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Ericsson cites 35% annual growth in mobile broadband subscribers

Ericsson said its latest count revealed 35 percent year-on-year growth in the number of mobile broadband subscribers during the second quarter of 2014, with the total reaching 2.4 billion.

NPD: 66% of U.S. mobile broadband connections by end of 2015 will be tablets

Tablets are expected to make up a large majority of all mobile broadband connections in the U.S. over the next two years, according to a new report from the NPD Group.

Wireless broadband tops wired with 2.5 times the subscribers, says OECD

Wireless broadband penetration has reached nearly 70 percent in the 34 nations that are members of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and mobile wireless broadband subscriptions outnumber wired broadband's by more than 2.5 times.

FCC's Speed Test App to provide info on mobile network performance

This Thursday, the FCC is scheduled to hear a presentation regarding its new Speed Test App for smartphones based upon Google's Android operating system.

Nokia's network unit reports sales decline, looks ahead to growth

Nokia Solutions and Networks' significant win in China Mobile's recent TD-LTE tender put a positive spin on the vendor's third-quarter results, as did an upbeat forecast of future growth, but a slip in sales nonetheless cast a shadow on NSN's ongoing turnaround.

Huawei aims to reduce network impact of apps

As concern grows regarding the negative impact poorly written applications can have on mobile networks, Huawei is offering a cloud-based way for developers to evaluate a particular app's network friendliness.

Mobile broadband's popularity squeezing fixed-line competitors, report says

Since 2005, mobile networks have accounted for greatest number of new U.S. broadband subscribers and now serves some 60 percent of U.S. residential broadband connections, according to a new report released by the Internet Innovation Alliance.

10 percent of U.S. adults rely solely on smartphones for broadband Internet, study says

Debate rages over whether or not smartphones with 3G or LTE service are sufficient substitutes for dedicated high-speed home Internet connections, but for a certain segment of the population, that is nonetheless the role that smartphones play.

NetZero Wireless signs MVNO pacts with Verizon, Sprint

NetZero Wireless is expanding beyond its initial Clearwire WiMAX footprint via new mobile broadband wholesale agreements with Verizon Wireless and Clearwire parent Sprint.

Nokia paying $2.21B for Siemens' stake in NSN

Nokia agreed to pay $2.21 billion to acquire Siemens' 50 percent stake in their infrastructure equipment venture Nokia Siemens Networks. The transaction is expected to close during the third quarter, at which time NSN will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Nokia.