digital Sky Aims to Seize the Opportunity for the Broadband Industry

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Citing an emerging ‘low airspace digitized economy,’ Huawei this week unveiled their Digital Sky initiative during their Global Mobile Broadband Forum (MBBF), taking place this week in London. Drones are taking on an increasing role in the digital economy and the global communications conglomerate sees...Learn More

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