ABI: Branded Tablet Shipments Drop 35% in One Quarter

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Branded tablet shipments posted a record-high 35 percent quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) decline in 2015’s first quarter (1Q’15). Year-over-year (YoY) they fell 16 percent, according to the latest tablet shipments’ market data from ABI Research. The latest statistics from ABI’s Media Tablets, Ultrabooks and eReaders market data...Learn More

Mobile Subscriber Forecast Calls for 128% Penetration by 2020

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The U.S. mobile market is entering a new evolutionary phase as consumer adoption of mobile and wireless devices and services nears, or has reached, saturation, according to Strategy Analytics. With the base of new customers shrinking, U.S. wireless network operators are now focusing on promoting...Learn More

Regional Wireless Carrier Selects Interop for Wi-Fi Calling

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FORT MYERS, FL—June 30, 2015—Interop Technologies, a provider of innovative,  virtualized IP networks and next-generation communication solutions, today announced that Union Wireless, headquartered in Mountain View, Wyoming, has selected the Interop Technologies CorePlusXSM VoWiFi solution to offer WiFi calling service to subscribers throughout Wyoming, Colorado,...Learn More

Wheeler Recommends Rural Auction Credits in 600 MHz Auction

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Small rural companies bidding on spectrum in the upcoming auction of TV broadcast spectrum would have the opportunity to obtain 15% bidding credits if a proposal made by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler last week is adopted by the commission. Wheeler’s proposal, which is circulating within...Learn More

AT&T to Invest Some $3 Billion in Mexico Mobile Internet Expansion

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AT&T intends to expand its high-speed mobile Internet service to Mexico, creating what they hope will be a converged market in North America, serving some 400 million people. AT&T on June 25 announced it will invest some $3 billion in the expansion and expects its...Learn More

Wireless ISP Vivint Pushes Wireless 100 Mbps Broadband for $60/month

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Vivint, a provider of smart home technology, is pushing their way into the broadband Internet access business with a  fixed wireless Internet product that promises symmetrical 100 Mbps. The offer is delivered via a unique hybrid wireless solution, using both licensed and unlicensed spectrum. Vivint...Learn More

IDC: Mobile Workers Will Make Up Nearly 75 Percent of U.S. Workforce

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The number of mobile workers in the U.S. will rise from 96.2 million to 105.4 million over the next five years. By 2020 mobile workers will account for nearly three-quarters (72.3 percent) of the U.S. workforce, according to a new report from IDC. Falling prices...Learn More

Nearly Half of U.S. Households are Now Wireless Only Households, But 60% May be More Accurate Number

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The latest data from the Centers for Disease Control paints the picture of a growing mobile first society in the U.S., with nearly half (45.4%) of U.S. households wireless only. The data comes from the CDC’s July – December 2014 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)....Learn More

AT&T to Face Record $100 Million FCC Fine

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The FCC has been active with their industry enforcement role recently. The latest illustration is a proposed $100 million fine against AT&T  for “misleading consumers” on their unlimited wireless data plans. It’s the largest fine ever issued by the FCC and AT&T plans to fight...Learn More

Juniper: Wi-Fi Offload Growth Will Reach Nearly 60 Percent of Mobile Data Traffic

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Wireless network operators continue to turn to Wi-Fi networks to carry mobile data traffic, according to the latest market research from Juniper Research. Wi-Fi offload growth will handle carry nearly 60 percent of data traffic generated by smartphones and traffic by 2019 – a nearly...Learn More

Progress: IoT Revenue Can be Found From 65 Percent of IoT Apps

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Companies are finding that implementing Internet of Things (IoT) apps can generate revenue. Sixty-five percent of IoT apps in production are producing revenue – by definition through automated machine-to-machine connections, according to new market research from software development company Progress and Harbor Research. Surveying 675...Learn More

4G LTE Subscriber Forecast Calls for 2.3 Billion Subscribers by 2019

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The number of 4G LTE subscribers worldwide will grow at a 35 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the next five years, rising from 516 million to 2.3 billion. The prediction comes from TeleGeography, which bases its projection on data obtained from its GlobalComms...Learn More