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    Report: China Not Sitting Out the LTE Smartphone 'Revolution'

    According to market research firm Infonetics Research, China is not looking at playing a small role in the LTE smartphone revolution taking place the world over. Freshly released excerpts from the research firm’s 1st quarter 2014 report exploring the mobile market points to China’s increasing interest and ballooning stake in 4G LTE. “The tremendous LTE …   Read More

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    Which Carrier is Tops for Tablet Growth?

    MMW was privy to an advance look at Strategy Analytics’ new Wireless Operator Strategies (WOS) service report, which estimates that tablets with mobile broadband subscriptions using 3G and 4G LTE will grow more than five times in the next five years. All told, tablets will reach nearly 250 million people in 2018 at a global …   Read More

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    ABI: Spectrum Repurposing is Gaining Momentum

    Major carriers the world over have their work cut out for them. And it seems they’re up to the task. Spectrum repurposing is gaining momentum, says ABI in a new report indicating that the launch of Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) services by major carriers first in South Korea and soon in the United States is part of …   Read More

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    Apple’s iPhone 5 Debuts on Virgin Mobile Next Friday

    One week from today, Apple’s iPhone 5 will land on Virgin Mobile USA for a reported $550 off-contract. Months in the making, the prepaid carrier has formally announced plans to bring the flagship Apple smartphone to its Beyond Talk plans beginning Friday, June 28th. That means unlimited 3G/4G LTE data and messaging starting at $35 …   Read More

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    China Mobile Investing Billions in 4G Network

    The world’s largest mobile carrier, which has twice as many subscribers as the entire population of the United States, will invest upwards of $4 billion this year to build its 4G network. China Mobile is believed to be making the effort at least partially in response to the looming arrival of Apple’s iPhone on its …   Read More

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    Sprint’s 4G LTE Gets Another Push

    Earlier this month, Sprint expanded its 4G LTE footprint to 28 more locations across the United States. This week, more key locations were added to the list. On Monday, Sprint announced that it is offering 4G LTE in even more cities effective immediately. Among the new locations are:   Read More

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    China Logged 83% Growth in 3G Subscribers Last Year

    As expected, China saw a massive increase in all matters related to mobile during 2012. According to published industry estimates on Tuesday, the number of mobile 3G subscribers in China ballooned by 83 percent in 2012. Brian White of Topeka Capital Markets says China had 233 million 3G subscribers at the close of 2012. That …   Read More

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    China’s 3G Subscriber Base Nearly Doubles in 2012

    In what comes as yet another undeniable indicator of rampant mobile adoption inside of China, a new report shows that the number of 3G subscribers in China has increased by 88% in the last year alone. As of the end of November, 222 million Chinese consumers were 3G subscribers. “Even though China Mobile has 707.3 …   Read More

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    Apple Says Cellular iPad Mini LTE Models Are Almost Ready to Ship

    Following a tidal wave of new iPad sales last month upon the release of the iPad mini and the 4th generation iPad, Apple is now tells its user base that the cellular-capable iPad mini is about to ship. On Friday, Apple had begun notifying a large number of its users (via email) that the iPad …   Read More

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    iOS 6 to Make FaceTime Video Chat Available Over Cellular

    In what is shaping up to become one of the hottest new features of iOS 6, Apple said today at WWDC that FaceTime video chat will no longer require Wi-Fi connectivity. Scott Forstall, Apple’s vice president of iPhone Software, said iOS 6 will let iPhone users make FaceTime video calls over cellular data networks. iOS …   Read More