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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 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...
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.
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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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...
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 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 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 23, 2014

Android Device Sales Continue to Dramatically Increase

Sales of Google OS devices more than double the sales of any other OS devices this year; however, Apple still earns more market profit. Meanwhile, Microsoft lags as PC sales decrease.
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 26, 2014

How to Prepare for the Next Wireless Transformation

Wireless has been the single most influential technology development in recent memory. Now we need to upgrade our systems as we speed toward the next step of wireless advancement: ubiquitous mobility.
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 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.
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.
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.
October 15, 2013

A Business Mobility Infographic

Ever since mobile devices entered the business world, mobility has become valuable in the workplace. And according to research conducted by Cisco Systems, it’s up to enterprise CIOs and IT executives to facilitate the next phase of business mobility.
September 4, 2013

Verizon gains full control of Vodafone; Microsoft acquires Nokia

At the beginning of the week, Verizon announced its most recent deal to shell out $130 billion to own Verizon Wireless, aka Britain's Vodafone, its own wireless unit and business partner. And on Tuesday, Microsoft revealed plans to buy out the once dominant phone maker, Nokia, for the equivalent of $7.2 billion.
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.
August 2, 2013

Changing Tides for U.S. Wireless Carriers

After years of domination in the US, top wireless carriers might finally have to start watching their backs. A more evenly-distributed base of customers would ultimately increase the need for all carriers to have a competitive edge, which could mean better pricing, better devices, better contract terms – or maybe even eliminating contracts altogether.
July 26, 2013

Despite the Wireless Possibilities, Expect Continued At-Home, Non-Wireless Usage for Tablets

According to a recent telecom industry report by Moffett Research, of the thousands of tablets purchased every day, only 20 percent have wireless capabilities. Consumers purchasing the other 80 percent of tablets choose to make do with only Wi-Fi – and more in-depth research shows why.