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RedSky and Unify to Provide Total Protection with E911 for Enterprises
By Frank Griffin
Having an accurate record of the location of every phone in an enterprise is extremely important when there is an emergency. For organizations with hundreds or thousands of employe…

Juniper Research: Wireless Charging Will Grow Almost 40 Percent by 2020
By Michael Guta
The smartphones most of us carry with us have become an integral part of our way of life. The inaugural Bank of America Trends in Consumer Mobility Report revealed 47 percent of Am…

To Tackle Today's App Boom, Organizations Must Focus on the Mobile Backend
By Special Guest
In a mobility survey we conducted across our global customers, we found that backend integration is a leading challenge for development, in addition to security. We also found that…

An Attack on Wi-Fi at CTIA
By Carl Ford
The world is full of new and improved solutions that seem to come in clusters. At CTIA in a few weeks, the Low Power Wide Area [LPWA] folks will have their turn in the spotlight.

Back to School with STOPit, the Anonymous Anti-Bully App
By Steve Anderson
With the coming of September comes fall, and the universal restart date for the kids to go back to school. And with school all too often comes bullying, and STOPit looks to give ki…

Landlines Go Mobile with Voice Bridge
By Joe Rizzo
Swissvoice has announced that Voice Bridge will be available in the U.S.

Cord Project Announces Version 2.0 of Its Voice Messaging App
By Oliver VanDervoort
When it comes to the wide variety of communications applications like voice messaging apps, the market is wide open enough that even startups can make a real name for themselves. T…

The Next Standalone App from LINE Messenger is HERE
By Frank Griffin
The availability of GPS on entry-tier handsets has given developers business opportunities that integrates this technology for a wide range of solutions. Location-based services (L…

Mobile, Online Transactions Swell in Changing Market
By Steve Anderson
Shopping used to involve actually going to a physical location to buy goods and bring said items home. The growth of online shopping-and its close cousin mobile shopping-has fundam…

PowerSquare Brings First APF Multi-Device Wireless Charger to the US Market
By Frank Griffin
The ritual of plugging our mobile devices to charge the battery is an inconvenience we have all come to terms with. There is a lot of research being carried out for long-term batte…

Vaultize Strengthens BYOD Adoption with Enterprise Digital Rights Management
By Michael Guta
With news of high-profile breaches regularly in the headlines, security has become one of the most important issues for organizations with a digital presence, and BYOD exacerbates …

Five Innovations That Will Disrupt Mobile Advertising
By Special Guest
The advertising dollar is going cellular. The Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) recently revealed that mobile advertising revenues had risen to $12.5 billion per year in the U.S.-a…

Everything Old is New Again
By Carl Ford
The announcement that Sprint was eliminating two-year contracts and going to a straight leasing model feels like the wireless operators are returning to the model that the wire lin…

4G Smartphones Show Big Rise in Unit Market Share
By Steve Anderson
Does it seem like there are a lot more 4G smartphones in stores and in the hands of users? If so, then new smartphone sales data from GfK is translating well to the real world, as …

iHome Announces iSP5 SmartPlug
By David Delony
iHome has announced the iSP5 SmartPlug, which allows any user to turn their electrical appliances into smart devices without rewiring their homes.

Samsung Puts New Stars in Its Galaxy and Reveals Samsung Pay
By Peter Bernstein
The event was billed as Samsung Unpacked and Alice Tully Hall in New York City's Lincoln Center was anything but unpacked as a standing room only crowd got to see, hear and touch t…

Cybera Receives Verizon 4G LTE Certification
By Casey Houser
Cybera offers its security-as-a-service hardware and software combination to enterprises in order to heighten controlled access to their networks. With only a single piece of hardw…

ADTRAN Talks About the Benefits and Use Cases of Wi-Fi ProCloud Service
By Paula Bernier
If you're not out there offering wireless to customers, you're opening the door to competitors. That was the word from Todd Lattanzi, director of the cloud services portfolio at AD…

Good Technology Outlines Three Big Concerns for Enterprise Mobile Users
By Steve Anderson
Businesses have a wide variety of concerns that crop up on a daily basis. These range from issues both external-where the market is going, what the customers want and so on-to the …

Android Users: Beware Stagefright Malware Texts
By Special Guest
I'm sure that most of us dislike unsolicited phone calls from sales people or marketing agencies, they are a nuisance but not harmful. However, 95 percent of Android phone owners n…

T-Mobile Sprints Ahead, But Why?
By Carl Ford
Sprint lost some ground to T-Mobile recently and is now ranked Number 4. They are both making a dent in the unlimited vs. usage based pricing, but the buzz is around T-Mobile's pla…

Wheelings & Dealings: Motorola Reports Falling Profits; Gets $1 Billion Investment
By Oliver VanDervoort
Motorola announced earlier this week that it has sold a billion dollar stake in the company to the private-equity firm Silver Lake. On the same day the firm also announced that it …

Loss from Sprint's First Quarter Results is Less than Expected
By Joe Rizzo
If you have been watching TV commercials from the four major U.S. carriers, you know that there is an ongoing battle, as it were, to acquire and keep subscribers. Earlier this week…

Dave: 'HAL, Are You My Phone Now?'
By Carl Ford
Artificial Intelligence is something we are going to learn to live with in this world. Sometimes it will be amazingly good and sometimes it will be like a call center with a bad co…

Four of MobileIron's AppConnect Ecosystem Partners in Gartner's Leaders Quadrant
By Michael Guta
As a provider of mobile enterprise security, MobileIron announced four of its AppConnect Ecosystem Partners were recognized by Gartner and positioned as leaders in the Leaders Quad…

Second Quarter 2015 Shows Worst Smartphone Growth in Six Years
By Joe Rizzo
Depending on which analysts' report you read, smartphone shipments for this year's second quarter came in between 338 and 435 million units. These figures represent a weaker growth…

Mobile Point of Sale Vendors to Ship Over 54 Million Units by 2019
By David Delony
451 Research has released a new report that forecasts the global Mobile Point of Sale (mPOS) installed base to reach over 54 million units by 2019.

Wheelings & Dealings: Flipora Nets $1.5 Million for Content Discovery Platform
By Joe Rizzo
Flipora is a personalized service that recommends Web content to users based on their interests and Web activity. Flipora's machine learning algorithm automatically categorizes the…

Galaxy S6 Can't Help Samsung's Q2 Universe of Hurt
By Tara Seals
Samsung Electronics' flagship Galaxy S6 smartphone saw flagging sales for the second quarter of 2015, sending profit tumbling 8 percent from a year earlier, to reach $4.9 billion.

Your Wallet's Waning Battery Life: Eyeing the Need for a Wireless Future
By Special Guest
It started with Uber five years ago. All of a sudden, car services were ordered and paid for with a simple button in your phone. Transactions that used to involve wallets, exchange…

Facebook's Focus on Mobile is Paying Off
By Paula Bernier
If you don't think that your ability to reach customers via mobile is important to your business, think again. As the recent American Consumer Satisfaction Index on e-business, and…

Paying in 2015: America's Preference
By Joe Rizzo
There was a time when everyone walked around with cash in their pockets. That was the way of paying for items, whether it was grocery or gas for your car. Supermarkets and retail s…

The Vela Bike: Pedaling Into the Future
By Ryan Logie
If you are tired of sitting in traffic, sick of high gas prices, or if you are environmentally conscious and trying to make the small difference where you can, say hello to the Vel…

Testing the Soundness of BT's Green Supply Chain
By Carl Ford
It was refreshing to speak with Darrin Whitney, GENBAND's Chief Information and Sustainability Officer, about GENBAND'S achievement in reaching BT Group's Silver Level Status and t…

CydeKick Helps Turn Pedals into Power
By Andrew Bindelglass
Increased environmental awareness. Annoying traffic congestion. Vehicle maintenance headaches. All of these represent incentives to find alternate modes of transportation. Now, Spi…

Talking Teddies: Why CloudPets Might be the Toy of the Future
By Ryan Logie
As humans are becoming increasingly tech-savvy, it seems like our toys are too. Today's child is no longer entertained with a simple doll or even a Gameboy, but craves toys that ar…

Text Message Hack Reveals Android's Vulnerability
By Andrew Bindelglass
A few months ago, iPhone users discovered a bug in which receiving a cryptic text message filled with Arabic characters would cause the phone to crash and restart. Apple eventually…

eCommerce Fraud Evolves To Target mCommerce
By Special Guest
Looking at how consumers pay with their phones, the most surprising finding is that bill-to-phone transactions, which is when retailers bill consumers through their monthly telepho…

