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Hong Kong Protesters Are Communicating Without Cell or Wi-Fi Networks
By Joe Rizzo
Open Garden is the company that made FireChat, Christophe Daligault, the company's vice president for sales and marketing said "Once you build a mesh network ... now you have a network that is resilient, self-healing, cannot be controlled by any central organization, cannot be shut down and is alway…
09/30/2014

Mobility TechZone Week in Review: Apple vs. Verizon
By Matt Paulson
Today's mobile technology market is rife with competition, and the past week's headlines show that both Verizon and Apple are making big plays and taking large risks. But of the two mobile giants, who came out on top, and who had to make the biggest sacrifices? The release of the iPhone 6 saw a mass…
09/27/2014

How does Surging OTT Content Affect Bandwidth Consumption?
By TMCnet Special Guest
Binge-watchers rest assured, OTT content providers show no sign of slowing down. New reports from Digital TV Research show global online TV and video revenues over fixed broadband networks will reach $42.34 billion by 2020. This forecast is warmly received by major OTT companies like Netflix, a cont…
09/26/2014

Electronic Test Equipment Market Set for Growth, Thanks to Wireless Demand
By Michelle Nicolson
The proliferation of wireless technology is setting the stage for solid growth in radio frequency (RF) test equipment, according to a new report from Frost & Sullivan.
09/26/2014

Verizon Communications Tower Sale Not Unique
By Gary Kim
For fixed network service providers, the network of access cables stretching from points of presence (central offices, headends or data centers) to actual end user locations always has been viewed as a source of unique business value, because such networks are hugely expensive and therefore rare.
09/26/2014

Is the iPhone 6 Already Losing Steam?
By Steve Anderson
The word seemed pretty clear when it first emerged, that Apple was well on its way with the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. Indeed, its first weekend, at last report from Apple, was one that was a record breaker. CEO Tim Cook described it as "our best launch ever, shattering all previous sell-throug…
09/24/2014

HTC Selected as Partner for Google Nexus 9 Tablet
By Clayton Hamshar
Sources for the Wall Street Journal confirmed today the rumor floating around all summer that HTC will be producing the Google Nexus 9 tablet, codenamed "Babel." This will be HTC's only tablet other than the largely unsuccessful Flyer in 2011.
09/24/2014

The New Janam XT1, the Industry's Most Rugged Tablet
By Michael Guta
Consumers are very much aware about the battle going on between Apple and Samsung as well as other smartphone and tablet manufacturers, but very few people know about industrial grade smart mobile devices. Smartphones and tablets have introduced a level of efficiency in our private and work life tha…
09/24/2014

End of Europe Mobile Roaming Fees in 2016? Maybe Not
By Gary Kim
Mobile roaming fees within European Union countries has been slated for 2015 reductions as part of moves aimed at eliminating roaming fees altogether, originally forecast for 2016.
09/24/2014

Worldwide Mobile HD Voice Stats, Estimates Paint Interesting Picture
By Doug Mohney
A couple of recent reports augur bigger things for HD voice. Since I've been "in" the sector since 2009, I'm alternatively optimistic and skeptical about some of the data I'm seeing. I'd say the snowball is at the top to middle of the hill with mobile HD voice deployments. Putting a dollar value on …
09/24/2014



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