July 24, 2017

By Robert Oberhofer, VP of Technical Sales and Marketing As of mid-June, the European Union officially eliminated roaming fees. According to Natasha Lomas of TechCrunch, the “roam like at home” policy allows citizens to travel within the European Union without amassing any extra costs on their phone bill. This policy has been a long time […]

July 7, 2017

Mobile Industry News for the Week of July 3, 2017 The “quad-play” market has yet to flourish in the US, but according to Reuters, consumers may soon be purchasing their landline, Internet, television and mobile service from the same provider. This will be especially plausible if cable and carrier companies merge. The wireless and broadcast […]

June 30, 2017

Mobile Industry News for the Week of June 26, 2017   5G deployment is inevitable and there’s a lot of speculation as to how it will transform consumer technology. However, there’s still a lot to be achieved before consumers can actually reap the benefits — most importantly, carriers must figure out how their networks will […]

June 23, 2017

Mobile Industry News for the Week of June 19, 2017 Two reports released this week reveal significant improvements in carriers’ network speeds, and show China’s anticipated role in laying the foundation of the 5G network. While carriers continue to vie for a slice of the customer pie, the big four — AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and […]

June 16, 2017

Mobile Industry News for the Week of June 12, 2017   The European Union roaming law went into effect this week. Citizens can use their mobile devices without incurring extra charges as they travel across member countries. Unlocked phone users are enjoying a different type of mobile freedom: choosing a new carrier as they please. […]

June 9, 2017

Mobile Industry News for the Week of June 5, 2017   States are realizing that 5G will open up major economic opportunities. Just this week, Virginia signed a bill that will open up infrastructure opportunities for faster 5G development. Although companies and government alike are excited for a faster wireless service, a new OpenSignal report […]

June 2, 2017

Mobile Industry News for the Week of May 29, 2017 Live TV services like AT&T’s DirecTV Now are expanding as consumers increasingly cut the cord on their cable plans. This week, DirecTV Now added Roku to its list of smart TV offerings. In carrier news, industry analysts predict that a Sprint and T-Mobile merger is […]

May 26, 2017

Mobile Industry News for the Week of May 22, 2017 The Wi-Fi market is experiencing rapid growth internationally. Service providers in emerging markets such as India are promoting connectivity by offering Wi-Fi solutions like portable routers connected to a LTE network. Domestically, T-Mobile is also focused on launching convenient service offerings for its customers. Its […]

May 19, 2017

Mobile Industry News for the Week of May 15, 2017 Carriers are going to rule the wireless world for some time to come. While Amazon or Dish are reportedly considering a wireless partnership, the current wireless market is ultimately not that enticing for new business ventures since carriers are dominating with competitive phone plans. Cable […]

May 12, 2017

Mobile Industry News for the Week of May 8, 2017 Mobile data is in high demand, yet a new study shows that wireless carriers are struggling to increase revenue and win over subscribers. To make matters even more competitive, cable companies Comcast and Charter Communications struck a deal this week that will help propel their […]

May 5, 2017

Mobile Industry News for the Week of May 1, 2017 Carriers today aren’t afraid to hype their 5G capabilities, but there’s still a lot to consider for their plans to work. As an eWeek article explains, managing the millimeter waves that many carriers plan on using will require careful engineering. Taking it back to basic […]

April 28, 2017

Mobile Industry News for the Week of April 24, 2017 Starting this summer, the European Union will allow for free international roaming. Citizens will be able to travel throughout the EU and “roam at home” without extra roaming charges. AT&T also announced changes this week in the form of “5G Evolution,” a new service that […]