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Wireless Week’s 2014 State of the Networks Report

December 18, 2014 9:56 am | by Wireless Week | Articles | Comments

Let’s break down the POPs, VoLTE coverage and other major network progressions for the Tier 1 carriers.                                                                                          

AT&T's Donovan Vows 75% of Network Virtualized by 2020

December 16, 2014 5:14 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

That's the word...

Ceragon Cutting Workforce by 14%, Shares Jump

December 15, 2014 10:28 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a...

Orange, Ericsson Trial FDD CA Using 3.5 GHz

December 15, 2014 9:59 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The live LTE-...

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LTE Multicast: Revolutionizing Delivery of Mobile Video

December 11, 2014 11:00 am | Videos | Comments

Thanks to a feature of LTE-Advanced called Multicast (eMBMS), watching video over a carrier network will be more efficient by...                      

AT&T Expands VoLTE Coverage, Looks to Interoperability with 'Other' Carriers

December 10, 2014 11:42 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

In a blog on the topic, AT&T SVP of Technolgy and Operations John Donovan said that AT&T's internal testing shows the VoLTE network performance is...           

AT&T Announces New Vendors for Domain 2.0

December 10, 2014 11:31 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Susan Johnson, senior vice president, AT&T Global Supply Chain, said in a statement that AT&T is seeking out "agile and disruptive suppliers...                       

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MVNO Ting to Support GSM and CDMA Devices

December 9, 2014 2:20 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

MVNO Ting today announced that it will now allow GSM and CDMA devices to exist under...                                      

The Future is Streaming

December 5, 2014 9:50 am | by Elliott Drucker | Articles | Comments

No matter how you cut it, if 50 percent (or more) of Internet traffic is going to be delivered over wireless networks, and 79 percent of Internet traffic is going to be streaming video, there is going to be a whole lot of video on our smartphone screens.

Sprint CFO: Sprint Network Vision 'Substantially Complete'

December 3, 2014 9:45 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Euteneuer said that by year end, the carrier hopes to have fully 100 million people covered with its...                                

Report: North America Growing on Subscribers with Multiple Devices

November 17, 2014 11:48 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Ericsson on Monday dumped its massive cache of mobile stats via the company's annual Mobility Report, and North America actually...                 

Qualcomm LTE Direct Coming in 2016

November 12, 2014 10:54 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Speaking Tuesday at the Open Mobile Summit, Mahesh Makhijani, senior director for Qualcomm Research, fit the technology in with Release 12 and said...                   

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Amazon Echo is the new Apple Newton

November 11, 2014 4:07 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Mark Rolston began his presentation Tuesday at the Open Mobile Summit with a shot of the new Amazon Echo...                                    

Verizon Multicast to Leverage OnCue Assets for Mobile Pay TV

November 11, 2014 2:59 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Speaking Tuesday at the Open Mobile Summit in San Francisco, Carey talked about how the OnCue assets Verizon acquired from Intel will factor into...                                   

Wireless Week Live: LTE Multicast and the Mobile Video Revolution

November 11, 2014 2:39 pm | Webinars

The way video is delivered to mobile devices everywhere is about to get turned on its head. Thanks to a feature of LTE-Advanced called Multicast (eMBMS), watching video over a carrier network will be more efficient by leveraging Multicast's point to multi-point approach. Verizon has already demonstrated the technology at last year's Super Bowl in New York, and there's a lot of talk about the possibilities going forward.

Africa's Mobile Business Is Booming but Continent Lags in Connectivity

November 11, 2014 10:53 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

According to a new report from Ovum, the number of mobile subscriptions in Africa continues to grow faster than in any other major world region, with total mobile...                

GoGo Shares Up Big After AT&T Shelves In-Flight LTE PLans

November 11, 2014 10:01 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

AT&T had previously announced that it was preparing to build an “air-to-ground network” to provide the connectivity, which at the time it said...                    

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Customer Intelligence is Key to Improving Network Quality

November 4, 2014 9:51 am | by Neil Coleman, Director of Marketing, Amdocs RAN Solutions | Articles | Comments

In a recent survey conducted by On Device Research on behalf of Amdocs, 47 percent of respondents put “lack of mobile data coverage” at the top...                                   

Customer Intelligence is Key to Improving Network Quality

November 3, 2014 5:30 am | by Neil Coleman, Director of Marketing, Amdocs RAN Solutions | Articles | Comments

In a recent survey conducted by On Device Research on behalf of Amdocs, 47 percent of respondents put “lack of mobile data coverage” at the top of their list when asked...           

Unlimited Data Plans Could Bring Unlimited Headaches

October 30, 2014 10:09 am | by Elliott Drucker | Articles | Comments

What’s really concerning is that there do not appear to be on the horizon any new LTE capacity enhancing technologies of the sort that helped when...                  

Free Webinar: The Global Explosion of M2M Connections

October 28, 2014 12:26 pm | Events

Register now for the ECN's webinar on M2M. According to Berg Insight states that the global number of mobile network connections used for wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) communication will increase by 21% in 2014 to reach 213.9 million at the year-end. Over the next five years, the global number of wireless M2M connections is forecasted to grow 22.9% each year to reach 599.7 million connections in 2019.  

The Vague, Undefined Promise of 5G

October 27, 2014 4:19 pm | by Andrew Berg | Blogs | Comments

4G Americas contends that more needs to be done in the way of defining 5G before we get too excited about it. Chris Pearson contends that we should go so far as to...                   

SmartWatch, Episode 24: FCC Tackles Tower Siting, High-Band Spectrum, Butt Dialing

October 23, 2014 1:34 pm | Videos | Comments

The FCC makes SmartWatch with what Jonathan Adelstein called the “Super Bowl of regulatory proceedings.” If that’s so, this week’s episode tackles...                         

FCC Looks Above 24 GHz for More Spectrum

October 17, 2014 3:16 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The inquiry comes on a recommendation from the Technological Advisory Council to better understand how it can make use of millimeter wave spectrum above...                  

Dish Locks Up Joint-Bidding Agreements for AWS-3 Auction

October 2, 2014 11:07 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Dish Network is all set for the FCC’s November AWS-3 auction and the satellite provider has inked some joint-bidding agreements as well. According to FCC filings, Dish has signed agreements with Northstar Wireless and SNR Wireless. As Reuters points out, Dish has indirect ownership in both companies.

San Francisco Expands Free Public Wi-Fi Access

October 2, 2014 9:33 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

"This network will make the web more accessible than ever for thousands of our neighbor — getting online is as easy as heading to the local park," Rebecca Prozan, Google's public policy and government affairs manager, said in a statement.

GSMA Summit Focuses on M2M Challenges, Opportunities

September 26, 2014 10:11 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

"We had predicted anywhere from 190 to 250 million M2M connections this year," Peterson noted, citing a stat that points to a doubling in the percentage of total connections that M2M accounted for over 2010. "To double that in three years is kind of unheard of." 

T-Mo Taps Ericsson for Next Phase of LTE Deployments

September 24, 2014 10:42 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

T-Mobile has tapped Ericsson to help in the next phase of its LTE deployments. According to a press release, Ericsson has been selected to provide equipment and services to help T-Mobile improve...                                                        

Nextivity CEO Talks Magic Behind Uncarrier 7.0

September 24, 2014 9:21 am | Articles | Comments

“There’s never been a tool like this for carriers to solve buyer’s remorse for the customer who signs up for a big postpaid plan and then gets home and realizes they don’t have coverage in their living room,” Sievers said. “Now there’s Cel-Fi and better than 95 percent of the time it will solve your problem.” 

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