network performance Archives - Cannon Group
December 7, 2016

What to Consider Before a Network Upgrade

Upgrading your enterprise network infrastructure is the best way to keep up with an ever-changing technology landscape. Based on time-tested Cannon Group processes, here are a few best practices for planning a network upgrade...
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 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.
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.
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.
May 29, 2015

Global Survey Shows Poor Mobile Usage Satisfaction Worldwide

According to a survey of more than 500 consumers around the world, the telecom industry ranks as the second worst industry for customer service worldwide. One of the best methods for improving this poor rating, experts say, is to improve analytics and real-time quality of experience monitoring.
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.
February 23, 2015

Paying for Privacy: A New Trend?

It’s no secret that with more technology comes less privacy, but most of us are still uneasy about the idea of companies spying on our online activity. Now, it looks like a new service by AT&T could begin a movement to protect consumer privacy -- for a price.
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.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.