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Here''s What You Need to Know About Mobile Hotspot Security
By Larry Alton
As the Internet has become a critical part of business, commerce, and communication, the need for better connectivity has become more and more pressing. Thankfully, the development…

Grandstream Weighs in on the State of WiFi Security
By Keith Batter
Cybersecurity is once again in the spotlight following a massive ransomware attack that shut down networks across the world earlier this week. Even more sophisticated than the Wann…

The Benefits of Controller-Free APs Driving Adoption Today
By Keith Batter
Late last Fall in a speech to investors, Cisco CEO Chuck Robbins expressed confidence in the future success of the wireless market, despite his own organization's 2 percent dip in …

The Last Mobile Phone Sold
By Ken Briodagh
As mobile phones continue to be the on-ramp for consumer and commercial services, the idea of owning a simple mobile phone is becoming as extinct as the rotary dial.

Mobile Apps for Business: Do You Need One?
By Special Guest
If you are a small business owner and own a website, you should seriously consider creating a mobile app. Today, most online activity is done on mobile platforms, and smartphone ap…

7 Ways PWAs Are Disrupting Digital Strategies
By Special Guest
Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) are set to take off in a big way, and are an ideal solution for organizations wanting a better performance from their incumbent traditional apps, accord…

5 Ways Apps Are Changing Digital Visibility
By Larry Alton
Apps have become popular for their convenience and availability, but they're starting to eclipse other, more traditional forms of digital visibility. Businesses are being forced to…

OpenMarket and Ecrio Offer Application-to-Person Messaging for IoT
By Ken Briodagh
OpenMarket and Ecrio demonstrated the first Rich Communication Services (RCS) for IoT use cases with Samsung on T-Mobile's network at LiveWorx.

Weqool Chooses Temasys' for Social Fitness App
By Ken Briodagh
According to a recent announcement, Web Real-Time Communications company Temasys has leveraged its embedded real-time communication platform to provide the communication capabiliti…

Smartphones Need to Integrate with Vehicle Systems
By Ken Briodagh
The demand for in-vehicle connectivity and telematics has led to technological improvements, which aim at enhancing the overall in-vehicle experience of both the passengers and dri…

Go mobile or go home: A look into the top mobile trends for 2017
By Special Guest
A recent article from author Dave Chaffey covers several mobile marketing statistics, so let's put look at some of the most significant mobile trends for 2017.

Seek AR App Brings The Mummy to Life
By Ken Briodagh
In a recent announcement, Seek, an augmented reality (AR) app, has made public its partnership with Universal Studios and Cinemark to promote the upcoming Tom Cruise Summer blockbu…

TelcoBridges to Bring Tsbc Session Border Controller to Service Providers
By Chrissie Cluney
TelcoBridges, a designer and manufacturer of carrier-grade session border controllers (SBC) and VoIP media gateways, announced that it has virtualized its Tsbc Session Border Contr…

How Long Does it Take to Make an App?
By Special Guest
How long does it take to create an app? Coding is a very complex activity and the longevity of the entire project will directly depend on the schedule composed during the prelimina…

AT&T Launches Nationwide LTE-M Network
By Ken Briodagh
New AT&T network promises to transform IoT by enabling low module prices, longer battery life, superior coverage; starter kit to engage developers

Survey Says: Disruptive Competition Challenges Telecommunications Sector
By Ken Briodagh
According to a recently released study from EY, more than one third of CTOs and CIOs see disruptive competition as the single greatest strategic challenge facing the telecommunicat…

With Mobility, Security Shouldn't Compromise the User Experience
By Special Guest
The term 'User Experience' represents how pleasing the overall experience is to the user, and is derived from many different factors including usability, intuitiveness, simplicity,…

How Can Telecom Carriers Compete with OTT Messaging Providers?
By Gerald Baldino
Over the last several years, the over-the-top (OTT) messaging market has experienced significant growth while telecommunications providers have fallen behind the competition.

Carriers: Overcome Backend Complexities to Drive Revenue Growth
By Gerald Baldino
The telecommunications industry is once again tilting in favor of carriers, as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is in the process of repealing several Obama-era regulati…

Chevrolet Offers More Options to Add Unlimited Data with AT&T
By Ken Briodagh
Chevrolet owners can sign up for an unlimited data plan at AT&T stores across the U.S.

Vibes Appoints Laura Desmond to Board of Directors
By Ken Briodagh
Senior Advisor at Uptake and Former Executive at Publicis Groupe Brings Digital Marketing and Technology Experience

Consumer Landscape Report Predicts Doubling of Connected Devices by 2021
By Ken Briodagh
Ovum's Digital Consumer Landscape report reveals what technology companies and service providers need to know as the industry moves beyond smartphone and mobile-first strategies

Vivaldi Update Gives Consumers Personal Insights
By Chrissie Cluney
The Vivaldi browser, made by Vivaldi Technologies, recently unveiled its new History feature, which gives users insights into online behavior.

Mobile Apps Aren't Dead: They're Shapeshifting
By Special Guest
Recently, discussions within this space have focused on whether the "death" of the mobile app is inevitable. Those involved in this discussion point to user fatigue, the decline in…

Predictive Analytics and the Samsung Galaxy S8 Product Launch
By Special Guest
Many organizations, especially for mobile and technology, are now viewing tech support in a more proactive manner rather than a reactive component when things go wrong. Predictive …

The Future of Smart Classrooms in UAE
By Special Guest
The speed at which mobile devices, mobile apps, and IoT are entering the UAE market is rapid, and with that it is no surprise we are seeing the school classroom as an early adopter…

Qualcomm Alleges that Apple Improperly Interferes with Agreements with Contract Manufacturers
By Ken Briodagh
In a recent release, Qualcomm Incorporated announced that it has been informed by Apple Inc. that Apple is withholding payments to its contract manufacturers for the royalties thos…

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes MobileIron with Product Line Strategy Leadership Award
By Ken Briodagh
Frost & Sullivan has announced that it recognizes MobileIron with the 2017 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Line Strategy Leadership.

Listen up: Sound Waves Speed POS for Mobile Payments
By Ken Briodagh
According to a recent announcement, Chirp, a technology company based in the UK, has created a solution designed to deliver a secure mobile payment experience at zero cost to the r…

Verizon to Spend $1B+ on Corning Fiber
By Paula Bernier
In an effort to fortify its wireline network in support of its 4G and 5G wireless efforts, Verizon Communications Inc. yesterday announced it will spend at least $1.05 billion on f…

Toronto Raptor Cory Joseph Takes Selfie Game to the Next Level
By Ken Briodagh
Cory Joseph, Toronto Raptor and LG G6 smartphone ambassador, has reportedly used his G6 to create a new style of selfie, the twofie.

Orca Wave Reveals New Text Messaging Solution
By Steve Anderson
A new text messaging system geared toward the business user emerges with Orca Wave's bitscio.com.

The Rise of M-Commerce and Why It Matters for E-Commerce Stores
By Special Guest
Mobile commerce, or m-commerce, is on the rise. Smartphones and tablets have always come in handy for on-the-go product research, but shoppers are increasingly depending on their m…

The Types of Mobile Applications for Business
By Special Guest
It is important to understand that consumers now see mobile as providing instant access to the information about products and services that helps them reach a purchasing decision.

Why Hardware isn't Always to Blame when Smartphones Fail.
By Special Guest
In the same way that computers have performance limits in terms of RAM, mobile devices suffer when software and applications, when coupled with newer OS releases, result in system …

Why Hackers Love Android Devices
By Special Guest
Some cybersecurity experts argue that Android's open-source nature makes Android devices more appealing to hackers. This argument bears closer inspection.

The Need for 'Yelp-Like' Consumer App Experiences in Enterprises
By Special Guest
While the consumer app market has grown significantly in the last ten years, the business mobility market continues to lag. Most enterprise mobile apps that businesses use are a fa…

Strategy Analytics Knows the Best Smartphone Size
By Steve Anderson
What's the best size for a smartphone? A Strategy Analytics study reveals it's holding steady at 5.0 to 5.3 inches.

