IHS: Number of Smart Cities to Quadruple by 2025

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With urbanization continuing at a rapid pace, urban planners and managers are turning to the latest innovations in information and communications technology (ICT) to help chart sustainable development pathways. According to a new study from IHS Technology, the number of so-called “smart” cities will more...Learn More

NICT Achieves 40 Mbps in London TV White Space Wireless Broadband Pilot

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Pilot testing a TV white space wireless broadband communications system in central London, Japan’s National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) achieved throughput speeds of 40 Mbps and established a 3.7 kilometer (~2.3 mile) link. The pilot test was organized, and specifications set, by...Learn More

OECD: U.S. Wireless Broadband Penetration Hits 100 Percent

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Nearly three of every four developed country residents have access to wireless broadband services, according to the latest, December 2013, data from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), a global economic development focused organization. Wireless broadband penetration across the 34-member nation OECD had...Learn More

CEO: Startup Rural Broadband Services Corporation Has Big Plans

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A startup company known as Rural Broadband Services Corporation has big plans for rural Tahlequah, Oklahoma – plans that RBSC CEO Roy Choates hopes he will be able to repeat in other rural communities that lack high-speed broadband connectivity. “We have a philosophy called ‘shared...Learn More

Bluegrass Cellular Announces Completion Dates of 4G LTE Network

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Elizabethtown, KY (July 22, 2014) – If it’s not already there, it’s coming. Bluegrass Cellular announced today it will complete the build-out of its high-speed 4G LTE network by late next year. The accomplishment is a milestone for Bluegrass and puts the Kentucky-based company in...Learn More

Cellular One Communities App Supports CMAS

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Local and hyper-local news and information services have been on the rise for some time thanks to GPS and increasingly granular location-based data. Looking to capitalize on the trend, MTPCS, which does business as Cellular One of Texas and Louisiana, on July 22 launched “Communities,”...Learn More

Mobile Operators and IoT: Why the Big Interest?

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Any way one looks at the matter, telecom service providers have to invent or create big new revenue sources to replace dwindling voice revenues that historically have driven revenue and profits. In 2001, about 65 percent of total consumer end user spending for all things...Learn More

ABI Ultraportable PC Forecast: 26% Annual Growth

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Though still small, the ultraportable segment of the PC market is turning out to be a bright spot in an otherwise declining PC market, with shipments surging 65 percent year over year in 1Q 2014 to reach 5.1 million units worldwide, according to the latest...Learn More

Millennials and BYOD: Study Finds 70% Use Unapproved Apps

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Dubbed “Digital Natives,” U.S. adults coming of age around the turn of century – aka Millennials – are driving fundamental change in information and communications technology (ICT) throughout organizations. Millennials, according to a new study from TrackVia, “have embraced the Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) and Bring-Your-Own-Application (BYOA)...Learn More

LTE Connections Forecast to Exceed 1 Billion in 2017

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In a new report, Juniper Research foresees rapid uptake of 4G LTE technology over the next five years. The firm’s LTE connections forecast calls for more than 1 billion worldwide connections by 2017 and 1.8 billion by 2019. Attaining that level will mean active LTE...Learn More

Dish/nTelos Broadband Wireless Priced at $29.99 Monthly

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As planned, Dish Network and regional wireless carrier nTelos said today that they have commercially launched their fixed wireless Internet service in five Virginia markets. The service will support download speeds up to 10 Mbps and will sell for a competitive $29.99 monthly when bundled...Learn More

Columbia U Studies Mobile Advertising Do’s and Don’ts

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Though they appear on small screens, mobile display ads – banner ads that pop up in mobile Web browsers – “can have a big effect on consumers who are in the market for certain types of products,” according to researchers at the Columbia Business School....Learn More