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October 28, 2016

Google Denies Potential to be Major Telecom Rival, Pumps Brakes on Google Fiber

Despite recent forays into wireless, Google has put its Google Fiber projects on hold, insisting it's not trying to trying to become a major telecom player.
October 20, 2016

Google Fiber Just Became a Wireless ISP

Google Fiber announced earlier this month its acquisition of Webpass, expanding its broadband network and solidifying its status as a wireless internet service provider.
September 29, 2016

Comcast Sets Sights on Wireless in 2017

Last week, Comcast confirmed plans to launch a mobile service by mid-2017 using Verizon Wireless's expansive nationwide network. Here's what this Comcast/Verizon collaboration could mean for you and the U.S. wireless industry.
August 2, 2016

Everything You Need to Know About WiFi Calling

When making voice calls, users’ phones can utilize a nearby WiFi network instead of using their carrier's network connection. This can bypass the issue of weak carrier coverage in certain areas where users may be unable to get an adequate signal.
April 28, 2016

Are You Losing Money to Traffic Pumping?

Though security breaches seem to be most people’s greatest fear, traffic pumping is an underestimated and largely unknown culprit that could slowly but consistently be harming you financially.
February 2, 2016

AT&T Covers the Most Customers with 4G LTE

The U.S. carrier race for best 4G LTE coverage continues. Last week, AT&T proclaimed itself the king of LTE in North America, with about 355 million people covered under its 4G LTE – more than any other carrier. Meanwhile, despite this recognition, Verizon continues to outperform its competitors with the best overall network performance...
October 8, 2015

Microsoft May Struggle in the U.S. Smartphone Industry with Limited Carrier Distribution

The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL will be Microsoft's first ever Windows-powered smartphones, offering Windows 10. However, the software giant might have to think of another way to stay relevant in the smartphone industry: Currently, AT&T is the only carrier that plans to sell the Lumia 950 in the United States.
June 17, 2015

FCC Fines AT&T $100 Million on Data Throttling Charges

The FCC has proposed a $100 million data throttling fine for AT&T based on charges that the wireless carrier used deceptive carrier practices against consumers. More specifically, AT&T is being accused of data throttling, the practice of slowing down data flowing from a mobile network, resulting in slow connection speeds for users.
May 7, 2015

Expect Better Network Performance in 2015

Carrier spending on WiFi equipment grew 23 percent to $336 million globally throughout 2014. And in 2015, experts predict that worldwide WiFi spending will escalate an additional 88 percent, strengthening networks and allowing for enhanced performance and a better user experience.
April 28, 2015

Behind Comcast’s Failed Acquisition of Time Warner Cable

In 2014, the two biggest cable companies in the U.S. agreed upon a $45 billion deal in which Comcast would acquire Time Warner Cable -- but in the end, Comcast decided to abandon the merger in April 2015. Here's what this collapsed deal means for consumers and the industry.
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.
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 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 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 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 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...
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
June 3, 2014

U.S. Carriers Race to Launch VoLTE

Carriers T-Mobile and AT&T launched their first VoLTE networks in the US. VoLTE could mean enhanced quality of voice calls and more efficient mobile networks.
May 27, 2014

T-Mobile Gains Customers, Advances on Competition

Despite heavy losses of $151 million from promotional efforts in Q1, T-Mobile advances toward a total of 50 million customers. Could T-Mobile’s revolutionary strategy be working?
May 22, 2014

A Breakdown of Big Telecom Mergers

How recent deals between AT&T and DirecTV, Comcast and Time Warner Cable could potentially affect the mobile Industry, and what these mergers mean for you and everyone else.
May 21, 2014

Tablet Sales Intensify in 1Q14

Thanks to aggressive data promotions for tablets, the growing popularity of data sharing plans and progress in the tablet market, tablets boasted some of the most promising numbers for carriers from Q1.
May 5, 2014

