Deloitte: As Smartphone Penetration Hits 82%, Wireless Industry Thrives

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A new report from Deloitte LLP confirms the popularity of smartphones and the health of the wireless industry. Americans as a whole use their mobile phones 12 billion times a day, according to researchers. Additionally, smartphone penetration has reached 82 percent (93 percent for the...Learn More

Sprint Hulu Deal: Three of the Big Four Now Bundle Video with Wireless

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A Sprint Hulu deal, announced today, will include the over-the-top video provider’s Limited Commercials service at no charge for customers who purchase Sprint’s Unlimited service. Sprint is the third of the four major wireless carriers to make bundled moves on the video front as video...Learn More

AT&T 5G Evolution Coming to Minneapolis

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AT&T said it will expand its AT&T 5G Evolution rollout to parts of Minneapolis during the next few months. The technology already is in use in parts of Austin and Indianapolis. The company plans to roll out 5G Evolution in a total of 20 markets...Learn More

Verizon AT&T Cell Tower Deal To Include Hundreds of Sites

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A Verizon AT&T cell tower deal calls for tower company Tillman Infrastructure to build towers for the carriers. The two carriers are not known for making joint deals. They did so in this case, however. Tillman will build hundreds and perhaps “significantly” more towers that...Learn More

T-Mobile Silver Star Deal Involves Spectrum Assets in Idaho and Wyoming

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A proposed T-Mobile Silver Star Telephone deal would put Silver Star 700 MHz spectrum in parts of Idaho and Wyoming in T-Mobile’s hands, enabling T-Mobile to expand its coverage in eight counties. Silver Star began offering phone service almost 100 years ago but since then...Learn More

T-Mobile LTE Advanced Now in More Than 920 Markets, Gigabit LTE Available in Nearly Half of Them

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T-Mobile has expanded the T-Mobile LTE Advanced footprint to more than 920 markets. T-Mobile claims the 920 markets surpass those of other carriers that have deployed LTE Advanced technology. T-Mobile also said it has three speed-boosting technologies – carrier aggregation, 4X4 MIMO and 256 QAM –...Learn More

Target to Begin Marketing ‘Free’ Wireless Plans Through FreedomPop Partnership

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A new FreedomPop Target deal will make FreedomPop’s free wireless service available in Target retail stores. Beginning today, Target shoppers can purchase a $4.99 SIM or a select Android handset starting at just $59 with free mobile service from FreedomPop, including voice, text and data....Learn More

Hammer Fiber Chooses Rahway New Jersey as Introductory Market for New Gigabit Internet Service

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POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J., Nov. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Hammer Fiber Optic Investments Ltd., a New Jersey based wireless and fiber network operator and wholly owned subsidiary of Hammer Fiber Optic Holdings Corp. (OTCQB: HMMR) announced today that it has chosen its existing market in Rahway New Jersey to launch Gigabit Internet...Learn More

T-Mobile Curls Up With Nest for Home Security Bundle

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A T-Mobile home security package featuring Nest home security equipment will soon go on sale, giving T-Mobile a path into the rapidly evolving home security market. T-Mobile joins a host of other communications service providers who now offer some form of home security, including AT&T...Learn More

Solving the Wi-Fi Puzzle: Taking Steps to Capitalize on Managed Wi-Fi

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The number of connected devices in the home is growing at an astounding rate. Home networks have become more complex to support than ever before for service providers. Wi-Fi issues challenge your business metrics, complicate the customer experience, increase frequency and complexity of support calls...Learn More

During Wireless Competitive Storm, Verizon Sticks With Network Quality

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Verizon network quality will continue to be the company’s key differentiator, said John Stratton, executive vice president and president of global operations for the company, at an investor conference today. “The foundation of our brand is built on the quality and reliability of the network,”...Learn More

AT&T Helicopter Drone Flying COWs Bringing Wireless Service to Puerto Rico

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An AT&T helicopter drone is supporting wireless service in Puerto Rico, the carrier noted in a blog post today.  The company refers to the helicopter drone as a flying COW (for cell on wings). As we previously reported, Hurricane Maria damaged a large part of...Learn More

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