According to new estimates from GSMA Intelligence, the number of 4G-LTE connections worldwide could reach the one billion mark by 2017.
Within four years, it is expected that LTE will account for about one in eight of the more than eight billion total mobile connections forecast by that point, up from 176 million LTE connections at the end of 2013.
Nearly 500 LTE networks1 are forecast to be in service across 128 countries, roughly double the number of live LTE networks today.
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Isis – the mobile commerce venture created by AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless – shared with MMW today details of its new Isis Alliance Program.
The Isis Alliance Program was created to support the merchant technology ecosystem with tools and resources to capitalize on the opportunities created by mobile commerce.
The Isis Alliance Program news comes days after the nationwide launch of the Isis Mobile Wallet, a free app that operates on the existing payments infrastructure and allows consumers to make payments and redeem coupons from their smartphones.
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Commerce, Mobile Coupons, Mobile Devices, Mobile Payments, Mobile Shopping, News, Platforms, Predictions, Resources, Smartphones, Technology, Wireless Carriers
Infonetics Research just released excerpts from its 2013 Wireless LAN Strategies and Vendor Leadership: North American Enterprise Survey.
In the survey, the market research firm takes an in-depth look at how medium and large organizations are evolving their access networks to deliver wireless connectivity to users.
“Thanks to the explosion in wireless devices and demand for network access, WLAN is already a $4 billion annual market, and our latest survey shows there’s no end in sight to the great big wireless LAN build-out,” explains Matthias Machowinski, directing analyst for enterprise networks and video at Infonetics Research.
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To help their customers contact family, friends and emergency personnel in the storm-ravaged Philippines, Sprint is waiving and crediting fees for calls and text messages made by Sprint customers from the U.S. to the Philippines – retroactive from Friday, Nov. 8 and continuing through Saturday, Dec. 7.
Sprint says it will continue to do its part to help keep family and friends connected in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan’s deadly destruction.
Additionally, during this time, Sprint, Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA text messages sent to and from the following disaster-relief short codes and mobile-donation campaigns will not be charged standard text-messaging fees:
Posted in Announcements, Mobile Devices, Mobile Networks, News, Platforms, Resources, SMS / Text, Wireless Carriers
Based on 2Q 2013 financial results, China Mobile captured the top position for the world’s most profitable mobile carrier.
ABI Research, which tracks the 50 largest mobile carriers, reports that Verizon Wireless and AT&T came in second and third, respectively.
The fourth and fifth positions were taken by European carriers with global operations, Telefnica and Vodafone.
Remarkably the top 5 mobile carriers represent 49% of total gross profit generated by the 50 largest mobile carriers tracked by ABI Research.
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AT&T pledged to make major gains this year in the expansion of its 4G LTE cellular network.
Today, AT&T flipped the switch in another handful of cities across the United States.
The new markets gaining 4G LTE coverage from AT&T include:
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Founded nearly two decades ago, iPass Inc. – a provider of mobile services for enterprises and telecom service providers – continues to innovate in its field, which is obvious with their latest creation.
This week, the company launched iPass Open Mobile for Windows Phone 8.
iPass now enables Wi-Fi connectivity for users of Windows Phone 8, along with Android and iOS devices. This development is poised to help enterprises keep mobility costs down, and mobile worker productivity up in the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) era.
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