IoT Opportunities are Coming for MNO, But When?
By Special Guest
IoT has become a focus area for most Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) worldwide. Yet, the fundamental question still remains: when will IoT business opportunities for MNOs achieve v…

Recycled Numbers: A Gateway to Fraudulent Activity
By Alicia Young
Despite the FCC's efforts with the TCPA, recycled numbers are still causing customers and carriers several problems when it comes to unwanted calls and messages. Recycled numbers c…

Apple vs. Android: Why Choose?
By Alicia Young
It seems like every time there's a new smartphone released, fans on either side of the Apple vs. Android debate come out of the woodwork to explain why their preferred OS is better…

How Women Can Get Started in Tech
By Special Guest
Getting started in business can be intimidating - especially for women and especially in Silicon Valley, where only one in 10 tech execs is female. As the founder and CEO of MojiLa…

Five Tips for Surviving Business Travel as an IT Pro
By Anna Johansson
Most people love to travel, but it's a lot less fun when it's for business purposes. Instead of checking out the sights and relaxing by the pool, your time is spent trying to locat…

Everything's Coming Up Roses for Hotel Guests at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
By Chrissie Cluney
Whether you come to Las Vegas to gamble or to see the sights, the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas seeks to assist in your overall experience in regards to customer service and customer s…

Mobile App Dev: How to Leap from Laggard to Leader
By Special Guest
Today, by applying the lessons enterprises learned along the way, even smaller organizations can sprint forward and go from mobile laggards to mobile leaders.

MWC: Mittal Calls for No More Roaming Charges
By Steve Anderson
GSMA Chairman and founder / chairman of Bharti Enterprises Sunil Bharti Mittal took a bold step, calling for an end to mobile roaming charges worldwide.

Reverse Sticker Shock: AT&T Sinks Mobile Data Price
By Steve Anderson
AT&T, seeing a crowded marketplace for mobile data and big changes afoot, lowers its prices for unlimited data access.

Huawei, LG, Nokia Challenge Smartphone Leaders
By Paula Bernier
There's plenty of smartphone action this week at Mobile World Congress.

Ericsson and Panasonic Deliver Energy Solutions for Mobile Operators
By Ken Briodagh
Ericsson and Panasonic Corporation of North America recently announced that the two companies are collaborating to bring a new energy-as-a-service (EaaS) solution to market.

Yahoo! Revamps Mail App to Win Back Users
By Alicia Young
Despite having a tough year, Yahoo! is fighting to raise interest in its Yahoo! Mail app by adding new features.

Metaswitch Buys Mobile Service Enablement Outfit OpenCloud
By Paula Bernier
In a move that will enable it to provide carriers with a pure-play software VoLTE solution, Metaswitch today announced the acquisition of mobile service enablement company OpenClou…

It Makes Logic Sense
By Chrissie Cluney
Is your company looking to fully use a 4G cellular network easily?

3 Points That Help Tackle Enterprise Mobility Challenges
By Special Guest
Mobility has become the key enabler of a broader digital transformation, and enterprises are rapidly mobilizing their businesses for better results. Merely allowing the use of mobi…

iconectiv CTO Talks Mobile Identity at ITEXPO
By Alicia Young
Yesterday, ITEXPO kicked off at the Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. There were a number of sessions and IT leaders present, but one…

KodaCloud's AI Makes Wi-Fi Networks Agile
By Paula Bernier
KodaCloud's Ronny Haraldsvik explains that applying AI to WiFi networks allows for big data analytics and the automation of processes. And that, he adds, offers the potential to ma…

Winning in the 5G Era: Safeguard Scientifics Talks Business Innovation, ITEXPO
By Stefania Viscusi
Dr. Scott Snyder is Safeguard Scientifics Chief Technology and Innovation Officer and is helping to shape the company's future technology vision including expanding its innovation …

Top Technology Trends Impacting Connectivity
By Special Guest
But don't look for cords to go extinct anytime soon - devices frequently operate in connected ecosystems, so the need for cords will remain in those environments, which are signifi…

3 Major Focuses Mobile Developers Apply to Build Remarkable Apps
By Michael Grebennikov
And yet, every year IT companies, individual entrepreneurs and amateurs release better, more exquisite mobile applications, Apple adds thousands to the Store and later rates hundre…

New App Uses AI to Deliver Better Meditations
By Stefania Viscusi
The age old practice of meditation where you sit in a quiet space to breathe and 'just be' has really started to see a reinvigoration today-on both a personal level and even in pro…

Google Buy Button: Will it Impact Ecommerce?
By Special Guest
Also known as "Purchases on Google" the new service eliminates steps in the buying process, and invites mobile users to start purchasing from their mobile or desktop.

Monitoring Your Health Through Your Cellphone
By Special Guest
With innovative breakthroughs in cloud computing and machine learning, the "medicalized smartphone" is poised to reduce the need for doctors while giving more power to patients.

OBT Anywhere Promotes Mobility Ahead of ITEXPO
By Alicia Young
TMC recently caught up with Greg Plum, VP of Channel (U.S.) at OBT Anywhere, to discuss his opinions on the mobile workforce and collaboration ahead of ITEXPO.

2017 Broadband Predictions from Mimosa
By Special Guest
In 2017, Jaime Fink, Co-Founder at Mimosa, predicts that ISPs across the globe will recognize that new methods are required to deliver ubiquitous, superfast broadband. Here's what …

Airfi and AT&T Sign Reseller Agreement
By Chrissie Cluney
Airfi prides itself on the technological feat of simplifying the development of connected devices. The announcement of its collaboration with AT&T in the form of a reseller agreeme…

FTC: Qualcomm's Business Practices are Anticompetitive
By Paula Bernier
The Federal Trade Commission yesterday filed a complaint against Qualcomm, charging the company with anticompetitive business practices related to its broadband chip manufacturing …

Legere, Malone Critique MSOs' Mobile Strategies
By Paula Bernier
Speaking at a Lions Gate investor event, Malone reportedly commented that the three largest U.S. cablecos - Charter, Comcast, and Cox Communications - could and perhaps should purc…

DMI Reveals Top Mobility Trends for 2017
By Ken Briodagh
Annual Report Highlights Data Insights, Customer Experience, New Devices, Cloud and Hybrid Technologies and Innovations Across Industries as Influencers of Mobile Strategy

Study: Telcos Losing Big to OTT
By Paula Bernier
Network operators are likely to lose nearly $104 billion this year as consumers continue their move from operator-provided text and voice services to OTT messaging and social media…

The 5G Myth: A Book Review
By Chrissie Cluney
Are you skeptical about the new generation of wireless broadband technology that is being discovered?

CES: Jumptuit Cross-Platform Search Integrates Google Machine Learning
By Ken Briodagh
At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017, Jumptuit announced the integration of Google Cloud Machine Learning Platform, including Google Cloud Speech for speech recognition and …

FCC Filing Reveals Nintendo Switch Stats
By Steve Anderson
While we've known about the system for some time, and a complete event will offer up more information about it on January 12, the new reports from the FCC paint an unusual picture …

Smartphone Design Trends in 2017
By Special Guest
Like an aging athlete who finds it challenging to keep winning medals every season, the smartphone space has been in a bit of a rut in recent years.

Google Prioritizing Mobile Search Over Desktop Search
By Special Guest
Google is now prioritizing its search engine to be mobile first and desktop second.

ITEXPO Exhibitor CoreDial Adds to Mobile
By Steve Anderson
CoreDial, an exhibitor at the upcoming ITEXPO event, bolsters its mobile app with new tools to give end users-and channel partners-an edge in the field.

T-Mobile's DIGITS Adds More Connectivity to Mobile Communications
By Frank Griffin
T-Mobile just launched the beta version of its DIGITS technology to give users more connectivity options to mobile communications with multiple numbers and devices.

