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Huawei exec: We treat Tier 3 U.S. carriers like they're the 'belle of the ball'

ATLANTA--Although Huawei has effectively been shut out of network-infrastructure deals with Tier 1 U.S. carriers over cybersecurity concerns, the vendor keeps chugging along with Tier 3 operators and added eight new U.S. wireless or wireline customers in 2014.

Ericsson will help Tier 3 carriers in Internet of Things push

ATLANTA--Ericsson wants to help Tier 3 carriers expand their business into the Internet of Things, according to an Ericsson executive. However, challenges await smaller carriers looking to expand beyond providing traditional voice and data services to consumers.

T-Mobile affiliate iWireless aims to launch LTE in Q3, strikes LTE roaming deal with T-Mobile

ATLANTA--T-Mobile US affiliate iWireless plans to launch its first LTE network in Iowa late in the third quarter of this year and struck a nationwide LTE roaming deal with T-Mobile. However, iWireless CEO Craven Shumaker said the company is exploring additional LTE roaming deals.

Mallinson: Net neutrality could cut off new use cases in a 5G world

The FCC's net neutrality rules could undermine what is being proposed for 5G networks by the Next Generation Mobile Network (NGMN) Alliance and others. Who knows how very well 5G might enable development of other innovative new services, business models and pricing packages if it remains unshackled?

Facebook open-sources tool to let developers test apps on 2G, 3G and LTE network conditions

Facebook is open-sourcing an internal tool it has used to test how apps perform on 2G, EDGE, 3G, and LTE networks. The social networking giant is making the tool available on GitHub.

Mobile industry seeks to put the user at the heart of 5G networks

FRANKFURT, Germany--The mobile industry has often been criticized for putting technology ahead of what users actually want, but operators and vendors appear to placing significantly more effort on putting users first as they prepare for "5G" networks. 

RootMetrics: Verizon, T-Mobile top AT&T and Sprint in terms of network performance at airports

If you spend a lot of time in busy U.S. airports, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile US are likely going to offer you better overall performance and mobile data speeds than AT&T Mobility and Sprint, according to the latest bi-annual report from network testing firm RootMetrics.

LTE in Africa: Newcomers Smile and Surfline join Orange and Vodafone in lighting up 4G networks

In Africa, LTE deployment and usage is accelerating across a continent that faces considerable challenges in terms of its terrain, economic prosperity, and political and regulatory stability. While the number and breadth of network rollouts are clearly still far behind those in Europe, North America and Asia, Africa is providing a fertile breeding ground not only for different types of LTE players but also for different LTE service propositions and the role of mobile connectivity as an alternative to fixed-line services.

AT&T turns to former NBA stars to tout LTE signal strength as March Madness arrives

As the NCAA basketball tournament and "March Madness" prepare to descend on the country, AT&T Mobility is turning to basketball greats Shaquille O'Neal, Julius Erving, Clyde Drexler and Christian Laettner to tout its network. In a series of advertisements, the former NBA stars will highlight AT&T's claim that it has the "strongest 4G LTE signal."

T-Mobile offers fastest average LTE speeds, OpenSignal report finds

T-Mobile US has the fastest LTE speeds among U.S. carriers, according to a new report from network testing firm OpenSignal. However, when average U.S. LTE speeds are compared with other countries, the United States is far behind in average LTE speeds.