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Your Guide To The Big Four’s Pre-5G LTE Offerings

No matter how hard we wish it so, 5G is still not commercially available. But the good news is that the Big Four carriers in America (Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint) are also busy beginning to transition to this wireless technology over the course of the next couple of years.

Verizon’s Strategy In Acquiring Straight Path

Almost a week ago, Straight Path had announced that it had struck a merger deal with Verizon Wireless that will effectively have the biggest wireless carrier in the United States pay about $3.1 billion (by way of an all stock transaction) in order to acquire Straight Path. The Big Red was in a hotly contested bidding war with AT&T (the number two mobile operator in America) for the spectrum holder’s airwaves.

Here Comes Xfinity Mobile: Comcast’s Wireless Service

Getting one step closer to launching its own wireless service, Comcast has officially announced the existence of Xfinity Mobile, which basically offers unlimited data plans at $65 for each line of service. But bear in mind though that those users already subscribing to any one of the cable TV giant’s more pricey X1 packages will get to pay only $45 per line of service.

 

Verizon Resurrects Unlimited Data; T-Mobile Counters With Own Upgrade

The largest mobile operator in the United States has decided to revive its unlimited data plan. Starting today, Verizon Wireless is now offering a Verizon Unlimited tier that delivers unlimited data use (in the US only), as well as unlimited voice calls and text messaging, for $80 a month.

FCC Stops Inquiries On Zero-Rated Data

Earlier this year, the Federal Communications Commission had released a report on zero rated data services, stating that while these types of offerings are not necessarily in violation of net neutrality rules, the ones offered by the top two wireless carriers in America (namely, Verizon Wireless’ Go90 and

Let The 5G Spectrum Wars Begin

Just this week, Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Google, and Dish Network all revealed their separate plans to acquire or roll out high band spectrum assets that many industry watchers expect will serve as the backbone in providing 5G wireless services.

So How Much Data Are We Using, and Which Mobile Apps Are We Consuming Those Data For?

A recent report published by FierceWireless is aiming to shed some light on exactly how much data (on cellular and on Wi-Fi) mobile users nowadays are consuming, as well as with which mobile apps are we using that amount of gigabytes. In collecting the information, FierceWireless joined forces with P3 (along with P3’s partner Strategy Analytics). The data was collected between September and December of last year. 

 

Closing Of Verizon-Yahoo Merger Transaction Pushed To Second Quarter Of This Year

Yahoo has just published its quarterly earnings report for the final quarter of 2016, but many would agree that its financials do not matter much for now considering the once dominant Internet company is currently in the process of being acquired by Verizon Wireless. Still, a footnote in Yahoo’s quarterly report should be intriguing to most, due to the fact that it announces quite straightforwardly that the closing of the merger transaction will be pushed to the second quarter of this year.

FCC Issues Report Attacking Zero-Rated Data Offerings From Verizon, AT&T

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has recently published a report (read the PDF file here) that states that even though zero rated data services generally do not violate net neutrality regulations, Verizon Wireless and AT&T, through their respective offerings, Go90 and DirecTV

Unlimited Data Users Get Thrown A Curveball With Verizon’s, AT&T’s Latest Moves

It is not easy being a subscriber of unlimited data plans, particularly those under Verizon Wireless’ or AT&T’s legacy plans.

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