How the Top 7 U.S. Carriers Finished Q3

How the Top 7 U.S. Carriers Finished Q3

Another quarter. Another report. The third-quarter earnings season is now closed, so it’s time to see how the nation’s top wireless carriers stacked up against each other in terms of key metrics. This quarters’ data is being provided by research firm...
Project Loon Delivers Internet to Puerto Rico

Project Loon Delivers Internet to Puerto Rico

It’s been almost eight weeks since Hurricane Maria hit the island of Puerto Rico, and the territory is still in the process of recovering. Over half of the island’s inhabitants don’t have access to electricity, which makes communicating with friends,...
What’s Next for Cellular?

What’s Next for Cellular?

U.S. cellular carriers are currently in a very competitive cycle. Unlimited data plans were the first laps in this race. Verizon re-introduced its unlimited plan only to see AT&T and T-Mobile drop the price of their plans. Then Sprint undercut all the players with...
Qualcomm Rejects Broadcom’s Acquisition Offer

Qualcomm Rejects Broadcom’s Acquisition Offer

Last week, Broadcom made a big move to acquire rival chipmaker Qualcomm in a takeover bid valued at $130B, or $70 per share. However, this week, Qualcomm’s board voted unanimously to reject the offer—Paul Jacobs, executive chairman and chairman of the board stating...
US is 59th in LTE Speed

US is 59th in LTE Speed

Access to high-speed broadband is increasingly a membership requirement of the first world. Luckily, the vast majority (86.5%) of the United States has access to LTE mobile Internet. Unfortunately, the US also ranks 59th in the world for LTE speeds, averaging around...