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May 15
2015

Internet usage doubled since 2005, Ofcom says

Ofcom has released its annual summary of online activity, and revealed the average internet user now spends more than twice as much time online every week than those in 2005 did.  Nearly 90% of all adults in the UK are now using the internet, the regulator said.  The Media Use and Attitudes 2015 report stated internet users over the age… Read more

May 1
2015

Google's 'Project Fi' MVNO won't shake up the wireless industry, but it could give it an important nudge

Google's (NASDAQ: GOOG) unveiling of its "Project Fi" MVNO yesterday was expected, not surprising and somewhat underwhelming. I've expressed my skepticism about this proposition before, and now that we have the details I think it's safe to say that Project Fi will not be a "game changing" move in the wireless industry for a… Read more

Apr 15
2015

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

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… Read more

Apr 1
2015

It's All About Quality of Experience

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… Read more

Mar 15
2015

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

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… Read more

Mar 1
2015

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

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… Read more

Feb 15
2015

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

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… Read more

Feb 1
2015

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

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… Read more

Jan 15
2015

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

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… Read more

Jan 1
2015

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

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… Read more