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Cisco: Mobile data traffic to increase 800% within 5 years

Smart devices, demand for mobile video, the continued growth of 4G networks and an ever-increasing number of wireless users will drive an 800 percent increase in mobile data traffic during the next five years, according to Cisco's latest forecast.

With average speeds of 12.26 Mbps, T-Mobile is closing the LTE gap with Verizon, OpenSignal finds

Verizon still claims the best coverage and fastest speeds among the major carriers' LTE networks, but T-Mobile is hot on its heels in both areas, according to a new report from OpenSignal. AT&T and Sprint aren't far behind in coverage, the network-performance measurement firm said, but their LTE users are tolerating substantially slower download speeds-- particularly compared to users in some foreign markets.

Report: Sprint still using Huawei network gear

Sprint's network still includes working Huawei equipment despite the carrier's 2013 vow to remove or destroy gear from the Chinese company, according to a LightReading report.

Sprint touts LTE Plus network amid more than 800 layoffs and concerns over transition to small cells

Sprint said it has doubled the number of markets in which it offers "LTE Plus" and cited recent Nielsen data indicating its network is faster than those of Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile. And the beleaguered carrier criticized some other network-measurement methods used by its competitors.

Analysts: Sprint's reported network overhaul is high-risk, high-reward

Few details are known about Sprint's reported plans to save $1 billion by moving its towers from space leased by American Tower and Crown Castle to government land where rent is cheaper, as reported by Re/code last week. But analysts agree that it would be a high-risk, high-reward strategy.

Report: Sprint to cut $1B by moving towers to government-owned land, backhaul to microwave

Sprint is moving forward with plans of a "radical overhaul of its cellular network," according to Re/code, in a move that could save as much as $1 billion.

Cellular companies, startups square off over 5G and the IoT

The emergence of the Internet of Things is pitting incumbent mobile network operators and infrastructure vendors against a small army of upstarts hoping to leverage newer, alternative technologies and business models created specifically for M2M and other non-consumer use cases.

Study: AT&T's network tops at Disney World while Sprint and T-Mobile lag

AT&T and Verizon offer the best mobile coverage at Walt Disney World outside Orlando, Fla., according to a study by Global Wireless Solutions, while the Kingdom is a little less magical for customers of Sprint and T-Mobile.

FCC approves LightSquared's request to transfer spectrum licenses

LightSquared announced that the FCC approved its change-of-control application, enabling the company to transfer its highly prized mid-band spectrum assets to a newly formed company and "paving the path" for it to exit bankruptcy.

Report: Samsung considering offloading wireless network gear biz

Samsung Electronics is considering selling its wireless networks unit, according to a  Light Reading  report, which cites unnamed industry sources.