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  • U.S. Cellular enhances mobile loyalty efforts

    May 12, 2011

    U.S. Cellular is partnering with 2ergo for mobile marketing consulting, project management and creative services for SMS and MMS programs, mobile Web sites and mobile coupons.

  • Wireless data revenue to reach $67B this year: study

    May 10, 2011

    Wireless data service revenues in the United States grew 23 percent in the first quarter of 2011 compared with same quarter last year for a total of $15.4 billion, according to a new report from Chetan Sharma Consulting.

  • T-Mobile makes changes to short code provisioning process

    May 6, 2011

    T-Mobile USA sent out an alert to clients regarding policy changes for standard-rated campaigns, refund rates and a price cap increase that may have several implications for the industry.

  • Legislators eyeing mobile location-based data collection practices

    April 26, 2011

    Recent revelations about Google and Apple’s location-data collection activities on mobile are adding urgency to consumer and legislative privacy concerns.

  • Will FCC buy into AT&T's defense of T-Mobile deal?

    April 26, 2011

    AT&T has filed a Public Interest Statement with the Federal Communications Commission that outlines the company’s planned acquisition of T-Mobile and how it will now deploy its 4G LTE network to more than 97 percent of the population.

  • AT&T unharmed by Verizon iPhone launch with 3.6M activations in Q1

    April 21, 2011

    AT&T proved that it can withstand a little competition from Verizon's iPhone launch, adding more than 3.6 million iPhone activations in the first quarter of 2011, with 23 percent of them new customers.

  • Best Buy to become mobile virtual network operator: CTIA keynote

    March 24, 2011

    ORLANDO, FL – During his keynote address at CTIA Wireless 2011, the top executive of LightSquared announced that retail giant Best Buy will be partnering with his company to enter the wireless industry by becoming a mobile virtual network operator selling mobile broadband access.

  • Tablets are an emerging battleground in mobile: CTIA session

    March 24, 2011

    ORLANDO, FL – Tablets are not just a fad. In fact, they will be one of the key drivers of revenue growth in the wireless industry going forward, according to an Ovum analyst at CTIA Wireless 2011.

  • T-Mobile a no-show at CTIA opening keynote

    March 23, 2011

    ORLANDO, FL – In the wake of AT&T’s $39 billion bid to acquire T-Mobile USA, T-Mobile’s top executive bowed out of the CTIA Wireless 2011 opening keynote. CNBC’s Jim Cramer did interrogate the CEOs of the big three U.S. carriers about the pending deal.

  • AT&T’s planned purchase of T-Mobile USA will create de facto duopoly

    March 21, 2011

    If a deal has to be announced on a Sunday afternoon when offices are closed, then something does not smell right with AT&T’s plans to scoop the weakest U.S. wireless carrier for $39 billion in cash and stock.

  • Sprint to raise mobile messaging rates April 1

    March 10, 2011

    Sprint Nextel, the No. 3 wireless carrier in the United States, is following through on its decision to raise the rates it charges for all SMS and MMS messages associated with standard-rate and free-to-end-user programs. What recourse do marketers have?

  • Why should Twitter and Facebook get a pass on Sprint SMS fee hike?

    February 15, 2011

    Some mobile marketing service providers are accusing Sprint of creating an unlevel playing field by raising its text-message rates but not charging more for messaging via other channels such as social media.

  • How will Verizon's 4G LTE wireless network affect marketers?

    December 6, 2010

    Verizon Wireless turned on the first large-scale 4G LTE network yesterday, Dec. 5, but it is an open question whether or not it will significantly affect consumer behavior in the near future.

  • Verizon outlines 4G LTE strategy at CTIA

    October 7, 2010

    SAN FRANCISCO - The top executive at Verizon Communications announced his company’s deployment of the first large-scale 4G Long Term Evolution network at the CTIA Enterprise & Applications 2010 conference.

  • CTIA urges Obama Administration to fund wireless spectrum initiatives

    September 22, 2010

    CTIA-The Wireless Association President and CEO Steve Largent sent a letter to President Barack Obama urging him to dedicate plenty of budget to opening up wireless spectrum.

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