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Android Data Usage Trends: 60% Increase in One Year

Android-based phones have seen a jump in data traffic across all operators, according to new research about Android data usage trends from AppOptix. The company monitors 4,000 Android devices, which had significant jumps in cellular and WiFi data, due — at least in part —...Learn More

Hammer Communications and 1stPoint Communications Announce Mobile Network Service Provider Program

POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J., May 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NetworkWire – Hammer Fiber Optic Holdings Corp d/b/a Hammer Communications (OTCQB:HMMR) and 1stPoint Communications announced today the launch of their Mobile Network Services Provider program. Hammer will assist wireless Internet service providers and cable...Learn More

New York, Others Added for Sprint 5G Rollout

Sprint has added New York City, Phoenix and Kansas City to the markets that will receive the company’s 5G service in the first half of 2019. Previously announced markets for the Sprint 5G rollout include Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. We...Learn More

Verizon and Partners Test Mobile CBRS on Live Network in Florida, Achieve 790 Mbps Peak Speed

Verizon, Ericsson, Federated Wireless and Qualcomm Technologies said they have tested Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) in a live commercial network in Florida. CBRS is shared spectrum in the 3.5 GHz band, a portion of which already has been freed up for unlicensed use on...Learn More

What Verizon Has Learned About Fixed 5G – And How It Will Benefit Mobile

Ongoing Verizon fixed 5G trials continue to teach the company more “every day” about 5G technology, said Verizon CTO, Executive Vice President and President of Global Networks Hans Vestberg at an investor conference today. In a question-and-answer session, Vestberg explained why Verizon’s 5G coverage estimates...Learn More

Verizon Touts 5G Business Cases Through Alley 5G Incubator

There is considerable hype regarding 5G these days and a common dissenting view is the apparent lack of true 5G business cases. Some argue 5G hype is overblown and it’s simply a faster version of 4G, with questionable business cases to support the investment required....Learn More

Exec: ThingSpace Plays a Key Role in Supporting Verizon Global IoT Connectivity

When Verizon ThingSpace was launched in October 2015, the company called it a “self-service web interface” that would allow users to “manage their Internet of Things (IoT) environments” and would give developers the ability to build IoT solutions using Verizon’s “extensive capabilities and innovation resources.”...Learn More

Arvig Now Provides Backhaul to More than 500 Cell Towers

Minnesota-based regional carrier Arvig is bringing service to more than 500 cellular towers across 13 states, the company announced. The carrier has contracts with customers that are five-, seven- and ten-years long, said Dave Schornack, Arvig’s Director of Business Development and Sales,  in a  press...Learn More

Report Declares Comcast Quad Play ‘Firmly Rooted,’ With Verizon Being the Biggest Loser

Xfinity mobile’s pricing strategy is stealing customers from all major carriers, according to a new study from Market Strategies International, which also declares the Comcast quad play “firmly rooted,” thanks to Xfinity mobile. The new report finds that almost 60% of current Xfinity mobile customers...Learn More

DISH App Now on Android TV

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., May 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — DISH today announced that its DISH Anywhere app is now available on Android TVTM devices, bringing more choice and flexibility to how customers watch video content on their big screens. While DISH Anywhere has been available on Android...Learn More

Report: U.S. vMVPD Subscribers to Grow to 28M by 2023, 77M Globally

Virtual multichannel video programming distributor (vMVPD) revenue will reach $24 billion by 2023, according to Digital TV Research. vMVPDs include products like DIRECTV NOW, Sling TV, and YouTube TV, among others. U.S. vMVPD subscribers will lead the globe, followed by India. The $24 billion figure...Learn More

Sprint Secure Wi-Fi Protects Public Wi-Fi Users

Sprint Secure Wi-Fi, which was introduced on April 27, secures mobile users at unprotected public Wi-Fi hotspots by encrypting data that flows between the device and the Internet. It’s a good example of how the heightened awareness around security can create business opportunities for carriers,...Learn More

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