Tower companies SBA Communications and American Tower both said that AT&T significantly slowed down its spending on its mobile network during the fourth quarter of 2014, and the carrier's spending remains somewhat sluggish compared with AT&T's network spending during the first half of last year.
eircom said nearly half of its mobile subscribers now have an LTE (4G) compatible device, as it revealed its mobile unit recorded its third straight quarter of revenue growth in the three months to end-December.
EE said it achieved a UK first when it delivered a data rate of 400 Mbps to a single device during a demonstration of LTE carrier aggregation conducted in conjunction with Qualcomm
NTelos Wireless reported improved customer and financial momentum in its Western markets, news that underscored the company's relatively positive outlook for 2015. NTelos also said it will continue building out its LTE network in an effort to remain competitive with its larger network rivals.
Sprint plans to significantly expand its LTE network by adding potentially up to 20,000 cell sites and repurposing existing sites, according a source. These plans are much more extensive than those reported by Sprint blog S4GRU, which said Sprint is planning to add 9,000 cell sites to its network.
Huawei hailed the success of its researchers in developing new air interfaces for 5G technology that it plans to demonstrate at the forthcoming Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, but rival Ericsson is keeping it in check with a new 5G test bed
LTE subscribers continue to use more mobile data and buy larger data plans than 3G subscribers.
Facebook and its Instagram photo service, Google's YouTube, Netflix and Snapchat make up 61 percent of U.S. mobile application data traffic, according to a new report from network vendor Ericsson. The phenomenon is similar in other developed markets, the report found.
The rapid transition from 3G to 4G in China and strong growth in European 4G investments offset the much anticipated decline in North America radio infrastructure investments in 2014.
T-Mobile US is open to working with Dish Network as the satellite TV company ponders its wireless options now that Dish is flush with even more spectrum following the AWS-3 auction, according to T-Mobile CEO John Legere.