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An important reality of today's wireless technology is that people are using their mobile devices for work-related purposes – even if their employers do not pay for the device or its usage fees and even if employers are unaware of what employees are doing.

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We may not have reached the Dick Tracy video-phone-watch stage yet, but video calling is becoming a mainstream activity on smartphones, according to a survey of 6,500 U.S. and German consumers conducted by Gartner.

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Here's a new industry development worth watching: Some of the large national wireless network operators are changing their strategic tune, hatching plans to partner with over-the-top (OTT) service providers in a bid to retain and grow subscriber numbers and market revenues, according to a new report from Mobilesquared sponsored by mobile interactivity specialist Tyntec. Researchers estimate that over half (55%) of wireless carriers have already formed or expect to form a relationship with an OTT partner compared to only 36 percent in 2013.

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Interesting insight from leading market research firm ABI regarding the shared mobile data plan trend. We bring this and other industry trend reporting to you to help you understand their implications for your products and services.

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In an about-face, IT workers who are tasked with managing corporate networks are embracing the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and bring-your-own-application (BYOA) trends, according to new market research from TrackVia. Forty-one percent of over 1,000 U.S. workers surveyed by TrackVia said the tools companies provide don't meet their needs. Seventy-six percent of 250 IT department workers claimed they know this is why employees are using their own apps and devices.

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At NetAmerica Alliance, we are working closely with our Members, along with our partners (Sprint and Ericsson) to build and operate the most highly performing network possible to provide the rural consumer with an exemplary 4G LTE mobile experience. In a competitive environment, network performance is a critical factor for success. Subscribers have little patience for poor performing networks, especially when it impacts their app performance.

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The world's fast-growing population of 4G LTE mobile broadband subscribers are consuming much more data and making greater use of service providers' mobile data services than their 3G counterparts, according to the latest market data and analysis from mobile analytics provider Mobidia.

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Increasing complexity is leaving mobile network operators more vulnerable to new types of data networking outages, according to a report from Heavy Reading, Mobile Network Outages & Service Degradations: A Heavy Reading Survey Analysis. This complexity is one of the core reasons the NetAmerica Alliance was formed - to help our Members mitigate the risk of building and operating complex 4G LTE networks.

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NetAmerica Alliance members know firsthand about smartphone and other device availability challenges. Those issues will eventually get resolved, hopefully sooner rather than later, because smartphone momentum continues at a torrid pace, according to some recent research from Ericsson.

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Subscribers expectations for apps and services have been rising along with those for wireless network reliability and overall performance, with blame most often placed on wireless service providers when they fall short, according to new market research from Vasona Networks.

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