4G Americas: Cloud, M2M to Drive 4G Growth

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Mobile broadband – including networks, devices and applications – is proving to be one of the most successful and fastest growing industries ever, enabling a transition from personal computers to mobile devices and technologies. In addition, mobile broadband is fueling, and facilitating, ongoing rapid growth...Learn More

Survey: Cell Phone Calls to 911 More Common Than Landline, Yet Gaps Exist

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A large gap exists between public expectations that wireless callers in emergencies dialing 911 can be located by emergency responders and the FCC’s limited location requirements for cell phone carriers, according to a survey of 1,048 U.S. adult cell phone owners from Find Me 911...Learn More

AT&T, T-Mobile Make New Strikes in Wireless Price War

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The wireless price war continues. AT&T on Friday joined in on the fighting through its Cricket Wireless business, offering customers a $100 bill credit through October 18 for T-Mobile and Sprint customers who port a number to Cricket. And today T-Mobile said it would quadruple...Learn More

CEA: Tablet Ownership Rises to 54% of U.S. Online Consumers

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Over half – 54 percent – of online U.S. consumers reported they own tablets, four percent more than in January, according to the August 2014 edition of the Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA) semi-annual “Consumer Outlook on Tablets.” Tablet owners’ purchase intent for consumer electronics devices...Learn More

T-Mobile/ Sprint Wireless Pricing War Escalates

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T-Mobile and Sprint escalated the wireless pricing wars today. T-Mobile said that next week it will begin offering unlimited mobile data at no extra charge for 12 months to Simple Choice customers who get a friend to switch to T-Mobile and will also give the...Learn More

RootMetrics: Verizon Tops in Mobile Network Performance

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In real-world, mid-year testing of the speed and reliability of mobile networks across the nation, RootMetrics found that Verizon Wireless dominated in nearly all aspects, with AT&T following close behind. Sprint and T-Mobile generally remained a step behind, though RootMetrics sees the latter as a...Learn More

Sprint Wireless Pricing War: Are The Price Cuts Deep Enough?

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Sprint has taken the wireless pricing war up a notch, announcing new Sprint Family Share Pack pricing that offers 20 gigabytes of shared data, unlimited talk and text for up to 10 lines for $100 a month through 2015. Customers also will get an additional...Learn More

ABI: 4K Mobile Device Sales to Reach 478M Units by 2019

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A new generation of 4K/Ultra HD smartphones is expected to hit the market in 2015, competing with the 2K, “Quad HD” smartphones that currently comprise the premium end of the market. The higher resolution offered by 4K/Ultra HD mobile devices is “more about marketing and...Learn More

FCC Pursues More Unlicensed Wi-Fi Spectrum But Open Issues Remain

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With unlicensed Wi-Fi spectrum becoming increasingly crowded, equipment manufacturers and service providers are pushing to make more spectrum available on an unlicensed basis  – and while substantial progress has been made on that front, more work remains, as a couple of investor conference calls recently...Learn More

J.D. Power: Demos Boost Mobile Customer Satisfaction

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Substantial benefits accrue to wireless carriers when their sales representatives demonstrate cell phone or tablet service to wireless customers prior to purchase. Customer satisfaction “improves considerably and the propensity to visit the same retailer again doubles,” according to the second volume of the semi-annual J.D....Learn More

VP Details Pioneer LTE Overlay Network

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Alcatel-Lucent said yesterday that it will build an overlay 4G LTE network for rural wireless carrier Pioneer Cellular that will support what the manufacturer calls “ultra-broadband” mobile access. In an interview, Pioneer Vice President of Network Operations Jerry Kadavy said the new network will support...Learn More

Stankey: AT&T Fixed Wireless Broadband Will Use Fallow Spectrum

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AT&T Group President and Chief Strategy Officer John Stankey today offered additional details about the fixed wireless broadband offering that the company previously agreed to make available in some rural areas if the company’s plan to purchase DirecTV is approved by regulators. Stankey made his...Learn More