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SDN Spending to Grow 47% a Year, Reach $132.9 Billion by 2020

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SDN spending is surging higher as carriers and enterprise-scale businesses and governments aim to leverage software defined networking’s prospective benefits. These include gains in network efficiency, flexibility, overall performance and lower capex and opex. SDN also can play a critical role in both 4G and...Learn More

Verizon, Incompas Business Data Services Filing Reveals Wide Rift with AT&T, Other ILECs

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Updated later on June 28 with new information from USTelecom Some stakeholders may have been surprised several weeks ago when Verizon acted independently of AT&T and other major telecom providers with regard to business data services, instead making a joint filing with competitive carrier association...Learn More

FCC Changes Direction on 5G License Areas

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The FCC on Friday released additional details on proposed plans to open up an unprecedented amount of spectrum for 5G wireless networks.  The commission expects to vote next month on the plans, which are quite similar to what was proposed late last year, except with...Learn More

Online Video Marketing Survey: Two-Thirds of Marketers Plan Campaigns

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Growing number of professional marketers and small business owners (SMBs) who see to their own marketing are turning to the latest online video production tools and social media to develop and run their own online marketing campaigns, according to an online video marketing survey from...Learn More

Wearables Drive 7% Annual Embedded Software Forecast to 2023

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Growing demand for connected wearables will fuel growth in the broader global embedded software market, according to Global Market Insights. The Global Markets embedded software forecast calls for a 7 percent annual growth rate from year-end 2015 to 2023. At 68 percent, embedded software systems...Learn More

Verizon is PC Magazine’s Fastest Mobile Network

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Verizon Wireless operates the fastest mobile network in the nation, according to PC Magazine’s latest rankings. It was the third consecutive year Verizon Wireless won top honors. T-Mobile ran a close second. Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile have effectively staked out lead positions in the premium...Learn More

Wheeler Wants 200-MHz or Wider Blocks for 5G Spectrum Frontiers Proceeding

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The FCC will vote in mid-July on a 5G Spectrum Frontiers proceeding aimed at opening up huge amounts of spectrum for fifth-generation wireless services, said FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler today. “If the Commission approves my proposal next month, the United Sates will be the first...Learn More

TV Everywhere Trends Report: 100% Growth in One Year

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TV Everywhere (TVE) viewing doubled in the past year, according to a TV Everywhere trends report from Adobe Digital Index (ADI). Authenticated TVE viewing increased 58 percent quarter-to-quarter in 1Q´16, according to ADI. Sports and television premieres were the primary growth drivers, Adobe highlights in...Learn More

Report: Successful Mobile Apps Advertise on TV

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New market research results from the Video Advertising Bureau (VAB) reveals a strong link between successful mobile apps and TV ads for those apps. VAB found that there was a positive correlation between TV ad spending and mobile app traffic for 77 percent of the...Learn More

Report: North American LTE Subscriptions Pass 250 Million

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North American LTE subscriptions surpassed the 250 million-mark during 1Q 2016, according to market data gathered by Ovum for 5G Americas. LTE will serve as the foundation for the next generation of 5G mobile broadband as availability increases and technology continues to evolve, 5G Americas’...Learn More

Packet Data Core Investment Forecast to Hit $42 Billion by 2021

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Mobile networks making use of network functions virtualization (NFV) will garner more than half of the money invested in packet data core technology by 2021, according to a packet data core investment forecast from ABI Research. The industry will spend $42 billion on NFV by...Learn More

Future of Retail: 31% Of Consumers Shop Online Once a Week or More

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Nearly one-third of U.S. consumers (31 percent) turn to the Internet at least once a week to shop, according to the third annual Walker Sands Future of Retail Study. Significant technological changes are taking place across the U.S. retail industry even as online shopping approaches...Learn More