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Netflix Mobile Data Controls Introduced

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Netflix mobile data controls introduced today give end users the ability to adjust streaming video quality and limit the amount of mobile data consumed. In its default setting, the new mobile data management tool limits cellular data consumption via Netflix to one gigabyte of data...Learn More

Verizon LTE in Rural America Carrier Deploys XLTE, Exec Says More to Come

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When Verizon made its XLTE spectrum and technology available to participants in the Verizon LTE in Rural America (LRA) program, it wasn’t clear how popular the offering would be with the rural carriers.  But Verizon on Monday announced in a blog post that one LRA...Learn More

Verizon TravelPass Data Illustrates Soaring International Mobile Broadband Usage

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Mobile devices and broadband networks have made it easier than ever for international mobile broadband usage. And as data about the Verizon TravelPass international pricing plan reveals, travelers will use mobile broadband quite heavily if they can get affordable connectivity. One in three Americans plan...Learn More

Half of Teens Say They Suffer from Mobile Device Addiction, Six in 10 Parents Agree

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Young people use mobile devices a lot, so much so that half of teens in a new teen mobile use survey said they suffer from mobile device addiction. Six in 10 parents (59%) agree, according to the new market research from Common Sense Media. Furthermore,...Learn More

Distributed Antenna System Forecast: 41% Yearly Growth Through 2021

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Distributed antenna systems and small cells are poised for big growth according to a distributed antenna system forecast from Mobile Experts. The compound annual growth rate will be 41% through 2021, researchers said. An important trend is that large enterprises are purchasing DAS systems and...Learn More

600 MHz Auction Target Meets Expectations: 126 MHz to be Available

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The 600 MHz auction target announced Friday by the FCC is a satisfactory 126 MHz of spectrum, essentially meeting the target amount of spectrum the commission hoped would be made available for auction when it began planning the auction several years ago. Spectrum in the...Learn More

Study: African American Mobile Phone Use Is Above Average

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African American mobile phone use is higher than that for other ethnic groups, yet African-Americans are distinctly underrepresented when it comes to holding jobs in the mobile tech sector or being aware of mobile tech’s economic empowerment potential, according to a new study from Mobile...Learn More

IDC: Detachable Tablet Shipments Surge Amid Overall Tablet Decline

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Consumer interest in and purchases of tablets waned in 1Q 2016, according to preliminary market data from IDC. But detachable tablet shipments saw a substantial increase, climbing to 4.9 million units worldwide. That’s triple the units sold in the same quarter of 2015. Worldwide tablet...Learn More

TDS® Announces Hacker Alert for Mobile Devices

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MADISON, Wis. (April 26, 2016) –– Worldwide 23 million mobile devices are infected with malicious software known as malware. A form of hostile software, malware is used to disrupt computer operations, gather critical user data, and display unwanted advertising. To help combat this ever-growing threat,...Learn More

Pet Tracking Forecast Calls for Over 2.8 Million Pets by 2021

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A pet tracking forecast from Berg Insight calls for the number of pets monitored using GPS locator devices in Europe and North America to increase at a 45% CAGR from 2016-2021. Total pets tracked will grow from around 300,000 as of year-end 2015 to 2.8...Learn More

Bell Labs Wireless Capacity Vs. Demand Forecast: Carriers Must Invest More

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Network service providers won’t be able to keep pace with surging wireless traffic unless they increase investment in next-generation technologies, according to a wireless capacity vs. demand forecast from Bell Labs Consulting. Researchers advise providers to invest in technologies such as 5G and cloud platforms...Learn More

CTIA Measures Wireless Industry GDP Impact at $282.1 Billion

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A new market research report carried out by Recon Analytics for CTIA determined that the wireless industry contributes $194.8 billion a year to the domestic U.S. economy and estimated the wireless industry GDP impact at $282.1 billion. The U.S. economy expanded 2.4% to reach $18.7...Learn More