The 4 Best Free International Calling Apps to Call Your Loved Ones This Holiday Season
By Special Guest
The holidays are upon us once more, when we often feel how far away our loved ones are. Many of us live in different cities, states, or even countries from our friends and family.

PacketZoom Launches Global Mobile App Network Benchmarks
By Michael Guta
The global mobile app network benchmarks launched by PacketZoom will give developers and publishers around the world a platform to gauge the performance of their applications acros…

Is Mobile Banking Safe?
By Special Guest
In the digital world, the game of cops and robbers is often a battle between security personnel and hackers.

Biometrics Big Part of Mobility Tech
By Steve Anderson
Mobility tech is about to focus more on faces and voices, as over 600 million devices will feature biometrics by 2021.

The Best Apps for House Hunting
By Special Guest
You have to act fast in order to lock in the latest listings. Let's check out the four most useful tools for house hunting that can help you gain an edge over the competition.

The Best Apps for Realtors
By Special Guest
Apps allow realtors to access industry information right at their fingertips, and take the listing process from start to finish. Let's take a look at the top apps for realtors.

Top 10 Apps for Extreme Couponing
By Special Guest
Mobility technology is starting to make its way into couponing, as companies are starting to offer mobile coupons since they are easier to find and organize on smartphones.

HZO Sealing Technology Protects Devices from the Inside
By Paula Bernier
HZO Inc. seals automotive, consumer electronics, IoT, medical, and other devices from the inside, protecting them from corrosive liquids, fumes, gases, salt water, and water.

Mobility Tech Gives Disabled Individuals New Freedom
By Special Guest
Mobility disabilities can be one of the most debilitating issues a person can have; each day can feel like a struggle to overcome obstacles and travel from one place to another.

How Do Deaf and Blind People Use a Smartphone?
By Special Guest
This article will explore how technology enables blind and deaf individuals to go about their daily routine.

Incredible Trends in Mobility Technology
By Special Guest
The advent of Mobility Technology has changed the way we work, play, communicate and live. Mobility solutions make it possible to use wireless technology that enables the users to …

How The Banking Industry Has Adopted Mobile Apps
By Special Guest
Ten years ago, when online banking started, I had hesitations about giving out my credit card information online. Today, in Q4-2016, I log into my bank account, transfer funds betw…

Public Wi-Fi: Beloved by Mobile Workers and Hackers Alike
By Alicia Young
Mobility tech has made the lives of employees much easier. Workers now have the option of working from almost anywhere in the world thanks to Wi-Fi. However, problems occur when em…

Cell Phone to Replace House Key: Advantages and Disadvantages to Smart Home
By Special Guest
For some homeowners, the key is going the way of the dodo bird.

PNMsoft and Genpact Add to Business Process Software Technology
By Chrissie Cluney
PNMsoft has been named a Visionary in the August 2016 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Intelligent Business Process Management Suites

Delivering a 5G Future
By Special Guest
Major changes are coming to mobility tech as Internet service providers (ISPs) across the globe prepare for the rollout of 5G. It's important for these ISPs to weigh their options …

Apple Bringing Back Refurbished iPhone Sales
By Andrew Bindelglass
Earlier this week, tech giant Apple announced the launch of their new Apple Certified Refurbished Store for iPhones. Consumers will be able to purchase the iPhone 6 or 6S for price…

The 'Post-PC Era' is Oddly Full of PCs
By Steve Anderson
While there was plenty of hoopla back when the smartphone was first starting to emerge that it would ultimately replace the desktop PC-and in many functions it has-the grim pronoun…

Apple and Deloitte: Accelerating Business Transformation on iPhone and iPad
By Chrissie Cluney
Is your company looking to accelerate their business's transformation using an iPhone and iPad?

How the Smart Phone Industry Can Learn from the Auto Industry
By Special Guest
Most of us don't often think of updating the software in our car but this is decidedly not the case in other realms. -- software updates are becoming second nature for the 68% of A…

Samsung to Invest Billions in System Chips Production
By Casey Houser
Still reeling from the fiasco of its exploding Galaxy Note phones, Samsung has had to play damage control with the smartphone side of its business. It now must face a potential bac…

Four Facts About the Digital Payments Industry in 2016
By Anthony Coggine
We are officially living in a mobile-first world. Ever since the first iPhone came on the scene in 2007, smartphones have completely revolutionized the way we use the Internet and …

How Instagram is an Important Social Media Platform for Businesses
By Special Guest
Top 5 Reasons Why This Visual Social Media Outlet is the Choice Among Businesses

Yesterdays Wars, Today's Regulation! Does HBO From AT&T Really Matter?
By Carl Ford
The question has to be asked is what restrictions are needed for the future?

GENBAND and IBM Join Real-time Communications Software Solutions Forces
By Chrissie Cluney
Are you looking for the latest in real-time communications software solutions for your company?

The State of Mobile Commerce Search: Preparing for 2017
By Special Guest
Mobile commerce has been touted as the next big thing for the past several years. Retailers have prepared for the growth in GMV and profitability from mobile by building mobile-res…

Will the FCC have a Mandate with the Next President?
By Carl Ford
I watched President Obama's inaugural address with the expectation that "the vision" would be all about broadband to the home and the next wave of mobile communication.

Amazon Slashes Streaming Music Service Price
By Andrew Bindelglass
However, with this cheaper price tag, there is a catch. In order to take advantage of this low price, users can only use Amazon Music Unlimited on Amazon devices, such as the Echo,…

Facebook Looking to Expand US Internet Connectivity
By Andrew Bindelglass
Facebook has reportedly been in talks with the U.S. government for months to launch a new app that would greatly expand Internet connectivity in the United States. This app, called…

Twitter is Bad Data, But is it Good Business?
By Carl Ford
There are several reasons Twitter is on the ropes and should be a "fire" sale.

Google Releases New Pixel Phones
By Alicia Young
Pre-orders for the Pixel phones have already started, and pricing starts at $649 for the Pixel and $769 for the Pixel XL. Making the change from 32GB to 128GB of storage adds $100 …

Has Technology Made the World Bigger? The Pros and Cons of a Connected Society
By Special Guest
One of the main driving forces of globalization and expansion is technology. Everyone has their own views on whether technology has made our globe bigger or whether it has made it …

Accenture, Google Partner to Cater to Industry Verticals
By Paula Bernier
Accenture and Google have joined forces to introduce vertical solutions in the analytics, cloud and mobility realms.

Mobile Domestic Money Transfer Market Could Grow 200 Percent by 2018
By Casey Houser
A recently published market study reveals that the amount of money sent between parties in mobile-based domestic money transfers is expected to reach $520 billion in two years.

Facebook Announces Marketplace for Convenient Reselling
By Alicia Young
Buying and selling products on Facebook isn't new. The practice started in Facebook Groups and has grown substantially since; now, more than 450 million people visit buy and sell g…

How More Phones Lead to Less Global Poverty
By Special Guest
We now have more cell phones in this world than there are people on the planet. Here's why that's a good thing.

Coronet joins StarHub's Cyber Security Centre of Excellence
By Chrissie Cluney
Coronet, a cyber security software company, announced their partnership with StarHub's Cyber Security Centre of Excellence, which is Singapore's second largest info-communications …

Xirrus EasyPass Streamlines Wi-Fi Connectivity for Office 365 Users
By Frank Griffin
We now work in our offices just as much as we do outside. When we are on location, Wi-Fi access becomes an important tool to communicate and collaborate with colleagues. But the pr…

'Mobile-First Network' Sets the Stage for SMBs to Compete and Win
By Special Guest
The explosion of smartphones and tablets is transforming the way we communicate, work and manage our personal lives. We stay connected everywhere, and collaborate on the go at ever…

What a bunch of Yahoooooos!
By Carl Ford
There are so many things wrong with this story, that I don't know where to start.

