AT&T To Buy Rural Carrier’s Wireless Business

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Long Lines, a multi-play service provider based in rural Iowa, announced late last week that it has agreed to sell its wireless business to AT&T Mobility. In an interview, Long Line’s CEO Brent Olson said the company’s network supports GSM/ EDGE technology in the PCS...Learn More

T-Mobile Continues Un-Carrier Strategy with New Phone Upgrade Program

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NEW YORK – July 10, 2013 — T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE: TMUS) isn’t resting after turning the industry upside down with its “Un-carrier” approach to wireless earlier this year. It’s picking up the pace and continuing to revolutionize wireless for consumers. At an event in...Learn More

T-Mobile Acquires U.S. Cellular AWS Spectrum

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June 28, 2013 — BELLEVUE, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE: TMUS) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary has signed an agreement to purchase 10 MHz of Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) spectrum from U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM) for $308 million in cash. The spectrum covers...Learn More

Mobile Data Will Soon Dominate Wireless Service Revenues

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Despite a slow 2013 first quarter for net new connections, mobile data service revenue continues its impressive run for the wireless industry, according to leading wireless industry consultant Chetan Sharma. Mobile data revenue now accounts for close to 45% of total service revenue, and Sharma...Learn More

Wi-Fi Alliance Gets Moving on Wi-Fi ac

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The next generation of Wi-Fi, 802.11ac, is upon us and the Wi-Fi Alliance has unveiled their Wi-Fi Certified ac program. The Wi-Fi Certified program is basically the Wi-Fi Alliance’s stamp of approval for products that have passed interoperability and other testing developed by the industry...Learn More

Survey: WiFi in 80% of Cities Receives Grade B or Lower

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Market research from Ubiquiti Networks sees a strong, perceived link between mobile WiFi Internet access and productivity: while 48% of respondents in a recent survey graded WiFi availability and performance in their hometown a ‘B’, 70% said their productivity suffers when WiFi isn’t readily accessible...Learn More

Report: Small Cells with Wi-Fi Will Reshape the Wireless Industry

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Incorporation of Wi-Fi functionality into small-cell base stations “will be a game changer for cellphone service providers,” affording them the means to offload traffic from heavily congested channels while “linking together billions of devices into a single network architecture,” according to a new report from...Learn More

PwC Sees Drop in North American Wireless Minutes of Use

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Though still strong, wireless subscriber growth is slowing in the U.S., according to wireless operators surveyed by consulting firm PwC. According to the survey,  wireless is nearing saturation, with the U.S. market having “reached a level where most of the addressable market has a mobile...Learn More

BYOD Report: 90% of U.S. Workers are BYODers, Raising Serious Concerns

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Nine of ten working Americans use their personal smartphones for work purposes, while 40% of them do not use passwords to protect them. So found a study of the “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) phenomenon conducted by a network of Cisco partners. Further highlighting the...Learn More

Report: 36% of Wireless Customers Considering Switch

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A new study from Xerox’s WDS reveals just how tenuous and fragile are the ties between mobile phone customers and their service providers. A full 36% of U.S. mobile customers are considering switching carriers in the next 12 months, according to the WDS Mobile Loyalty...Learn More

U.S. Cellular Announces Next Markets to Receive 4G LTE Service in 2013

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CHICAGO (Feb. 14, 2013) – U.S. Cellular (NYSE: USM), in conjunction with its partner, King Street Wireless, announced the next markets that will receive high-speed 4G LTE services. By the end of 2013, customers in more than 3,800 additional cities and towns will have access...Learn More

Regional Wireless Carrier Cellcom Launches Shared Data Plan

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(February 1, 2013) – Cellcom launched a new plan today that offers shareable data for customers. The Share Plan allows consumers to share data with up to 10 devices, and includes unlimited nationwide minutes and messaging. Cellcom’s Share Plan features: Unlimited nationwide talk, including domestic...Learn More