Mobile Commerce Research: Nearly 1 in 4 Make Mobile Purchases Weekly

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Shopping and making purchases using mobile devices is now a mainstream aspect of commerce and daily life for people worldwide, according to new mobile commerce research from The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB). Three-quarters of smartphone or tablet users in 19 countries responding to a survey...Learn More

RootMetrics: AT&T, Verizon Offer Best Airport Wireless Service

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Which carrier offers the best airport wireless service? According to the latest Root Metrics data, AT&T and Verizon Wireless took top honors at two of the five busiest airports out of 50 studied – Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson and Chicago’s O’Hare. Verizon won outright at LAX in...Learn More

Windstream introduces Fixed Wireless service in Salt Lake City

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SALT LAKE CITY — Sept. 22, 2016 — Windstream (NASDAQ:WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, has launched Fixed Wireless access in Salt Lake City, Utah. The introduction gives local businesses – including those in the region’s important financial services, real estate, tourism and...Learn More

Wheeler Rural Wireless Plans Include Revised Roaming Rules, Mobility Fund

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The FCC will take action aimed at revising mobile data roaming rules this year, said FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler yesterday, speaking at a Competitive Carriers Association event. Such reforms, he said, would be particularly important to rural wireless carriers, who must rely on roaming agreements...Learn More

Comcast Wireless Plans Confirmed, Details to Come

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Comcast CEO Brian Roberts confirmed that Comcast wireless plans are definitely in play, with a wireless service from the broadband and entertainment conglomerate expected sometime in 2017. Responding to questions at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference today, Comcast’s CEO offered more insight into Comcast wireless...Learn More

AT&T Touts New Transformative Broadband Experience with AirGig Technology

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AT&T Labs introduced new AirGig technology today, that AT&T claims can bring wireless multi-gigabit speeds, using a hybrid powerline-wireless technology. The technology has both fixed and mobile applications, with potentially disruptive urban and rural applications. “Project AirGig has tremendous potential to transform internet access globally...Learn More

T-Mobile Binge On May Have Found a Mobile Video Sweet Spot

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T-Mobile Binge On mobile streaming service is proving to be very popular with early-adopter smartphone users. Effectively all (99%) who opted in to Strategy Analytics’ AppOptix USA market research platform said they were satisfied with the quality of videos delivered. With Binge On, T-Mobile is...Learn More

FCC Commissioner Pai Gigabit Opportunity Zones Proposal Would Target Rural Areas

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A proposal from FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai aims to encourage gigabit deployments in rural America by giving tax breaks to network operators deploying the high-speed broadband service. The Pai Gigabit Opportunity Zones proposal also would set aside 10% of the money raised from spectrum auctions...Learn More

M2M Traffic Forecast: Cars to Generate 95% Through 2021

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Growing demand for mobile data from new, in-vehicle entertainment services such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will generate lots of new cellular M2M data traffic, according to a new M2M traffic forecast from Juniper Research. In fact, in-vehicle entertainment services will account for as...Learn More

Pioneer Cellular Works with TNS to Establish LTE Roaming Network

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September 13, 2016 – Pioneer Cellular is significantly expanding its LTE coverage and offering new 4G roaming opportunities to subscribers, thanks to a multi-faceted agreement with telecommunications specialist Transaction Network Services (TNS). The deal will see Pioneer Cellular join the TNS LTE Roaming Hub, gaining...Learn More

Study: FCC Business Data Services Decision Could Determine Viability of Rural 5G

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The impact of the impending FCC business data services decision could be critical for rural wireless carriers, argued Raul Katz, president of telecom policy consulting firm Telecom Advisory Services, LLC, at a Washington, D.C. event Friday that was also webcast. The BDS decision will impact...Learn More

AT&T and Precision King Partner for Smart Farms

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LAS VEGAS, Sept. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Precision King, a provider of smart farming solutions, uses AT&T Internet of Things (IoT) services to help take the guess work out of farming. Three essentials in agriculture are sun, temperature and water. Precision King’s Soil King solution lets...Learn More