No Restraints On 5G Hype While LTE Progresses
By Doug Mohney
Between AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon, you might think 5G will be available - as in commercially available, you'll be able to buy a handset - next year. Not happening. The In…

Gigabit Data Over Power Lines Closer to Reality With AT&T's Airgig
By Steve Anderson
The notion of using power lines-now pretty much ubiquitous over most of the United States and large parts of the world-as a method to transmit high-speed Internet access isn't new,…

Comcast Enters Mobile Phone Service Market
By Alicia Young
With new iPhone releases and exploding Samsung batteries, it seems like mobile phones have been on everyone's minds these days. Comcast showed that they, too, have mobile devices o…

Altair Semiconductors Certified for Verizon
By Chrissie Cluney
Are you searching for a mobile phone that has the latest chipset within it?

Is Your Service Provider Messing with your Wi-Fi?
By Carl Ford
Oh Yeah, Wi-Fi. That sad spectrum solution that makes it so your wireless service provider doesn't have to admit their network can't handle user demand.

DispatchPLUS: Not Your Grandfather's Walkie Talkie
By Chrissie Cluney
Thirty years ago, NEXTEL developed a national "Push-to Talk" mobile network with more than 20 million subscribers, and a subsequent merger with Sprint.

RCS: The Next Major Step for Mobile Operators Competing with OTT
By Erik Linask
Mobile first has really become the accurate descriptor for a growing number of today's global population. The computing power, connectivity and communications capabilities of our m…

Do the Carriers Need an AirBNB for Small Cell Installations?
By Ken Briodagh
At CTIA (News - Alert) this weekTeleworld Solutons garnered an E-Tech award for its website SmallCellSite.com.

'Mobile-First Network' Sets the Stage for SMBs to Compete and Win
By Special Guest
The explosion of smartphones and tablets is transforming the way we communicate, work and manage our personal lives. We stay connected everywhere, and collaborate on the go at ever…

PNMsoft Named Visionary on Gartner's Magic Quadrant
By Chrissie Cluney
PNMsoft, a global provider of Intelligent BPM Software (iBPMS) solutions, has been named as a Visionary on Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Intelligent Business Process Management (iBP…

5G Expected to be 'Game Changer' for a Number of Industries
By Steve Anderson
It's a safe bet that, at this point, everyone expects 5G to be a real "game changer" when it makes its commercial debut in about three years. A new report from Ericsson, meanwhile,…

Mobile Malware: Pay Attention to Those Androids
By Carl Ford
With the absorption of ALU and NSN in to Nokia, there are a lot of assets that are jewels in the Nokia empire. One is run by Kevin McNamee, Director of the Nokia Threat Intelligenc…

Google Releases 'In Apps' Feature for Android
By Alicia Young
In the wake of the news that Apple's upcoming iOS 10 update will offer functionality that has been available to Android users for awhile, it seemed like Andriod was leagues ahead o…

Shared Spectrum 2.X
By Carl Ford
We have looked at 3.5 GHz Band several times over the years. To the point where we share the joke with the punch line, "there has to be a pony in here somewhere."

Vivaldi 1.3: A Browser for Our Friends
By Chrissie Cluney
Vivaldi Technologies has updated their web browser to introduce custom themes. This adds a new dimension to the browser's personalization, protection for WebRTC IP leakage to impro…

Reinventing Devices to Meet Today's Mobile-First Workforce Needs
By Special Guest
When it comes to work as well as play, the mindset of most millennials is "mobile first." The "most connected" generation has always had access to a notebook PC and other mobile de…

Six Tools for Your Business On The Go
By Drew Hendricks
The golden rule of business is that it never stops. Not for your meetings. Not for lunch. Certainly not while you're sleeping. To beat your competition and grow your business as fa…

Gee, that's fast.
By Carl Ford
It was not a surprise to me that The Wall Street Journal found Google Fiber had troubles and struggled in deployment - to the point where they were rethinking their solution and ne…

Research Finds Large Gap Between Generations' App Usage
By Alicia Young
It's no secret that millennials prefer texting and apps to actually picking up the phone and calling someone. They are constantly texting their friends, playing games or surfing so…

Time2Budget Your Time
By Chrissie Cluney
Are you trying to manage your time between your priorities and having personal time? If so, how is that working out for you? If you're looking for help, Arrken Software, LLC and th…

Getting a Fix on 5G Wireless with Cambridge Broadband Networks
By Carl Ford
For those who know me, they recognize that I am reluctant to talk about beam forming and millimeter wave technologies. It's not that I don't think they don't work, I just think the…

The Whole US is Watching via Mobile
By Carl Ford
Video is pervading in apps and sites in ways that make broadcasting rights almost irrelevant. The idea that the phone is the second screen is old. For the younger generation it is …

Samsung Hits High Note with New Phablet
By Peter Bernstein
Pre-orders for the newly revealed Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phablet start today. As a Samsung Galaxy user eligible for an upgrade of my Internet ride, it was a real treat to be at the …

Rocketing to the Fifth Dimension in Virtual Reality
By Carl Ford
I remember the first time my phone vibrated based on my screen interaction, I thought it was useful feedback, but wondered how important this feature was going to be. With AR/ VR I…

Nokia Technology to Rev Up StarHub's Singapore 4G Networks
By Paula Bernier
Nokia and StarHub together have achieved 150Mbps 4G upload rates in a trial using 64 QAM and carrier aggregation technologies.

Striata: Keeping Our Personal Information Safe
By Chrissie Cluney
Striata, a global customer communications management software and document security technologies company, has created the Secure Document Repository (SDR), which protects their cus…

Samsung Talks New Wireless Charger Design
By Alicia Young
Samsung's current wireless charging pad is flat. The new designs are rumored to be taller and will supposedly be capable of charging more than one device at a time. Samsung wants t…

Comings & Goings: Vestberg Steps Down as Ericsson CEO
By Casey Houser
Hans Vestberg, the CEO and president of Ericsson as well as a member of its board of directors, announced this week that he would step down as the head of the company. In the meant…

The Negroponte Switch and My 5G Aha
By Carl Ford
5G is such a marketing term that while I am committed to writing about the adoption of new technology, I feel like I might as well be saying "Banana Skin" when I put the term "5G" …

What Public Wi-Fi's Journey Means for Wireless Charging
By Special Guest
Smartphone users consistently rate battery life as their No. 1 gripe - and wireless charging services provide the next logical evolution in customer engagement.

TrulyHandsfree and SDK from Sensory: Better Recognition for Voice Activation
By Chrissie Cluney
Nowadays people want everything to be at the fastest speed possible. We seem to crave instant gratification, especially when it pertains to the technological devices we use.

The Lost 5G-eneration
By Carl Ford
For many of us, the use of the term 5G is frustrating. When 3G was developed, it was about getting the world's radio strategies into a common framework so that standards in the fut…

iOS 10 Preview Indicates Complete Revamp for iPhone
By Alicia Young
The long-awaited iOS 10 update is now available as a public beta, and testers could not be happier about the improvements. With the update, Apple seems to be focusing on consumers …

The Start of the Robust Backbone: Ciena Corporation Co Founder Kevin Kimberlin.
By Carl Ford
Twenty years ago last month, the start of rich media came out of the primordial IP ooze.

Who isn't an MVNO These Days?
By Carl Ford
I had a chance recently to interview Robert Chamberlin, the Chief Revenue Officer and Co-Founder of DataXoom, which is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO).

Contactless Ticketing to Support 300 Million Users by 2021
By Casey Houser
Many airlines still reportedly sit in testing stages with their electronic boarding passes, though some have jumped the gun to get an advantage on the competition. This TMC author,…

Comings & Goings: Ultra Mobile Hires Former Toyota Executive as COO
By Ken Briodagh
Simmons began her career as a developer before shifting into project, technology and systems management at Toyota Motor Corporation. Following a long tenure there, Simmons moved to…

Ad-versarial Relationships: Ad Revenue and Ad Blocking
By Carl Ford
There is a major disconnect between the browsing consumer and the people selling ads.

