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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

T-Mobile's Wireless Predictions in 2016: More Un-carrier, More LTE, More...Panic?
By Steve Anderson
To hear T-Mobile's John Legere talk about it-which he recently did at the T-Mobile blog-2016 for T-Mobile will be all about "more." More un-carrier services, more LTE expansions, e…

Rumor Says Two Screen Sizes in Store for Samsung Galaxy S7
By John Casaretto
Samsung aficionados are excited over the rumor that has emerged about the next-generation Galaxy smartphone. The Galaxy is the company's top of the line smartphone and with each su…

Whatever Happened to Signaling System Internet (8)?
By Carl Ford
The friends at Xura sent over a compilation of security studies that are always a fun read. Fun like a roller coaster that occasionally has to be shut down for repairs and investig…

New York to Build Long-Awaited Gigabit Hubs
By Oliver VanDervoort
There is very little doubt that we're approaching the next stage of super-fast internet speeds. Gigabit speeds are being rolled out all over the United States, thanks in large part…

Cox Launches New Wi-Fi Hotspots in Arizona
By Clayton Hamshar
Wi-Fi hotspots are becoming a valuable part of life as people increasingly depend on Internet connectivity for their day-to-day activities, and when strategically placed they can b…

Applications Trends for 2016: It Takes an Ecosystem
By Carl Ford
Appster is an accelerated execution partner based in San Francisco with over 300 people in three countries (and continents).

Ericsson Strikes Patent Deal With Apple for Better Mobile Connectivity
By Steve Anderson
Most of what we've heard about Ericsson these days centers on their future 5G offerings, but recent news has shifted our focus. Ericsson has signed a patent deal with Apple, offeri…

The Wallet Is Already Dead - We Just Don't Know It
By Special Guest
The age of a plastic-less society is nearly upon us, and payment via mobile phone will only be a part of it. After all, you can already pay for things using a watch, and if you've …

Vodafone Netherlands Deploys IBM MobileFirst
By Rory Lidstone
Vodafone Netherlands has entered into a collaborative partnership with IBM under which it will offer IBM MobileFirst solutions to Vodafone enterprise clients. The MobileFirst portf…

The Growing Problem of Smartphone Display Size
By Kyle Piscioniere
A new report from Strategy Analytics may (finally) stem the growth of smartphone displays. Surprisingly, a survey of U.S. and U.K. consumers found that users prefer a 5.3 inch phon…

Hello China, Welcome Back CDMA; It's About Time
By Carl Ford
Qualcomm and Xiaomi, a leading Chinese smartphone and Internet company, announced that they have entered into a new 3G and 4G China patent license agreement. Now it gets interestin…

2016 Mobility Predictions by Aruba
By Special Guest
As we approach the end of 2015, Manish Bhardwaj, Sr. Marketing Manager, Middle East & Turkey at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, gives an insight into the mobility and …

European Union Considers Sweeping Changes to Mobile Landscape
By Jessica N. Abraham-Hogan
Earlier this week, the ITIF, Information Technology and Innovative Foundation, released an analysis of the European Union. It asked if the EU could benefit from streamlining mobile…

Verizon Will Join Wi-Fi Revolution in Early 2016
By Jessica N. Abraham-Hogan
As of this week, Verizon gave in and has begun allowing customers with Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge to take advantage of Wi-Fi calling through their smartphone devices. Although c…

Celltick Turns UI into Engagement Opportunity
By Maurice Nagle
What if I told you a smartphone is not really a smart phone at all, just a powerful phone; even the most recent iterations of iPhones and Droids still struggle when it comes to the…

WaveMaker Platform Supports Hybrid Mobile App Development
By Paula Bernier
WaveMaker now supports hybrid mobile app development on its Rapid App Development platform. That's noteworthy because more than 50 percent of the apps created next year are expecte…

Which Disappears First as a Result of Mobile: Your Desktop or Your Home Phone?
By Carl Ford
What has arrived recently is a clear case where the desktop and the home phone are no longer valid use cases for the Millennial generation.

