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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 TMCnet 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 TMCnet 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 TMCnet 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 TMCnet 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 TMCnet 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 TMCnet 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 TMCnet 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 TMCnet 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 TMCnet 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…

Apple Takes Bigger Bite Out of Growing Smartphone Market
By Steve Anderson
For a while, there seemed to be something of a clear dichotomy between North America and much of the rest of the world. Apple was the name to beat in North America's confines, but …

Long-Term Implications of Universal SIM for iPad Air 2 are Unclear
By Gary Kim
The long term implications of the new universal subscriber information module in the new Apple iPad Air 2 are not clear - an unusual development, for a new development, by a key pa…

Mobility TechZone Week in Review: The Future is Now for Telecommunications
By Matt Paulson
As cliche as it may be to say, it seems like the world of tomorrow may in fact be today for communications. The Internet offers developers an infrastructure to build better and bet…

Will Apple's New SIM Disrupt the Wireless Industry?
By Joe Rizzo
A subscriber identity module-or as we know it, SIM-is an integrated circuit that securely stores the international mobile subscriber identity and the related key used to identify a…

New York City Subway Adds Wi-Fi to 40 More Stations
By David Delony
Some people just can't live without Internet access and, thanks to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority and Transit Wireless, the New York City subway's more than 47 million m…

Microsoft Boosts Skype for Better Use With iPhone 6
By Steve Anderson
With the arrival of the iPhone 6, Microsoft recently augmented its Skype 5.6 app for iPhone users, and in turn brought some changes with it.

Google Upping the Ante with Delivery Service Subscriptions
By Oliver VanDervoort
While Amazon is the undisputed king of the online retail business, Google is apparently entering the fray and its doing so by going after the very things Amazon does best. Google a…

Google Nexus 6 Officially Unveiled
By Oliver VanDervoort
It wasn't that long ago that renderings of the upcoming Google Nexus 6 were making the rounds on the Internet. Now, Motorola and the Internet giant are officially unveiling a phone…

pureLifi Presents The World's First 'Li-Fi' Network
By Clayton Hamshar
A light communications technology company known as pureLiFi, formed in 2012, has successfully created the world's first Li-Fi network and will soon release it to consumers.

Brendan O'Brien is Not Lost in a Blue Ocean at Aria Networks
By Carl Ford
Brendan O'Brien is the CTO of Aria Systems and recently talked about the story of changing business models that IoT represents.

New Loyalty Program Rewards the Long-Time Sprint User
By Steve Anderson
The business of mobile provision is a tight one these days; with four major markets going after market share, and a host of smaller businesses with different targets in the mix, th…

Voice Search Increasingly Popular with Teens, Adults
By Steve Anderson
Voice-activated controls for PCs and the like has been something of a futuristic notion since it was advanced by things like "Star Trek"; the idea of simply telling a computer what…

Iliad Drops T-Mobile Takeover Bid
By David Delony
The French telecommunications company Iliad has officially announced that it is dropping its bid to take over the U.S. carrier T-Mobile, according to The New York Times' Dealbook.

Did LTE Supply Drive Demand, or Did Demand Drive Supply?
By Gary Kim
It is hard to say whether U.S. LTE users consume more data because they have access to LTE, or whether they simply consume more data. Some data might suggest U.S. users simply cons…

Samsung Develops 10X Faster Wi-Fi
By Gary Kim
Samsung Electronics announced development of Wi-Fi access at 60 GHz that enables data transmission speeds of up to 4.6 Gbps, or 575 MB per second, a five-fold increase from 866 Mbp…

The Seven Most Interesting Data Points from BroadbandVision
By Joan Engebretson
The BroadbandVision conference in Las Vegas earlier this month, gave broadband providers, big and small, the opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences with one another.

Mobility TechZone Week in Review: Mobile Devices are a Way of Life
By Matt Paulson
It appears that the whole world has become entranced by mobile devices of all different kinds, from tablets and smartphones to wearable devices and everything in between.

XCOMGLOBAL Offers Affordable Wi-Fi Hotspots Throughout the World
By Laura Stotler
When TMC CEO Rich Tehrani recently traveled to Barcelona for business, he got to enjoy all the benefits of broadband he's used to back in the U.S., without incurring exorbitant cos…

Sprint to Bring Clearwire's WiMAX Network to an End
By Joe Rizzo
Sprint Nextel was the nation's largest holder of radio spectrum in what considered the precious 2.5 GHz band. It was at that time that Sprint had chosen to deploy Worldwide Interop…

The FCC Stops Time Regarding Time Warner
By Carl Ford
Friends refer to the cable industry as Comcast and the seven dwarfs and with the pending merger with Time-Warner, Comcast is probably going to be in a realm of its own.

