Pew: Smartphone Dependency Rising, 7% of Americans Rely on Smartphones for Internet Access

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Nearly two-thirds of Americans own a smartphone, including 10% of Americans who do not have traditional broadband at home and 7% who have neither broadband at home nor “easily available alternatives for going online other than a cell phone,” according to a new report from...Learn More

Mobile App Forecast Calls for Revenue of $99 Billion by 2019

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Growing consumer uptake of lifestyle apps, such as those for dating and navigation, along with growth in demand for eBooks will fuel mobile handset and tablet revenue growth in coming years, according to a new Juniper Research report. Games continue to generate the most revenue...Learn More

FCC Poised to Require Military Users to Share Spectrum with Broadband Providers

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The FCC is poised to adopt a spectrum sharing plan that could make 150 MHz of spectrum available for wireless broadband on a nearly nationwide basis. The spectrum lies in the 3550-3700 MHz band currently used by army and navy radar in limited geographic areas,...Learn More

Mobile Video Viewing Forecast to Surpass Desktop by 4Q 2016, TV Everywhere on the Rise

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Viewing of video on mobile devices is poised to surpass desktop viewing as early as 4Q 2016, according to the inaugural “Adobe Video Benchmark Report.” As a result, “mobile video advertising could be a big opportunity in the near future, as consumer eyeballs flock to...Learn More

ComScore Finds Huge Growth in Mobile Media Consumption

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Strong growth in mobile devices and multi-platform content consumption continued unabated in 2014, as new research from comScore illustrates. “Perhaps more so than at any other time in recent memory, changes were not merely incremental but rather seemed to represent key inflection points in the...Learn More

AT&T Launches Small Business Wi-Fi Offering

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DALLAS, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — AT&T* is making it easy for businesses to keep their customers connected with AT&T Wi-Fi – Small Site. Businesses with small locations can self-install the service to give their customers free public Wi-Fi from AT&T, while keeping their internal Wi-Fi...Learn More

Akamai: U.S. Average Peak Broadband Speed is Nearly 50 Mbps

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The U.S. average peak broadband speed in the fourth quarter of 2014 was 49.4 Mbps according to the latest Akamai State of the Internet report. The U.S. average connection speed was 11.1 Mbps for that period, Akamai said. While average connection speed measures the average...Learn More

CEO: Mobile Telemedicine is Focus for MVNO Seniors Wireless

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A unique way of differentiating a wireless offering comes from Seniors Wireless, a subsidiary of Australia-based MVNO emveno. The two-part offering launched yesterday combines mobile voice and data service with a telemedicine service operated by emveno called teleMED Assist. TeleMED Assist promises to give customers...Learn More

The Rural Wireless Association Will Join CTIA Super Mobility 2015

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RWA today announced that its members would join forces at CTIA Super Mobility 2015, September 9, 10 & 11 in Las Vegas. The strategic partnership underscores the importance of urban and rural carriers working together to meet consumer demand for mobile technology, according to the...Learn More

CableLabs Joins NYU 5G Research Program

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Non-profit cable industry research consortium CableLabs has joined NYU WIRELESS adding resources to the university research center’s drive to develop super-fast, next generation (5G) mobile network technology. CableLabs is NYU WIRELESS’s twelfth industry affiliate, joining the likes of Intel, Qualcomm, Samsung and other industry leaders....Learn More

Sckipio Claims G.fast Backhaul Breakthrough

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There’s a European telecommunications project called Celtic-Plus. This is an important group consisting of some of the largest telcos in Europe including Telefonica, BT, and Orange. Over the last few months, this group has been conducting G.fast lab trials using Sckipio technology. On Monday, the...Learn More

Wireless Stakeholders Defend Against Alleged TV White Spaces Database Flaws

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The National Association of Broadcasters last week filed an emergency motion with the FCC to suspend operation of the TV white spaces database because, according to the NAB, the system has “serious design flaws.” But according to the Wireless Innovation Alliance, the NAB has provided...Learn More