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Verizon, Sprint lead on delivering mobile data traffic over LTE

Verizon Wireless and Sprint far outpace AT&T and T-Mobile US when it comes to the percentage of customers with LTE-enabled smartphones who see 91 to 100 percent of their mobile usage going over LTE rather than 3G, according to a new report from Mobidia and Informa Telecoms & Media.

NFV plus SDN: The whole is greater than the sum of its parts

PALO ALTO, Calif.--Technically speaking, network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) do not need to be deployed together. Yet many vendors attending the Carrier Network Virtualization event, sponsored by Informa Telecoms & Media, contend carrier-grade NFV actually does need SDN to come to full fruition.

Qualcomm's unlicensed LTE could crush carrier Wi-Fi's momentum

Qualcomm's recently announced push to see LTE services deployed on unlicensed spectrum raises lots of questions, chief of which is how this might impact the carrier Wi-Fi market.

Informa: SDN, virtualization will first be applied to network core

In order to compete successfully in the future, mobile operators need to embrace IT concepts beyond the data center and virtualize the access, core, transport, service provisioning and signaling parts of the network and OSS, according to a new white paper from Informa Telecoms & Media.

Apple, Nokia tablets offer different takes on Wi-Fi

In a tale of two tablet vendors, product releases this week from Nokia and Apple reveal strikingly different approaches to wireless connectivity. However, the approaches are not surprising given the companies' histories.

Survey: U.S. mobile operators helping drive SDN adoption

LTE and LTE Advanced deployments will, in turn, drive adoption of mobile software-defined networking (SDN), which will be led by the United States, South Korea and Japan, according to Informa Telecoms & Media.

Report: LTE subscribers buy larger-volume data plans than 3G users

New research released separately by Mobidia and Citrix highlights continuing challenges faced by mobile operators as they seek to monetize data usage.

Half of North American mobile connections on HSPA, LTE

HSPA and LTE accounted for 49 percent of all mobile connections in North America at the end of the first quarter of 2013, according to research conducted by Informa Telecoms & Media and released by 4G Americas.

AT&T's numbers show carriers' public Wi-Fi networks may not be justifiable

Mobile operators may want to reconsider their level of investment and commitment to the broader deployment of public Wi-Fi hotspots, based on a new report that finds smartphone users much prefer to access private or unmanaged Wi-Fi networks.

Report: Most smartphones to cost under $150 in 2017

The market for cheap smartphones costing under $150 will explode over the next few years, according to a new study from Informa Telecoms & Media, with low-end smartphones making up 52 percent of all smartphones sales in 2017.