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February 12, 2015

Verizon Sells $15.6 Billion of Wireline Operations & Wireless Towers

Verizon is focusing on its wireless growth, East Coast landlines, and its FiOS business by consolidating its wireless and wireline networks. As of last week, Verizon announced 2 deals totaling $15.6 billion with Frontier Communications and American Tower Corp.
February 6, 2015

Fortify Your Security in 6 Steps

This week, the second largest U.S. health insurer became the victim of a massive cyberattack. In a world of instant sharing and storing information in the cloud, getting complacent with security is more dangerous than ever. Here are a few key pieces of advice to ensure that your information is secure as possible.
February 2, 2015

iPhone Sales Make History in 4Q14

Apple just broke some serious records, thanks to massive sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus at the end of 2014. These sales contributed to Apple’s revenue increase to $74.6 billion, an $18 billion profit that is the biggest ever reported by a public company worldwide.
January 27, 2015

4 Cloud Computing Tips for Business

Many organizations have yet to explore the possibilities of cloud. But now, we can learn from an early adopter -- the U.S. government. It’s time to let these experiences be your guide and illuminate the potential of cloud computing for your business.
January 23, 2015

The Worst Passwords of 2014

These are the most common, simplest and thus weakest passwords of 2014. They’re everything a password shouldn’t be: minimal, straightforward and painfully easy to guess... If you recognize any passwords on this list, it’s time for a password revolution.
January 16, 2015

Tablet Sales to Grow in 2015

Tablet sales have been fairly stagnant in recent months, but research predicts big things for tablets in the near future. Worldwide tablet sales are set to skyrocket and double in the next several years, starting with projected growth of 28 percent in 2015, for a total of about 283 million tablets.
January 13, 2015

Making the Case for Enhanced Mobile Security

Mobile malware is a growing concern worldwide – and particularly in the enterprise mobile world. This infographic shows why you should pay attention to mobile security, and how you can fortify your organization’s overall mobile protection in 2015.
January 8, 2015

7 Mobile Security Mistakes to Stop Making in 2015

One resolution to live by in the new year: With great technology comes great responsibility. The truth is that you could unknowingly be exposing sensitive information with a multitude of poor security habits. Read on and make sure to avoid these common mistakes in 2015.
January 5, 2015

Cramming Penalties Continue for U.S. Carriers

In the last weeks of 2014, Sprint and T-Mobile became the latest targets of cramming lawsuits by the U.S. government. Sprint was slammed with lawsuits from the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and the FCC, while T-Mobile settled with the FCC to pay $90 million in similar penalties for cramming.
December 31, 2014

What to Expect for Enterprise Infrastructure in 2015

The enterprise industry has seen immense change within the past several years, and as the new year looms ahead, experts say that 2015 will be no exception. Based on recent trends, expect increases in everything from cyberattacks to mobile investments in 2015...
December 19, 2014

Carriers Will Improve Network Performance for 2015

Throughout the year, carriers have worked to improve their offerings, including better WiFi performance and expanded LTE coverage. These improvements – and others on the horizon – paint a bright future for network performance in 2015.
December 16, 2014

Don’t Overlook Enterprise Security

While enterprise IT has made leaps and bounds in terms of technology and growth, the truth is that company IT environments could be more vulnerable than ever, thanks to a weak link in enterprise security.
December 11, 2014

The Effects and Results of Enterprise BYOD

It's been several years since BYOD entered the business world. Now, after much speculation, comprehensive Gartner research shows that the BYOD strategy generally succeeds in achieving savings.
December 8, 2014

Data Throttling and How It Affects You

Earlier this year, regulators discovered that major U.S. carriers have allegedly been abusing practices like throttling -- slowing down data flowing from a mobile network. Until the full extent of this practice is known across the industry, experts highlight ways to avoid throttling.
December 3, 2014

Defining Unlimited: US Government Cracks Down on Deceptive Carrier Practices

The days of deceptive wireless charges may be at an end – within recent months, the U.S. government officially slapped no less than 4 lawsuits on the largest U.S. carriers in 2014.
November 19, 2014

