The United States wireless market is past the 100 percent saturation rate, according to a new report from Chetan Sharma. The U.S. mobile penetration rate stood at about 110 percent at the end of last year thanks to growth in connected devices. AT&T has 46 percent of the connected device market, according to the report.
Vivox, developer of T-Mobile USA’s Bobsled app, has acquired video chat company Droplet. Financial terms of the transaction were not announced. Droplet has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vivox, which plans to use its technology in its VoiceEverywhere voice chat platform.
Anritsu is providing Qualcomm with turnkey factory test software solutions for cellular and other connectivity standards. The deal will help speed time-to-market for wireless devices, Anritsu General Manager Wade Hulon said in a statement.
SouthernLINC Wireless has promoted Carmine Reppucci as its new CFO, vice president and treasurer. Reppucci started at Southern Company, SouthernLINC’s parent, in 1998 as a comptroller and director of financial operations. In his new position, he will oversee the company’s financial performance and lead the company’s corporate operations organization, which includes information systems, real estate facilities and customer accounting.