There are Now More Active Mobile Devices than People on Earth
By Christopher Mohr
According to GSMA Intelligence, the number of active mobile connections has just passed the world's population. To understand why this milestone was reached takes some careful anal…

Adobe Announces Latest Version of Creative Cloud Suite with Mobility Features and New Apps
By Laura Stotler
Adobe has rolled out a variety of new applications and cloud offerings this week, including the latest release of its Creative Cloud suite. The updated offering features a new Crea…

Samsung Bets on Silicon as Mobile Device Biz Falters
By Tara Seals
No. 1 global mobile device-maker Samsung Electronics is plowing $14.7 billion into a new chip facility geared to meet demand for next-generation silicon to power handheld devices.

Google Nexus 6 Rendering Shows Off Huge Phone
By Oliver VanDervoort
Despite reports of the iPhone 6 Plus bending if kept in people's pockets, the American public in the midst of a real romance with the Phablet. Google seems to understand this, give…

FCC Fines Marriott for Eliminating Wi-Fi Hotspots
By Joe Rizzo
The Marriott International is an American diversified hospitality company that manages and franchises a broad portfolio of hotels and related lodging facilities. It is the largest …

Sprint Layoffs are Part of a Pattern
By Gary Kim
Sprint Corporation has announced a workforce reduction plan (otherwise known as layoffs) that might mean the loss of 1400 jobs at Sprint.

WebSafety App Allows Parents to Monitor Activity of Children on Mobile Devices
By Christopher Mohr
WebSafety announced recently that it had launched a new app that allows parents comprehensive monitoring of their children's activity on mobile devices. The app is available on And…

Mobility TechZone Week in Review: Apple's Growth is Changing the Industry
By Matt Paulson
Perhaps there are no more talked-about companies in the world of mobile technology than Apple. Apple's iPhones, iPods and iPads sparked a global interest in smartphones and media p…

Should Deutsche Telekom Rethink T-Mobile US Sale?
By Gary Kim
There now are some developing parallels between Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom decisions about their respective (and former) U.S. assets.

iluv Releases New Compact Charging Station Among Other Products
By Matt Paulson
Mobile accessory manufacturer iLuv Creative Technology has just unleashed a new line of products designed to help smartphone users end their battle with batteries. Two of the most …

Apple Paints the iPad Gold to Attract Customers
By Ben Linton
This week Apple announced that it will now offer a gold color option for its full-size iPads. The new versions of the iPad are anticipated to be unveiled sometime this month. The p…

Who Uses a Phone Booth Anymore? Telstra Plans To
By Steve Anderson
It would not be out of line, many would note, to suggest that the phone booth as we once knew it is dead, slain by the ubiquity of the cell phone and similar mobile devices. But wh…

Shelly Palmer is Right: Fan Boys and Fan Girls Love the iPhone 6
By Carl Ford
I sometimes feel like I am in the Star Trek episode where Kirk is beamed into an alternate Enterprise where everyone is the same but different in personality.

Mobile Equipment Installment Plans Apparently Working Out as Planned
By Gary Kim
AT&T expects total AT&T "Next" installment plan sales to be about 50 percent of all devices it sells in the quarter. That is one measure of how fast equipment installment plans hav…

Hong Kong Protesters Are Communicating Without Cell or Wi-Fi Networks
By Joe Rizzo
Open Garden is the company that made FireChat, Christophe Daligault, the company's vice president for sales and marketing said "Once you build a mesh network ... now you have a net…

Mobility TechZone Week in Review: Apple vs. Verizon
By Matt Paulson
Today's mobile technology market is rife with competition, and the past week's headlines show that both Verizon and Apple are making big plays and taking large risks. But of the tw…

How does Surging OTT Content Affect Bandwidth Consumption?
By TMCnet Special Guest
Binge-watchers rest assured, OTT content providers show no sign of slowing down. New reports from Digital TV Research show global online TV and video revenues over fixed broadband …

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

Verizon Communications Tower Sale Not Unique
By Gary Kim
For fixed network service providers, the network of access cables stretching from points of presence (central offices, headends or data centers) to actual end user locations always…

Is the iPhone 6 Already Losing Steam?
By Steve Anderson
The word seemed pretty clear when it first emerged, that Apple was well on its way with the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. Indeed, its first weekend, at last report from Apple, wa…

