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FCC Poised to Require Military Users to Share Spectrum with Broadband Providers

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The FCC is poised to adopt a spectrum sharing plan that could make 150 MHz of spectrum available for wireless broadband on a nearly nationwide basis. The spectrum lies in the 3550-3700 MHz band currently used by army and navy radar in limited geographic areas,...Learn More

Mobile Video Viewing Forecast to Surpass Desktop by 4Q 2016, TV Everywhere on the Rise

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Viewing of video on mobile devices is poised to surpass desktop viewing as early as 4Q 2016, according to the inaugural “Adobe Video Benchmark Report.” As a result, “mobile video advertising could be a big opportunity in the near future, as consumer eyeballs flock to...Learn More

ComScore Finds Huge Growth in Mobile Media Consumption

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Strong growth in mobile devices and multi-platform content consumption continued unabated in 2014, as new research from comScore illustrates. “Perhaps more so than at any other time in recent memory, changes were not merely incremental but rather seemed to represent key inflection points in the...Learn More

Akamai: U.S. Average Peak Broadband Speed is Nearly 50 Mbps

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The U.S. average peak broadband speed in the fourth quarter of 2014 was 49.4 Mbps according to the latest Akamai State of the Internet report. The U.S. average connection speed was 11.1 Mbps for that period, Akamai said. While average connection speed measures the average...Learn More

CEO: Mobile Telemedicine is Focus for MVNO Seniors Wireless

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A unique way of differentiating a wireless offering comes from Seniors Wireless, a subsidiary of Australia-based MVNO emveno. The two-part offering launched yesterday combines mobile voice and data service with a telemedicine service operated by emveno called teleMED Assist. TeleMED Assist promises to give customers...Learn More

The Rural Wireless Association Will Join CTIA Super Mobility 2015

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RWA today announced that its members would join forces at CTIA Super Mobility 2015, September 9, 10 & 11 in Las Vegas. The strategic partnership underscores the importance of urban and rural carriers working together to meet consumer demand for mobile technology, according to the...Learn More

CableLabs Joins NYU 5G Research Program

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Non-profit cable industry research consortium CableLabs has joined NYU WIRELESS adding resources to the university research center’s drive to develop super-fast, next generation (5G) mobile network technology. CableLabs is NYU WIRELESS’s twelfth industry affiliate, joining the likes of Intel, Qualcomm, Samsung and other industry leaders....Learn More

LTE-U and Wi-Fi: What Carriers Need to Know

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Some wireless carriers including Verizon have big plans for LTE- Unlicensed (LTE-U), also known as licensed assisted access (LAA). What do network operators need to know about this technology? The most important thing is that the technology uses a combination of licensed and unlicensed spectrum....Learn More

Smartphone Growth Forecast to Outpace Tablets and PCs

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Smartphones will make up a growing share of the global market for smart connected devices (SCDs) over the course of this decade, “dwarfing both tablets and PCs in terms of shipment volumes,” according to a new forecast from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Smart Connected Device...Learn More

Report: Small Cell Deployments Surpass 10 Million

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Global shipments and deployments of small cells have both surpassed the 10 million mark, according to new market research carried out by Mobile Experts for the Small Cell Forum. Some 10.2 million small cells have been shipped worldwide and more than 10 million have been deployed...Learn More

AT&T Enhances Push-to-Talk for Businesses

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LAS VEGAS, March 18, 2015 – Companies that rely on dispatch services are getting a new set of tools to stay connected with their employees. AT&T* is introducing new enhancements to AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk (EPTT) and Integrated Dispatch. The latest capabilities bridge the gap between...Learn More

On Five Year Anniversary, National Broadband Plan Author Discusses Progress, Challenges

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Five years after Blair Levin (then with the FCC) and his team completed the National Broadband Plan, significant progress has been made in meeting some of the plan’s goals, including freeing up spectrum for broadband, said Levin in an interview yesterday. Some other areas, including...Learn More