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NFC Market Forecast: Expected Growth through 2019
By Ben Linton
According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research titled "Near Field Communications (NFC) Market- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013-2019," the global market for NFC in terms of revenue was valued at USD 1.07 billion in 2012 and is estima…

Overly-Optimistic Wireless Forecasts Affect Spectrum Policy
By Gary Kim
Forecasts rather routinely overestimate than underestimate the size of new markets. And that might have spectrum policy implications.

New Sprint CEO Offers More Shared Data for Less
By Joe Rizzo
Until a couple of weeks ago, Dan Hesse was the CEO at Sprint. He took over the position in late 2007 and it seems that Hesse has left quite a legacy. When he arrived, the nation's third largest wireless carrier was reeling from a disastrous merger with Nextel. The company was very much in need of a …

Wireless Charging Company Partners with Semiconductor Supplier
By Casey Houser
WattUp is different because it allows charging through the air. "WattUp gives you complete freedom to roam the room while still receiving power to your device," the website says. It continues by listing the types of different devices that can benefit from wireless charging. Everything from mobile ph…

SingTel 300-Mbps Mobile Network Passes 55 Percent of Island
By Gary Kim
SingTel on Aug 19, 2014 reported that its street-level coverage for its 4G LTE-Advanced network, supporting top speeds of 300 Mbps, now extends to more than 55 percent of the island.

3.5 GHz: Moving the Precedents to Somewhere Useful
By Carl Ford
TV White Spaces have been magical in promise and tragic in reality. It isn't that the technology has been a failure, but the fact that policy has been tied up by delusions of budget-balancing spectrum auctions.

iPhone 6 Leak? Reversible USB Cable Suggests Imminent Market Arrival
By Steve Anderson
Having dealt with more than my share of USB cables over the years, from wireless adapters to standard USB attachments to power chargers and beyond, yes, the thought of a reversible USB plug sounds fantastic, but only in the most general of senses. It would be nice to be able to plug in devices quick…

Mobility TechZone Week in Review
By Matt Paulson
In recent years, the advancement of computer technology has had a focus on delivering more power in a smaller package, giving rise to an increasingly mobile lifestyle. Smartphones and Tablets are on the fast track to fill the role that laptop computers held for many consumers, and constantly evolvin…

VoLTE Voice Quality Better than 3G or Skype HD, Test Suggests
By Gary Kim
Commercially deployed Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) provides better voice quality, faster connections and less drain on mobile handset batteries than 3G circuit switched (CS) voice, Internet calling services or Skype, a study conducted by Signals Research Group, and sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent, has found.

Wheelings & Dealings: Yahoo Buys Out Zofari
By Melissa Warten
Oh, the places you'll go-and oh, the places Zofari is going! Local recommendation app Zofari has been purchased by Yahoo in a quiet acquisition last week; the deal was announced without much fanfare, and financial terms have not yet been disclosed. The buyover is another move by Yahoo to put mobile …

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