Will 5G Enable Wireless Replacement of Home Broadband and Disrupt FTTH?

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Ever since the advent of 3G wireless, there’s been debate as to whether significant wireless replacement of home broadband service is possible. After all, wireless replacement of home voice service helped decimate the pure wireline voice business for many carriers. Will the same happen for...Learn More

ABI: Mobile Accessory Revenues Forecast to Hit $110 Billion by 2021

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The secondary, or aftermarket, for mobile accessories will grow to exceed $110 billion in 2021, according to a mobile accessory revenues forecast from ABI Research. Aftermarket purchase/sales of Bluetooth smartphone headsets will grow fastest, rising at a 9% CAGR from 2016-2020, ABI highlights in an...Learn More

Report: Millennial Smartphone Use, 73% Would Give Up Cable TV Before Smartphone

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Millennials (those born between 1980 and 2000) are expected to account for 75% of the global workforce by 2025 and millennial smartphone use is of particular interest. Their craving for ubiquitous, ¨always on¨ high-speed network connectivity, along with their usage habits and preferences, has profound...Learn More

U.S. Wireless Trends: 4 Million Messages Per Minute, 2.8 Trillion Minutes of Use

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Americans consumed more than twice the amount of data in 2015 than they did the year before and three times that of 2013, according to survey data from CTIA on U.S. wireless trends. Network data consumption totaled 9.6 trillion megabytes (MB) last year, up from...Learn More

Windstream Expands Metro Fiber Network in Richmond

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May 23, 2016 – RICHMOND, Va. — Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, today announced a major expansion of its advanced metro fiber network in the Richmond area. Windstream’s expansion will provide the area’s growing business community with world-class fiber and fixed-wireless...Learn More

FCC Consumer Complaint Data Center Launched

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A new online FCC Consumer Complaint Data Center aims to provide greater, more detailed and more timely public access to consumer complaint records along with tools to customize how records are viewed. The new platform is part and parcel of FCC efforts to enhance transparency,...Learn More

AT&T Lets Customers Put Connected Cars on Wireless Plans

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Wireless customers have become accustomed to adding tablets, hotspots and other devices to smartphone price plans. AT&T is hoping customers also will put connected cars on wireless plans, announcing new options today in that area. Also today the carrier announced a new ad campaign called...Learn More

Verizon CFO on SDN Economics: Software Won’t Reduce Capex

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While some advocates tout the ability of software defined networking to reduce telco capital and operational expenditures, at least one major carrier expects SDN economics to have little impact on capex. Verizon capex consistently runs in the range of 17.2% to 17.7%, noted Verizon Executive...Learn More

Telecom Disaster Recovery: We Drop in on an AT&T Drill

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When a weather-related or other emergency strikes, telecom disaster recovery ranks right up there with power and sanitation in terms of importance. Telecompetitor was reminded of this today when we dropped in on an AT&T telecom disaster recovery drill in Chicago – one of numerous...Learn More

Sprint Bundles Amazon Prime

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), May 13, 2016 – Beginning today, Sprint is including a 12-month Amazon Prime membership with the Amazon Better Choice XXL plan. Customers get 40GB of high-speed data to share and unlimited talk and text – double the shared data of...Learn More

AT&T Technology Plans: FTTP Expansion Benefits Wireless

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Having both a wireline and wireless business continues to yield synergies for AT&T, as illustrated by comments about AT&T technology plans made today by Scott Mair, AT&T senior vice president of technology planning and engineering.Mair made his comments in a question and answer session at...Learn More

Shentel Completes nTelos Acquisition

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Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel) today announced it has completed its acquisition of nTelos Holdings Corporation (nTelos), a provider of wireless communications services in portions of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Kentucky. Shentel is a local company that operates as a Sprint...Learn More