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Carriers ride the wave of streaming music services- but their strategies are out of tune

U.S. carriers' embrace of streaming music services could help them maintain their subscriber bases amid intensifying competition on price, but it's not going to likely win them many awards for creativity--or push them to offer new kinds of services.

Verizon's LTE Band 13 included in Anritsu's LTE Multicast test cases

Verizon Wireless' interest in deploying commercial LTE Multicast services has apparently not been lost on Anritsu. The vendor announced that one of its test systems now provides validated eMBMS test cases across spectrum bands for the U.S. market, and it specifically mentioned the system's "unique coverage" in the 700 MHz LTE Band 13 used by Verizon.

Wireless in the second quarter of 2014

How did the wireless industry perform in the second quarter of 2014? Check here throughout the second-quarter earnings report season for full earnings reports from the wireless industry's...

LTE Advanced deployments are growing globally

LTE Advanced is the next phase in the network technology roadmap and many operators are embarking  on the LTE-A migration path more quickly than expected thanks to the escalating growth in mobile data. As of July 1, the trade group 4G Americas had tallied 13 operators that had deployed LTE-A  in 11 countries worldwide. In the U.S. there is just one operator so far: AT&T Mobility. 

Verizon offers customers 'Take Me Home' device and service testing in Midwest

For around a year now Verizon Wireless has quietly been offering prospective customers in the Midwest the opportunity to take home a Verizon device and test it for a week to see if they like the carrier's coverage and services. The offering is very similar to T-Mobile US' recently launched Test Drive offering, which allows customers across the country to take home an iPhone 5s with T-Mobile service for seven days.

Report: Verizon to bring LTE to its prepaid service starting July 17

Verizon Wireless will bring LTE data access to its prepaid customers for the first time on July 17, according to a report from  Droid Life. Verizon has up until now limited its prepaid customers to its 3G CDMA network.

How much LTE spectrum do Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have- and where?

FierceWireless  has partnered with AllNet Labs, a wireless consulting firm, to map out exactly how much spectrum each of the four Tier 1 carriers currently has that they could deploy for LTE service, broken down on a county-by-county basis. T hese maps show how much spectrum each of the nation's Tier 1 carriers currently has for LTE based on their stated LTE deployment plans. It doesn't show actual LTE deployments, only the spectrum that likely is used or will be used for LTE deployments.

BTIG: Verizon has more ARPU growth opportunities than AT&T

According to a new report from BTIG analyst Walter Piecyk, Verizon Wireless is in a better position than AT&T Mobility to maintain ARPU since fewer Verizon subscribers currently subscribe to shared data plans above 10 GB.

T-Mobile passes Sprint with 230M LTE POPs, while Verizon dominates with 306M LTE POPs

T-Mobile US confirmed it met its mid-year goal of covering 230 million POPs with its LTE network. The carrier plans to cover 250 million POPs with LTE by the end of 2014.

Verizon resolves massive billing system outage, rolls out XLTE to 300-plus markets

Verizon Wireless reported the resolution of problems with its online portal that impacted thousands of customers and its own retail stores in certain parts of the country. The operator also announced that it has deployed XLTE, the brand name for LTE deployed over its AWS spectrum, to more than 300 markets.