How FCC Regulations Could Change the Internet

In the wake of President Obama's speech and the FCC's impending decision, we explore -- and rule out -- possible outcomes of the net neutrality debate, including recent claims by Internet service providers.
November 14, 2014

President Obama Publicly Supports Net Neutrality

President Obama himself joined the net neutrality debate earlier this week, supporting net neutrality advocates by calling for the FCC to “implement the strongest possible rules to protect net neutrality.”
November 11, 2014

How to Combat “Anti-Innovation” Culture

Too often, CIOs and other IT professionals find themselves trapped in a stagnant tech environment due to an anti-innovation culture. Luckily, Gartner has a few ways to bypass the old adages and facilitate progress for your business.
November 10, 2014

2014 Q3 Carrier Earnings Analysis

As part of our ongoing vendor knowledge process, Cannon Group reviews Q3 earnings in 2014 for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.
November 6, 2014

FCC Offers New Solution for Net Neutrality

Following the recent uproar about net neutrality, the FCC has finally come forth with a possible solution. However, the plan is unlikely to garner any support from carriers or consumers alike...
November 3, 2014

T-Mobile Has the Highest LTE Data Usage

Carrier network growth must accommodate rising data usage across the industry -- Continuing its recent “UnCarrier” theme to set itself apart from competitors, T-Mobile is making headlines again with its Q3 earnings.
October 28, 2014

U.S. Mobile Spending Has Quadrupled Since 2001

We know we’ve become attached to our smart devices, but do we know exactly how much our increasing obsession is costing us? Average annual U.S. household spending on cell phone bills has grown by more than four times in the past 13 years.
October 23, 2014

Be Responsible About Cloud Implementation

When it comes to cloud implementation, don’t rely on automation to properly implement cloud for your business. It might be tempting to adopt a hands-off approach, but experts advise using the same due diligence you’d apply to traditional outsourcing engagements.
October 21, 2014

How Cloud Fits Into Your Business

Public cloud can be a useful business tool – in moderation. So, do public cloud services eventually cost your organization more than on-premise systems or private clouds? The answer is, as always, it depends.
October 15, 2014

Analyzing LTE Device Growth in 2014

As a testament to the prevalence and unparalleled growth of LTE around the world, the number of LTE-enabled user devices has increased again by 78.8 percent, while the number of LTE device manufacturers has increased by 52.5 percent.
October 13, 2014

Mobile Cramming: What is it and Who is Affected?

The issue of cramming has recently taken center stage in the mobile industry, in light of scandals involving top U.S. carriers AT&T and T-Mobile. Find out more about mobile cramming, and what this could mean for you...
October 7, 2014

U.S. Wireless Coverage in Q3 2014

An infographic comparing overall wireless network coverage in Q3 of 2014. According to this research, 99 percent of the U.S. is now covered by at least one LTE network.
September 29, 2014

How to Enable VoLTE for Your iPhone 6

Lately, VoLTE technology has been a huge driver of innovation and new offerings. Now, Cannon Group's mobile experts reveal how to enable VoLTE for your iPhone 6.
September 24, 2014

AT&T and Verizon Will Offer WiFi Calling in 2015

Following the announcement that T-Mobile will offer free in-home WiFi equipment to subscribers as part of its UnCarrier 7.0 launch, market leaders AT&T and Verizon have announced that they will follow suit – next year.
September 18, 2014

How to Update your Apple Device with iOS 8

This particular update offers several benefits over previous versions. There are three ways to install iOS 8 to your device -- unless you have an iPhone 4S or an iPad 2.
September 17, 2014

T-Mobile Offers Free WiFi Equipment to Improve Network Performance

Last week, T-Mobile announced that it would begin providing subscribers with free in-home Wi-Fi antennas, along with phones that can make calls and send texts over Wi-Fi.
September 16, 2014

FCC’s Net Neutrality Decision May Also Affect Wireless Networks

As the FCC considers eliminating net neutrality for internet service providers, it turns out that the decision may also affect your mobile internet experience.
September 8, 2014

It’s Time to Revamp Your IT Vendor Management

It’s time to re-think your vendor management program: Organizations must start demanding more value and innovation from vendor management programs to maximize opportunities and simultaneously mitigate risks.
August 27, 2014