Samsung Launches Monitor that Doubles as Wireless Phone Charger
By Andrew Bindelglass
In one of the most dramatic innovations among monitors for years, Samsung today unveiled their SE370 monitor that doubles as a wireless charger for mobile devices. Working with all…

Purchase of AtHoc Adds to BlackBerry's Growing List of Acquisitions
By Joe Rizzo
It was announced earlier this week that BlackBerry has signed a deal to buy California-based software company AtHoc, which develops emergency alert systems for government agencies,…

Sales of Huawei Smartphones Soar
By Joe Rizzo
As far as sales go in China, Huawei managed to defy a slowdown hitting its rivals Samsung and Xiaomi. On July 20, 2015, Huawei released its earnings results for the first six month…

Birch Follows Strong First Quarter with Best Quarterly Sales Ever in Second Quarter
By Christopher Mohr
Birch Communications announced recently that the recently-ended second quarter was its best ever in terms of sales. The totals were 112 percent greater than the same quarter one ye…

Verizon Reports Solid Second Quarter Results
By Joe Rizzo
There was some concern by Wall Street analysts about how Verizon would fare against the stiffer competition that it has recently seen from T-Mobile and Sprint. It seems that Verizo…

For Those of Us Who Know the Truth about Clouds
By Carl Ford
By and large, I think that as a business, getting mentioned in The Wall Street Journal is nice. However, sometimes the news is as shaky as rumors "Heard on the Street."

Trimble and Zello Collaborate on Enhanced Push-to-Talk for Construction Material Producers
By Peter Bernstein
For those of us of a certain age, we remember when and how push-to-talk (PTT) communications went from being something done with close proximity walkie-talkies to a general mobile …

Research: Mobile Money Transfer Market to Reach $13 Billion in 2015
By Casey Houser
According to recent research, the number of mobile payment transfers is expected to rise 150 percent globally in 2015. That growth will cause the market to reach more than $13 bill…

The Global Smartphone Market is Looking for a Better Deal
By Steve Anderson
Looking for the bigger, better deal is a fairly universal part of life these days. We all want to get the most for our collective buck, and when it comes to smartphones, that's no …

Protecting Smartphones is a Must for Travelers this Summer
By Andrew Bindelglass
Summer is a great time to kick back and relax. Many people take advantage of the nice weather and additional free time to take a vacation or visit friends and family. Unfortunately…

Biometric App Downloads for Smart Devices Ready to Shake Up Identity Segment
By Steve Anderson
From voice to fingerprint and far beyond, biometrics are set to be one of the biggest advances in smartphones and mobile devices, providing a new layer of, in some cases, security …

MobileIron, Pradeo Bring Together New Mobile Security Solution
By Steve Anderson
Mobile security is important for just about any user of a mobile device, especially for those who connect to the Internet with any kind of regularity or for those who use mobile pa…

Google Starts Testing a 'Buy Button' for Advertising
By Steve Anderson
One of the biggest parts of advertising is the "call to action," or the part of the ad that specifically exhorts the viewer-or listener, reader, etc.-to go and actually make the pu…

Three Ways to Ensure Your Business is Mobile Ready
By Rama Kolappan
When a product or service gains consumer popularity, it's only a matter of time before enterprises begin evaluating the same trend. For example, laptops, tablets and mobile phones …

Ceragon Aiding Asia Pacific-Based Firms with 4G Service Launch
By Oliver VanDervoort
There is very little doubt that technology in general is becoming bigger and better in the Asia Pacific region. Mobile connections and connections using 4G are expected to explode …

Grip Dat: A New, Better Alternative to the Selfie Stick?
By Stefania Viscusi
Modern technology has a way of influencing culture and trends across the globe today thanks to the limitless boundaries with which we can now communicate and share information. The…

Three Peaks and More Hype
By Carl Ford
While the traditional OEMs are promising MiMO (multiple in, multiple out) and pinpoint accuracy on "beamforming", I feel like some other spectrum strategies may win the day.

High Speed Mobile Connections Skyrocketing in Asia Pacific
By Oliver VanDervoort
There is very little doubt that mobile technology is only getting more popular, the further we go into the 21st century. What might be a bit surprising to some is just how popular …

Will Mobile Commerce Sink or Swim in the Payments Race?
By Stefania Viscusi
The idea of being able to pay for goods and services with our mobile phones rather than having to lug around wallets and purses filled with cash and plastic that could potentially …

UK Welcoming Apple Pay
By Andrew Bindelglass
Apple Pay, the card-less, cashless payment system that allows users to pay using only their smartphones, will be available outside the United States for the first time in the very …

Smartphones Will Represent 2 Out of 3 Chinese Mobile Connections by 2016
By Steve Anderson
The Chinese smartphone market is incredibly huge. This is partially due to the sheer number of users, as well as the changing culture in China and the increasing number of models o…

Small but Desired Change Coming to iPhone Keyboard
By Andrew Bindelglass
At last month's reveal of the new iPhone 6S and iOS 9, a lot of noise was made about the newest Apple service, Apple Music, which is already changing the way people use their iPhon…

MobileIron Gives Denso a Secure Platform for its BYOD Program
By Michael Guta
The majority of IT departments have come to terms with the fact that employees will use their personal mobile devices. Instead of fighting a losing battle, they have found ways to …

Your Mobile Wallet Isn't Safe
By Special Guest
As mobile payments barrel forward like a freight train, the potential consequences of cyber breaches grow in severity. 30 percent of U.S. shoppers already use mobile wallets, and 6…

Random Thoughts I Should Probably Keep to Myself
By Carl Ford
None of the items below are fully thought out yet, but they are probably worthy of a story or a message thread if my readers want to respond.

For Apple, Packaging is Part of the Appeal
By Ryan Logie
Known for its clean and minimalist design, Apple packaging has become nearly as famous as the products it contains. As an example, I got a new iPhone a little over a month ago, yet…

How to Build an Offline-ready Mobile App (and Why You Should)
By Special Guest
Tactile CEO says mobile development teams need to make sure their applications work offline.

Vox Mobile Partners with Appthority
By David Delony
Enterprise mobility solution provider Vox Mobile has announced that it's partnering with Appthority to help its customers secure their mobile applications.

Quest Diagnostics Rolls Out MyQuest for Health
By Carl Ford
NBC 4 and Telemundo 47's "Health and Wellness Expo Presented by Quest Diagnostics" happened this past weekend at MetLife Stadium (formerly known as Giant's Stadium) in East Rutherf…

Rethinking Small Cells
By Greg Friesen
After reflecting on the week that I just spent at the Small Cell Forum, it's clear that the view on outdoor small cells really hasn't changed much. Everyone now has a bit of pilot …

Goodspeed's Mobile Wi-Fi Global Footprint Expanded Thanks to a Partnership with Vodafone
By Clayton Hamshar
All around the world people are becoming increasingly dependent on Internet connectivity, and travelers are no exception. Goodspeed is a high-speed wireless Internet access service…

New Zealand CSP Taps Metaswitch for Virtualized VoLTE Proof of Concept
By Paula Bernier
Data and voice services provider Spark New Zealand has selected Metaswitch technology for part of its virtualized voice over LTE proof of concept.

Wi-Fi with a Twisted Pair for Guest Services 2.0
By Carl Ford
Zebra Technologies has a new product, TW-522, which is a dual radio supporting 802.11n and 802.11ac.

