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  • Grading the top 8 U.S. wireless carriers in the first quarter of 2015


    The following charts the top U.S. wireless carriers in the first quarter of 2015 by subscriber base, according to research firm Strategy Analytics, and includes major metrics--such as churn, ARPU and revenue--of each carrier. The subscriber figures include both retail and wholesale customers.

Ericsson, Volvo partner on smart traffic system in Latin America

Ericsson is once again partnering with Volvo, this time with its Latin American business unit that sells buses for public transit. The two companies plan to customize Volvo's ITS4Mobility intelligent transport system to improve transportation in Latin American cities.

Sizing up the major M&A transactions that created today's wireless industry

While the wireless industry is now dominated by just four national Tier 1 carriers, that hasn't always been the case. During the past 10 years, these carriers have consolidated a wide range of smaller, regional carriers--players like Alltel, Leap Wireless and MetroPCS, to name a few.

Wi-Fi Alliance stresses need for collaboration in LTE-U standards process

It's crucial that LTE-Unlicensed be properly standardized so that it does not interfere with Wi-Fi, a Wi-Fi Alliance executive told Total Telecom last week.

Qualcomm teams up with Daimler on connected car

Qualcomm Technologies and Daimler AG are collaborating on technology focused on the connected car, including in-car wireless charging. The companies say they will focus on transforming future vehicles with mobile technologies that enhance in-car experiences and vehicle performance.

U.S. agencies begin testing eLORAN to reinforce GPS

The Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate, the U.S. Coast Guard, and two technology companies have agreed to begin testing eLORAN technology in the United States as a complement to GPS. The action could help push eLORAN forward on the global stage--and that could put the technology into the purview of the world's wireless industry since eLORAN technology has been described as much more effective than GPS at locating indoor users.

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