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The latest news, developments and trends for mobile broadband. Gain valuable insight into the implications of 3G, 4G, LTE, Wi-Fi, Smartphones, Tablets, Spectrum and more.

T-Mobile to Pay at Least $90 Million in Cramming Case

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — T-Mobile has agreed to fully refund its customers for unwanted third-party charges it placed on their phone bills, a practice known as mobile cramming, paying at least $90 million to settle a Federal Trade Commission lawsuit filed earlier this...Learn More

Commerce Broadband Report: Competition Drops Off at Higher Speeds

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There’s more competition in U.S. broadband markets at lower speeds than at higher speeds, according to a new Commerce Department report – the first to analyze competition across the full range of Internet service speeds across the U.S. That asymmetry threatens to worsen the digital...Learn More

Behind Time Warner Cable/ Boingo Seamless Wi-Fi Roaming

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Time Warner Cable and Boingo have implemented what they said is the wireless industry’s first Passpoint roaming integration. Customers of either company will be able to seamlessly roam onto the other company’s Wi-Fi hotspots, with some caveats. Initially Time Warner Cable customers wanting to use Boingo...Learn More

T-Mobile Data Stash Lets Customers Bank Unused Monthly Data

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T-Mobile’s Un-carrier 8.0 strategy, announced today, will give customers the ability to bank unused monthly mobile data allowances for future use. To kick off the offering, dubbed Data Stash, the company is giving all customers 10 gigabytes at no charge. On a webcast announcing Un-carrier...Learn More

Study: Young Adults’ Spending Via Smartphone is $51 a Month

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Men are much more likely than women (56% to 45%) to make purchases via smartphone, according to a new study from the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s (IAB) Mobile Marketing Center of Excellence and Verizon’s Precision Markets Insights. The gender difference in smartphone purchases is stronger within...Learn More

Integrating Wi-Fi and Cellular Raises Cellular Data Consumption, Data Shows

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A majority of mobile device users around the world consume significantly greater amounts of cellular data following the introduction of an integrated Wi-Fi and cellular service, according to market research results released today by Devicescape. Data gathered from Devicescape’s ABC (Always Best Connected) Wi-Fi service...Learn More

NTCA Survey Finds Strong Rural Wireless Investment Plans

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Wireless is an important service for rural telecom service providers, as new research from NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association indicates. Two thirds of NTCA’s small telco members currently offer some form of wireless service – and 35% of companies that don’t offer wireless are...Learn More

CompTIA Finds Strong Classroom Technology Adoption

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The use of e-learning software and other high-tech educational tools are making their way into U.S. classrooms. Three-quarters of schools surveyed by IT industry association CompTIA said they plan or currently make use of e-learning software. Two-thirds of teachers said they currently or plan to...Learn More

Ooyala: Mobile Video Will Represent Half of All Online Video Viewing by Late 2015

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Mobile and tablet devices accounted for 30 percent of all online video views during 3Q 2014 – 114 percent higher than a year ago, according to Ooyala’s Q3 2014 Global Video Index Report. The Telstra subsidiary predicts that mobile and tablet video viewing will account...Learn More

Execs Share AT&T Vs. Verizon Mobile Video Strategies

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Both AT&T and Verizon see strong potential in making video content available on mobile devices – and at a telecom financial conference today the two companies offered some additional details about their strategies in that market. AT&T seems to view mobile video primarily as an...Learn More

GCI/ Alaska Communications Deal Will End Unique Wireless Joint Venture

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A pioneering joint venture that enabled two competitive service providers to share wireless infrastructure is expected to come to an end by early next year, when Alaska Communications System Group expects to sell its share of the joint venture and its wireless customer base to...Learn More

Infonetics: LTE Infrastructure Investment to Peak in 2015

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Market demand for LTE infrastructure equipment will peak in 2015, according to new market research from Infonetics, even as the number of LTE connections and subscribers worldwide continues to grow. Tracking over 50 categories of equipment, software and subscribers across all existing generations of wireless...Learn More