Selfie Stick Market Heats Up Just in Time for Summer Vacation
By Stefania Viscusi
Social interactions on the Internet really exploded about a decade or more ago when sites like MySpace made it possible to share images of yourself and your daily happenings with p…

The Impact of Mobile Technology on the Clinician Experience
By Special Guest
Advancements in mobile technology are increasingly making many aspects of everyday life much easier. Today, people can easily request a cab ride, pay for coffee, and even board an …

Israeli Cyber and Mobile Security Companies To Watch
By Steve Morgan
Israeli firms on the Cybersecurity 500 list of the world's hottest and most innovative companies showcased their wares at the RSA Conference in San Francisco earlier in Q2. The RSA…

ADTRAN Launches ProCloud Plus in Europe
By Casey Houser
Many service providers have a need to offer business-class Wi-Fi to their enterprise customers, but not all are equipped to deal with network management activities on their own. AD…

Providing Accessible Content to Emerging Markets: The Status of Internet.org and How Network Operators Can Step In
By Special Guest
Recent research has showed us that 60 percent of consumers in emerging markets are reacting more favorably to mobile content (like a subscription based app for example) that is loc…

xG Technology, Itellum Deploy xMax Wireless in Costa Rica
By Casey Houser
xG Technology is the developer of the xMax all-IP radio network system that enables wireless communication on a wide range of terrains through the use of radio signals while also r…

Gigaset Announces Its Own Smartphone Coming Later This Year
By Oliver VanDervoort
The global smartphone market might seem like it's pretty full but it appears that one of the leading names in the telecommunications and consumer electronics sector has decided the…

BYOD for Small Businesses: How to Provide Mobile Data on a Small Business Budget
By Special Guest
Enterprises of all sizes have witnessed the emergence of the "Bring Your Own Device" phenomenon. Employees are bringing their phones and tablets to work and they want to use their …

Larger Five-inch Display Will Become the Preferred Smartphone Size
By Joe Rizzo
It seems that people just cannot decide if small, unobtrusive or larger than life is the way to go. Back in the late 1990s I saw a cellphone that was the size of a matchbox. I beli…

Weighing in on the 'Weightless' Protocol
By Carl Ford
Interesting developments are now happening fast and furious(ly) in the lower power-wide area strategies. Several initiatives are going on with LoRa, Sigfox and Weightless.

Wi-Fi Networks to Carry 115,000 PB of Data Traffic by 2019
By Laura Stotler
Wi-Fi networks are expected to carry 115,000 petabytes of data traffic by 2019, according to new findings from Juniper Research. They will handle nearly 60 percent of all smartphon…

The Optimization of Mobile Messaging Engagement
By Peter Bernstein
At the risk of sounding like I am giving a book report in elementary school, because marketing has zeroed in on the term "engagement" as the way to describe varying degrees of rela…

ATIS Discusses Its 5G Plans at Chicago Symposium
By Oliver VanDervoort
As of now, 4G networks are the cellular networks that everyone wants access to, but 5G is the next generation of networks that everyone is going to be trying to hop onto. ATIS is o…

RingPlus Has a Novel Offer for Users: Free Phone Service
By Steve Anderson
For some users, this may sound like a terrific idea. After all, the idea of a phone that can be used at no charge is an exciting one for those who just regard the mobile phone as a…

Walgreens Collaborates with the 'Challenged' App to Drive Video Customer Engagement
By Peter Bernstein
As a marketing tool for charitable as well as commercial initiatives, the fascination of marketers with how to replicate the enormous appeal and involvement that last year's ALS Ic…

NASA Tests Drone Tracking System with Verizon Cell Network
By Mae Kowalke
NASA working with Verizon to use cell towers for drone traffic control system, Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM).

Copper's Not Dead Yet: 'Caravan' Uses Almost Stationary Wi-Fi
By Carl Ford
In a unique new usage, phone wiring is no longer being connected for phone service, but instead for all packet-based solutions with the gateway, in effect reclaiming rather than ab…

University in Kansas Uses Airvana C-RAN Small Cell Solution in Its Coliseum
By Paula Bernier
A wide variety of equipment suppliers are battling to capture the wireless opportunity in those areas that are not well served by cellular networks. That typically involves deploym…

Euclid Analytics Selected by HP Retail as Wi-Fi Location Analytics Provider
By Michael Guta
Instant access to virtually every product and service on mobile devices has forever changed how consumers make a purchase. While in the past comparison-shopping meant looking throu…

Researchers Finding Success With Powering Small Devices Using Wi-Fi Signals
By Oliver VanDervoort
The University of Washington has found a way to use Wi-Fi signals in order to charge devices in what may prove to be a huge breakthrough for the wearable tech market, as well as th…

RF Power Amplifier Sales Soar Thanks to China
By Joe Rizzo
Over the past couple of years we have seen the deployment of LTE, TD-LTE (Long-Term Evolution Time-Division Duplex) and FDD-LTE (Frequency Division Duplex, Full Duplexing) networks…

The Peak for LTE Fast Approaching as Operators Near Completion of Major Rollouts
By Michael Guta
In 2004 NTT DoCoMo of Japan proposed LTE as the international standard, and at the 2008 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Ericsson showed the world the first end-to-end mobile cal…

For POTS, the End is Here (Or Just About)
By Carl Ford
The FCC's June 'open meeting' is going to discuss three issues, all of which lead to POTS' demise.

Sensory Introduces VoiceDial Android App
By David Delony
The safety applications for the app are also obvious. Hands-free dialing apps are useful in cars because users don't have to fumble for their phones. VoiceDial automatically recogn…

Cellular Internet Devices to Grow
By David Delony
Cellular access on laptops is expected to remain low, even as the number of cellular-enabled laptops is expected to grow to 4.9 million by 2019. That number will still represent on…

Hydra: The Phone Case that Heals Itself from Scratches
By Stefania Viscusi
The more precious and pricey our phones become, the more we increase the need for protective cases that help to keep them free from damage.

New Compression Technology Delivers Faster, Cheaper Wi-Fi Experience
By Michael Guta
Opera Max, a solution introduced by Opera, looks to improve the compression rate of the data that consumers use to increase the speed and extend data plans by up to 50 percent.

Yet Another SDN Strategy To Migrate 2.5 to LTE
By Carl Ford
With Legba and SS7Ware collaborating to release it into the open source community, YateBTS 5.0 allows a GSM/GPRS network implementation to bring IoT coverage with minimal cost.

Swrve Tops Mobile SDK Rankings
By Tara Seals
In the world of third-party software developer kits (SDKs), ease of use and comprehensive tools are the name of the game for app developers, who look to create compelling mobile ap…

Responsive vs. Adaptive Web Design
By Sam Ganga
Faster than any other technology in history, mobile is transforming the way companies sell to their customers. Because of this break-neck pace, it has become difficult for organiza…

Mesh Network Technology Bolsters Mass Transit Industry
By Special Guest
In major metropolitan centers like Chicago, city dwellers who take public transportation come to rely on apps that track arrivals of trains and buses. Failure of the technology tha…

KFC Now Serving Wireless Tray Typer: Keeps Your Smartphone Grease Free
By Dominick Sorrentino
As far as first-world problems go, greasy fingers while eating fried chicken are high on the list-they tear smartphone users from their screens, or worse, leave them with no recour…

MobileE2E Addresses Mobile Workforce with Apptrify
By Paula Bernier
There's a new player on the mobile workforce automation front. The company is called MobileE2E and its solution is Apptrify.

Can OTT Kill VoLTE or Voice-Charging?
By Carl Ford
When Serge Lachapelle of Google spoke at WebRTC last week, the discussion was very straightforward about where Google was driving WebRTC.

XPress Cloud to Become the World's First Wi-Fi-as-a-Service Solution
By Clayton Hamshar
Meru Networks is continuing to expand the opportunities offered by its Wi-Fi networking solutions by forming a new strategic alliance with WestconGroup, a global value-added distri…

High Mobile Access, Low Mobile Policy Presents Big Problems for Enterprise
By Steve Anderson
A recent survey from SANS offered two critical points that represented the conversational equivalent of certain catalytic chemical reactions. While neither point by itself would po…

Text-to-911 Movement in the United States Powered by TeleCommunication Systems
By Steve Anderson
By now, most everyone's familiar with some point in a movie where someone tries with a clear desperation to call 911, but tries with equal desperation to not be overheard doing so.…

Digital Camera Review: Swann DriveEye Ultra is a Focused Spotter
By Steve Anderson
Those who know security cameras know Swann is a major name in the field, but as it turns out, it's a much more versatile than might be expected. Recently, Swann sent over a Swann D…

Report: Wi-Fi Hotspot Market Set for Explosion
By Oliver VanDervoort
A new report says that Wi-Fi hotspot markets are going to grow to a mark where they equal more than $3 billion by the end of 2020.

