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Sprint's Boost pumps up data from 1 GB to 2.5 GB for $35/month plan with auto-pay

Sprint's Boost Mobile prepaid brand is giving customers on its entry-level $35 plan an increase in data to 2.5 GB when they sign up for automatic payment.

T-Mobile's MetroPCS, Verizon beef up data offerings for prepaid plans

Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile US' MetroPCS prepaid brand launched dueling new offers aimed at enticing prepaid customers to sign up and use more data. Verizon's new pricing comes a week after T-Mobile unveiled new prepaid plans under its "Simply Prepaid" brand starting at $40 per month.

Mobile data use skyrockets in 2014; is online video to blame?

Data use on 2G, 3G and 4G wireless networks approached 3,000 petabytes per month worldwide in the third quarter of 2014, while voice traffic on mobile phones remained flat, according to Ericsson data reported by Akamai in its quarterly State of the Internet report.

AT&T still 'very bullish' on Sponsored Data despite just 10 customers so far

LAS VEGAS--A full year after introducing the concept of Sponsored Data, AT&T Mobility is still highly enthused about the program's potential despite having signed up just 10 pilot program customers, according to a senior AT&T executive.

Sprint's Boost makes promotional plans permanent, launches ZTE Speed

Sprint's Boost Mobile prepaid brand said its promotional pricing--which offers customers more data than in previous plans--is now the carrier's permanent pricing. The carrier also launches a new Android smartphone from ZTE in addition to the previously announced Microsoft Lumia 635 Windows Phone device.

FCC report fails to find U.S. wireless industry competitive, highlights consolidation

The FCC did not conclude that the U.S. wireless industry is "effectively competitive" and in a new report declared that the market remains highly concentrated among the four Tier 1 carriers. In its 17th "Mobile Wireless Competition Report," the FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau notes that consolidation is continuing.

Chipmakers start seeing the importance of more robust uplink- up to 100 Mbps- for LTE

Downlink data speeds on LTE networks get a lot of attention, and uplink speeds get much less love. That's mainly because carriers and consumers have long been concerned with what kinds of streaming data can be pulled down from the network to mobile devices. However, chipset suppliers are starting to herald the importance of increasing uplink bandwidth for applications like cloud data uploads and video calling.

Mobidia: Verizon, Sprint customers use LTE data more than AT&T, T-Mobile subs

U.S. LTE subscribers are using almost twice as much data on average than their 3G counterparts, according to a new report from mobile analytics firm Mobidia. The company's research also found that Verizon Wireless and Sprint subscribers are using more LTE data than customers of AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile US.

Ofcom will allocate 700 MHz frequencies to mobile operators by 2022

Ofcom on Wednesday confirmed it will open up the 700 MHz frequency band to mobile operators for wireless broadband services.

Vodacom profit falls as domestic MTR cuts take hold

Vodacom, the South Africa-headquartered operator that is 65 per cent owned by Vodafone Group, blamed a drop in service revenues in its home market for a decline in net profit in the six months to end-September.