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  Sprint Announcing ‘Very Disruptive’ Rate Plans Next Week
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  Samsung Buys SmartThings for Reported $200 Million
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  New Facebook Tracking Aimed at Helping Advertisers Understand Mobile Habits
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  Report: Mobile Devices Moving to 4K Displays
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  Contract's Up? What To Do Now

Talking VoLTE: Learn How to Guarantee Quality

Join experts from Strategic Analytics, Velocent, and Ixia for a timely look at maximizing visibility into VoLTE services. We’ll discuss:
• Risks and challenges to maintaining QoE
• Optimizing monitoring infrastructures
• “Lab to live” solutions
• Strategies for ensuring scalability


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Sprint Announcing ‘Very Disruptive’ Rate Plans Next Week

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Sprint next week will start rolling out new “very disruptive” rate plans. Light Reading reports that new Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure held a company-wide call to detail Sprint’s new priorities, with lowering prices being number one. Claure told employees that Sprint is behind in network quality and therefore has to become more competitive on pricing. He promised new rate plans would be “simple and attractive."


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Wireless Week’s SmartWatch video series

SmartWatch brings in-depth analysis and a bit of levity to the wireless industry’s major news. Join Andrew Berg and Ben Munson every Thursday as they run down the latest headlines and work in a few laughs along the way.


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Samsung Buys SmartThings for Reported $200 Million

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Samsung snapped up SmartThings, an open-platform connected home company. The companies did not disclose the terms of the deal but Recode cited sources saying the price tag for SmartThings came in around $200 million. That total matches up with reports that surfaced in July about Samsung’s possible bid for the home automation company.


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New Facebook Tracking Aimed at Helping Advertisers Understand Mobile Habits

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Facebook already offers targeting, delivery and conversion measurement across devices. With the company's new cross-device report, Facebook said that advertisers will now able to view the devices on which people see ads and the devices on which conversions subsequently occur.  


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Join us at Telit DevCon 2014

Telit DevCon 2014 is Telit Wireless Solutions’ annual forum for m2m/Iot developers and adopters to review the latest technology developments and examine best business practices. This multi-track conference is designed for technologists and executives in today's connected device ecosystem. Register today!


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NEWS

Report: Mobile Devices Moving to 4K Displays

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Senior ABI analyst Michael Inouye commented said in a statement that while some content owners and broadcasters have or are preparing to launch 4K programming, video resolution delivered to mobile devices will continue to lag behind screen pixel densities.  


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Contract's Up? What To Do Now

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Although the discounts are typically less than the subsidies you're forgoing, it's the reverse for plans with at least 10 gigabytes of data. So big families sharing lots of data are probably better off with a full-price plan. That's also the case if you don't need a high-end phone, as the monthly fees for voice, text and data services factor in the costs of subsidizing the most expensive phones. 


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The Benefits of Cloud-RAN Architecture in Mobile Network Expansion

Operators seeking to expand their networks have several options available. This paper examines the benefits of implementing Cloud-RAN architecture.


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SmartWatch Ep. 17: Hesse Out, Claure In as Sprint Readies for Pricing Brawl

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In this episode of SmartWatch, we pay homage to Sprint's out-going CEO Dan Hesse. Hesse oversaw Sprint's dramatic turn around, from remedying the carrier's troubled customer service department to upgrading the company's aging network. Hesse's departure wasn't entirely unexpected. 


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LTE-Advanced: Carrier Aggregation

Driven by ever-increasing demands for higher data rates, lower latency and higher capacity, cellular radio access technology has advanced dramatically over the past decade. This paper examines the evolution and the realities of the cellular radio spectrum, as well as the various system aspects and requirements.


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Leveraging RF Routers to Intelligently Allocate Network Coverage and Capacity

The practice of providing wireless coverage in venues is almost as old as the mobile industry itself. Earlier, the goal was to provision venues with sufficient voice capacity. However, there has been a shift in recent years that has stimulated innovations for in-venue communications.


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A Power Menu for Rooftop Telecommunications Applications

As much as 30 percent of total network sites are located on rooftops. This presents a challenge to carriers and their partners to harden sites against grid power outages by selecting solutions that meet the desired amount of power and runtime while accounting for the structural limitations of the building/rooftop, relevant codes and regulations related to fuel storage , logistics and environmental considerations including noise, vibration and emissions. Three viable power solutions: internal combustion generators, batteries and fuel cells, are compared against these parameters providing a matrix from which carriers may choose the best option for each particular rooftop setting.


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Maintaining the Network: Staying Ahead of Data-Hungry Applications

Join us as we take an in-depth look at how mobile applications are consuming the network and how operators, vendors, and developers can respond to demand. This webcast dives deep into critical issues.


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FirstNews Briefs: Empirix, Verios, Syniverse, TELUS, BATS Wireless

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Empirix acquired real-time analytics solution company Verios Software & Systems to create a service operation center management (SOC) solution that will analyze and troubleshoot wireless network customer experience from their end-user devices to the core network in real time.


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The Benefits of Cloud-RAN Architecture in Mobile Network Expansion

 
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LTE-Advanced: Carrier Aggregation

 
 
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Leveraging RF Routers to Intelligently Allocate Network Coverage and Capacity

 
 
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A Power Menu for Rooftop Telecommunications Applications

 
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