Quality Over Quantity: Key to Mobile Application Success
By Laura Stotler
None of the top applications are new, which indicates an interesting trend in mobile download behavior. Popularity is no longer based on the newest, trendiest app but on standards …

Applications & Service Reliability in an IP World
By Maurice Nagle
On June 24, Suby will be joined by James Rafferty, Product Line Manager at Dialogic and Dialogic's Senior Director of Product Marketing Manager Alan Percy for the webinar "Service …

Facebook to Integrate SMS Into Messenger App
By Andrew Bindelglass
Moving SMS messages into the Facebook Messenger app also allows users the opportunity to "jazz up" their text messages. Users can use all the features of Facebook Messenger like gi…

The New Wave: Boosting Productivity for the Mobile Workforce
By Special Guest
Today's mobile workforce expects fast, reliable network performance for their data-hungry and video-heavy apps, regardless of where they are on the enterprise campus. With the righ…

VMware Mobile Security Alliance Adds Five Cloud Access Security Brokers
By Frank Griffin
VMware adds Blue Coat Systems, CloudLock, Netskope, Palo Alto Networks and Skyhigh Networks to the VMware AirWatch Mobile Security Alliance.

'Found' in Translation
By Chrissie Cluney
Systran, a provider of machine translation software for desktop, enterprise server, Internet, and mobile applications, announced the release of its new software, SYSTRAN 8 Translat…

Mitel Invests in 5G Connectivity Initiative
By Frank Griffin
The projected revenue from 5G is set to reach $247 billion by 2025, according to ABI Research. This new technology will generate new use cases as the Internet of Things (IoT) conne…

FCC Broadband Reform: You are here!
By Carl Ford
I am suggesting that you join Glenn Richards, Executive Director, VON Coalition and Partner at Pillsbury Law, and Debbie Matties, VP, Privacy, CTIA and Dallas Harris Policy Fellow …

Study: Mobility Leaders Benefit Significantly Over Laggards
By Special Guest
New research defines and quantifies the business performance advantages of providing mobile-optimized workplaces.

Mitel Tops Branham300 List
By Paula Bernier
These changes were aimed at helping Mitel and its carrier customers ready themselves for the continued ramp up in global demand for 4G LTE services. Mitel caters to tier 1 carriers…

Mary Meeker's Report is Out and So is the US.
By Carl Ford
Mary Meeker's report on Internet trends is always enlightening and helps shape our discussions. As usual, I will not be the one to give you a snappy summary, but a deep concern.

HotOperations are Happening at PNMsoft
By Chrissie Cluney
PNMsoft, a provider of business process management solutions, announced their new program, HotOperations, at this years' Gartner Enterprise Architecture (EA) Summit.

One China, One Opera!
By Carl Ford
Opera has been pushing to be part of an open mobile strategy. It may be that the migration will impact its use by smart phone companies in China.

Mobile Document Capture - Capturing Data at Point of Need, Minimizing Loss and Speeding up a Process
By Special Guest
Mobile is the driver of changing customer behavior and many digital innovations. In the Middle East and Africa mobile is even bigger, for instance in healthcare. A recently publish…

Mobile Document Capture - Capturing Data at Point of Need, Minimising Loss and Speeding up a Process
By Special Guest
Mobile is the driver of changing customer behaviour and many digital innovations. In the Middle East and Africa mobile is even bigger, for instance in healthcare. A recently publis…

Call Emergency: I Have Warm Feelings for John Oliver
By Carl Ford
If you watched "Last Week Tonight" this past Sunday on HBO, you learned about the problem with the existing 911 network and even the plans for next-gen 911.

There May Be 'An App for That' But is it Working Optimally for You?
By Peter Bernstein
The challenges of app-centricity relating to app performance, however, can be daunting. Indeed, as apps become more important they are also become more complex, and monitoring thei…

T-Mobile Launches New Family Plan
By Andrew Bindelglass
Earlier this week, T-Mobile announced a new and cheaper cell phone plan directed at families. For 30 dollars per line per month, or 120 dollars total, T-Mobile customers can get un…

Will Video Basic Service Be on the Agenda for 2020?
By Carl Ford
The "Open" issue hit me while at GENBAND Perspectives16 when I realized in talking to the panelists that it was entirely possible for video calling to be just included in the next …

Juniper Finds UK Consumers Satisfied with Mobile Banking
By Casey Houser
Financial services analyst and research group Juniper Research recently completed a study of U.K. banking consumers to determine their satisfaction with mobile banking.

The Holistic View of Network Design: Musings from GENBAND's Perspectives16
By Carl Ford
Here is an interesting question to consider: Does SDN mean the end of the Stupid Network?

Report: More Engaged Employees May be a Mobile Optimization Away
By Steve Anderson
A new report has detailed how better employee engagement and performance on the job could be realized just by optimizing the business' operations for mobile use.

FCC: Television Broadcasters Taking New Interest in Spectrum Auction
By Steve Anderson
The FCC has noted a "strong" interest from television broadcasters, and announced it was out to clear 126 MHz of spectrum for availability.

iPass Releases SmartConnect SDK to Bring Wi-Fi to Mobile
By Casey Houser
iPass, a provider of mobility management and Wi-Fi connectivity services, announced that it has launched the "world's smartest mobile connection technology."

Maturing Smartphone Market Shrinks, Fewer Units Shipped
By Steve Anderson
The level of saturation in the smartphone market is starting to have an impact on shipments, and a new report from Juniper Research shows us just where the numbers are going.

Verizon Partnership Meeting Migrating in Tandem
By Carl Ford
Verizon's Partner Solutions gathering this year was in a very nice location, with very nice meetings, and I had the chance to listen to Eric Cevis, President of Verizon Partner Sol…

Mojo Networks Aims to Open Up the Wi-Fi Market
By Paula Bernier
Startup Wi-Fi solutions company Mojo Networks may be a guppy swimming among whales, but the company aims to create a sea change in how this market works.

What the $4 Smartphone Means for Mobile Commerce in Emerging Markets
By Special Guest
Upstream strategy head explains what he $4 Freedom 251 will mean for mobile commerce in developing countries.

Braced for Impact: Maintaining QoE for Mobile Video
By Special Guest
Procera explains why it is essential that CSPs are able to manage the impact of mobile video traffic with complete control.

'5G: This Article Contains Content That is Written Like an Advertisement'
By Carl Ford
When we started writing about 4G, I was very clear that we were following the trends of LTE standards work. 4G was an appropriate term for where the standards were taking us.

T-Mobile Goes Beyond HD Voice to EVS
By Doug Mohney
In the U.S., T-Mobile has continually pushed the envelope of services and pricing in the wireless industry. The (un) carrier's latest move is to introduce Enhanced Voice Services (…

Sprint Launches LTE Plus in the New York Metropolitan Area
By Rory Lidstone
Over the past six months, Sprint has added or upgraded service at various popular locations within the city, including Rockefeller Center, the 9/11 Memorial, Jacob Javits Center, J…

Negroponte's 'Switchless' Future: Was He a Visionary?
By Carl Ford
Nothing is more frustrating than looking back at the past and seeing what should have been obvious at the time. Except maybe when companies talk as though the past did not happen a…

Mobile Payments Space to Hit $95 Billion by 2018
By Rory Lidstone
The mobile payments industry today, though growing, is a mere shadow of what it will become in the next few years, according to a new study from Juniper Research. As mobile and wea…

A New Web Browser Looking to Orchestrate the Edge
By Carl Ford
With all the people looking to sell "as a service" web-based products, it often feels like the browser is being dumbed down.

2016: Year of the Small Cell
By Steve Anderson
Small cells and base stations have long been a part of the mobile device environment for some time, with some thinking that this might be the way to help bring some relief to mobil…

Mobile Phone Insurance Market Could Reach $48 Billion by 2020
By Casey Houser
Radiant Insights latest report on global phone insurance revenue market anticipates major growth through 2020.

Gemalto and EZ-Link Bring NFC Mobile Payments to Singapore Transit System
By Rory Lidstone
Gemalto and EZ-Link anchor consortium enabling NFC mobile payers on Singapore's transit system for first time.

