As of Friday, dozens of companies, individuals, associations, government bodies and public-safety groups had filed more than 70 sets of comments with the National Telecommunications Information Administration regarding plans to build an LTE-based, public-safety broadband network in the 700 MHz spectrum band.
Informa Telecoms & Media predicts that mobile data will account for 22 percent of all mobile service revenue in Africa by 2016. However, the firm said that wireless carriers will need to get to know their customers better and develop better pricing arrangements for devices in order to take advantage of the opportunity.
Nepal Telecom activated its first commercial WiMAX network in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal after a testing phase in that location. The launch was anticipated for at least the past month, according to local media reports.
LTE competition is heating up in Alaska even as winter is set to move in, with Alaska Communications Systems announcing that it has launched 4G LTE in 10 cities, including Juneau, Anchorage, Fairbanks, Homer, Kenai, Palmer, Seward, Soldotna, Wasilla and Whittier.
MTPCS, which operates under the venerable Cellular One brand in Montana, Louisiana, Texas and elsewhere, has become the latest rural wireless carrier to join the Verizon WirelessRural America program. The carrier's commitment makes it the eighteenth rural carrier to join the program.
One of the most notable things about AT&T's$14 billion Project Velocity IP expansion program announced this week is the size and scope of the project, not just the dollar figure attached to it, but also the comprehensive nature of its mission.
Over-the-top mobile messaging applications like WhatsApp, TextPlus and others have been stealing thunder from established European wireless operators for a while, with a rapidly increasing number of smartphone users jumping into the pool. Now they are set to steal much more from the bottom lines of these operators.