Bluegrass Cellular begins rollout of LTE Advanced

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky — November 18, 2016 – Bluegrass Cellular customers in select areas now have access to LTE Advanced, the next evolution of 4G LTE – the fastest and most advanced network available – on their mobile devices. LTE Advanced is the nation’s largest and...Learn More

AT&T Launches IoT Pilot Using LTE-M — So What is LTE-M?

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AT&T this week launched what the company says is the first LTE-M enabled commercial site, which will support an Internet of Things pilot involving several companies, including PepsiCo, Samsung and others. “We think LTE-M will be the workhorse for low-power wide area” connectivity, said Cameron...Learn More

J.D. Power: Smartphone Satisfaction Higher Among Full-Service Subscribers

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Smartphone satisfaction is higher for owners who contract with full-service wireless carriers than it is for those who purchase wireless service on a  non-contract basis, according to Vol. 2 of the J.D. Power 2016 Full-Service Smartphone Satisfaction Study. Satisfaction among smartphone owners who subscribe to...Learn More

Virtual Reality Headset Penetration to Reach 81 Million by 2020

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Consumers will be buying a lot more virtual reality headsets (VR) in coming years as smartphone and high-tech vendors launch aggressive promotional campaigns, according to a new virtual reality headset penetration forecast from IHS Markit. VR headset use will surge from 4 million in 2015...Learn More

Google Pixel Smartphone, Google Home, Google WiFi Avoid “Me Too”-ism

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Google has avoided a “me too” approach with a range of new products announced yesterday – including the Google Pixel smartphone, a voice assistant for home control known as Google Home, a WiFi system that will carry the Google WiFi name and a Daydream View...Learn More

MSI Finds Increased Interest in iPhone Among Samsung Users

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Smartphone buyers are presenting Apple with an opportunity to gain market share at the expense of arch rival Samsung, according to Market Strategies International. Responses to an MSI survey conducted for the research firm’s ¨iPhone 7 Market Landscaper¨ revealed strong interest in iPhone offerings on...Learn More

Sprint Demos LTE Plus, Reaches 295 Mbps

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Overland Park, Kansas — August 12, 2016 — Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced it reached peak speeds of 295 Mbps in three-channel carrier aggregation lab tests using the HTC 10, one of the first devices on the market to support the functionality. Sprint is testing...Learn More

Research: Tablet Pricing Trends Higher Even as Sales Decline

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Global tablet pricing trends and sales trends moved in opposite directions in 2Q 2016, according to Strategy Analytics. Tablet shipments dropped 8 percent year-over-year (YoY) to total 46.7 million units in 2Q while average selling prices (ASPs) rose 9 percent, according the latest market data...Learn More

IDC: Smartwatch Sales Decline, But Not for Long

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Vendors shipped just 3.5 million smartwatches in 2Q 2016, a precedent-setting 32% year-over-year smartwatch sales decline, according to preliminary market data from the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker. Vendors shipped 5.1 million units in 2Q’15. Apple shipped 1.6 million smartwatches in 2Q, tops for...Learn More

Strong Industry Support for Obama $400 Million Advanced Wireless Research Initiative

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Four city-wide initiatives will be a key part of President Obama’s Advanced Wireless Research Initiative (AWRI), announced today. The initiative, which has the support of numerous communications companies and communications industry organizations, aims to spur the development of technology to support fifth generation wireless networks....Learn More

Wireless Mobile Phone Charging Survey Finds Four in 10 Have Used It

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More than eight in 10 consumers have heard of wireless charging on mobile phones and one in four have used it, according to a wireless mobile phone charging survey from IHS Markit. Awareness has continued to rise over the past 12 months in the U.S.,...Learn More

Verizon and Samsung unveil 4G LTE Network Extender for homes and businesses

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Basking Ridge and Ridgefield Park, New Jersey —  June 29, 2016 — Verizon and the Networks Division of Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today unveiled a new 4G LTE Network Extender designed to enhance wireless voice communications and deliver robust data coverage for residential and business locations. Adding to...Learn More