Altair Semiconductor Completes AT&T ADAPT Chipset Validation
By Casey Houser
Validation of a tech product is essential to the growth of a product. When it comes to the proliferation of 4G LTE mobile technologies, the validation of chipsets becomes an integr…

Telinta Enhances Cloud-Based MVNO Solution for Easy GSM Mobile Roaming
By Laura Stotler
Cloud-based VoIP switching and billing specialist Telinta has made three enhancements to its MVNO solution. The company announced it has made significant improvements to its TeliSI…

What ISDN Brought into the World, VoIP has Abused
By Carl Ford
Virtualizing phone numbers was a battle between the monopoly and enterprise customers, which eventually led to ISDN PRI's dominating PBX interfaces. And now we have Do Not Call lis…

Stop Calling Me!
By Special Guest
Our government has long recognized that unwanted calls are a problem. Way back in 1991 Congress passed the TCPA (Telephone Consumer Protection Act) and more recently, in 2012, the …

Verizon to Acquire AOL
By Joe Rizzo
Verizon released a statement today in which it said the company will sign a deal to shore up its LTE wireless and over-the-top (OTT) video strategies. Verizon plans to do this by a…

The Secret to a Successful Mobile RFP
By Special Guest
When selecting a mobile app platform for your mobile app initiatives, it's critical to understand your options. Different app platforms have distinct capabilities designed to help …

Indonesia Still Slim When It Comes to Smartphone Use
By Steve Anderson
Sometimes it seems like smartphones are just everywhere. It's not hard to look where there's any concentration of people and see that someone's got a smartphone out and is merrily …

MobileIron and Tangoe Collaborate on New EMM/MMS Solution to Sharpen Mobility Strategies
By Clayton Hamshar
The rise of mobile technology has unlocked many opportunities for individuals and companies alike, but in the latter case it has proven difficult for many businesses to adopt a mob…

Mobile Revenue Dominates Gaming Space with Double-Digit Growth
By Tara Seals
Games software revenue is forecasted to grow from $88 billion in 2015 to $110 billion by 2018-and it's a changing industry, as console and online giants give way to mobile insurgen…

Let's Face(book) the Reality that SIP is Not the Answer
By Carl Ford
Have we missed the point of enabling the Web with Interactive communications? The Web is more than phones, and the browser supports a host of opportunities.

Google's Project Fi: The Future of Mobility?
By Ed Fox
Last month, Google launched its next foray into communications: Project Fi. Consumers were buzzing with excitement at the prospect of a $20 a month wireless service with everyone's…

Lantronix Unveils New Mobile Printing Capabilities
By Oliver VanDervoort
Lantronix, a specialized company that is providing smart IoT and M2M solutions to other companies around the world has just announced that its xPrintServer-Office Edition mobile pr…

Good Technology Partners with Westcon In Latin America
By Oliver VanDervoort
Good Technology, already one of the leaders in the secure mobility market, announced late last week that it had signed a "master distributor" agreement with Westcon Solutions. Unde…

State of Application Development Report Finds Mobility Tops Critical Apps List for 2015
By Peter Bernstein
In a world gone applications crazy, inquiring minds are interested in which apps and what capabilities are on the minds of enterprise IT shops. In fact, Atlanta, Georgia-based OutS…

Will 2G Outlast 3G?
By Joe Rizzo
Sometime around 1981/1982 the world was introduced to 1G system, which refers to the first generation of wireless telephone technology. This first system represented analog telecom…

Kaipac InterOp Exchange Launches to Provide Network Operations Intelligence
By Joe Rizzo
PCIA - The Wireless Infrastructure Association is an American trade association for wireless providers and companies that build cellphone towers, rooftop wireless sites, as well as…

Does Wireless IP have any IP Characteristics?
By Carl Ford
The reality is that 3G, 4G, 5G and anything else we want to talk about is not going to share the bandwidth the same way that Ethernet does.

Radisys' Virtualized Media Resource Function Becomes the Standard for Metaswitch
By Joe Rizzo
In the past, mobile phones have provided voice call services over a switched-circuit-style network, rather than strictly over an IP packet-switched network. Alternative methods of …

Nomi Technologies Settles With FTC Following Mobile Tracking Issues
By Steve Anderson
In an oddly counter-intuitive move, some reports suggest that many customers are increasingly willing to accept some snooping from businesses if it yields a better overall experien…

Bandwidth and BlueLight Partner for New Campus Safety App
By Alexandra Duggan
The growing use of smartphone safety apps is helping students reduce their risk of violent or sexual assaults on campus. Typically, students always have their smartphones in hand d…

WhatsApp Calling Feature Gives iPhone Users a Voice
By Dominick Sorrentino
As WhatsApp continues to see its subscriber base grow, the subscription-based messenger app is turning to voice as away to get a leg up on the widening array of mobile calling apps…

Google Offers a New Way to Say Hello
By Joe Rizzo
A few days ago I was walking down the street when a sign in a window caught my eye. It read, "Free Wi-Fi Here." This is the type of sign that you see in a lot of places these days-…

Facebook Tweaks its News Feed: Don't Panic
By Dominick Sorrentino
Updates to the Facebook page layout have proved that "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." Every time the social media platform tweaks its interface, everyone and their grandmother st…

Will the Mobile Internet Require SS7 2.0?
By Carl Ford
While consumers have fiber / cable modems, enterprises are moving off their "T-1"s and being pushed on to Ethernet services. Faster and cheaper sounds all well and good, until you …

Blurred Lines: Enterprise Mobility Edition
By Dominick Sorrentino
For the sake of employee productivity-and sanity-there have to be barriers between work and personal life. As enterprise mobility improves communication in work environments across…

2016 Could Mark Nokia's Return to the Phone Market
By Joe Rizzo
About a year ago, I commented that if we were to look at everything that has been going on to date with Nokia, we see a pattern. The company was focusing on providing network solut…

Aruba Finds Enterprise Security Threat Level Linked to User Demographics, Industry and Geography
By Peter Bernstein
It is always interesting in analyzing data to look deeply at results that are highly correlated. It is why, given the absolute priority of securing enterprise data and assuring emp…

BlackBerry's BES12 Proves Communications Platform of Choice for CarePartners
By Steve Anderson
Home healthcare providers have made some significant gains over the years, especially as the demographic shift in the United States and beyond starts to favor the elderly. This has…

Let the Lawsuits Begin! AT&T, Industry Associations Sue Over FCC Open Internet Order
By Paula Bernier
Foes of the FCC's Open Internet Order were busy this week, as several industry groups and AT&T separately sued the commission for its recently passed rules.

Cat 0 vs. Cat 1: Perhaps the Limits are Beyond This Scope
By Carl Ford
If you think bandwidth is unlimited and phone calls and browsing in automobiles are not a concern, you can make a case for Wi-Fi in a geographic-specific region. Otherwise, not so …

What is 5G, and How Do You Future Proof Your Backhaul Network for It?
By Greg Friesen
You can't read a telecom magazine or go to a tradeshow these days without running into the hype of 5G. The marketing seems endless, and predictions on when the technology will be a…

Intelligent, High-Performance Infrastructure to Gain Competitive Advantage in the Middle East Mobile Video Market
By Special Guest
Increasingly, consumers in the Middle East are accessing entertainment and news 'on-demand' via mobile devices. Less complex, and with lower cost entry points, this growing demand …

Phantom App Brings Ephemeral Messaging to Social Media
By Anna Johansson
Ephemeral messaging has spiked in popularity this year, with apps like Snapchat cutting into Facebook's user base, enabling users to share quickly disappearing images. The trend of…

New Mobile Application Gives Cinematic Sight to the Seeing Impaired
By Dominick Sorrentino
True-blue film buffs are probably familiar with a scene in the French Motion picture, Amelie, in which the main character leads a blind man through the streets of Paris, narrating …

Score One for BYOD: MobileIron Unveils New AT&T Work Platform
By Dominick Sorrentino
The 'bring your own device' (BYOD) movement is no longer novel. In fact, everyone's doing it-and some are doing it better than others. One of the main hurdles faced by companies tr…

Cloud Money from nTrust Expands to Over 20 New Merchants
By Steve Anderson
A day may well be coming for a lot of people out there in which a wallet is as useful as a buggy whip once was. Thanks to growth and change in the mobile commerce field, we're reac…

The Fifth G is Coming to a Millimeter Near You
By Carl Ford
When we first started writing about 4G and LTE, Apple was restricting itself to 3G networks so that a universal / global implementation was possible. Since then the Mobile Internet…

Hang w/ Updates Mobile App
By David Delony
Hang w/ (pronounced "Hang with"), a live video streaming app, has announced updates to both its iOS and Android apps.

