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August 25, 2016

What to Expect from 5G

So what’s the deal with 5G? The industry is likely queuing up this new technology as a proactive solution for the wireless problems of the future. Frankly, it’s tough to predict how 5G could change the wireless environment on any scale—but we can make some educated predictions.
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 5, 2015

Global Data Shows Strong 4G LTE Growth

According to recent data, there were 755 million total LTE connections globally at the end of Q2 2015. More specifically, North America increased its 4G connection base by 49 percent in the past year to reach 197 million.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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 15, 2014

New Kill Switches Will Ensure Smartphone Security

Last month, The Wireless Association (CTIA) began requiring major device manufacturers and network operators to offer the kill option on smartphones manufactured after July 2015.
May 12, 2014

LTE is Quickly Becoming a Global Standard

Experts say that 497 network operators from 150 countries around the world have made firm commitments to deploy LTE networks, paving the road to making LTE a global standard.
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 17, 2014

The Smart Device Industry Continues to Grow

Sales of mobile phones, the largest segment of the smart device market, are expected to increase 4.9 percent from 2013 to 2014, reaching a predicted 1.9 billion units.
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 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 21, 2014

A Closer Look at the Recent Surge in Data Usage

In light of the 2013 study revealing that mobile data usage is happening at an unprecedented rate, research also revealed that a mere 0.1 percent of LTE subscribers are responsible for as much as half of 4G data usage.
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.
February 10, 2014

How to Ensure Mobile Security

While fast speeds and easy access to mobile Internet make LTE the next generation mobile technology, LTE devices are also more susceptible to security threats than their 3G counterparts. Defend your mobile device against increasing malware threats...
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.
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.
August 21, 2013

An LTE Comparison Infographic

These diagrams provide us with a great view of 4G connectivity in areas that haven't yet been officially announced by carriers -- and it's also a great visualization that allows us to get a concrete and tangible look at the increasing overall proliferation of LTE.
August 8, 2013

A Promising Future for LTE Technology

As the U.S. top wireless carriers begin the homestretch of deploying upgraded LTE systems, it’s becoming clear that the future for LTE is limitless. The current infrastructure being built by mobile carriers is based on FD (frequency-division) LTE – the earliest version of the wireless broadband system.