Report: U.S. Smartphone Users Accessing 9.7 GB in Monthly Wireless Data Usage

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Combined data traffic streaming over cellular and Wi-Fi networks exploded between 2H 2013 and 1H 2015, rising over threefold, according to Strategy Analytics’ Telemetry Intelligence Platform. Monthly wireless data usage for U.S. smartphone users averaged 9.7 GB during 1H’15. Only 1.6 GB/month (17 percent of...Learn More

GVTC Managed Wi-Fi Offering Positioned to Support Internet of Things

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As smaller service providers look to diversify their revenue streams, one excellent opportunity is in providing managed Wi-Fi. One smaller provider that has had success in this area is Texas-based GVTC. In an interview Tom Zanoli, product manager, Internet and security for GVTC, said the...Learn More

Report: VoIP, IMS Equipment Revenue Rises 46% in One Year

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Global VoIP and IMS vendor revenue rose 46 percent year-over-year (YoY) to $1.3 billion in 2Q15, according to an IHS Infonetics Service Provider VoIP and IMS Equipment and Subscribers report. Gains were recorded across all VoIP and IMS product segments, including legacy soft-switches and trunk...Learn More

Google OnHub Poised to Shake Up Wi-Fi Router Market

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Is this Google Fiber or the Nexus smartphone and tablet all over again? Google today announced OnHub – a new Wi-Fi router from networking equipment manufacturer TP-LINK that the Internet giant apparently had a hand in creating. As Google explains in a short video, the...Learn More

Customer Analytics, E-Rate Fuel Cloud Wi-Fi Opportunities

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Selling cloud-based Wi-Fi can be an excellent opportunity, especially now that cloud platforms can support a range of value-added capabilities. I got a demo of some of these capabilities at Adtran Connect, an event for press and analysts at telecom vendor Adtran’s Huntsville, Alabama headquarters...Learn More

5G Revenue Forecast to Surpass $65 Billion by 2025

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Revenues for 5G services will exceed $65 billion by 2025, according to a forecast from Juniper Research. That would be up from a forecast $100 billion in 2020, the year the first commercial 5G roll-outs are expected. Surpassing $65 billion by 2025 would mean global...Learn More

Comcast Internet Essentials Doubles Speed, Adds Free Wi-Fi Router

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Comcast said today it is doubling the speed of its low-income Internet Essentials broadband service at no extra cost and adding a free Wi-Fi router to the offering. The cable company also will expand eligibility for the program and conduct a trial of a discounted...Learn More

Report: Streaming, Device Proliferation Fuel Wi-Fi Dissatisfaction

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Actual performance of Wi-Fi in the home falls well short of consumer expectations. according to new research. Nearly two-thirds (63 percent) of consumers have experienced significant issues revolving around slow Internet speeds that hinder fast, efficient streaming and downloading of large files and video, according...Learn More

ABI: 400 Million Wi-Fi Access Points Installed by 2019

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The number of installed Wi-Fi access points will rise to nearly 400 million by 2019 as service providers and large business enterprises find and take advantage of new revenue opportunities, according to new market research from ABI Research. Next-generation wireless networking technologies such as Hotspot...Learn More

Could Wireless Data and TV Broadcasts Share the Same Channels?

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As mobile data usage continues to skyrocket and as the amount of unused spectrum that is ideally suited for fixed and mobile wireless service dwindles, the telecom industry will need to find new ways of maximizing existing resources. With that in mind, there is some...Learn More

T-Mobile Amps Up Family Plan

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BELLEVUE, Wash.– July 14, 2015 –In the latest in its series of Un-carrier Amped announcements, T-Mobile (NYSE: TMUS) again took direct aim at the carriers’ shared data schemes and punitive overages. Today, T-Mobile unveiled yet another industry-rocking move, serving up 10GB of 4G LTE for...Learn More

Strong Telecom Investment Helps Put U.S. Near Top of Net Vitality Index

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The U.S. is one of the top five countries developing a “robust broadband Internet ecosystem,” according to a new report from The Media Institute Global Internet Freedom Advisory Council. Also among the top five are South Korea, Japan, the United Kingdom and France, according to...Learn More