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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 […]


November 11, 2016

Mobile industry news for the week of November 7, 2016 The results of the presidential election dominated this week’s news cycle, and no industry went untouched — including the mobile industry. Speculation has already begun that president-elect Donald Trump will act on his statement to stop AT&T’s acquisition of Time Warner Cable, which would shift […]


November 4, 2016

Mobile industry news for the week of October 31, 2016 Facebook is all about open-sourced projects and is applying a similar approach to its ventures in the wireless space. This week, we learned that the company has plans to bring a new computer-network product and an open source cellular wireless service to the market as […]


October 28, 2016

Mobile industry news for the week of October 24, 2016 This week, we heard all about potential acquisitions from carriers, primarily AT&T’s $85.4 billion bid for Time Warner. While it could take a while for this deal to come fruition, it has the potential to shake up the media landscape and video streaming services available […]


October 21, 2016

Mobile industry news for the week of October 17, 2016 This week, we learned that the Federal Communication Commission’s ongoing auction for spectrum is expected to continue into the new year. The bids for spectrum fell short of the expected amount in the most recent stage of bidding this week, which could mean that consumer […]


October 14, 2016

Mobile industry news for the week of October 10, 2016 This week, Google’s Project Fi added group plans to its growing wireless offering. While these plans target the rare smartphone user that uses less data and likely won’t hold up against carriers’ unlimited plans, Google is evidently set on making a dent in the mobile […]


October 7, 2016

Mobile industry news for the week of October 3, 2016 This week’s mobile and carrier news centered around two familiar technology giants – Google and Facebook. Earlier in the week Google rolled out one of its biggest announcements yet: a full suite of hardware products featuring a new phone called Pixel that excited journalists and […]


September 30, 2016

Mobile industry news for the week of September 26, 2016 This week’s wireless news circled around the recent Yahoo hack and what it means for Verizon’s pending acquisition. Talks of a Twitter bid also has many looking towards Verizon, especially given the carrier’s recent pursuit of media properties. In other news, a recent EU study […]