Mobile Technology Review: Cyntur JumperPack Mini
By Steve Anderson
The term "mobile workforce" is thrown around a lot these days, but what does it really need? It needs mobility perhaps first and foremost, but mobility isn't always easy to come by…

All About ME Opens Up Mobile Advertising to the Personal Brand
By Steve Anderson
The idea of the personal brand isn't exactly a new one, but it's one that's taking on a new life. Where formerly it was used in job hunting to describe how a person presents him or…

Questions on the Road to 5G
By Ed Fox
Last month, the tech industry gathered at Mobile World Congress (MWC) to address the future of mobility. This year's hottest topic? 5G. From healthcare professionals to the auto in…

WhatsApp Now Features Voice Calling
By Dominick Sorrentino
WhatsApp has had its fair share of media hoopla in the past few months, including a big boost in subscribers in January, but the mobile messenger app's official announcement of voi…

Americans Need Lesson in International Data Usage
By Stefania Viscusi
For most of us, our mobile devices have become out life blood. They contain all of our communications - business and personal and just about everything we need to get through the d…

Should Carriers Develop Their Own Frameworks?
By Carl Ford
Carriers need to become Web-centric to deliver added value to their access service.

Cypress TrueTouch Used in vivo Y29 Smartphone
By David Delony
Cypress Semiconductor has announced that the Chinese smartphone maker vivo has selected its TrueTouch capacitive screen controller for its new Y29 smartphone.

HP's New Software Lineup Brings Insight to Mobile App Development
By Steve Anderson
These days, it's not out of line to say that a mobile app is to a company what a website used to be. While a standard website is still a vital part of company communications, it's …

Fourth Quarter Profits Cannot Keep BlackBerry's Revenue Up
By Joe Rizzo
It seems that for the fourth quarter, BlackBerry was actually able to astonish Wall Street with impressive results. BlackBerry announced that during the quarter, which ended Februa…

Kwicr Provides Mobile App Owners with Broadband Acceleration Control
By Paula Bernier
A startup called Kwicr today officially went live with a service that allows for mobile application acceleration. The offering is aimed at mobile content outfits that want more con…

Avoiding Enterprise Mobile Management: A Futile Exercise in Procrastination
By Special Guest
IT operations managers are cringing all around the world - desperately avoiding those inevitable words from their executive management, "you need to support enterprise mobility." T…

It's All About Quality of Experience
By Special Guest
For a show like Mobile World Congress (MWC), technologies are undoubtedly out on full display - from network infrastructure gear to devices, and from software to applications. You …

Synacor Rolls Out Cloud ID SDK for Mobile App Authentication
By Laura Stotler
In a bid to help customers speed up and simplify development of mobile applications, Synacor has announced a new Cloud ID Software Development Kit (SDK). The solution also aims to …

Is it Time to Accept that 4G is the Only Road Forward?
By Carl Ford
When looking at the rationale to make the move to LTE, few issues remain from the implementation side of the equation.

AT&T Intern Designs Prototype to Prevent Accidental Deaths in Overheated Cars
By Alexandra Duggan
Nancy Dominguez, a senior mechanical engineering major at the University of Texas at Dallas, has created a device that alerts parents when a car has reached dangerous levels of hea…

Ascision Launches Collect SMS Platform with Claro Peru
By Casey Houser
Ascision, a developer of mobile engagement services, recently announced that it will be working with Claro Peru, a wireless telecommunications carrier, to provide the telecom with …

Deutsche Telekom to Deploy 'HotSpot Plug'n'Play' Program Using Cisco Meraki
By Michael Guta
Telecom operators are facing increasing demand on their networks as the adoption rate of smart mobile devices continues to increase globally. Companies are needing to increase thei…

Differentiating Devices: The Key to a Consumer-Focused Approach
By Special Guest
In the short span of two decades, the world has witnessed the unprecedented growth and expansion of global markets for mobile devices. Aggressive economic reforms coupled with the …

Wheelings & Dealings: Opera Boosts Online Privacy with SurfEasy Buy
By Tara Seals
Ever since former NSA contractor Edward Snowden blew the lid off of government spying on U.S. citizens, online privacy has been a big focus for tech companies, who are looking to h…

MTA Awards Winners of Latest App Development Competition
By Joe Rizzo
Earlier this week, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced the winners of its third annual contest of smartphone apps targeting train, subway and bus riders. Esse…

Nintendo: Now You're Playing With Smartphones?
By Steve Anderson
Those who follow the video game market know that, for the last couple years, Nintendo has been little more than a footnote in the console wars. Sales of the Wii U and its accompany…

GSMA Launches the GSMA Marketplace Online Commerce Platform for Telecom Buyers and Sellers
By Peter Bernstein
For anyone in the mobility industry GSMA are for letters you are more than familiar with. Representing the interests of nearly 800 operators with more than 250 companies, membershi…

T-Mobile's Carrier Freedom, Un-contract Shake Up Mobile Once More
By Steve Anderson
Watching T-Mobile over the last few months puts me in mind of the old Avis car rental commercials that described how number two tries harder. Though T-Mobile may not be top dog in …

Mobile Devices: Unleash the Power
By Special Guest
I'm fascinated with how technology trends can divide opinion. Everyone seems to have a view on mobile technology-whether it's the sustainability of wearables, the impact of radiati…

Cooper's Law of Spectral Efficiency
By Carl Ford
Some advocates talking to FCC are trying to keep wireline technologies alive. The studies make the case that fiber is the efficient way to go and needs to be the priority for gover…

Comview Updates Integrated Telecom Management WMM Platform
By Casey Houser
Comview, a developer of telecom expense management software, recently announced the latest update to its Integrated Telecom Management platform, which provides businesses in North …

To Better Manage Companies' Mobile Ecosystems, MOBI Has New Enterprise Capabilities
By Joe Rizzo
MOBI is a managed service vendor whose aim is to help enterprises power their wireless strategies. MOBI is an enterprise mobility management (EMM) software provider. The company's …

NordVPN Launches Secure VPN App for iPhone
By Oliver VanDervoort
NordVPN is already one of the top virtual private network providers in the United States. Earlier this week the firm announced the launch of an iPhone App that brings its popular V…

Forrester Research: IBM a Leader in Large Enterprise Mobile App Services
By Steve Anderson
It's hard to deny the importance of mobile in the field today. With more users turning to mobile solutions as part of everyday life, and the workforce becoming more mobile as well,…

Dick Tracy Would Not be Happy with the Apple Watch
By Carl Ford
Apple is now at the point where it can do no wrong with Wall Street. The days when CNBC's Jim Cramer could start a rumor to have an option play are gone.

Kofax Makes Proof of Identity Possible Through Image Capture
By Dominick Sorrentino
Kofax Limited-a software provider based in California dedicated to simplifying customer interactions-has created a mobile capture framework that allows users to establish proof of …

Truecaller's Truedialer App Replaces Android Dialer, Supports Multi-SIM Phones
By David Delony
Truecaller, a search technology company, has released a new version of its Truedialer that it says re-imagines the phone dialing experience.

Panasonic Unveils MVNO Service At MWC
By Oliver VanDervoort
When it comes to the Internet of Things (IoT), companies are always working overtime in order to find new and innovative ways to take advantage of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) technolo…

Where Are We Going with 5G and Will Europe Lead?
By Peter Bernstein
With Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 now in the books, it is interesting to evaluate not just where the wireless industry is, but where it is going. While we are still very much i…

Samsung Galaxy 6S Adds VidyoMobile to Its Roster
By Steve Anderson
Out at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) event, a host of new developments are emerging to help shape the future of mobile as we know it. Vidyo announced one such development via its…

Cavium Introduces OCTEON Fusion-M at Mobile World Congress
By Peter Bernstein
Amidst Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015's flashy new smartphones, tablets and wearable devices, and all things IoT, M2M and 5G, it is hard to remember that without infrastructure t…

Google Makes Plans to Enhance Service by Moving Into Wireless Business
By Joe Rizzo
At the beginning of the year there was an article in The Information stating that according to three sources, Google was putting together a plan to sell mobile phone plans directly…

IBM Helps Mobile App Developers Lend Hand to People With Disabilities
By Dominick Sorrentino
Mobile devices-and the ever-lengthening spectrum of unique applications-have altered the way we live. Apps help users track calorie intake, readjust their sleep cycles, comprehensi…

The Power of Live & On the Go: 5 Tips for Delivering Mobile Video to Students
By Special Guest
Mobile viewing is a crucial component for captivating today's students. With mobile viewership growing dramatically, especially among younger demographics like high school students…

OneWeb's Quest For Better Internet Access Brings Honeywell Into the Fray
By Steve Anderson
High speed Internet access is far from universal. Even in developed, first-world nations like the United States, access is spotty at best. Some believe that the recently-cemented c…

Blackberry Announces a Slew of Enterprise Solutions to Sprint Customers
By Alexandra Duggan
The Mobile World Congress is underway in Barcelona, and Blackberry has taken advantage of this event to announce it is bringing a slew of enterprise solutions to Sprint customers.