HTC Selected as Partner for Google Nexus 9 Tablet
By Clayton Hamshar
Sources for the Wall Street Journal confirmed today the rumor floating around all summer that HTC will be producing the Google Nexus 9 tablet, codenamed "Babel." This will be HTC's…

The New Janam XT1, the Industry's Most Rugged Tablet
By Michael Guta
Consumers are very much aware about the battle going on between Apple and Samsung as well as other smartphone and tablet manufacturers, but very few people know about industrial gr…

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

We're All Largely Dense When it Comes to Small Cells
By Carl Ford
While no one wants to say that they won't use a microwave, (except for the companies that claim to be all glass), the reality is that fiber wins as the core and the only thing that…

Worldwide Mobile HD Voice Stats, Estimates Paint Interesting Picture
By Doug Mohney
A couple of recent reports augur bigger things for HD voice. Since I've been "in" the sector since 2009, I'm alternatively optimistic and skeptical about some of the data I'm seein…

Verizon CEO Mulls Mobile OTT for Mid-2015
By Tara Seals
Verizon Communications is mulling an own over-the-top (OTT) service, integrated with Verizon Wireless network services, to launch in the middle of 2015.

Skype Follows iOS 8 and Gains New Features
By Alexandra Duggan
The launch of the iOS 8 prompted many apps on the iPhone to update its services, Microsoft included. Skype has been given a facelift in light of the iOS update. While the software …

North American Companies Moving Forward with LTE
By Oliver VanDervoort
While Europe is still dragging its feet when it comes to LTE adoption, the United States is moving forward at a rather quick pace. The LTE North America event is going on later thi…

LG and Neonode Partner on KidsPad 2
By Oliver VanDervoort
There is very little doubt that the tablet market is only getting bigger as we move further into the 21st century. Companies are starting to put together tablets specifically built…

LTE Subscriber Base Growing Worldwide
By Lavanya Rathnam
Technology has made rapid strides over the last few years, and this development is most evident in the mobile world. The advent of many new mobile devices and the emergence of high…

Twilio Makes MMS Available on Standard US Phone Numbers
By Frank Griffin
Today's available technologies allow businesses to engage with their customers using different platforms and devices. However, customers have more control than ever as to who they …

Good Technology Delivers Support for iOS 8
By Frank Griffin
So far, the launch of the new iPhone as well as iOS 8 has been a resounding success, with customers around the world waiting for days to get the phones and developers looking to cr…

Verizon Lights more XLTE Markets
By Gary Kim
XLTE basically doubles bandwidth where Verizon Wireless has it deployed. But Verizon Wireless has been very careful not to put specific numbers on what that means, in terms of expe…

Mobility TechZone Week in Review: Smartphones Galore
By Matt Paulson
Today is the big day - the iPhone6 launched in stores all around the world, and consumers are rushing the stores to purchase their own or claim their pre-ordered device from Apple.…

Apple to Hold Back on Making NFC Available to iOS App Developers
By Christopher Mohr
One of the most touted features of Apple's new iPhone is its support for near field communications (NFC), which the company will leverage in its Apple Pay system. What is not inclu…

iWatch Apple with Anticipation
By Carl Ford
I am having problem with Apple pundits not connecting the dots that celebrity nude photo breaches and mobile payment systems are vulnerable to the same man-in-the-middle attacks.

What's Behind an Expected Shipment of 1.2 Billion Smartphones This Year?
By Steve Anderson
Smartphones, in general, are starting to look a bit like a commodity. Most have a favorite already, a breed that will likely be kept to throughout the years as new versions emerge …

China Companies Join to Advance Next-generation Wireless
By Casey Houser
An electronic circuitry manufacturer announced this week that it has partnered with a research institute in China to advance the development of its 5G wireless network.

T-Mobile CEO Says Sprint's 'iPhone for Life' Plan May Disappoint Customers
By Shawn Hebert
With the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus arriving later this week, Sprint's "iPhone for Life" plan is the cheapest across the four major U.S. wireless carrier providers, according to a study b…

Ecrio and GCT Semiconductor Join Forces to Develop Optimized Turnkey 4G VoLTE Solution
By Matt Paulson
A collaboration between Ecrio Inc. and GCT Semiconductor Inc. could soon deliver a Voice over LTE (VoLTE) phone solution to meet the needs of business and even residential customer…