T-Mobile is Next in Line to Expand LTE

T-Mobile closed a $2.4 billion buyout of A-Band 700MHz spectrum from Verizon Wireless, a low-band spectrum deal that will open the door for better in-building, suburban and rural coverage by the end of 2014.
April 7, 2014

The State of LTE in the United States

A report by OpenSignal highlights the differences between the U.S.’s four biggest carriers (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon) in terms of speed and coverage of their LTE networks.
April 3, 2014

Sprint is Making Moves to Expand its LTE Network

Working in collaboration with rural carriers, Sprint is aiming to build broad LTE coverage through roaming agreements. Overall, this could mean good things for mobile users...
March 27, 2014

Data Revenue Finally Exceeds Voice Revenue in the U.S.

Ever since wireless carriers first began offering mobile data services, widespread data consumption in the mobile industry has skyrocketed, exceeding 50 percent and surpassing voice revenue for the first time.
March 14, 2014

T-Mobile Boldly Paves the Way to An Uncertain Future

Stakes are high as the fourth-largest carrier in the U.S. continues its “UnCarrier” strategy. Despite a promising Q4 in 2013, T-Mobile's losses also swelled to a whopping $20 million last quarter.
March 6, 2014

The State of Today’s Global LTE Environment

As more users utilize 4G LTE capabilities, the overall quality of networks around the world is rapidly improving. But in terms of good coverage and fast speeds, LTE still has a long way to go to achieve its full potential.
February 25, 2014

Verizon Leaves Vodafone Behind, Seeking More Independence

Verizon's $130 billion deal with Vodafone is finally complete, leaving Verizon as the sole proprietor of Verizon Wireless. The acquisition is part of Verizon's overall plan to gain independence and build a more integrated environment.
February 19, 2014

Increased Data Consumption Sparks Progress in WiFi Networks

According to recent studies, we're consuming data faster than ever. Operators are turning to “offloading” to handle the data traffic crowding their mobile networks, particularly as technology like LTE continues to steadily flourish.
January 2, 2014

What to Expect for Telecom in 2014

With 2013 officially in the past, it’s time to start looking toward the future. According to a report by Morgan Stanley, 2014 could bring lots of change for the telecom industry.
December 18, 2013

Expect Higher Telecom Expenses

You might be shocked to see that select telecom bills have increased this month, and you won’t be the only one. As of this month, carriers are hiking up surcharges like the notable increase of AT&T’s Federal Access Recovery Fee (aka FARF) for internet services.
December 17, 2013

Major US Wireless Carriers Will Allow Device Unlocking

Thanks to an intervention last month by the FCC, cell phone users will soon have the freedom to unlock devices after their contracts expire. Unlocking lets users move seamlessly between networks or use their devices while traveling overseas.
December 6, 2013

Keeping Your Smartphone (And Personal Information) Safe

With an ever-increasing proliferation of smartphones in the market, a problem also emerges: the issue of smartphone theft. It’s a huge-scale problem with hundreds of devices stolen every day across the country, particularly in major cities. Now, the wireless industry is beginning to fight back.
November 21, 2013

M2M: More Convenience Could Mean Less Privacy

The world of M2M is beginning to offer some neat (and convenient) innovations, but this convenience may come at a price. Without added security measures to keep this technology in check, our privacy (and possibly our safety) is very much at stake.
November 18, 2013

Comparing Wireless Network Latency for 3G/4G

When it comes to wireless, speed is everyone’s number one priority -- but there’s more to this lightning-fast technology than just speed. Wireless network latency plays a considerable role in maintaining the speed of LTE and other high-speed wireless technologies.
November 7, 2013

Putting LTE into a Global Context

With its incredibly fast speeds and easy access to mobile Internet, LTE is considered the next generation mobile radio technology. This heat map displays the progress that LTE has made across the world, with different regions at various levels of integration...
October 29, 2013

The 10 Biggest Issues with WiFi

Although the WiFi market continues to quickly grow and evolve, there are still significant obstacles on the path to achieving seamless and improved WiFi usage. Below are a list of the toughest problems carriers face when it comes to a seamless WiFi experience.