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There is a mountain of data available about the mobile and wireless market, and the host of predictions and forecasts can be confusing. Faced with data overload and sometimes conflicting estimates, Rethink Wireless helps to bring order out of chaos.

Each day we summarize the key findings of reports and forecasts from all round the industry. We offer concise headline figures from the leading analysts covering wireless technology, devices, vendor performance and carrier strategies. We then put these in context with our own analysts’ unique commentary, assessing how the metrics fit into the broader picture.

We also present highlights of exclusive data from the research partners behind Rethink Wireless, ARCchart and Rethink Technology Research. Both firms regularly conduct in-depth studies of key wireless trends and share their insights with Rethink Wireless readers.

Amazon and Facebook gaining in mobile ad sector

1 May, 2013

Google on defensive as newer players start to bit into its dominance, with Facebook set for $1bn and Amazon $500m this year

US cellcos face demons of market saturation

22 April, 2013

PwC study finds operators looking to new revenue streams like M2M, and rethinking their network designs

Mobile broadband market flat this year, says NSN

19 March, 2013

Downbeat outlook for NSN's key market means it will have to continue to focus on cost reduction in 2013

VoLTE battery life is improving, says Spirent

13 March, 2013

MetroPCS's LG handsets have registered 35% lower drain since last fall, but VoLTE still less far less efficient than 2G voice

Apple breaks through in India at last

18 February, 2013

In Q412, it quadrupled its smartphone revenue share and took second place, thanks to local distribution and billing

Enterprise hosting a $100bn market for cellcos

6 February, 2013

Exact Ventures says companies could save 35% a year by opting for managed services for mobility and cloud

Mobile data traffic to rise by 13 times by 2017

6 February, 2013

Cisco's latest forecasts show traffic patterns shifting to video and Asia, though the fastest growth will be in Middle East/Africa

Carriers prepare for diameter signalling tsunami

29 January, 2013

Carriers worldwide will witness 120 million diameter signalling messages each second by 2017

Smartphones could hit 1bn mark early this year

8 January, 2013

Deloitte study suggests smart devices becoming almost ubiquitous, but 20% will be used just like featurephones

LTE smartphone sales to treble next year

21 December, 2012

New report says 4G handsets will gain economies of scale next year, with pricing pushing down to the midrange