Does Net Neutrality Stand A Chance in the Courts?
By Carl Ford
The order is still not out, but the press has hailed the victory for President Obama on Net Neutrality.

SAP and Google Working Together Toward the Acceleration of Android in the Workplace
By Joe Rizzo
Bring Your Own Device, or BYOD, brought with it the promise of many benefits. The idea that you can use a personal device for work introduced the concept of having greater innovati…

IKEA's Furniture of the Future Wirelessly Charges Your Smartphone
By Dominick Sorrentino
Swedish furniture titan IKEA is known for its whimsical store layout. Its labyrinth of fully decorated and sleekly furnished display rooms are effective at representing items for e…

Aruba Introduces All-in-One Cloud Services Controllers for Branch Offices
By Peter Bernstein
If you are a multi-location enterprise of any size, one of the more vexing challenges over the years has been how to keep your branches, literally and figuratively like the old 196…

The Trouble with Tokens: Considering Multi-Factor Authentication
By Special Guest
With the explosion of mobile devices and mass migration to the cloud enabling remote access to business applications and data, the need for strong user authentication has never bee…

Four Key Elements to Include in Your Mobile IAM Strategy
By Special Guest
The growing reliance on cloud-based business applications and mobile devices creates significant challenges for IT professionals who must establish policies for identity and access…

ShelterBox & Flowfinity Get Together to Improve Disaster Response
By Steve Anderson
It's always good to know that excessive paperwork won't get in the way of helping people, especially those who have been recently struck by disaster. It's not really a magic bullet…

How Newly Available Technology for Private Wireless Networks Aids Humanity's Desire for Kinesis
By Special Guest
Ubiquitous connectivity is growing in importance for business. The dependency on our communications infrastructure will grow exponentially and means a renewed focus on reliability …

Android Malware Hijacks the Phone When It's 'Off'
By Tara Seals
Taking a page from Hollywood blockbusters, a newly discovered malware hijacks Android mobile phones when owners believe they have switched them off-allowing a phone to be tracked, …

If You Haven't Yet Learned the Power of 'GWATT', You Will
By Carl Ford
Breaking down the global issues of power consumption for undeveloped countries, the issues of power relate to maintaining stable resources, while for the developed world powers it'…

Wi-Fi Offload Continues to Forge Demand for Effective Testing Solutions
By Olga Yashkova-Shapiro
The use of smart phones and other mobile devices is changing how consumers access the Internet. New generations of mobile devices are easy to handle and designed for instant access…

Frontier Tells Its Wi-Fi, Fiber Story
By Paula Bernier
Frontier Communications was at ITEXPO Miami last month talking about what it's doing to bring higher speed broadband and Wi-Fi to its customers. Dennis Bloss, vice president and ge…

Ericsson Launches Router 6000 Series with an Eye on LTE Advanced, 5G and M2M
By Clayton Hamshar
Ericsson, a global provider of communications technology and services, has announced the launch of the Router 6000 series in anticipation of a migration towards next-gen technologi…

Top Challenges for Mobile Device Test Equipment Market: Reducing Cost and Testing Time
By Olga Yashkova-Shapiro
As smart devices are becoming increasingly complex, reducing testing costs as well as time to test presents a challenge for mobile device manufacturers and test equipment vendors. …

Ericsson Unveils New Ericsson Radio System
By Oliver VanDervoort
Despite the fact that Ericsson is in the long process of reinventing itself, the firm isn't going to be tucking its tail between its legs and giving up in the next three years. The…

Network Evolution Plans for 5G Technologies Beyond 2020
By Mariano Kimbara
LTE and LTE-Advanced technologies are already undergoing commercial deployments in all major economies. LTE-A has just been deployed and it will address the market requirements wit…

Coveo Hits Activation Milestone
By Oliver VanDervoort
Coveo has long been one of the strongest companies on the market when it comes to enterprise level search-based applications. This past week the firm announced it had hit an import…

RootMetrics Review: Verizon and At&T Top List
By Joe Rizzo
RootMetrics, formerly known as Root Wireless, offers scientifically collected, as well as crowdsourced mobile network performance information to consumers and the industry. Its tes…

Mobotix Decentralizes Security and CCTV with Intelligent IP Cameras
By Laura Stotler
The usage cases for a wireless PBX are many, ranging from offering multi-line connectivity right in your home to bank branch offices, warehouses and for use in disaster recovery pl…

All Politics are Local, Even for Federal Agencies
By Carl Ford
FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai's recent statement rebutting President Obama's analysis of Internet Regulation points out some issues in Washington, D.C.

Cyber-Watch: Mobile Dating Apps Steal More Than Your Heart
By Tara Seals
Against the backdrop of a rapidly approaching Valentine's Day, it's worth noting that Americans are flocking to online and mobile dating to find that special someone. Unfortunately…

InComm BYOD Starter Kit Makes Bring Your Own Device That Much Easier
By Steve Anderson
The idea is a simple one: allow employees of an organization to work from the devices of said employees' choice, particularly when those devices already belong to the employees in …

vMobile Brings Secure BYOD to Your Business
By Alisen Downey
As the business world rapidly transitions to more virtual and mobile communications, companies often run into trouble when looking for a service that will cater to all of their nee…

Verizon: Not Just a Wireless Provider for Your Smartphone
By Alisen Downey
It's safe to say that Verizon is a household name. Even for those who don't subscribe to one of the carrier's wireless plans, the company is well known across the U.S. But while mo…

Should Microsoft Buy Radio Shack's Remaining Assets?
By Carl Ford
While Sprint has taken ownership of half of Radio Shack's stores, I think there is another larger play at work here.

Cablevision Offers Wi-Fi-Exclusive Phone Service with Freewheel
By Joe Rizzo
You may have noticed that cable providers are setting up and offering more Wi-Fi hotspots around the city every day. We live in a generation of wanting, needing to be connected all…

MobileIron Introduces Content Security Service for Personal Cloud Security
By Casey Houser
MobileIron, a provider of enterprise mobility management software, first announced its mission to secure the personal cloud back in October 2014. It said it wanted to allow enterpr…

Samsung KNOX Gets Better with Good
By Steve Anderson
It may sound like a strange idea, but Good is about to make Samsung KNOX better. More specifically, South Korea's Good Technology has made Good available for the Samsung KNOX syste…

Aptilo Service Management Platform Gets New Life with Wi-Fi Calling
By Steve Anderson
Wi-Fi calling is increasingly becoming a service that's both eagerly sought after and eagerly provided. Offering a variety of advantages over traditional calling, both for network …

Verizon Takes Measures to Stem Tide of Customer Defections
By Steve Anderson
Verizon's fourth quarter results, according to reports, showed a trend in the making that's gravely distressing under the best of circumstances: large numbers of customers leaving …

A Protocol and an Integrator Drive into a Parking Lot
By Carl Ford
SIGFOX enables bi-directional as well as mono-directional communications and can co-exist with other communication protocols, both short and long range.

