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Apr, 2015

Report: 44% of U.S. Adults Live In Cellphone-Only Households

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Fueled by ongoing improvements in devices and services, the popularity of mobile phones has been prompting telco customers to disconnect landline connections, or never bother to have them installed in the first place. According to new market research from GfK-MRI, more than four in ten (44 percent) of U.S. adults live in households with cell phones but no landline telephones. The U.S. “cell phone-only” population has expanded 70 percent since 2010, GfK reports in “Survey of the…
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Apr, 2015

It's All About Quality of Experience

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For a show like Mobile World Congress (MWC), technologies are undoubtedly out on full display — from network infrastructure gear to devices, and from software to applications. You expect to see a lot of gadgets at a mobile technology show, and vendors come out in full force, year after year, to show off their latest shiny innovations. We’re talking about mobile of course, so you get to see more powerful and flashier wearables: handsets, LTE-based smart watches, smart meters…
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Mar, 2015

Strategy Analytics: Sponsored data plans growing in U.S., China, Europe and elsewhere

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AT&T Mobility (NYSE: T) has only 10 pilot customers for its Sponsored Data program a year after the carrier launched the program, but a new report from research firm Strategy Analytics claims that sponsored data plans are gaining traction around the world. The report notes that the U.S. is probably not the most favorable market for sponsored data plans, but it said there is definitely potential for such plans in the U.S. Sponsored data plans give customers free access or zero-rated data for…
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Mar, 2015

ABI: North American Mobile Carrier Capex Twice That of European Carriers

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In line with historical trends, North American mobile operators will continue to invest twice as much in long-term assets as their counterparts in other world regions, according to ABI Research. The market research company forecasts North American mobile operators will make $63 in capital expenditures (Capex) for every subscriber in 2015. “A distant second,” mobile operators in Western Europe, in contrast, will invest just $34 per subscriber in capex this year, ABI highlights in a…
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Feb, 2015

Diameter Signaling Controller Market Up 81 Percent in 2014 Driven by LTE

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Confirmation that the Diameter signaling controller portion of the telecom signaling market is booming driven by LTE deployments is the subject of a new report from Infonetics Research. The Campbell, CA-based market research firm, now part of IHS Inc., reported that the Diameter signaling control market will grow threefold between 2014 and 2018, to $1.3 billion.  This rapid growth of the controllers is not surprising.  The controllers are the core element for enabling Diameter…
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Feb, 2015

ABI: Average monthly mobile data consumed to reach 2,289 megabytes by 2019

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As network operators and vendors continue to achieve breakthroughs in upload and download speeds, the growth in total mobile data traffic shows no sign of slowing down. ABI Research predicts that the average monthly data consumed per wireless subscriber will increase from 445 megabytes in 2014 to 2,289 megabytes by 2019. In early December 2014, Nokia Networks unveiled its carrier aggregation solution with Ooredoo and China Mobile which was capable of reaching 300 Mbps uplink and 3.8 Gbps…
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Jan, 2015

Global Market for Voice Over Mobile Broadband Will See Significant Growth by 2018

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The use of data for voice and messaging has seen a surge in popularity over the past year. This is mostly due to the fact that wireless service providers have not only expanded their Long-Term Evolution or LTE (News - Alert) coverage, but have also made it more reliable. This has led over-the-top (OTT) applications, such as Skype, WhatsApp and WeChat, to consume a large portion of the voice and messaging market. TechNavio recently published a new market report on this subject, titled…
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Jan, 2015

Find Out the Top Three Trends Encouraging Aggressive Growth in the Global VoMBB Market

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Voice over mobile broadband (VoMBB) is basically a mobile-based voice solution that enables telecom carriers to route standard mobile phone calls over mobile broadband networks such as LTE, Wi-Fi, and HSPA. It comes with a slew of advantages for telecom carriers, such as supporting high-quality audio, cost reduction per subscriber, improved spectral efficiency, and user terminal power savings. According to a new report from research firm TechNavio, the Global VoMBB Market is expected to see some…
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Dec, 2014

ABI Research: 5G in 2020 Rare, 5G in 2025 Huge

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It's perhaps one of the biggest truisms the technology sector contains: everything that is now is at least somewhat overshadowed by what's next. So much so that, in some cases, what's brand new today could be meaningless and obsolete in a matter of months. Those who are into 4G, meanwhile, have little concern about this, according to a new report from ABI Research that suggests that 5G will be a while in coming, but when it shows up, will go over in a big way. The ABI Research report notes that…
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Dec, 2014

UK Telecom Market On Verge of Major Consolidation

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After BT began moving towards an acquisition of either Telefonica SA’s O2 or EE, the wireless carrier co-owned by Orange SA and Deutsche Telekom AG, a Vodafone reaction was virtually certain.Vodafone arguably cannot allow BT to amass that much revenue scale and bundling capability without the ability to match future BT offers and market share, as the U.K. telecommunications market would lurch towards a two-tier structure with BT possibly able to climb up to the top of the market share…
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