FastMile Delivers End-to-End Wireless Broadband to Hard to Reach Places
By Peter Scott
Nokia FastMile comprehensive wireless broadband solution answers challenge of economically reaching remote areas.

The FBI Knows How to Break an iPhone; What Have We Learned?
By Carl Ford
Having such a public debate shows how poorly educated the FBI leadership is about hacking. It can be compared to the late Alaska Senator Ted Steven's once referring to the Internet…

IDology Mobile Identity Spectrum Suite Targets Mobile Fraud
By Casey Houser
IDology Mobile Identity Spectrum Suite makes on-boarding of customers easier and safer.

DragonWave and Mitel Join Efforts to Accelerate 5G Development
By Christopher Mohr
Canadian solutions providers DragonWave and Mitel join forces to combine competencies to help accelerate 5G technologies.

Screenshot Concerns About Messaging Lost With Privates!
By Steve Anderson
Messaging apps are an ever-increasing part of the mobile environment, and there are reports that the younger generations of users are preferring messaging to email, enough to make …

Technology Demands in Higher Education Changing the Way Students Learn
By Susan J. Campbell
The demand for bigger and better will not wane in the higher education environment as these institutions continue to compete with outside options when it comes to attracting studen…

New 'MulteFire' Lights up Unlicensed LTE Models
By Tara Seals
One of the first steps in achieving a next-gen wireless network vision that can stand up to the growing thirst for rich content will likely be the use of unlicensed LTE approaches.

Apple: The Legacy Drives the Decisions
By Carl Ford
Apple's recent product announcement was subdued, with the audience knowing it was gathering for the last time in the old facilities where they were looking back at Apple's first fo…

Facebook Ending Support for BlackBerry Devices
By Rory Lidstone
When WhatsApp announced that it was ending support and development for BlackBerry devices late last month, many took it as an unofficial death knell for the mobile platform.

AetherPal Offers Answer for Enterprise Mobility
By Stefania Viscusi
Enterprise Mobility has quickly become the go-to for business communications needs. As the market rapidly expands, so to does the need to offer support for end users. Not only will…

Apple Introduces New 4-Inch iPhone, Smaller iPad Pro, Much More
By Paula Bernier
The tech giant is making headlines again today, but this time it's because the company has unveiled a wide array of new products and capabilities. That includes a new and smaller i…

Rant of the Month: Is the Web Becoming a Giant Tweet?
By Carl Ford
The Web is now getting to a new stage of design where instead of navigating information from the company, the webpage is a giant tweet of marketing message.

CDNs Finding iPhone 6 & 6 Plus Tougher to Work With for Image Delivery
By Steve Anderson
While 5G may not be the grand solution for CDNs looking for a better way to get images to users-especially since there's still so long until 5G rolls out-it may well ultimately hel…

Enterprises and Key Verticals Fueling Small Cell Deployments
By Laura Stotler
The group surveyed 500 enterprise organizations in 17 vertical sectors and found that a whopping 60 percent of those queried plan to deploy small cell technology by the end of the …

FutureDial Reaches 33 Million Device Milestone
By Casey Houser
FutureDial, a company that develops software to handle the tracking of devices, users, and user data, recently announced that it has surpassed 33 million devices processed as a sof…

FutureDial Reaches 33 Million Device Milestone
By Casey Houser
FutureDial, a company that develops software to handle the tracking of devices, users, and user data, recently announced that it has surpassed 33 million devices processed as a sof…

Primo App Wants to Bring Free Communications to More Than Four Billion Users
By Michael Guta
The Primo App is going to provide app-to-app, app-to-mobile and app-to-landline voice, video, file sharing and messaging with a next generation communications solution that lets us…

You Know Where it's @, but Do You Know How it Got There?
By Carl Ford
The @ sign, which before 1971 was best known for quoting prices "at a rate of $ each" being symbolized by @$, now is part of the daily lives with email and Twitter.

Aruba Announces New Push to Digital Workforce Operations
By Steve Anderson
A digital workplace can be a tough thing to keep together. It depends on a lot of things working together exactly as intended, and so, having the right tools is vital to keep it ru…

Two Industry Leaders Partner to Drive Mobile Workforce
By Steve Anderson
Worksoft and Perfecto Mobile recently got together in a new technology partnership geared toward bringing more mobility to the workforce.

Smartphones Now Account for 60 Percent of Malware on Mobile Nets says Nokia Report
By Paula Bernier
Nokia report shows smartphones now dominant source of malware on mobile networks.

GoTenna Raises Cash, Nets Launch With REI
By Steve Anderson
Remember the tragedy that took place at the Boston Marathon? Not surprisingly, after that took place, the mobile networks in the region were overloaded as people tried frantically …

What's Unsafe at Any Speed? Texting
By Carl Ford
The Wall Street Journal, Fortune and NPR all have covered the fact that we have an order of magnitude growth in texting-and-walking accidents.

Google to Debut Hands Free Payment App
By Andrew Bindelglass
Over the past few years, technology has been gunning to make the traditional leather wallet or purse obsolete. Barcodes stored on phones and wearable chips, for example, have been …

Nokia Report Finds 60 Percent of Infections in Mobile Network from Smartphones
By Andrew Bindelglass
Nokia's Threat Intelligence Lab Released research results today showing that, for the first time, smartphones are the victims of a majority of malware attacks in the mobile space. …

Wireless Options Now Part of the Raspberry Pi 3
By Joe Rizzo
The Raspberry Pi Foundation was created by several talented people who believed that families should be able to have affordable, programmable computers. The company wanted to break…

MobileIron Security Report Finds Mix of Lax Security and Sophisticated Attacks in BYOD Environments
By Christopher Mohr
MobileIron Security Labs (MISL) recently published a downloadable report on the security of mobile devices within enterprise environments.

WhatsApp Ends Support for BlackBerry Devices
By Rory Lidstone
As such, it's understandable that many are interpreting the news that WhatsApp is ending support for BlackBerry devices-including classic BBOS phones as well as more recent devices…

One More Humble Opinion on Apple vs. the FBI
By Carl Ford
The real story about Apple vs. the FBI is that communication is so much more than voice calls these days, so the rules about government right to tap a phone are about as antiquated…

In-Flight Mobile Roaming to be Major Part of Roaming Revenue
By Steve Anderson
A new report from Juniper Research says that in-flight mobile roaming will be a hefty part of the total international roaming revenue profile by just 2020.

Fox Innovation Lab Announces Global Partnership with Ericsson
By Clayton Hamshar
20th Century Fox is determined to stay relevant in the 21st century and beyond, recently forming the Fox Innovation Lab as an initiative to accelerate the development of next-gener…

List View vs Grid View: What's the Best Option for Displaying Products on Mobile?
By Special Guest
Moovweb explains why if you frustrate users by picking the wrong way to display your products you will lose them.

LG, B&H Photo Video Bringing Virtual Reality Mobile
By Steve Anderson
Joining in an ongoing fray about virtual reality recently was LG, which was bringing its new LG 360 Virtual Reality system soon to B&H Photo Video outlets.

Nokia Packages Up In-Venue Mobile Broadband Solution
By Paula Bernier
Nokia introduces Zone applications solution to enhance in-building mobile broadband coverage and performance.

REVE Systems Keeping Ahead of Mobile VoIP Trends
By Stefania Viscusi
REVE Systems is a Singapore-based company that specializes in Mobile VoIP platform solutions catering to carriers, enterprise service providers and calling card service providers.

Taqua Supports Native Wi-Fi Calling on Over 750 Devices
By David Delony
Android owners who have difficulty placing calls indoors will no doubt welcome the news from IP communications supplier Taqua.

Study: Qualcomm Still Tops in LTE Baseband, But Competition Closing
By Steve Anderson
When it comes to the LTE baseband market, a new report from ABI Research brings both the expected and the surprising.