New Cyberattack Targets 1,000 Major Networks – and Probably More

As mobility management becomes an important standard in the workplace, IT managers are becoming more willing to outsource mobility management to a third-party managed mobility services (MMS) provider. Here's why that could be a smart decision...
August 25, 2014

A Price War Rages between Sprint and T-Mobile

In the wake of the failed merger between Sprint and T-Mobile, competition is escalated in the wireless industry. Last week, Sprint implemented a new pricing strategy, eliciting a response from T-Mobile.
August 21, 2014

Wireless Service Revenue Achieves Zero Growth, For First Time Ever

The U.S. wireless industry has achieved many firsts lately -- but now, It turns out that in Q2, the U.S. wireless industry achieved yet another first – ZERO year-over-year growth in service revenue compared to last year.
August 19, 2014

The State of Enterprise App Development

As mobility gains traction in the enterprise, mobile business applications are becoming more profitable for developers. However, recent research finds that only 16 percent of app developers participate in building enterprise mobile apps.
August 14, 2014

Security Advice from Cyber-Experts

Top “cyber-experts” talk about avoiding security threats in the digital world. While they point out that there’s no such thing as a catch-all solution, there are many ways to defend against cyberattacks.
August 13, 2014

2014 Q2 Carrier Earnings Analysis

As part of our ongoing vendor knowledge process, Cannon Group reviews Q2 earnings in 2014 for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.
July 30, 2014

Verizon Aims to Expand 4G LTE with Q2 Spend

In response to the growing demand of LTE, Verizon reportedly spent about $2.8 billion on wireless capital expenses in Q2 to improve its 4G LTE network capacity.
July 28, 2014

How to Achieve Innovation & Cost Savings in a Digital IT Environment

Experts say that IT professionals (particularly CIOs and IT asset managers) could improve an organization’s IT by working together to manage digital IT for business.
July 23, 2014

Major U.S. Carriers Face More Subscribers, Less Revenue

Overall net postpaid subscriber additions for U.S. wireless carriers in Q2 may look promising – but growth now comes at a higher cost, and the effort may not be worth the reward.
July 21, 2014

Analyzing Recent LTE Growth

As LTE around the world grows rapidly, carriers are building out their LTE networks, investing more time and resources – facilitating a complete revolution in mobility.
July 17, 2014

LTE Device Market Doubles in Past Year

Demonstrating the unparalleled growth of LTE around the world, the LTE device sector has nearly doubled in the past year. In addition, the number of device manufacturers has grown by 68 percent.
July 10, 2014

5 Benefits of Outsourcing Mobility Management

As mobility management becomes an important standard in the workplace, IT managers are becoming more willing to outsource mobility management to a third-party managed mobility services (MMS) provider. Here's why that could be a smart decision...
July 2, 2014

Gartner Reduces Global IT Spending Projection for 2014

Why IT spending isn't living up to expectations this year -- Gartner experts are speculating that IT spending worldwide will increase by about 2.1 percent this year, rather than an earlier estimate of 3.2 percent.
June 27, 2014

Sprint Collaborates with Rural Carriers to Expand LTE

Earlier this month, Sprint signed low-cost LTE roaming agreements with a dozen rural operators. This will broaden Sprint's LTE presence while simultaneously providing rural carriers with the necessary tools to successfully deploy LTE.
June 25, 2014

Comparing Network Coverage in 2014

An infographic comparing U.S. carriers’ 2G/3G, 3G+ and LTE network coverage (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon). Based on speed tests of working 4G LTE signals and networks across the U.S., we can get a good view of 4G connectivity.
June 23, 2014

Specify Ownership and Support in BYOD Contracts

With more businesses implementing BYOD in the workplace, well-written contracts will become more important than ever. That’s why contract managers should heed this advice to avoid legal, structural and policy issues within BYOD programs.
June 20, 2014

Sprint Seeks to Acquire T-Mobile in $32 Billion Merger

The price of the merger is about $40 per share for Sprint to purchase T-Mobile, resulting in a total mega-deal of around $32 billion. The intended merger is expected to officially be announced within the next few months.