Verizon LTE-U Small Cell Trials Planned

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A Verizon LTE-U small cell trial looks to enhance indoor wireless coverage and add mobile services in high-density environments such as office buildings, shopping malls, hospitals and university campuses. LTE-U is a version of the LTE standard that operates in unlicensed frequency bands. Verizon said...Learn More

AT&T/ Nokia Utility IoT Offering to Rely on Dedicated Spectrum

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A new AT&T/ Nokia utility IoT offering aims to address the key issue that utility companies have had with purchasing wireless connectivity from wireless service providers, explained Mike Troiano, vice president of industrial IoT for AT&T, in an interview. Utilities are seeking two-way wireless communications...Learn More

Nokia FastMile Jumps on Rural Broadband Wireless Bandwagon

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Although service providers and developers haven’t made much fanfare about it, there has been a lot of activity in the rural broadband wireless area lately, with the Nokia FastMile solution as the latest example. Some see broadband wireless as a serious contender technology as the...Learn More

J.D. Power: T-Mobile Tops on Wireless Satisfaction

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Wireless carriers are getting better at providing customer care and service via self-service online and automated response systems (ARS), boosting wireless satisfaction, according to the latest market research from J.D. Power. Wireless carrier customer satisfaction with self-service customer care channels reached an all-time high, the...Learn More

Most Popular Smartphone Apps: Entertainment Leads Communications and Social Media

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Smartphones have practically become human appendages among the fast growing number of mobile device users worldwide as Internet-enabled mobile devices have evolved to serve a growing range of functions. That includes entertainment, which are the most popular smartphone apps. According to new GfK MRI research,...Learn More

Mobile Data Growth: Smart Phone Penetration Will Exceed Electricity by 2020

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Seven of every 10 people living on the planet – some 5.5 billion – will make use of mobile devices by 2020, according to Cisco’s 10th annual Visual Networking Index (VNI), which includes forecasts of global mobile data growth from 2015-2020. The worldwide number of...Learn More

600 MHz Could Support a Comcast Wi-Fi First Mobile Service; Will It?

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News that Comcast may bid  in the upcoming 600 MHz auction illustrates an important decision that all cable companies now face, and it’s a classic telecom question – whether to buy or to build. After dabbling with various wireless strategies in the past, the cablecos’...Learn More

Wi-Fi 802.11ac Shipments Now 65% of All Wi-Fi Access Points

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Growth in Wi-Fi 802.11ac shipments is being aided by the addition of new higher performance features, such as MU-MIMO, which will rise to account for nearly 65% of overall Wi-Fi access point shipments globally this year, according to ABI Research. The market research specialist expects...Learn More

IDC: Tablet Sales Drop to 206 Million, Down 10% From Last Year

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Holiday-season sales weren’t enough to avoid a disappointing 4Q 2015 for tablet shipments, which declined 13.7% year-over-year (YoY). Tablet shipments totaled 206.8 million for 2015 in its entirety, a 10.1% drop from 2014’s 230.1 million, according to the latest IDC Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker. Global...Learn More

Infiniti Broadband to Bring Broadband Wireless to 10 Markets

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Oklahoma-based startup company Infiniti Broadband plans to bring broadband wireless to rural and medium-size metro areas, initially targeting 10 undisclosed markets, said Johnie Johnson, president and CEO of the company, in an interview.  “Our business model is founded on filling a void,” said Johnson, noting...Learn More

Virginia Provider Selects NewCore for Hosted LTE

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NewCore Wireless, the leading full-service hosted wireless switching provider, announced today that Buggs Island Telephone Cooperative (BIT Communications), a telecommunications service provider in Virginia, has chosen NewCore Wireless to host their 4G/LTE network. BIT Communications provides wireless communications services and products in south central Virginia....Learn More

Ovum: Global LTE Subscriptions Exceed 1 Billion

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Global LTE subscriptions passed the 1 billion milestone in 4Q 2015 and will continue to grow at double-digit rates for the next five years, Ovum forecasts in its World Cellular Information service. LTE subscriptions in just five countries account for nearly three-quarters of the worldwide...Learn More