Creating a Wi-Fi Foundation to Improve Mobile App Experience and Support Increased Usage of Smartphones and Tablets in the Workplace
By TMCnet Special Guest
Smartphones and tablets have become an integral part of our lives. According to a recent Aruba study, #GenMobile - an emerging population marked by their preference for all things …

Seamless Call Handoff Between Wi-Fi, Mobile Will Boost Competition
By Gary Kim
The ability to initiate a call on a Wi-Fi network and maintain the session when a caller leaves a building, allows mobile service providers with indoor coverage or network coverage…

Mobility TechZone Week in Review: iPhone 6 and Mobile VoIP
By Matt Paulson
Some of the biggest news in the mobile tech world came earlier this week with the announcement of the iPhone 6, apple's newest contribution to the smartphone industry. The iPhone 6…

Kika Puts Old Modems to New Use
By Mae Kowalke
On the face of it, selling old modems and other outdated telecommunications equipment does not sound like much of a business. Yet, there is a surprisingly robust need for older equ…

vMobile Puts the PBX on the Go
By Michelle Amodio
Communicating via the Internet has become one of the most innovative additions to telecommunication technology within the last decade. It has allowed businesses large and small to …

Qualcomm Targets Inexpensive Smartphones with New Chip
By Joe Rizzo
Qualcomm and ARM are the foundations for operating mobile devices. Qualcomm supplies the baseband processor as well as licensing for its technology, allowing others to manufacture …

T-Mobile Un-Carrier 7.0 is About Use of Wi-Fi
By Gary Kim
The T-Mobile U.S. Un-carrier 7.0 slogan fundamentally is about, "transforming all available Wi-Fi locations worldwide into extensions of our network," according to Neville Ray, T-M…

Vitesse Helps Enterprises Ready for 802.11ac
By Paula Bernier
A typical Wi-Fi network has 8 to 24 access points aggregated, he adds, and most companies want to keep it that way. With this solution, they can, he says, adding that 2.5G PHY is t…

Everyone's Talking HD Voice and VoLTE at CTIA 2014
By Doug Mohney
It's not quite raining Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and HD voice at CTIA, but there's a lot of talk about both technologies. AT&T and Sprint both discussed HD voice, Apple loomed large i…

Spirent Evolves Wireless Testing, New VoLTE, RCS solutions
By Doug Mohney
Testing solutions aren't typically very exciting, but Spirent Communications managed to make this morning at CTIA quite interesting with a pair of announcements introducing a new t…

Lower-Level LTE is Coming to Address the Internet of Things
By Paula Bernier
The Internet of Things promises to usher in a broad array of new connected devices to our world and our wireless networks. But many of these endpoints don't and won't require the h…

KidoZen: End-to-End Mobility Solutions are What Enterprises Need
By Paula Bernier
There is an oversupply of enterprise mobility point solution providers today, so this market is headed for very aggressive consolidation. That's because point solution providers ar…

Ericsson Unveils Fast, Flexible Picocell
By Paula Bernier
In an effort addressing the widespread use of mobile devices indoors, Ericsson today is unveiling what it calls the fastest, most flexible picocell on the market. Alcatel-Lucent an…

I Wish I Had a Cookie for Every Time I Need 'State'
By Carl Ford
It's become obvious that the cloud and the Web have lost sight of the value that a cookie can have. You see, cookies can keep 'state.'

HYLA Mobile Survey Takes on iPhone 6 Launch & Trade-Ins
By Steve Anderson
With the arrival of the new iPhone 6, one thing is rushing to the front of iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C users' minds: what do I do with this old phone?

Understanding the Role of Small Cells in LTE
By TMCnet Special Guest
A recent forecast predicts an eleven-fold increase in mobile data traffic by 2018. And more than half of the 190 exabytes of data expected to be flowing over the wireless network, …

Citrix Launches ShareConnect for iOS and Android
By Oliver VanDervoort
More companies are trying to find ways to better take advantage of technologies such as the cloud and virtual desktops. Being one of the leading technology companies overall, Citri…

The iPhone Through the Years: Innovations on Innovations
By Steve Anderson
Thinking "innovation" when one first hears the word "iPhone" is, for many, almost as much of a knee-jerk reaction as thinking of "red" is when hearing the word "apple." Though some…

Lenovo Refreshes ThinkPad Helix Line
By Oliver VanDervoort
Lenovo might not be one of the most powerful computer companies in the world, but the firm is certainly trying to carve itself out a little niche in the laptop market with continue…

