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Sep 15
2014

By the End of 2014, There Will be More Mobile Phones than People

Around the world, and especially in developing countries, mobile phones are starting to become ubiquitous. Smartphones are versatile enough to become some of the best ways for people around the world to access the Internet, yet simple enough to be used by all demographics as a standard phone. So many of these phones are being built that by the end…

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Sep 1
2014

Report: Mobile Usage on the Rise; Time Spent Increased 24 Percent

Recent research shows that Internet users in the U.S. are consuming more media on their mobile devices than on desktops, and within that mobile usage, apps account for the primary method of consumption by a wide margin.The "U.S. Mobile App Report" comes from comScore, a U.S. analytics company, and it shows that people are using their mobile…

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Aug 15
2014

Paid Text Apps May Gain PSTN, Voice Connectivity

Until now wireless carriers may not have paid much attention to some new players in the VoIP arena. These include companies like WhatsApp (now owned by Facebook) that sell smartphone apps that give users a limited ability to send text messages or place calls using their mobile data services.Offerings such as these may let wireless users avoid…

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Aug 12
2014

The State of the US Wireless Market: MVNO 2.0 and M2M

IVR Technologies, Inc. will be attending the State of the US Wireless Market: MVNO 2.0 and M2M on August 14th, 2014 at the Loews Santa Monica, 5th Floor Arcadia Ballroom.  Please contact sales@ivr.com to coordinate meeting times. http://www.mvnodynamics.com/events/la2014/

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Aug 1
2014

Consumers are Eager for Customizable Wireless Service Plans for Mobile

Mobile phone technology is rapidly evolving, yet the pay structures for consumers have remained largely unchanged. Most phone plans require subscribers to pay for a set number of minutes and text messages in addition to placing a set amount of data for the month, which drives up the cost of a phone plan. This ultimately wrestles control over the…

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Jul 15
2014

Half of U.S. Homes Could be Mobile-Only by 2020

Some 41 percent of U.S. households did not buy or use landline phone service in the second half of 2013, according to the latest study by the National Center for Health Statistics.That represented an increase of 1.6 percentage points since the first half of 2013 and 2.8 percentage points since the second half of 2012. At those rates of…

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Jul 1
2014

EC Mobile Data, Voice Roaming Cuts Take Effect on July 1, 2014

One reason Western European mobile service provider revenue is dropping is that new mandatory price cuts have been adopted, reducing maximum prices for some products, such as mobile data, by up to 70 percent.On July 1, 2014, the European Union will institute the third of three wholesale price cuts for wholesale mobile communications, cutting price…

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Jun 15
2014

Wi-Fi Offload Will Represent 52% of Mobile Internet Traffic in 2018

Mobile Internet access traffic offloaded from mobile networks to Wi-Fi represented 45 percent of total mobile Internet traffic in 2013, and will grow to 52 percent of total mobile Internet access traffic by 2018, according to Cisco’s Visual Networking Index.Likewise, the amount of traffic offloaded from smartphones will be 51 percent by…

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Jun 1
2014

Worldwide Carrier Network Upgrades to Cost $354 Billion this Year

Ever since the rise of LTE, mobile expenditures have been on the rise, with several government and private sector initiatives throwing whatever money it can at projects to expand networks. Infonetics Research, a research firm dedicated to gathering data on the telecommunications market, has released a report called “Service Provider Capex…

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May 15
2014

U.S. Communications Market in Great Flux; Regulate Forward, Not Backwards

As U.S. regulators potentially are called upon to approve or reject a number of industry-transforming deals (Comcast acquisition of Time Warner Cable; Sprint acquisition of T-Mobile US; AT&T purchase of DirecTV or a Dish Network purchase of T-Mobile US), U.S. cable TV operators are preparing yet one more effort to enter the U.S. mobile…

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