Sierra Wireless Announces New 4G Gateways
By Oliver VanDervoort
Late last week, Sierra Wireless announced it has launched a brand new next generation mobile gateway that has been put under the umbrella of the the Sierra Wireless AirLink gateway…

Mobile Phone Service Provider Responds to Denver TV Station Discovery of Fraud in 'Obamaphone' Program
By Christopher Mohr
A mobile phone provider has responded to a Denver television station's undercover report that found several representatives circumvented eligibility requirements when they signed a…

Expect to See a 40 Percent Increase in Wireless LAN Market
By Joe Rizzo
The Dell'Oro Group is a firm specializing in strategic analysis in the networking and telecommunications industries. The company publishes quarterly market research reports. The fi…

ITEXPO Announcement: Taqua Integrates Sansay into the TaquaWorks Next Generation Solution
By Rory J. Thompson
While it's an excellent show simply for the presentations and speakers it showcases, ITEXPO is also a launching ground for new products and collaborations. This week's show in Miam…

Introducing weBoost: New Identity, Name but Same Core Products
By Carrie Majewski (née Schmelkin)
Here's a question for you… how much do you know about cellular signal boosters? If the statistics indicate anything, you are most likely part of the 96 percent that knows little ab…

Thoughts While at ITEXPO: Confusion, Collusion and Net Neutrality
By Carl Ford
I am sitting here at ITEXPO in Miami waiting for my conferences to start, and I have been trying to manage a better delivery system for the PowerPoints

Telinta Announces New Global Roaming Service at ITEXPO
By Alisen Downey
The remote workforce is growing more and more each day, but mobile communications can still be an issue while traveling abroad. Providers tend to hike up prices and add extra fees …

Survey Finds Hands-Free Cell Phone Use is Supported by the Majority of Americans
By Alexandra Duggan
From careers to personal life, more and more people are finding instant communication a necessity. It is unthinkable to some individuals that their conversations need to be put on …

Super Bowl Sunday - How DAS is Helping Fans, Businesses Stay Connected
By Paula Bernier
When it comes to massive events like the Super Bowl, there's a whole lot of behind the scenes work that needs to be done to make them successful. One of the key considerations agai…

New Forecast Shows LTE Macro and Small Cell RAN Market to Exceed $24 Billion by 2019
By Joe Rizzo
Mobile data traffic has just about doubled every year since 2008 when the smartphone market started accelerating. Equipment suppliers continue to push the technology envelope to en…

Tastes Great, Less Filling: LoRa
By Carl Ford
With all the commitment to LTE and LTE-Advanced, you would think that industry was ready to commit to a single standard and let the ARM chipset drive the marketplace.

Next Step to 5G Taken in UK by Ofcom
By Joe Rizzo
October 2014, Samsung Electronics announced two industry first milestones in the development of 5G telecommunications networking technology. First the company clocked 7.5Gbps or 94…

ITEXPO: Telinta CEO Talks UC, Mobility and the Year to Come
By Maurice Nagle
Since 2002, Telinta has been delivering highly-customizable white label switching and billing solutions for VoIP providers. Its places customer as its highest priority, and in deli…

Investments Focus on Wireless as FCC Discussions on Net Neutrality Impede Wireline Broadband
By Joe Rizzo
We have seen a lot of growth and innovations with respect to the Internet. Possibly, one of the biggest reasons for this is that most Internet providers have treated Internet traff…

The Apple Watch Will Have Samsung Components
By Steve Anderson
Somewhere jokes are likely already being made, in the grandest "Brokeback Mountain" tradition, about how Apple just can't quit Samsung, especially in light of new reports that sugg…

Key ITEXPO Miami Themes for ADTRAN: Cloud, VARs, Wi-Fi
By Paula Bernier
The rise of the cloud has created a sea change in how communications services are created, delivered, and sold.

Power is 'Almost' Everything. Excluding Coverage
By Carl Ford
Like Pythagoras with his lever to move the world, if I have enough power I can boost my signal to get through the cinderblocks of my condo. I know it does not seem like it's the sa…

Is AOL on Verizon's Horizon?
By Peter Bernstein
One of the predictions I did not see in the last few weeks was one where somebody was willing to say the Internet would cease to be lit up by rumors attributed to "people with know…

Taking the Pain out of International Mobile Calling
By Mae Kowalke
Travelers rejoice: The days of high international roaming charges or struggles with local mobile providers is almost over.

Is It Time to End the FCC?
By Carl Ford
Recently Michael Powell, former FCC chairman, pointed out that the history of the FCC was based on monopolistic powers which no longer apply.

Accuris Networks Platform Lets Mobile Subscribers Use Wi-Fi to Connect
By Laura Stotler
Being able to bridge the gap between mobile broadband and Wi-Fi networks creates massive opportunities for a number of applications and services. Accuris Networks, a company that w…

Zappix Visual IVR Solution Offers Easy Path to Higher Customer Satisfaction
By Laura Stotler
Imagine a world in which you never had to navigate through a tedious IVR system to reach customer service or otherwise communicate with a business. One of the biggest customer serv…

Mobile Predictions for 2015
By Joe Rizzo
We have seen quite a few advancements in 2014 in almost every area that involves mobile technology. As is usually the case, developments in one industry potentially have benefits t…

Local Mobile App Launched to Connect Retailers, Audiences
By Clayton Hamshar
New York's Fordham Road Business Improvement District recently launched a native app to communicate with its audiences and enhance business for retailers in the area.

Blackberry Brings QWERTY Back with 'Blackberry Classic' Smartphone
By Oliver VanDervoort
Over the last few years, Blackberry has gone through quite a few ups and downs. The company is still struggling plenty, but it appears it has finally found a bit more stable ground…

Find Out the Top Three Trends Encouraging Aggressive Growth in the Global VoMBB Market
By Jes Ellacott
Voice over mobile broadband (VoMBB) is basically a mobile-based voice solution that enables telecom carriers to route standard mobile phone calls over mobile broadband networks suc…

Wheelings & Dealings: The Ball is in Motion for BT to Acquire EE
By Joe Rizzo
BT Group plc, more commonly known as BT, is a British multinational telecommunications services company with its headquarters in London. In addition, it has operations in about 170…

MuleSoft Founder: APIs, Mobile Devices are Driving New Customer Experiences
By Paula Bernier
APIs and connected devices are enabling retailers to give shoppers more control, and that's a good thing for both sellers and buyers, says Ross Mason, founder of integration platfo…

Does Apple VoLTE Make T-Mobile More Compelling?
By Carl Ford
As a phone consumer, I miss my analog phone where the calls dropped all the time but the voice quality was rarely the issue.

ABI Research: 5G in 2020 Rare, 5G in 2025 Huge
By Steve Anderson
It's perhaps one of the biggest truisms the technology sector contains: everything that is now is at least somewhat overshadowed by what's next. So much so that, in some cases, wha…

Move Over, LTE: 5G begins Formal Standards Process
By Tara Seals
Up until now, the term "5G" has referred to a collection of nebulous guidelines meant to address the exploding requirements for carrying all of that mobile data and video that cons…

The Rollout of 5G: Get Ready, Get Set, Hype!
By Carl Ford
The hype cycle for 5G has officially crossed into mainstream with the GSMA Report on what 5G could be, and what clearly the GSMA is not.

Accuris Networks Talks Biggest Wi-Fi Trends for 2015
By Allison Boccamazzo
Anyone who owns an Internet-connected device has dealt with the frustrations of a poor service plan. For example, if booking a European vacation a customer may choose to leave his …

Freescale Platform Brings Simple Wireless Charging to Larger Devices
By Steve Anderson
One of the great things about writing like this is that, for the most part, I'm part of the mobile workforce. I have a laptop, because trying to type on a tablet when your fingers …

2015 Prediction: CSPs Capitalize on LTE to Transform Subscriber Experience
By Special Guest
In 2014, the roll-out of LTE has been a major focus for communications service providers (CSPs), with over 300 LTE networks now in operation globally. But super-fast data speeds an…

LTE Market Ready for Peak
By Oliver VanDervoort
With technologies like VoLTE only getting more popular these days, it's no wonder that one report after another says LTE adoption is only going to grow. The market research firm In…

New York Libraries to Begin Renting Free Wi-Fi Hotspots
By Clayton Hamshar
New York City residents suffering from a lack of reliable Internet access are in luck, as public libraries are preparing to launch a program where patrons will be able to rent port…

Make Room for LTE: Verizon Starts Killing 3G Networks to Clear Space
By Steve Anderson
Since the advance of 4G, Verizon has been hard at work augmenting its network to accommodate the changes. Indeed, Verizon has brought out two LTE networks since 2010, when it start…

Your Next Apple Phone may be a Gymnast
By Steve Anderson
Apple patents have a way of leaking out from time to time, if for no other reason than people watch Apple so closely in general. But one of Apple's latest patents may well turn the…

Net Neutrality, and its Relation to Pizza and Uber Services
By Carl Ford
Our friend Martin Geddes did a nice job of summarizing Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's issues with Net Neutrality and the "Brand X" case.

Importance of Antenna Size on Microwave Total Cost of Ownership
By Greg Friesen
It's clear that, in cases where the mobile operator does not own their own towers, one of the largest areas for microwave link cost reduction is controlling tower lease costs.

Long-term US Mobile Forecasts Indicate Looming Trouble for Network Providers
By Special Guest
There is no shortage of forecasts for increased mobile usage by U.S. consumers during the next several years. From Mary Meeker's latest Internet Trends report, to studies released …

Getting on the Beam with AOptix
By Carl Ford
We had a great discussion at the Fog Computing conference about the use of millimeter technology, and agreed that 60 MHz in particular is catching people's attention.