Subscription Models Support Falling Equipment Revenues as Enterprise Continues to Drive Femtocell Market
By Joe Rizzo
Almost a year ago, Infonetics Research released excerpts from its quarterly report entitled "Residential and Enterprise Femtocell Equipment," which tracks femtocells by market segm…

Teleste Adopts Entropic MoCA 2.0 Technology to Improve In-Home Wi-Fi
By Frank Griffin
As consumers continue to purchase more connected devices, the home has to have a robust Wi-Fi system without any dead zones to ensure full-time connectivity. Whether it is playing …

Microgroove and Ingram Collaborate to Improve Mobile Experience
By Frank Griffin
As the mobile platform continues to grow globally, businesses across all sectors have to implement mobile solutions if they want to remain competitive. Service providers are also c…

The Wide Open Small Cell Backhaul Playing Field
By Greg Friesen
Although it is unclear how quickly outdoor small cells will be adopted, it is widely accepted that small cells will be broadly deployed, and that they are essential to meet mobile …

Cellular Detection System Claims Ability to Block Any Phone, Anywhere
By Casey Houser
This past week, CellAntenna announced its newest Cell Phone Threat Control System called CPC-Vulcan that allows users to detect and suppress all major cell phone signals within a d…

New Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Combo Chip Doubles Wireless Performance
By Casey Houser
Broadcom Corporation has announced a new 5G Wi-Fi 2X2 Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) combo chip that original equipment manufacturers can install in their mobile devices.

NETGEAR Introduces World's First Unlocked 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot
By Michael Guta
Consumers around the world now have more connectivity options available to them. Whether it is fixed or wireless broadband, it is now possible to get reliable connection without th…

Runcom Helps Wireless ISPs Reach Underserved Rural Customers from the White Spaces
By Tracey E. Schelmetic
While wireless ISPs today spend a lot of their time serving existing customers to the best of their ability, it's always important to remember that traditionally, there have been m…

Mobility TechZone Week in Review: Smartphones and More
By Matt Paulson
Smartphones are one of the biggest technological markets today. Whether manufacturing the phones or providing the actual mobile service, mobile carriers and manufacturers are now m…

Nokia Networks (and T-Mobile) show LTE QoS for all-not just VoLTE
By Doug Mohney
This week Nokia Networks announced new tools to deliver content across mobile networks including the ability to provide high-quality voice and data with embedded real-time communic…

NEBI.MOBI Offers New Smartphone Sans Service Providers
By Lavanya Rathnam
One of the most frustrating aspects of cell phone use is the hassle that comes with service provider contracts. It forces customers to stick to a particular provider for a stipulat…

Wheelings & Dealings: Taqua Buys Kineto Wireless
By Paula Bernier
Taqua in February unveiled a voice over Wi-Fi solution. Today the company revealed that it is continuing to move down the voice over Wi-Fi path via its acquisition of Kineto Wirele…

Verizon Wireless Settles with FCC for Violating Customer Privacy
By Joe Rizzo
It seems to me that Verizon has had a substantial share of problems with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) over the past several years. A couple of years ago in July 2012…

By the End of 2014, There Will be More Mobile Phones than People
By Matt Paulson
Around the world, and especially in developing countries, mobile phones are starting to become ubiquitous. Smartphones are versatile enough to become some of the best ways for peop…

Who Should Really Buy T-Mobile US: The Surprising Answer
By Doug Mohney
Last time, Iliad reportedly proposed $36.20 per share, but that included a whopping $10 billion in potential savings after the two companies merged. Sprint offered $40 a share, acc…

'Upgrade or Die' for Gigabit Access?
By Gary Kim
'You upgrade or you die' is the catchy sub-title to a new report by GigU on the state of gigabit Internet access in the United States.

Sonos Improves Home Audio Packages with Wi-Fi Internet Connectivity
By Matt Paulson
Whole-home audio systems are an excellent way to have music pour through the house at the press of a button, but are also notoriously difficult to set up and calibrate. Wired solut…

Who Should Own Your Small Cells?
By Carl Ford
I have no doubt that sometime in the future, wireless in the enterprise will work the same way that phone systems worked in the past.

