All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘mobile data’

Mobile Data Plans: Data Makes Up 98 Percent Of Mobile Network Traffic

Mobile data plans are expensive. There doesn’t seem to be any good reason for the high prices or data caps either. The mobile carriers get away with it by saying its a scarce commodity, and that narrative can continue thanks to a new study out this week. Amdocs released its Annual State of the Radio Access Network Survey this week. …

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Mobile Data Plans: The End Of Unlimited Data?

Some are saying that the “unlimited data” selling point that has long been a part of mobile data plans among top wireless carriers is in its death throes. It’s been pointed out that both Verizon Wireless and AT&T have switched to a “tiered system”. Instead of giving customers as much data as they want, they are now hit with higher …

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Worldwide LTE Subscriptions Steadily Rising

The smartphone market is continuing to grow, yet most of the world does not yet have access to 4G LTE connections. This is set to change in the near future, however, as emerging nations such as China begin to build out their infrastructure. Market research firm ABI Research today released a new report showing that LTE subscriptions worldwide hit 229.7 …

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SanDisk Makes Mobile Data Management More Convenient

Generally speaking, nobody is ever going to say it’s hard to move content between a smartphone and a PC. Every mobile device comes with a USB cable that can be plugged into your PC for easy transfer. While it may be easy, it can sometimes be inconvenient thanks to the USB cable being plugged into a wall outlet halfway across …

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Mobile Data Revenue Hit New Highs in 2013

Smartphone manufacturers may be seeing their sales growth slow in established western markets, but the companies providing mobile data access on the those devices are still seeing their revenues soar. Market research firm ABI Research today released a report estimating that mobile internet service revenue rose over 23% worldwide in 2013, up to nearly $300 billion. Smartphones are becoming more …

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Automakers, Carriers to Push Vehicle Wi-Fi in Coming Years

AT&T this week at CES made two vehicle-related announcements, revealing that it would be providing wireless data access for both Tesla and Audi vehicles in the near future. The plan is to provide data to drivers that can be used for in-dash apps and entertainment, as well as allow consumers to use the connection as a Wi-Fi hotspot for passenger …

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AT&T To Provide Wireless Data For Tesla and Audi Vehicles

AT&T this week announced that it has signed a multi-year agreement with Tesla to provide wireless data for Tesla vehicles. The deal covers current Tesla vehicles such as the Model S as well as future Tesla vehicles. Tesla is a U.S. automaker known for its premium-priced electric vehicles. According to AT&T it will be providing data connectivity for many different …

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FCC To Vote On Whether Wireless Carriers Can Sell Your Private Information

Did you know that pretty much everything you do on your smartphone, feature phone or cellphone is logged at your carrier? Did you also know that this information is routinely sold to advertisers without your consent? Well, the FCC is saying enough is enough. The Hill reports that the FCC plans to hold a vote in late June on wireless …

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Smartphones & Tablets to Stay in Hot Demand Beyond 2017

No doubt smartphones and tablet computers are some of the hottest selling products out there today. Some people would part with their automobile before they parted ways with their mobile device. It’s more than a passing trend, it’s part of a new lifestyle and it’s all about access to information and resources. Few can deny that Apple is at the …

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Verizon 4G LTE Launching In More Cities This Month

Who has the better 4G LTE coverage – Verizon or AT&T? Both companies will tell you a different story and sling mud at their competitors. At the end of the day, it all comes down to the fact that a lot of the nation is still on plain ol’ 4G, or even worse 3G. Verizon is adding more cities to …

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Thomson Reuters Acquires Apsmart

This morning, Thomson Reuters announced that have definitive plans to acquire cutting-edge mobile platform, Apsmart, out of London. Apsmart is well known for their application designs on iOS and Android systems. They were actually responsible for the first Shazam app. on the iPhone. Here’s what Reuters had to say about the acquisition: Mobile is an increasingly significant way in which …

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