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New CBRS Alliance to Focus on LTE-Based Indoor, Outdoor Coverage

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The CBRS Alliance, announced yesterday, aims to “develop, market and promote” LTE-based offerings in the 3.5 GHz, also known as the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS), band. Although much of the talk around the CBRS band has focused on using it to support fixed broadband...Learn More

LTE-A Deployment Survey: 84% of Service Providers Have Made the Move

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More than 8 in 10 network service providers are running advanced LTE networks based on LTE-A, according to an LTE-A deployment survey from IHS Markit. Eighty-four percent of service provider respondents said they were already running LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) networks, well above about the 50 percent...Learn More

Mobile IPv6 Milestone: More Than Half of Mobile Requests Now IPv6

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A mobile IPv6 network milestone was passed last week as Facebook and Akamai reported that more than half the requests from the four largest U.S. mobile networks were IPv6-based. Facebook’s Paul Saab marked the achievement on the company blog, pointing out that it has been...Learn More

Android Market Share Regains Stride as Consumers Await Introduction of New Smartphones

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Smartphone sales rose in emerging market regions worldwide in 2Q 2016, helping increase Android market share and lifting global sales 4.3 percent as compared to 2Q 2015, according to Gartner’s latest market data. A total of 344 million smartphones were shipped worldwide in 2Q. 2Q...Learn More

Verizon One Talk Targets Mobile Workers with Integrated Business Phone Solution

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Verizon launched One Talk, a ‘mobile first’ solution that gives mobile workers an integrated business phone solution for their mobile devices. The solution allows small and medium businesses to seamlessly move business calls between a business desktop phone and a mobile device, or go mobile...Learn More

T-Mobile Offers Unlimited Data With T-Mobile One

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New York, New York — August 18, 2016 — T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) is at it again. With its 12th iconic Un-carrier move, the renegade wireless company today smashed the biggest wireless barrier yet – the data plan. Declaring his company was going “ALL IN on...Learn More

AT&T Introduces Mobile Share Advantage

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Dallas, Texas — August 17, 2016  — AT&T is continuing to simplify pricing with new plans that eliminate data overage charges for our wireless customers. The new Mobile Share Advantage plans are available Aug. 21. Consumers and businesses alike can gain a wireless experience, without...Learn More

TDG: Use of New Social-Mobile Video Poised for Massive Growth

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The confluence of smartphone penetration and social media is fueling Social-Mobile video (SoMo) consumption, a new market segment that market researcher firm The Diffusion Group (TDG) expects will grow rapidly in coming years. Consumers now spend an average of more than 50 hours per week...Learn More

Sprint Demos LTE Plus, Reaches 295 Mbps

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Overland Park, Kansas — August 12, 2016 — Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced it reached peak speeds of 295 Mbps in three-channel carrier aggregation lab tests using the HTC 10, one of the first devices on the market to support the functionality. Sprint is testing...Learn More

Lansing Tops List of Cities with Best Mobile Networks

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Lansing, Michigan came in at the top of the latest RootMetrics list of cities with best mobile networks. Large cities near the top of the list include Indianapolis, Atlanta and Chicago, which are home to the second, third and fifth best performing mobile networks among...Learn More

Verizon to Acquire Fleetmatics

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New York, New York & Dublin, Ireland — August 1, 2016 — Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) and Fleetmatics Group PLC (NYSE: FLTX) today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Verizon will acquire Fleetmatics, a leading global provider of fleet...Learn More

Mobile Customer Satisfaction Survey: Use of Online Channels on the Rise

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Wireless customers are making greater use of online self-service channels in comparison with other alternatives, according to J.D. Power & Associates’ latest semi-annual mobile customer satisfaction studies. Satisfaction with online channels is notably higher when carried out via smartphones or tablets rather than desktop or...Learn More