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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.

J.D. Power Wireless Customer Satisfaction Study: Verizon Ranks Highest

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It might not come as a surprise, but wireless  service providers can reduce customer churn and foster loyalty by minimizing dropped calls, slow Internet service speed and delayed text notifications, according to the J.D. Power ¨2015 U.S. Wireless Network Quality Performance Study – Volume 2.¨...Learn More

Demand for Wearables Slows, Report Finds

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Demand for smart, connected wearable products has slowed significantly since January after peaking post holidays and registering fast year-over-year volume growth since 2014, according to new market research from Argus Insights. Consumers lost interest in smart wearables after the 2014 holiday season, according to Argus...Learn More

Sling TV Launches on Amazon Fire Tablets

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August 31, 2015 — ENGLEWOOD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sling TV released its app for Amazon Fire HD and HDX tablets, rounding out its live Internet TV offering on Fire devices, including Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick. Amazon Fire HD and HDX tablet device owners can...Learn More

Cellphone Etiquette Research: 89% Use Phones in Face-to-Face Groups

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Mobile devices have been causing big changes in the way people – users and non-users alike – act and behave in public and in social groups since cellphone use first became widespread. They have also been changing collective ideas of proper etiuette and what is...Learn More

Pew Teens Online Research: Making Friends Online is Commonplace

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Nearly 6 of 10 U.S. teens ages 13-17 (57 percent) have made a new friend online. Social media and online game playing were the most common digital media channels teens used to strike up new friendships, according to Pew Research Center. Three in 10 (29...Learn More

Report: Windows Platform Building Strong 2-in-1 Tablet Base

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The market for detachable 2-in-1 tablets will grow at a 57 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR), a bright spot in an overall tablet market set to drop to 2 percent CAGR in the next five years, according to Strategy Analytics new ¨Tablet & Touchscreen...Learn More

No Herd Following for AT&T on Subsidized Cellphones: Smart Move?

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Some fresh thinking about wireless comes from Anthony Ruben of Inflection Point Consulting, who penned a research note titled “AT&T Has a Unique Opportunity to Zig While the Market Zags” for Seeking Alpha. According to Ruben, Sprint’s announcement this week that it will no longer...Learn More

With $3.3 Billion in Bidding Credits Rejected, What’s Next for DISH Network?

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The possibility of DISH Network offering fixed broadband in rural areas could be in jeopardy now that the FCC has denied bidding credits in the recent AWS-3 spectrum auction to two companies that are majority owned by DISH. The bidding credits, intended to give small...Learn More

AT&T Digital You Offers On-Line Safety Resources

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AT&T has assembled a wealth of online tools and resources to support its Digital You online safety initiative announced today. The company worked with organizations such as Common Sense Media, the National Cyber Security Alliance, The Family Online Safety Institute and others in assembling the...Learn More

Behind Bell’s LTE-A Tri-Band Launch

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Canadian carrier Bell is touting its new LTE-A Tri-Band capability, which the company says is the first to launch in North America. The service uses spectrum in the 700 MHz, AWS (2100 MHz) and PCS (1900 MHz) bands, a Bell spokesman wrote in an email...Learn More

J.D. Power: Wireless Purchase Experience is a Mixed Bag

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Better sales efficiency and being able to exceed customer expectations are key attributes contributing to higher satisfaction among full-service wireless customers who have bought service online, according to the J.D. Power “2015 U.S. Wireless Purchase Experience Full-Service Customer Performance Study – Vol. 2” and the...Learn More

Report: Custom Enterprise Apps on the Rise with Energy, Utility, Insurance, and Financial Sectors

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Corporations are turning to a growing variety of secure work apps in order to enhance communications security. Increasing uptake of secure work apps is enabling users to take care of work and personal tasks and activities using one device while protecting the user information contained...Learn More