Netflix Mobile Data Controls Introduced

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Netflix mobile data controls introduced today give end users the ability to adjust streaming video quality and limit the amount of mobile data consumed. In its default setting, the new mobile data management tool limits cellular data consumption via Netflix to one gigabyte of data...Learn More

Verizon LTE in Rural America Carrier Deploys XLTE, Exec Says More to Come

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When Verizon made its XLTE spectrum and technology available to participants in the Verizon LTE in Rural America (LRA) program, it wasn’t clear how popular the offering would be with the rural carriers.  But Verizon on Monday announced in a blog post that one LRA...Learn More

Verizon TravelPass Data Illustrates Soaring International Mobile Broadband Usage

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Mobile devices and broadband networks have made it easier than ever for international mobile broadband usage. And as data about the Verizon TravelPass international pricing plan reveals, travelers will use mobile broadband quite heavily if they can get affordable connectivity. One in three Americans plan...Learn More

Half of Teens Say They Suffer from Mobile Device Addiction, Six in 10 Parents Agree

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Young people use mobile devices a lot, so much so that half of teens in a new teen mobile use survey said they suffer from mobile device addiction. Six in 10 parents (59%) agree, according to the new market research from Common Sense Media. Furthermore,...Learn More

Bell Canada to Acquire MTS

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MONTRÉAL and WINNIPEG, May 2, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ – BCE Inc. (Bell) (TSX: BCE) (NYSE: BCE) today announced that it will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. (MTS) (TSX: MBT) in a transaction valued at approximately $3.9...Learn More

Sprint Announces Wireless Lifeline Services Partnership with i-wireless

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), May 02, 2016 – Sprint (NYSE:S) today announced it has entered into an agreement with i-wireless, LLC to strengthen its position as a leader in the wireless Lifeline services industry. The partnership will merge Sprint’s Assurance Wireless and i-wireless’ Access...Learn More

Distributed Antenna System Forecast: 41% Yearly Growth Through 2021

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Distributed antenna systems and small cells are poised for big growth according to a distributed antenna system forecast from Mobile Experts. The compound annual growth rate will be 41% through 2021, researchers said. An important trend is that large enterprises are purchasing DAS systems and...Learn More

600 MHz Auction Target Meets Expectations: 126 MHz to be Available

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The 600 MHz auction target announced Friday by the FCC is a satisfactory 126 MHz of spectrum, essentially meeting the target amount of spectrum the commission hoped would be made available for auction when it began planning the auction several years ago. Spectrum in the...Learn More

Developer: Big Improvements in TV White Spaces Economics Coming Soon

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Will 2016 be the year we finally begin to see a serious uptake in adoption of TV white spaces broadband wireless technology? The answer is yes, according to Jim Carlson, CEO of Carlson Wireless, who told Telecompetitor this week that he expects to see big...Learn More

Study: African American Mobile Phone Use Is Above Average

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African American mobile phone use is higher than that for other ethnic groups, yet African-Americans are distinctly underrepresented when it comes to holding jobs in the mobile tech sector or being aware of mobile tech’s economic empowerment potential, according to a new study from Mobile...Learn More

Rural Operators Could Find Opportunity in CBRS Auction Plans Adopted by FCC

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Rural operators could find it easier to obtain spectrum licenses in the citizens broadband radio service (CBRS) band as the result of CBRS auction plans adopted by the FCC at today’s monthly commission meeting. Previously the FCC had said it would only issue licenses where...Learn More

FCC Business Data Services Regulation Would Require Carriers to Revise Contracts

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The FCC today took the next step toward implementing FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s plan for business data services regulation. The commission at today’s monthly FCC voted to adopt a tariff investigation order and a further notice of proposed rulemaking (FNPRM) that would re-regulate business data...Learn More