Telecommunications


Global Smartphone Growth Flattens Out, Chinese Vendors on the Rise

Worldwide smartphone shipments leveled off during the first quarter of 2016, marking the smallest year-over-year growth on record, according to preliminary data released today by IDC.

iPhone Dips as Android Extends Lead in Smart Phones

Shipments of Apple's iPhone declined for the first time in the fourth quarter of last year, according to new information released by market research firm Gartner.

Snapshot: LTE Devices Accelerating, 20 Networks Now Running Commercial LTE-Advanced

The number of 4G LTE handsets is set to explode in the coming year, with growth of more than 43 percent from 2014. Meanwhile, according to a new report, telecommunications networks in 14 countries are now commercially operating high-speed LTE-Advanced.

Georgia Tech Adds Private Partner for Internet of Things Research

The Georgia Institute of Technology has teamed with a private partner to develop new technologies, such as telematics, wearables or LTE network improvements, for the Internet of Things.

U Minnesota Sues Wireless Leaders for 4G LTE Patent Infringement

The University of Minnesota is suing the four largest wireless service providers in this country, accusing them of infringing on several university patents.



Forecast: Billions Will Have High-Speed Mobile Broadband Within 5 Years

High-speed mobile broadband is poised to explode within the next five years. According to a new forecast, by 2019, subscriptions to LTE and LTE-Advanced will reach into the billions.

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200 Million Smart Phones in Active Use in North America Alone

The era of double-digit growth in smart phone adoption is coming to a close as devices approach the saturation point, which in turn will lead to drops in prices, according to new research. In North America alone, some 200 million smart phones are already in active use — one for about every 2.75 people residing on the continent and about one-seventh of the world's total active devices.

Android Smart Phones To Approach 1 Billion in 2014

Smart phones running on Google's Android OS will approach 1 billion units by the end of this year, according to a new forecast from market research firm Gartner.

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Android Now on Three-Quarters of Smart Phones

Google's Android operating system is on more than three-quarters of all smart phones that shipped in 2013, with Apple's iOS making up most of the remainder. However, Windows smart phones are beginning to see substantial growth, with 2013 shipments in the tens of millions.

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One-Seventh of the World's Population Got a Smart Phone Last Year

In 2013, for the first time ever, the number of smart phones shipped worldwide in a year topped 1 billion. That's about one smart phone for every seven human beings alive.

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