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U.S. Cellular Offers Family-Oriented Smartphones, Tablets

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Tel Aviv, October 17th 2014 – Starting today, KIDOZ technology is now available on select U.S. Cellular devices. The platform, a rich parent-controlled environment for mobile devices, allows children to engage with pre-approved content independently while maintaining a safe and fun mobile experience. KIDOZ will...Learn More

Mobile Gesture Control Forecast to Grow at Least 30% Annually

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In the mid-1990s, Apple kick-started what quickly grew into an industry-wide rush to develop and roll out connected mobile devices with touchscreens. The innovation has changed the look, feel and performance of portable digital media devices, smartphones, tablets, and to a lesser degree, personal computers....Learn More

PwC: Adoption of Wearables On Par with Tablets in 2012

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The market for wearable connected devices is poised for strong growth, with ongoing innovation and advances opening up opportunities for businesses to build brand-name recognition, customer affinity and loyalty, according to a new market research report from PwC US. PwC’s “The Wearable Future” report says...Learn More

Standing Rock Builds Out FCC-Funded Mobile Network Using NewCore

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Rock Wireless, a division of Standing Rock Telecom, was an FCC Mobility Fund Auction 901 award winner and is announcing they have successfully delivered a state-of-the-art broadband communications solution with a new 3G and 4G/LTE technically advanced network offering voice and enhanced fixed/mobile broadband experiences...Learn More

NTIA: Broadband Usage at Home Climbs to 72%, Non-Adopters Say Why

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Nearly three –quarters (72%) of U.S. households used broadband at home as of October 2012, according to a report released last week by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). That was an increase of three percentage points from 2011. The NTIA also looked at...Learn More

Millimeter Wave Small Cell Backhaul Forecast to Grow 100% Annually

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Millimeter wave telecommunications is poised to play an important role in small cell deployments, fulfilling the need for backhaul aggregation as small cell deployments scale up, according to a new report from Infonetics Research. Growth will be fastest in the outdoor small cell backhaul segment...Learn More

FCC: TDM-to-IP Transition Was a Cause of 911 Outage Affecting Seven States

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The transition to next-generation 911 (NG911) emergency services based on IP played a role in the April outage that prevented people in seven states from being able to reach emergency dispatchers, said Rear Admiral David Simpson, chief of the FCC’s Public Safety and Homeland Security...Learn More

Chicago CIO Shares Internet of Things Success Stories

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The Internet of Things is becoming a reality in the city of Chicago, where sensors send an alert when trash cans get too full and sensors at city beaches report hourly on water temperature and wave height. Many of Chicago’s sensors use 3G for communications....Learn More

J.D. Power: OS is Increasingly Important Smartphone Purchase Criteria

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An operating system (OS) lies at the heart of any mobile data device, and their importance is only growing with uptake of more more powerful mobile devices and more advanced mobile application software. For mobile device users, smartphone OSs are an increasingly important factor in...Learn More

TeleGeography: Phone Line Decline Driven More by VoIP Than Mobile

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Exponential growth in wireless and mobile telecommunications has created the perception that fixed-line telephony, and subscribership, is on the way out. The evidence isn’t as clear-cut as many may believe, however, according to market research from TeleGeography. Data from TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database reveals that while...Learn More

Connected Car Revenue Models and Forecasts

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Connected cars have recently become a key AT&T new product initiative, for perhaps obvious reasons: AT&T wants to fuel growth (revenue and subscriptions) for its mobile business. AT&T expects meaningful subscriber growth for its connected car services in the next three to five years, and...Learn More

Wi-Fi Alliance Passpoint Gets an Upgrade

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The Wi-Fi Alliance’s Wi-Fi CERTIFIED Passpoint program now includes “a streamlined method to establish new user accounts and connect Wi-Fi-only devices such as tablets and notebooks,” according to a press release. The new features expand the range of the program’s value to mobile and fixed...Learn More