Any T-Mobile US Buyer Likely to Rely Substantially on 'Wi-Fi First'
By Gary Kim
T-Mobile US recently said it would sell for any offer of at least $35 a share. That price almost certainly would include high likelihood of an immediate regulatory approval. And it…

Mobility TechZone Week in Review
By Matt Paulson
Smaller and more powerful computing devices are coming out almost every single day, with capabilities rivaling those of traditional laptop and even desktop computers. Because of th…

T-Mobile US Would Be Sold for Any Offer of at least $35 a Share
By Gary Kim
In either of those scenarios--Illiad buying T-Mobile US or Dish Network buying T-Mobile US--it is likely that the U.S. market might, in the medium term, acquire a fifth supplier, a…

Microsoft Slashes $100 Off Surface 2 Prices
By Clayton Hamshar
A limited time offer from Microsoft has introduced a severe price cut of $100 to all three models in its Surface 2 lineup. This is timed perfectly for back-to-school season, but va…

Comview's New Integration of WMM and EMM
By Lavanya Rathnam
Comview Corporation is a company that specializes in Telecom Expense Management (TEM) and Wireless Mobility Management (WMM). It works by gathering information from different fixed…

Cricket Wireless (AT&T) Launches Promotion to Attract T-Mobile US Customers
By Gary Kim
Which customer segments are at the center of marketing campaigns launched by T-Mobile US and Sprint? T-Mobile US arguably has been picking up tablet accounts and single-line phone …

Apple Plans to Release a Bigger iPad, Soon
By Daniel Brecht
Apple is rumored to release a 12.9-inch tablet as early as October 2014; it will be targeting North America's educational market only, according to a DIGITIMES post. The tablet is …

Verizon's 'Advanced Calling 1.0' Raises a Number of Questions
By Doug Mohney
AT&T and T-Mobile US are offering Voice over LTE (VoLTE), while Verizon today is trying to reframe the discussion into "Advanced Calling 1.0."

Crucial for Operators Looking to Grow the US $1 Trillion Telecom Market are Carrier APIs
By Joe Rizzo
ABI Research has a new report out this week entitled "Telecom APIs and Monetization," which is part of the larger Telco Big Data Analytics and CEM report. According to the report, …

New Survey Illuminates Gap Between Perceived Effectiveness of 9-1-1 Location Services
By Matt Paulson
Are the location services on your cell phone powerful enough to pinpoint your location in an emergency when you call from your own home? Chances are very slim that this is the case…

T-Mobile Expands Family Plans
By Oliver VanDervoort
It seems as if T-Mobile is working extra hard in order to win back the customer support that has suffered since the revelation of bill cramming. The newest move by the telecommunic…

Instagram Puts a High Quality Video Setup in the Palm of Your Hand
By Joe Rizzo
Everyone uses their smartphone or tablet to take pictures. Living in one of Manhattan's largest tourist areas, that is pretty much all I see every day. I find it amazing that there…

The iPhone 6: Loyalty's Price and Apple's Burden
By Carl Ford
Rumor has it that the iPhone 6 screen will be taller than the current iteration, with the same screen width, an overall screen size that will keep Apple rooted as an outlier with r…

Apple Offers iPhone 5 Battery Replacement on Eligible Devices
By Michelle Nicolson
Apple announced plans to replace iPhone 5 batteries free of charge for a limited serial number range after confirming user reports that the devices would suddenly lose power quickl…

California 'Kill Switch' Bill Goes Live
By Steve Anderson
The debate, the review, the concerns and conditions around a smartphone "kill switch" requirement being put into place in California have now ended, and a new law is in place requi…

Africa's Digital Divide
By Steve Anderson
The idea of the "digital divide" is one that isn't exactly unfamiliar in just about any country on Earth. Some places, as a matter of course, just have better Internet access capab…

Firefox OS Helps Bring Better, Cheaper Smartphones to Indian Mobile Market
By Daniel Brecht
Competition in the low-cost smartphone market has intensified as Intex (in August) and Spice (in July) both partnered with Mozilla, maker of the Firefox Web browser, to launch what…

Thailand Abandons Effort to Create National Public Wi-Fi Network
By Gary Kim
The national public Wi-Fi plan was intended to be part of the "Smart Thailand" initiative aiming to provide broadband Internet access to 80 percent of the population by 2016 and 95…

Report: Mobile Usage on the Rise; Time Spent Increased 24 Percent
By Casey Houser
Across the board, people are taking in digital media at rates higher than ever before; the report even goes claims that users have a hard time living without their mobile devices. …

Indian Businesses Invest Heavily in Mobile Policy
By Casey Houser
An India-based media research firm and global mobile handset maker teamed up recently to survey the business mobile environment in India.

