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February 17, 2017

Mobile Industry News for the Week of February 13, 2017 This week brought all sorts of changes to the wireless world. Verizon surprised customers by announcing an unlimited plan. A few days later, T-Mobile announced their fourth-quarter financial and customer growth, which has increased thanks to its steadfast support for unlimited. Meanwhile, some cities are […]


February 10, 2017

Mobile Industry News for the Week of February 6, 2017 OpenSignal’s bi-annual test results were released this week, with Verizon and T-Mobile taking the lead for fastest network speeds. The test also measured network availability and latency for both 4G and 3G. While the results showed only slight network differences between the carriers, we can […]


February 3, 2017

Mobile Industry News for the Week of January 30, 2017 The Trump administration fully supports carrier deals, which opens up the possibility for significant telecoms mergers in the coming years. Analysts expect that partnerships between Sprint and T-Mobile, among others, will be on the table. Across the pond, European carriers are taking a more collaborative […]


January 27, 2017

Mobile Industry News for the Week of January 23, 2017 This week’s wireless news focused on new partnerships for carriers. Verizon is potentially interested in a merger with the cable company Charter Communications, a partnership that could help bring high speed wireless (also known as 5G) to households across the country. Sprint forged a new […]


January 20, 2017

Mobile Industry News for the Week of January 16, 2017 The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) auction for TV spectrum started its final stages this week. Bids for the freed up spectrum were lower than expected, a sign that carriers and other parties involved are managing tight budgets and are eager to invest in airwaves that […]


January 13, 2017

Mobile industry news for the week of January 9, 2017 Both Verizon and AT&T announced new conditions for their unlimited data plans this week, including a $5 per month increase for AT&T customers and a 200 gigabyte cap for Verizon customers. Unlike Sprint and T-Mobile, AT&T and Verizon are not set on boosting their unlimited […]


January 6, 2017

Mobile industry news for the week of January 2, 2017 With all eyes on the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week, T-Mobile and AT&T made announcements about their plans for 5G and data services in 2017. Set on beating others to 5G deployment and advanced content capabilities, AT&T announced an upcoming trial that will […]


December 22, 2016

Mobile industry news for the week of December 19, 2016 With the holidays fast approaching, carriers are announcing a variety of holiday promotions. This week, T-Mobile launched upgrades and a new international service plan for its ONE Plus plan option. The new upgrades offer reduced prices and a broader variety of international calling. As we […]


December 16, 2016

Mobile industry news for the week of December 12, 2016 This week, AT&T dominated wireless news by announcing new partnerships and content deals. FreedomPop partnered with the carrier to offer its customers an add-on hotspot and SIM card from AT&T. This will supplement FreedomPop’s free data and phone plan, an MVNO model which has found […]


December 9, 2016

Mobile industry news for the week of December 5, 2016 Carriers are trying out new advanced wireless programs. This week, Verizon and AT&T both announced plans to move forward with 5G deployments. Verizon wants to bring 5G to several small towns across America by spring. T-Mobile is also offering a new beta program called Digits, […]


December 2, 2016

Mobile industry news for the week of November 28, 2016 Two major tech companies – Facebook and Netflix – made announcements this week that will impact the wireless community worldwide. Facebook’s long-time push for internet connectivity in India is starting to become a reality with the official launch of Express Wifi, a program that aims […]


November 18, 2016

Mobile industry news for the week of November 14, 2016 The numbers are in, and they confirm industry analysts’ predictions — that data use is only going up from here. Fortune reported findings that anticipate nearly a 50 percent increase in data usage by 2022, citing the popularity of YouTube and other video services as a […]