Republic Wireless, a Wi-Fi first carrier that jumps onto Sprint's cellular network when Wi-Fi coverage isn't available, made good on its promise to launch new rate plans that refund customers for unused cellular data.
Two vastly different narratives on the state of competition in the U.S. wireless market emerge from various filings carriers and trade associations made with the FCC as it prepares its latest annual competition report. On the one hand, AT&T Mobility argues "competition has gone into overdrive." On the other, the Competitive Carriers Association wants the FCC to find that the industry is not effectively competitive, and take steps to remedy the state of the industry.
LTE networks will become more ubiquitous and popular in the years ahead, with the number of LTE subscriptions ballooning from around 210 million this year to around 387 million in 2020, according to a new report from research firm Strategy Analytics.
T-Mobile US said its network management policy of throttling the speeds of smartphone customers on its unlimited LTE plans once they hit 21 GB of data usage in a month and are on congested cell sites is permitted under the FCC's net neutrality rules.
Verizon Wireless' forthcoming over-the-the-top mobile video service will support sponsored data, with advertisers subsidizing the cost of consumers' video consumption, according to a senior Verizon executive.
4G data traffic has started to dominate total traffic consumption in 2015 and annual global 4G data usage is expected to exceed 224.7 Exabytes in 2020, ABI Research predicted.
T-Mobile US added 2 GB of data to the mobile hotspot allowance of customers with unlimited smartphone data plans, the carrier confirmed. The change, first reported as a rumor by the blog TMoNews, had been expected to go into effect late last week.
Americans continue to guzzle more wireless data, but data traffic is not increasing at the rapid rate it once was, according to a new report from CTIA. The report also found that wireless service revenue fell in the U.S. last year; service revenue had increased every year since 2000 before last year, the trade group's report said.
Wi-Fi offloading of cellular data is going to continue to accelerate, especially in North America and Western Europe, according to a new report from Juniper Research. The report indicates Wi-Fi networks will carry 60 percent of global smartphone and tablet data traffic by 2019, compared to just over 50 percent estimated in 2014.
Ooredoo announced its data revenues grew 40 per cent year-on-year and that income from the source now represents at least 30 per cent of its total revenues; a new company record.