Mobility TechZone Week in Review
By Matt Paulson
More efficient computer processors and displays directly translates to smaller and more powerful devices. As such, mobile devices are quickly becoming a part of the landscape, as t…

Sprint Ups the Ante with New Data Plan
By Frank Griffin
Wireless service providers are in a constant battle to keep their customers while also trying to steal from each other in the same marketplace. Sometimes new plans are introduced t…

Vodafone: The Hunter or the Hunted?
By Gary Kim
Is Vodafone the hunter or the hunted? One might argue it is hard to say, and that is a relatively unusual situation for a tier one service provider. In most cases, a reasonable obs…

U.S. Telecom May Launch VoLTE Nationally Next Year
By Casey Houser
Data is beginning to take over the global market of wireless devices. Telecoms are slowly beginning the switch from voice calls over wireless networks to voice calls over data netw…

New Unlimited Plans Take Shape from Sprint and T-Mobile
By Joe Rizzo
It was only a couple of days ago that I wrote about Sprint dropping the concept of its Framily Plan and creating a plan called the Family Share Pack. This took place about a week a…

HTC One M8 for Windows Lands at Verizon
By Shawn Hebert
HTC has created a Windows version of its flagship device the HTC One M8, which up until now only ran Android. The new Windows phone is exclusive to Verizon and is available now for…

NFC Market Forecast: Expected Growth through 2019
By Ben Linton
According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research titled "Near Field Communications (NFC) Market- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and…

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

New Sprint CEO Offers More Shared Data for Less
By Joe Rizzo
Until a couple of weeks ago, Dan Hesse was the CEO at Sprint. He took over the position in late 2007 and it seems that Hesse has left quite a legacy. When he arrived, the nation's …

Wireless Charging Company Partners with Semiconductor Supplier
By Casey Houser
WattUp is different because it allows charging through the air. "WattUp gives you complete freedom to roam the room while still receiving power to your device," the website says. I…

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

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

iPhone 6 Leak? Reversible USB Cable Suggests Imminent Market Arrival
By Steve Anderson
Having dealt with more than my share of USB cables over the years, from wireless adapters to standard USB attachments to power chargers and beyond, yes, the thought of a reversible…

Mobility TechZone Week in Review
By Matt Paulson
In recent years, the advancement of computer technology has had a focus on delivering more power in a smaller package, giving rise to an increasingly mobile lifestyle. Smartphones …

VoLTE Voice Quality Better than 3G or Skype HD, Test Suggests
By Gary Kim
Commercially deployed Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) provides better voice quality, faster connections and less drain on mobile handset batteries than 3G circuit switched (CS) voice, Inter…

Wheelings & Dealings: Yahoo Buys Out Zofari
By Melissa Warten
Oh, the places you'll go-and oh, the places Zofari is going! Local recommendation app Zofari has been purchased by Yahoo in a quiet acquisition last week; the deal was announced wi…

Wireless Device Charging Could be Everywhere, if Qualcomm Has Anything to Say About It
By Matt Paulson
Most smartphone users are troubled by the same issue: battery life. It seems that smartphones left away from their chargers will die only half a day later, which hampers the mobili…

Verizon Goes on the Watch List
By Doug Mohney
While I still use Verizon as my wireless carrier, I'd be loath to tell anyone to invest in the company's stock at this point in time. LTE may prove to be Verizon's defining event f…

T-Mobile Launching New Pay-as-You-Go Plans
By Oliver VanDervoort
T-Mobile has certainly had its fair share of problems in the last few months, but the company is making some more recent moves that are clearly geared towards minimizing the effect…

Does Mobile Network Quality Lead to Increased Spending, Reduced Churn?
By Gary Kim
Most observers likely would agree that dropped calls or sluggish Internet access performance will increase user unhappiness and lead to customer churn. On the other hand, most like…

Material Gains Seen in 2014 Through LTE-Advanced Network Deployments
By Joe Rizzo
LTE-Advanced is a mobile communication standard and a major enhancement of the Long Term Evolution (LTE) standard. It has actually been around for a while since it was formally sub…

151 Advisors' Steve Brumer Hits Mobile Enterprise Conference & Expo
By Steve Anderson
When it comes to ITEXPO-currently running through August 14 at the Rio in Las Vegas-there are two key points to note: one, there is a huge quantity of firms there showing off the v…

Does the FCC Chairman Understand the Nash Equilibrium?
By Carl Ford
When thinking about the spectrum auction, it is easy to see the reasoning behind why Sprint and T-Mobile want to align (besides, of course, the possible merger).