Efma, Avanade, Microsoft Get Together for New Fintech Move
By Steve Anderson
The portal represents what's considered to be the first such instance of a platform that connects fintech makers to potential institutional users. As Efma's CEO Vincent Bastid note…

LG Releases Modular Smartphone, VR Devices
By Rory Lidstone
LG has taken a unique and exciting approach with the introduction of a modular smartphone at Mobile World Congress (MWC).

FireChat Messenger Doesn't Need Your Cellular Networks or Wi-Fi
By Clayton Hamshar
Most people in the world are now interconnected due to widespread mobile device adoption, which has broken down most barriers to communication.

Smartphone Prices & Satisfaction On the Rise Simultaneously
By Steve Anderson
Customers these days are highly price-sensitive about just about anything. It's part of the reason online shopping has done as well as it has, offering up what people want for less…

Cypher Delivers Noise Reduction to Cisco Instant Connect
By Rory Lidstone
Cypher, a company that provides next-generation audio enhancement solutions, has already answered the call for better mobile audio quality with its technology that reduces backgrou…

Ericsson and Telefonica Work Together to Prepare for 5G
By Rory Lidstone
It's not exactly a surprise at this point that 5G is well on its way to becoming a reality and that when it does, it's going to change everything.

Is the End Near? Think About Uber 'This' and 'That'
By Carl Ford
A friend in the VC community in the valley joked with me that if you want to join the billion-dollar startup club (currently at 146), all you have to do is figure out "something yo…

Mitel Makes Management Changes Around Mobile Effort
By Paula Bernier
Mitel has announced some management changes related to its mobile effort. The company in relaying this news again emphasized the growth of LTE and reiterated the mobile enterprise …

SAP Launches Symsoft-Powered SMS Firewall Solution
By Clayton Hamshar
Enterprise software provider SAP SE just signed a software license and distribution agreement with Symsoft, the operator division of CLX Communications, regarding the Symsoft SMS F…

5G Gets Ready for its Close-up Ahead of Mobile World Congress
By Tara Seals
The next generation of mobile networks, known as 5G, is slowly making its way from lab to field as major carriers and infrastructure vendors continue to work on its development. Pr…

Patents, Trust and Brand: The Foxconn Acquisition of Sharp
By Carl Ford
Sharp is no longer a trusted brand in the market and is bleeding cash. Its LCD business for TV sets is being beaten in the market by LG, and its solar business is like an anchor ti…

Zipwhip Chooses AdaptiveMobile to Secure Enterprise-to-Person Texting
By Rory Lidstone
There's a lot of talk about security in just about every facet of the technology industry these days, but talk of SMS security is somewhat scarce. In fact, it seems that mobile sec…

Vyke Moves Mobile Telephony Forward with VoIP Apps
By Frank Griffin
With only a single number, users are limited if they want to compartmentalize the different part of their lives with unique numbers. Vyke has solved this problem with the launch of…

ADM Embeds Qosmos ixEngine Into its Policy Control and Traffic Management System
By Rory Lidstone
Qosmos, a provider of IP traffic classification and network intelligence technology, recently helped ADM Systems, a provider of traffic management solutions, in its traffic managem…

Instagram for iOS Gets Multi-Account Support
By Rory Lidstone
Ever since Facebook acquired Instagram a few years ago, development of the photo sharing app has continued at a steady pace, with many features seemingly designed to bring Instagra…

Tangoe Claims Patent for Data Usage Analysis
By Christopher Mohr
Tangoe announced recently that it had been awarded a patent for technology that allows enterprises to analyze data usage patterns and assign the costs of such usage to different ca…

MorphoTrust and Confirm.io Collaborating on Next-Gen Mobile Solutions
By Clayton Hamshar
More and more transactions are being carried out on mobile portfolios, which obviously has created the need for robust security precautions to protect sensitive data. Another less-…

Apple Stores to Allow Broken iPhone Trade-ins
By John Casaretto
Apple fans will soon have another option if their iPhones are damaged. For the first time ever, customers at Apple Retail stores can bring in their iPhones with cracked screens, bu…

LTE in the U.S.? 'Not So Fast,' Says New Report
By Peter Bernstein
For those of us who reside in the United States, you would think that not only is every inch of our county covered with 4G LTE, but also that we have the fastest such networks in t…

Macro Base Stations to Take Big Hit in Upcoming Market Moves
By Steve Anderson
The very nature of technology ensures that some systems will be winners, and some will be losers. Generally, the winners eventually become losers as technology advances and surpass…

Consumers Use Smartphones as Entertainment Hub, Study Finds
By Andrew Bindelglass
Despite the proliferation of entertainment apps for mobile devices (think Netflix, Youtube, or HBOGo), the general assumption has been that the primary function of the smartphone h…

It Just Worked! The End of Apple's Elegance
By Carl Ford
Apple is the company that matched to Steve Jobs' view of elegant code. His view was that 10 percent of the coders were capable of elegance and another 30 percent could support the …

OpenMarket Releases New SMS API
By Paula Bernier
Text messaging is the most widely and frequently used form of written communication in the world, with 6.1 people onboard and 7 trillion SMS messages exchanged annually, according …

Microsoft Furthers its Mobile Ambitions with SwiftKey Acquisition
By Rory Lidstone
There's been a lot of speculation lately that Microsoft is more or less out of the mobile game, largely because of underwhelming response to its latest flagship smartphones, the Lu…

Ericsson Unveils New Mobile Broadband Solutions in Preparation for MWC
By Paula Bernier
Ericsson today unveiled a handful of mobile broadband solutions, all of which the company will show live at Mobile World Congress later this month in Barcelona. The new offerings a…

Gemalto Helps Gabon Implement Border and Visa System
By Rory Lidstone
Although Gemalto is probably best known to the average consumer for its mobile payment solution expertise, the company handles a much broader selection of digital security applicat…

Patriot Technology Launches ClaimsAlert Smartphone App
By Oliver VanDervoort
Patriot Technology has launched a new mobile application that will streamline incident reporting. The new application is called the PN ClaimsAlert. This PN ClaimsAlert allows for u…

Despite iPhone's Tough 2015 YoY, Apple Sees 20 Percent Growth
By Oliver VanDervoort
As 2016 gets underway, Apple has received a couple pieces of bad news. First, it turns out that more than one industry analysts believes that markets are moving away from tablets a…

Trojanized Android Apps Show Up In Google Play Store
By Oliver VanDervoort
While some reports indicate that 2016 is going to be the year the industry makes some very big strides in mobile security, Android isn't quite there yet. A new report found Trojan-…

EXFO Debuts Handheld G.fast Testing Device
By David Delony
Network testing equipment maker EXFO has announced a new G.fast solution that it says will make it easier for carriers to deploy G.fast networks to residential customers.

Report: Market Shifting from Slate Tablets to Detachables
By Christopher Mohr
A recent study by IDC indicates that year-over-year sales for tablet devices have declined for five straight quarters. Data suggests that sales for pure slate tablets, which come w…

Project Skybender: Google's Vision for 5G Internet Delivered by Drones
By Steve Anderson
Give Google credit for its forward thinking; while 5G itself is still largely in the testing and development phase, Google is already bringing it into a new delivery mechanism that…

Unlockd Lets Consumers Reduce Phone Bills by Viewing Ad Content
By Clayton Hamshar
The continuous evolution of technology has changed the face of advertising, leading businesses to search for new channels and strategies that enable more effective interactions wit…

Opinion: Hillary Clinton Showcases BlackBerry's Killer App
By Rob Enderle
It was recently made clear that Hillary Clinton, as Secretary of State, not only used a BlackBerry, but she used one that wasn't authorized by the US Government. What did she know …

Twenty Years Later, the Lost / Next Generation
By Carl Ford
The telecom industry equivalent to "New and Improved" is "Next Generation." However, often the terms associated with the next generation of technology shows that a generation will …

Comings & Goings: Digital Turbine Appoints Mohan Gyani to Board
By Casey Houser
Digital Turbine, a developer of software for mobile operators and application publishers, recently announced that it has appointed a new member of its board of directors.

