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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.

4G Americas: Cloud, M2M to Drive 4G Growth

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Mobile broadband – including networks, devices and applications – is proving to be one of the most successful and fastest growing industries ever, enabling a transition from personal computers to mobile devices and technologies. In addition, mobile broadband is fueling, and facilitating, ongoing rapid growth...Learn More

Survey: Cell Phone Calls to 911 More Common Than Landline, Yet Gaps Exist

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A large gap exists between public expectations that wireless callers in emergencies dialing 911 can be located by emergency responders and the FCC’s limited location requirements for cell phone carriers, according to a survey of 1,048 U.S. adult cell phone owners from Find Me 911...Learn More

AT&T, T-Mobile Make New Strikes in Wireless Price War

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The wireless price war continues. AT&T on Friday joined in on the fighting through its Cricket Wireless business, offering customers a $100 bill credit through October 18 for T-Mobile and Sprint customers who port a number to Cricket. And today T-Mobile said it would quadruple...Learn More

T-Mobile/ Sprint Wireless Pricing War Escalates

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T-Mobile and Sprint escalated the wireless pricing wars today. T-Mobile said that next week it will begin offering unlimited mobile data at no extra charge for 12 months to Simple Choice customers who get a friend to switch to T-Mobile and will also give the...Learn More

RootMetrics: Verizon Tops in Mobile Network Performance

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In real-world, mid-year testing of the speed and reliability of mobile networks across the nation, RootMetrics found that Verizon Wireless dominated in nearly all aspects, with AT&T following close behind. Sprint and T-Mobile generally remained a step behind, though RootMetrics sees the latter as a...Learn More

Sprint Wireless Pricing War: Are The Price Cuts Deep Enough?

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Sprint has taken the wireless pricing war up a notch, announcing new Sprint Family Share Pack pricing that offers 20 gigabytes of shared data, unlimited talk and text for up to 10 lines for $100 a month through 2015. Customers also will get an additional...Learn More

ABI: 4K Mobile Device Sales to Reach 478M Units by 2019

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A new generation of 4K/Ultra HD smartphones is expected to hit the market in 2015, competing with the 2K, “Quad HD” smartphones that currently comprise the premium end of the market. The higher resolution offered by 4K/Ultra HD mobile devices is “more about marketing and...Learn More

J.D. Power: Demos Boost Mobile Customer Satisfaction

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Substantial benefits accrue to wireless carriers when their sales representatives demonstrate cell phone or tablet service to wireless customers prior to purchase. Customer satisfaction “improves considerably and the propensity to visit the same retailer again doubles,” according to the second volume of the semi-annual J.D....Learn More

IDC: Smartphone Shipments Reach 300 Million-Unit Milestone

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Setting a new milestone in the worldwide market for smartphones, unit shipments surpassed 300 million in 2Q for the first time ever. According to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, smartphone vendors shipped a total 301.3 million units worldwide in 2Q, a year-over-year rise...Learn More

Sprint Re-vamps its Business Brand

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August 13, 2014 — OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–How we work, the technology tools we use and the ways we collaborate with teams and co-workers are rapidly transforming in a workforce that will soon be dominated by Millennials. This group, which has grown up entirely in...Learn More

Report: Enterprise Apps Becoming Mobile Focal Point

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The mobile technology focal point for large-scale, enterprise businesses is shifting from the devices themselves to mobile apps, according to the “Good Technology Mobility Index Report Q2 2014.” Analyzing data from over 5,000 of its diverse base of customers, Good Technology found the total number...Learn More

Paid Text Apps May Gain PSTN, Voice Connectivity

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Until now wireless carriers may not have paid much attention to some new players in the VoIP arena. These include companies like WhatsApp (now owned by Facebook) that sell smartphone apps that give users a limited ability to send text messages or place calls using...Learn More