The Next Generation of iPad Currently Under Construction
By Steve Anderson
It's a day that Apple fans have largely been waiting for, and in some cases since the last iPad came out. New reports suggest that Apple's supply chain has roared to life and is cu…

Mobile Crammer Gets Busted by FTC
By Miguel Leiva-Gomez
Mobile cramming - the practice of adding unsolicited charges to a phone bill - has been the source of disappointment for a large number of mobile subscribers in the United States f…

Global Smartphone Shipments Expected to Reach 322 Million
By Matt Paulson
Smartphone sales and shipments haven't simply been increasing over the years, but are in fact growing exponentially. More advanced data networks combines with the lower price of sm…

Mobility TechZone Week in Review
By Matt Paulson
Today's consumers are finding more uses than ever for mobile devices, which leads to both a higher demand and a higher level of individual usage. As such, the mobile industry is co…

DataXoom Set to Hit ITEXPO with Presentations & More
By Steve Anderson
With ITEXPO set to start up, running August 11 - 14 at the Rio in Las Vegas, there's going to be a slew of companies exhibiting products and offering commentary about the nature of…

Device Sale Practices Now Temporarily Distort US Mobile Operator Revenue
By Gary Kim
U.S. mobile "services" revenue declined two percent in the second quarter of 2014, but total revenue, including device sales, continued to climb. The exception was Verizon.

Who are Mobile Power Users?
By Lavanya Rathnam
Based on usage, mobile users can be broadly categorized into three categories, namely, light users (less tgab 50 MB per day), moderate users (50 MB to 300 MB per day) and power use…

EE Finds People Consuming More and More Data
By Gary Kim
Average data usage has increased by 66 percent in the last 12 months, outstripping 3G customers on both Orange and T-Mobile plans, EE reports. That's an example of the invariable t…

Forever Tracked by Foursquare
By Joe Rizzo
According to a survey taken by Pew Research a couple of years ago in 2012, about 33 percent of respondents to its study entitled "Internet & American Life Project" said that they h…

Wheelings & Dealings: Syniverse Finalizes Purchase of Aicent
By Matt Paulson
The leading global transaction processor specialist, Syniverse, has announced the completion of the company's acquisition of Aicent, a globally popular multiservice IPX provider.

WPS Joins Intel's Business App Portfolio
By Melissa Warten
The best businesses are run like well-oiled machines: all parts are functioning, fit together, and work for the overall smooth deployment of business services. With Intel's Busines…

Ready for the Next iPhone? Unveiling to Start September 9
By Steve Anderson
For many, September is the time of year when the kids go back to school after a long summer break, the time when a chill can start to creep in the air, when the sun gets a little l…

Truphone Joins GSMA as an Application Developer
By Steve Anderson
The Groupe Speciale Mobile Association (GSMA) is one of the world's biggest collectives of mobile operators and related firms around, currently with one particular goal in mind, at…

Department of Transportation Cracks Down on More Stringent Laws for Airplane Cell Phone Usage
By Matt Paulson
With more devices being allowed on planes, it should stand to reason that cell phones will be given the green light for in-flight usage soon, right? Unfortunately, this does not se…

Opinion: Phone Companies Need to Learn, Use SMS
By Carl Ford
Just about everyone with a kid in junior high is experiencing second-hand the social yet closed network of SMS, as extremely rare is the conversation that this "Text Generation" co…

Illiad Bid for T-Mobile US Is Not Yet 'Dead'
By Gary Kim
Illiad, which has made a bid to buy about 56 percent of Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile US business, will have to revise its bid to gain serious attention from Deutsche Telekom, most p…

Xiaomi's Systematic Takeover of the Android Smartphone Market
By Michael Guta
Xiaomi has now passed Samsung as the top phone maker in China, a move that has also made it the fifth largest smartphone maker in the world.

Microsoft and Samsung Lawsuit
By Lavanya Rathnam
The last few years has seen many smartphone patent wars, and the latest in the series is the lawsuit filed by Microsoft against Samsung. The case was filed in the U.S. District Cou…

African Market to see $30 Smartphone
By Michelle Nicolson
The Android operating system continues its quest to take over the world, bolstered by the introduction of a $30 smartphone in Africa and other parts of the developing world.

What to Expect in the Future for Android Phones
By TMCnet Special Guest
Technology is a fast-moving world of upgrades, redesigns, and innovation. Whether it is updating old products to match the changing needs and aesthetics of consumers or creating ne…

Samsung's joyn Blackbird Accreditation for Galaxy Smartphones Gives Mobile Operators Hope
By Joe Rizzo
While it is true that mobile devices are being used to accomplish a lot of the tasks people once relied on PCs to handle, we are not at the point where these people are willing to …

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