Mitel's New Tools Give Strategic Mobile Edge
By Steve Anderson
A workforce that's increasingly mobile means an enterprise that is as well, and that means a clear demand for a host of new tools. Mitel, whose product line is getting an exhibitio…

Ovum Hits New Milestone for LTE
By Steve Anderson
With 5G connectivity in the works, it might be a surprise to see news about milestones for 4G LTE coverage. However, Ovum's latest research has revealed that one such milestone had…

Xura and SMS PASSCODE Combine Efforts to Improve on the Password
By Christopher Mohr
Xura recently announced that it would partner with SMS PASSCODE to develop an easy-to-use, multi-factor authentication mechanism. The solution is a much better alternative to the t…

One Third of Home Wi-Fi Routers Will Support Public Access by 2017, Study Finds
By Andrew Bindelglass
A recent study from Juniper Research has found that dual use routers (routers that provide both a private signal for personal use as well as an open one for public access) are beco…

Huawei Firewall Solutions Achieve Common Criteria EAL4+ Certification
By Rory Lidstone
Chinese information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider Huawei this week made a significant announcement regarding the security and reliability of its next gener…

Payment Data Security Needs to Be a Priority as Mobile Payments Grow
By Rory Lidstone
While acceptance of mobile and other new forms of payments is expected to double in the next two years-a recent study from Amdocs says this is in part because consumers are looking…

Microsoft Innovates for iPhone, But at What Cost?
By Steve Anderson
It's a strange proposition, but Microsoft is about to deliver a feature for iPhones that isn't even available on Windows 10 phones. The development in question comes from the new M…

The Changing Face of Mobility and Enterprise Mobility Management
By John Casaretto
In the beginning of the relationship between business and mobile, there were asset tags that would track company cell phones. Secure and done. When smart phones came on the scene, …

Chic Sketch, Bridging Fashion and Technology Through Mobile Integrations
By Jessica N. Abraham-Hogan
Appetizer Mobile is known for its array of interactive mobile apps development and marketing services. Chic Sketch, an innovative app under the Appetizer umbrella, is bringing pers…

What Carriers Should Learn about Their Business: AKA, 'WhatsApp Lessons'
By Carl Ford
What went wrong was carriers did not embrace the over-the-top nature of the IM and figure out how to absorb it into something new and different.

IIJ Surpasses One Million Subscribers as MVNO
By Casey Houser
Since 2008, Internet Initiative Japan (IIJ) has been offering mobile service to its corporate clients. IIJ continues to act as a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) for multiple…

AeroFS Releases New API and SDKs to Empower Developers
By Michael Guta
With collaboration a key component of today's work environment, AeroFS addresses the security concerns of enterprises as their employees send sensitive information back and forth o…

Accedian Sales Grew 25 Percent in 2015
By Rory Lidstone
Accedian helps network operators and businesses achieve exceptional end-to-end network performance visibility, resulting in control over the best possible user experience. In today…

What's up with WhatsApp: Ready for Business, a Billion Users, and Giving Itself Away
By John Casaretto
In a trifecta of announcements, the popular mobile messaging application WhatsApp shared some significant developments in its young, but rapidly-evolving story of growth and change…

Flying Into Fort Lauderdale? There's an App for That
By Steve Anderson
It's one of the great cliches of our day, but "there's an app for that" seems to apply to just about everything under the sun. Now, there's another app to add to the long lists in …

Gemalto Helps Finland Create a More Secure Electronic Passport
By Rory Lidstone
Gemalto, a world leader in digital security, has been busy lately with its mobile payments efforts. In December, it added support for news standards from major credit card networks…

MasterCard Nods to Gemalto for Mobile Payment Solution
By Rory Lidstone
The struggle for dominance in the mobile payments space has as much to do with reach as it does with the experience itself-or possibly even more. Sure, consumer preference matters,…

Department of Veterans Affairs Expands BlackBerry Contract
By Rory Lidstone
While most of BlackBerry's headlines over the past couple years have largely revolved around its attempts to win back market share in the smartphone space with devices like the Bla…

Submarine Cable Capacity Makes it to the Cloud
By Carl Ford
The first attempt to double the capacity of submarine cable was for telegraphic services, and mirrored the way that the French used visual telegraphs.

A New Bitcoin Rush? Bitcoin Mining Makes a Comeback
By Steve Anderson
Bitcoin mining - the process by which bitcoin is disseminated and issued - only gets more difficult as the bitcoin grows more successful. While early bitcoins were comparatively ea…

Chinese Brands Made Up 40 Percent of Smartphone Shipments in 2015
By Rory Lidstone
As the smartphone market matures, it's interesting to see how consumer interest shifts from traditionally dominant manufacturers to less-established brands. For a long time, the to…

Wheelings & Dealings: Orange Acquires Cellcom Liberia
By David Delony
Orange has announced that it will acquire the entirety of the assets of Cellcom Liberia. "Orange will provide its marketing expertise and world-class technical capability to fur…

Mike Tyson Takes Another Bite at Bitcoin with His Own Branded Wallet
By John Casaretto
With his latest announcement about a new bitcoin mobile wallet this week, former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson is now a two-time bitcoin entrepreneur. The product is…

Celltick Start Now Powers BLU Smartphones
By Rory Lidstone
Unless you're really into smartphone software or user interface innovation, you might not necessarily know about Celltick Start, which promises to provide Android users with "what …

CEL Launches Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Nano Modules to Complement Mini Module Lineup
By Clayton Hamshar
California Eastern Laboratories (CEL), a provider of RF, optoelectronic and mixed signal semiconductor solutions, recently announced the release of two new system-in-package (SiP, …

Qualcomm Quick Charge Now Supported by the Lattice Flexible Charging Controller
By John Casaretto
The average home in America probably has more cords and charging cables than people really want to deal with. Any time a company emerges with news of increased compatibility or sup…

Try Competify. Or Don't.
By Carl Ford
A good friend is now working for Competify to see if a decade-old issue in front of the FCC about special access can finally bring new rules.

Comings and Goings: Truphone Appoints New CEO
By Rory Lidstone
January tends to be a busy month for the entire technology world, thanks in large part to major trade shows. Adding to this flurry of news, Truphone has announced the appointment o…

Sierra Wireless to Provide LTE-Advanced for Lenovo Products
By Rory Lidstone
Although Sierra Wireless is more focused on the Internet of Things (IoT) with its wireless solutions, the company does still provide connectivity for more traditional tech, like la…

ZTE Needs Your Help to Make its Next Smartphone
By Rory Lidstone
Innovation in the smartphone space comes so regularly, efficiently, and quickly that practically every smartphone these days is pretty good. It's gotten so that even low-end device…

Celltick's Start Personalizes Smartphone Interfaces
By Paula Bernier
For all that smartphones can do, these devices are not particularly smart in terms of understanding how their owners use them and adapting to become more user friendly as a result,…

Consumers Relying on PayPal and Bank Apps for In-Store Mobile Payment
By Frank Griffin
When Apple Pay was introduced it gave credence to the possibility of mobile payment being the future of payment systems. Although it is far too early to determine if it has succeed…

What Ever Happened to Signaling System Internet (8?)
By Carl Ford
Our friends at Xura sent over a compilation of security studies that are always a fun read. (That is, if you define "fun" like a roller coaster that occasionally has to be shut dow…

How Google's Data Saver Upgrades Will Impact Emerging Markets
By Special Guest
Google and other companies who have sights set on providing solutions for connectivity in markets like India and Africa need to remember to localize methods for each region, rather…

Three Contrarian mCommerce Predictions for 2016
By Special Guest
In the coming year, we will continue to see rapid growth of mobile commerce. Here are three predictions that stand in contrast to the prevailing discussions around mobile payments,…

Wi-Fi et une Baguette: Hit France for the Best in Wi-Fi Connection
By Steve Anderson
When we think of connectivity, thoughts often jump to Japan or South Korea, powerhouses in terms of connectivity with impressive speeds available almost everywhere in their countri…

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