All I Want for Christmas is a Stronger Small Cell Network
By Special Guest
With Black Friday and Cyber Monday right around the corner, people are about to get more mobile. From new wearables and gadgets like the Wi-Fi Coffee Maker to Apple's double-whammy…

Ericsson, IBM Partner on 5G Phased Array Antenna Research Effort
By Paula Bernier
Ericsson, a giant in cellular network infrastructure, and IBM, which has expertise in integrated radios, are collaborating on a research project to build a phased array prototype f…

Taqua's Virtual Mobile Core Completes over Two Billion IMS-based Mobile Voice Calls
By Joe Rizzo
Taqua is a provider of fixed and mobile converged switching, gateway, media processing and backhaul solutions. When it was founded in 1998, the company's goal was to develop next g…

T-Mobile Offering Black Friday Deal on Tablet before Black Friday
By Oliver VanDervoort
As we move into the middle of November, we are starting to see a number of companies getting ready for Black Friday, letting customers know what ridiculous deals they'll be able to…

Report from Ericsson Shows Global Mobile Subscriptions on Dramatic Rise
By Joe Rizzo
People all around the world are using their mobile devices with growing regularity. New apps are constantly being developed giving everyone even more reason to rely more on mobile.…

AT&T Offers an Update on Its Toggle BYOD Solution
By Paula Bernier
It's been years since the rise of the bring your own device (BYOD) trend. Many companies have since introduced solutions aimed at helping businesses get a better handle on the chal…

Verizon Wireless: 'We Know Where You Go!'
By Carl Ford
The Electronic Freedom Foundation has revealed that Verizon Wireless has equipped its phones with a special header which, when you browse, that enables advertisers to develop a cus…

Starwood Hotels Makes Your iPhone and Apple Watch Your New Room Key
By Oliver VanDervoort
Most people think of fitness devices when they think of wearable technology. While that market might still be the most popular, there are new uses popping up for wearable technolog…

5G Value is Fuzzy, That's Okay, for Now
By Gary Kim
Nobody knows, yet, what "fifth generation" mobile networks will be. Some even doubt 5G will fundamentally be based on "faster speeds," as has been the case for most prior generatio…

The FCC Gets Dense About Wireless
By Carl Ford
People get upset with the thought that their neighborhood will have a tower, no matter how distributed the antenna or small the cell.

Wheelings & Dealings: uBeam Snags $10M for Sound-based Wireless Charging
By Tara Seals
Imagine: true wireless device charging-with no need to find an outlet to plug your phone in. That's the vision behind uBeam, which just received $10 million in Series A funding.

AT&T Adds 30-Month Device Installment Plan
By Gary Kim
When telecom markets get more competitive, both "price" and "non-price" elements of retail offers start to change. One example is device installment plans.

Sprint Loses Customers, Money in Latest Quarter
By Gary Kim
It often seems as if Sprint reports financial results that reflect a transition of some sort. The most-recent quarter is no different.

Survey: 4G LTE Pricing, Wi-Fi Hotspot Access Might Affect Adoption Rates
By Gary Kim
Mobile data has emerged as the single most important driver of telecom revenue growth, according to Pyramid Research, which forecasts that mobile data revenue will reach $633 billi…

Xiaomi Takes Third Place in Global Smartphone Sales for Q3 2014
By Michael Guta
The meteoric rise of Xiaomi is nothing short of impressive. In just four years the company has managed to be the third largest global smartphone vendor, overtaking established comp…

The Deal is Done: Lenovo Buys Motorola From Google
By Steve Anderson
Only recently, Motorola Mobility's president, Rick Osterloh, noted that a deal was in the works between Google and Lenovo to buy Motorola Mobility. Osterloh also reportedly noted t…

If Smartphones are Content Consumption Devices, Screen Size Should Matter - and it Does
By Gary Kim
A new study by Mobidia shows that larger smartphone screen sizes strongly correlate with increased app minutes of usage. The tipping point seems to come at screen diagonals of abou…

IHS iPad Air 2 Teardown Finds Host of Little Changes
By Steve Anderson
Seems like just about any time there's a new major release in hardware, someone's eager to pull it apart and check out what's going on inside. One of these "someones" is IHS, and t…

Wheelings & Dealings: Nokia Growth Partners Invests in Hipmunk
By Rahul Arora
Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) is on an investment spree. The company has recently invested in San Francisco-based travel company Hipmunk, which offers metasearch travel service for m…

Giving Voice to Enterprise Should be a Priority
By Carl Ford
These days, voice and data should coexist on the same infrastructure with traffic shaping being done in various schemes.

Dell Survey Finds Tablets Commonplace in Workplaces Worldwide
By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich
Technology has certainly changed the way people work, as employees are no longer confined to their desks and can conduct business on-the-go and from anywhere. A new survey commissi…

T-Mobile US Leads 3Q Phone Account Additions
By Gary Kim
T-Mobile US reported its "biggest growth quarter" ever in the third quarter of 2014, adding 1.4 million branded postpaid net new accounts, and prepaid net adds of 411,000.

FCC Delays TV Spectrum Auction by Almost a Year
By Tara Seals
For their part, wireless operators are nonplussed at the development. "Any delay in spectrum auctions is unfortunate," Scott Bergmann, vice president of regulatory affairs at CTIA-…

NYPD Mobility Initiative Gets $160M to Purchase 41,000 Mobile Devices
By Frank Griffin
Currently, the NYPD has around 34,500 uniformed police officers as well as administrative support, bringing the total number of employees working for the department to 51,000. One …

Mobility TechZone Week in Review: The Future of Mobile Services
By Matt Paulson
Where exactly does mobile technology stand today? It seems that it wasn't that long ago when everyone was using flip phones, and now it appears that smart phones with the ability t…

Carriers to Lose up to $14B on OTT Services
By David Delony
A new report by Juniper Research forecasts carriers to lose up to $14 billion revenue on over the top (OTT) apps in 2014.

AT&T Q3 2014 Results Up 2.5 Percent, Mobile Up 5 Percent
By Gary Kim
In a quarter with a lot of moving parts (a shift in the way AT&T accounts for device sales, Leap Wireless and Alltel revenue and costs), AT&T reported third quarter 2014 revenues u…

MetTel Mobile Service Brings It All Together for Business Customers
By Paula Bernier
MetTel today introduces a cross-carrier pooling service that enables businesses to consolidate multiple cellular plans from AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon so they get one bill, one poin…

Prepaid Mobile Customers Shifting to Postpaid
By Gary Kim
The U.S. mobile market, unlike most others globally, is based mostly on postpaid accounts rather than prepaid.

Politicizing Communications Policy: A Threat to Broadband Investment?
By Joe Rizzo
Over the last few years, we have seen that the FCC has become quite unpredictable. The reason for this is seen as the increased politicization of the agency's deliberative process.

Apple Knows Everywhere You Search. But Do You Care?
By Carl Ford
What is 'good for the goose is good for the gander' has been an expression that business rarely lives up to, so in this case, I'm going to get on my soap box.

Fourth Quarter Earnings Results for Apple
By Joe Rizzo
Apple has announced the results of its fourth quarter earnings for the 2014 fiscal year. Going back a few hours earlier, at the start of Monday's trading day, Apple shares were up …

Samsung's Galaxy Mega 2 to be Released this Week
By Christopher Mohr
AT&T recently announced that it would start offering the Samsung Galaxy Mega 2 on October 24, making it the first carrier to offer the new smartphone in the U.S. market. The device…

Verizon Q3: Mobile, Consumer Revenue Grows While Enterprise, Wholesale Decline
By Gary Kim
Verizon Communications reported 89 cents in earnings per share for the third quarter of 2014, compared with 78 cents per share (or 77 cents on a non-GAAP adjusted basis) in the sam…

Weightless SIG Announces Newest Company to Join its Ranks
By Casey Houser
The Weightless Special Interest Group recently announced that an industrial, scientific, and medical (ISM) spectrum vendor has joined its ranks in order to help accelerate the deve…

Nokia Networks Boosts 3G Performance
By David Delony
Nokia Networks has announced that it has developed a technology that boosts performance on 3G networks.

FCC Launches Investigation to Determine Feasibility of 5G Mobile Services
By Matt Paulson
Mobile service providers are constantly on the lookout for delivering more mobile data to a growing customer base. This is the drive that led to the creation and the popularization…

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