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March 24, 2017

Mobile Industry News for the Week of March 20, 2017 Are connected cars another business opportunity for mobile service providers? Verizon, as with other carriers, is certainly intrigued and will start offering Wi-Fi capabilities for connected cars. As we see more Internet of Things released to market, carriers too will adapt their Wi-Fi services to […]


March 17, 2017

Mobile Industry News for the Week of March 13, 2017 While 5G and traditional carriers continue to dominate wireless news, this week we learned about some alternative trends shaking up the telecoms space. We already know that some companies are beginning to prioritize 5G, but a new report from ABI Research shows that LTE will […]


March 10, 2017

Mobile Industry News for the Week of March 6, 2017 5G continued to dominate the wireless news this week. As such, operators are starting to consider the logistical details behind deploying 5G, such as acquiring spectrum licenses and managing costs. Another pending change in the wireless industry is cable and carrier mergers, as both Verizon […]


March 3, 2017

Mobile Industry News for the Week of February 27, 2017 One common theme that broke above the noise at Mobile World Congress this week was the (not so) imminent deployment of 5G. As companies continue to promise innovation in the form of self-driving cars and drones, there are still a lot of hoops to jump […]


February 24, 2017

Mobile Industry News for the Week of February 20, 2017 RootMetrics released its semiannual network study this week that ranked Verizon on top in terms of overall network performance during the second half of 2016. This comes after OpenSignal recently ranked T-Mobile and Verizon as top network providers in its own testing. As carriers continue […]


February 17, 2017

Mobile Industry News for the Week of February 13, 2017 This week brought all sorts of changes to the wireless world. Verizon surprised customers by announcing an unlimited plan. A few days later, T-Mobile announced their fourth-quarter financial and customer growth, which has increased thanks to its steadfast support for unlimited. Meanwhile, some cities are […]


February 10, 2017

Mobile Industry News for the Week of February 6, 2017 OpenSignal’s bi-annual test results were released this week, with Verizon and T-Mobile taking the lead for fastest network speeds. The test also measured network availability and latency for both 4G and 3G. While the results showed only slight network differences between the carriers, we can […]


February 3, 2017

Mobile Industry News for the Week of January 30, 2017 The Trump administration fully supports carrier deals, which opens up the possibility for significant telecoms mergers in the coming years. Analysts expect that partnerships between Sprint and T-Mobile, among others, will be on the table. Across the pond, European carriers are taking a more collaborative […]


January 27, 2017

Mobile Industry News for the Week of January 23, 2017 This week’s wireless news focused on new partnerships for carriers. Verizon is potentially interested in a merger with the cable company Charter Communications, a partnership that could help bring high speed wireless (also known as 5G) to households across the country. Sprint forged a new […]


January 20, 2017

Mobile Industry News for the Week of January 16, 2017 The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) auction for TV spectrum started its final stages this week. Bids for the freed up spectrum were lower than expected, a sign that carriers and other parties involved are managing tight budgets and are eager to invest in airwaves that […]


January 13, 2017

Mobile industry news for the week of January 9, 2017 Both Verizon and AT&T announced new conditions for their unlimited data plans this week, including a $5 per month increase for AT&T customers and a 200 gigabyte cap for Verizon customers. Unlike Sprint and T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon are not set on boosting their unlimited […]


January 6, 2017

Mobile industry news for the week of January 2, 2017 With all eyes on the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week, T-Mobile and AT&T made announcements about their plans for 5G and data services in 2017. Set on beating others to 5G deployment and advanced content capabilities, AT&T announced an upcoming trial that will […]