With Wireless ISP Acquisition, Google Fiber Wireless Intentions Becoming More Clear

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There has been growing speculation regarding intentions for a Google Fiber wireless service to deliver gigabit via fixed wireless in recent weeks. Today’s acquisition of wireless ISP Webpass by Google Fiber offers some clarity to that speculation. Google Fiber is getting into the fixed wireless...Learn More

Verizon is PC Magazine’s Fastest Mobile Network

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Verizon Wireless operates the fastest mobile network in the nation, according to PC Magazine’s latest rankings. It was the third consecutive year Verizon Wireless won top honors. T-Mobile ran a close second. Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile have effectively staked out lead positions in the premium...Learn More

Report: VoLTE Subscribers to Total 310 Million Come Year-End

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The number of VoLTE subscribers is on the rise as carriers launch commercial VoLTE networks and services. A total 23 VoLTE networks were launched worldwide in 1H 2016 – more than in all of 2015 – bringing the estimated cumulative total to 63, according to...Learn More

GCI Broadband Wireless Brings Social Benefits to Remote Areas of Alaska

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Residents have seen higher high school graduation rates and improved healthcare since GCI broadband wireless came to remote areas of western Alaska, said GCI Executive Vice President Greg Chapados yesterday. Chapados made his comments at an event in Anchorage, where plans were announced to deploy...Learn More

Wheeler Wants 200-MHz or Wider Blocks for 5G Spectrum Frontiers Proceeding

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The FCC will vote in mid-July on a 5G Spectrum Frontiers proceeding aimed at opening up huge amounts of spectrum for fifth-generation wireless services, said FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler today. “If the Commission approves my proposal next month, the United Sates will be the first...Learn More

Report: North American LTE Subscriptions Pass 250 Million

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North American LTE subscriptions surpassed the 250 million-mark during 1Q 2016, according to market data gathered by Ovum for 5G Americas. LTE will serve as the foundation for the next generation of 5G mobile broadband as availability increases and technology continues to evolve, 5G Americas’...Learn More

Packet Data Core Investment Forecast to Hit $42 Billion by 2021

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Mobile networks making use of network functions virtualization (NFV) will garner more than half of the money invested in packet data core technology by 2021, according to a packet data core investment forecast from ABI Research. The industry will spend $42 billion on NFV by...Learn More

Future of Retail: 31% Of Consumers Shop Online Once a Week or More

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Nearly one-third of U.S. consumers (31 percent) turn to the Internet at least once a week to shop, according to the third annual Walker Sands Future of Retail Study. Significant technological changes are taking place across the U.S. retail industry even as online shopping approaches...Learn More

U.S. Cellular Network Now a Part of Google MVNO Project Fi

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The underlying network of the nation’s 5th largest wireless carrier will become available for Project Fi, the Google MVNO that aims to disrupt the mobile carrier industry. U.S. Cellular joins T-Mobile and Sprint as underlying carriers for the Google MVNO project. Project Fi, first launched...Learn More

Cisco Forecast: 3.4 Devices Connected to the Internet Per Person by 2020

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Worldwide there will be 3.4 devices connected to the Internet per person by 2020, according to the 11th annual update of the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI), which was released yesterday. More than 1 billion people and 10 billion new devices will be connected to...Learn More

TDS Named to Fortune 500

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CHICAGO, June 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. (NYSE: TDS), a leading provider of telecommunications services, announced today that the company has been named to the Fortune 500, Fortune’s annual list of the largest corporations in the United States ranked by revenue....Learn More

IDC: 802.11ac Adoption Rate for Enterprise Exceeds Previous WiFi Generations

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Global consumer WLAN market revenue came in flat year-over-year (YoY) in 1Q’16, but the 802.11ac adoption rate for enterprise is a bright spot, IDC highlights in excerpts from its latest Worldwide Quarterly WLAN Tracker. Combined, the WLAN growth rate was 4.5% YoY but revenues were...Learn More