Smartphones and other cutting edge wireless devices will be integral to driving growth in the U.S. wireless market, according to the TNS Global Technology Index (GTI) study. Despite the recession, the GTI study reveals that consumers will demand new and improved products as early as 2010.

The economic downturn has not stopped growth in the U.S. pay-TV market, according to a study by Rider Research, which publishes the newsweekly The Online Reporter.

In 2009, US ethnic communities will spend $56.6 billion on telecommunications services, accounting for nearly one-third of all residential telecom expenditures, according to a new market research study from The Insight Research Corporation.

According to The NPD Group 38 percent of Internet-enabled households in the U.S. subscribe to premium entertainment services for DVD delivery, music downloads, and/or gaming downloads.

The January 26th decision made by the ever-so-knowledgeable U.S. Senate to delay the complete transition to DTV is yet another example of the lack of leadership, and a Federal Communications Commission. that continues to be the poodle lap-dog of the U.S. Congress. The decision -- to delay until June 12th -- has been made because the Obama administration and the Democratic congress seem to be convinced that it is to the benefit of the remaining Americans who have not yet converted

After 25 years of stellar growth, the cell phone (also known as mobile phone) industry faces huge challenges this year from a poor economy and a lack of new features, reports In-Stat .

Boost Mobile launched a new low flat rate for international calls made to landlines in major cities in Mexico and eliminated international charges for calls to Puerto Rico.

TracFone Wireless, Inc. announced its launch of SafeLink Wireless(R) in New York. SafeLink Wireless will serve as the company's distribution of Lifeline -- a U.S. government-supported program

Between 1990 and 2007, the telecommunications sector grew almost five times faster than the economy in Mexico and has gone a long way in reducing the economic and social difficulties in this country.

Cinelatino will unveil a comprehensive on-and off-air rebrand initiative beginning on January 1, 2009 that will include a new logo and a new on-air graphics package, followed by a new broadband
website to launch in early 2009.

El Paso is the top U.S. city for text messaging according to consumer and media research firm Scarborough Research. Fifty-seven percent of cell phone subscribers age 18+ in El Paso text message, versus 48 percent of adult cellular subscribers nationally. Other leading markets for text messaging include Salt Lake City, Dallas and Memphis.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today released new data on local telephone service competition in the United States.

According to an updated forecast from SNL Kagan, the cable industry is positioned to continue market share growth in the residential phone business, but the gains could prove tenuous in this increasingly dynamic segment.

SNL Kagan's newest study, "Global Multichannel Special Report: Trends in LatAm Telecom Insurgence," explores pay-TV competition in Latin America and how international telecoms Telefónica and Telmex are capitalizing on market opportunities created by digital cable's slow emergence in the region.

Broadband is now no longer simply a technological upgrade from dial-up, but a conduit for a host of communication and entertainment services – the so-called triple-play of voice, video and Internet. It therefore requires more sophisticated and targeted marketing.