Plantronics Manager Pro Delivers Wireless Headset Updates
By Rory Lidstone
Plantronics, a major player in audio communications for both businesses and consumers, has introduced a new capability via its Plantronics Manager Pro audio device management tool.…

Connect America Fund May Bring Millions to Major Telecoms
By Steve Anderson
While the Connect America Fund may be controversial, it's certainly making some advances that are hard to pass up. Recent analysis from Telecompetitor brought new insight into the …

SpiderCloud Weaves Web of Connectivity for Enterprise
By Maurice Nagle
As the use of mobile devices has increased exponentially in recent years, so too has the demand for improved connectivity. People expect to connect when and where they please at th…

New Backhaul Report Explains Small Cell Growth
By Brian Carey
A new report by Mobile Experts explains the types of backhaul and fronthaul that will be used to facilitate the phenomenal growth in small cells. Small cells are so named because t…

Gigsky Gives the World Mobile Data
By Maurice Nagle
While some believe the days of the "road warrior" are long gone, many executives still find themselves sitting in airports, conference halls and car services. Technological innovat…

'The Third Age of Digital Payments' Will Begin in 2016
By Rory Lidstone
As with any new technological movement-especially ones that mark a change from long-established norms-digital payments haven't made the smoothest transition into the mainstream. Bu…

Proximity Mobile Payments Market to Reach $21.45 Billion by 2019
By Casey Houser
It appears that the proximity mobile payment industry is about to explode - considering its potential for revenue and growth, that is.

Is Copper the Buggy Whip of Telecommunications?
By Carl Ford
At the turn of the 20th century, aluminum was a rare metal that was used for jewelry. It was as expensive as it was rare, and therefore it was considered valuable.

EZ LTE Hits 10 Minnesota Counties with Tazca Connects, Radio Link Internet Project
By Steve Anderson
Getting Internet service of any kind for rural-dwellers isn't always easy. Low population density often means low potential profit and long payback times for installers. For Tazca …

Ericsson and KDDI Come Together to Advance 5G Technology
By Frank Griffin
When 5G launches, it will introduce a new level of connectivity delivering a seamless user experience.

In the End, There Can Be a Lot of Traffic on Corning ONE Wireless Platform
By Carl Ford
Corning ONE is a DAS solution that homes radio traffic from antennas to their network core. This allows them to support carrier frequencies including the cellular carriers and Wi-F…

AOptix: Building the Bridge to 5G
By Maurice Nagle
Let's talk latency. Most people don't care about a nanosecond here or a half second there but certain industries require both the need for speed and low latency-case in point, fina…

Sprint Plans a Major Overhaul with a Regional Approach & Job Cuts
By Steve Anderson
Sprint has been down on its luck lately, as Verizon and AT&T continue to dominate the mobile field and T-Mobile makes aggressive moves forward. Sprint isn't taking this lying down,…

Cisco and Ericsson: Love, Actually!
By Carl Ford
While the coalition of the willing and other political footballs have changed the landscape of populations, Cisco and Ericsson are trying to stem the tide of competition, specifica…

Are You Safe? We Want to Know
By Carl Ford
At the risk of sounding like a politician that says, "Never let a crisis go to waste", I want to make a point about technology and a gap I see.

MobileIron: EMM is Taking Center Stage
By Paula Bernier
Enterprise mobility management is becoming the center of end user computing, security, and management. So says Vittorio Viarengo, vice president of products and marketing at Mobile…

App Annie Announces Mobile App Intelligence Made Better
By Jessica N. Abraham-Hogan
Recently, App Annie announced new benefits to operators and OEMs everywhere. As the largest mobile application intelligence platform, it has continuously delivered powerful market …

Motorola Solutions Supplies Mall of America with Digital Radios
By Frank Griffin
The Mall of America puts up some impressive numbers every year. This includes 42 million annual visitors and 11 to 13 thousand employees year-round. In this kind of setting, effect…

Gartner Recognizes DMI for Managed Mobility Services in its Magic Quadrant
By Michael Guta
Managing mobile devices in the enterprise ecosystem is getting more complicated as more services are added. As a global end-to-end mobility company delivering mobile enterprise sol…

Facebook: You Talk, It Sells
By Carl Ford
If you give yourself some perspective on the Web, you see that it is continually improving the ability for you (humans) to interact with it (programs).

Every Second Counts in Mobile Latency
By Michelle Amodio
The need for increased connection speeds in a mobile era has given service providers a challenge in providing the best for the least amount of money. Service providers need to comp…

Millennials Declared Most Irresponsible with Tech
By Steve Anderson
A new study from Protect Your Bubble has found that the most technologically-adept generation yet is also the most irresponsible with that technology.

Zayo's Push for Small Cells Means Big Gains
By Steve Anderson
With demand for bandwidth-both mobile and stationary-on the rise, network operators are increasingly under the gun to find solutions that help more bandwidth reach users and yet he…

Physical Banks Still Top of the Food Chain
By Steve Anderson
A trip to the bank isn't what used to be, according to a new study by Market Force Information. While most users still take that trip to a physical building, an increasing number o…

1st Point Communications Innovates with its SMS Platform
By Joe Rizzo
Last month, TMC's Erik Linask sat down with Erik Levitt of 1st Point Communications at ITEXPO Anaheim 2015. Levitt co-founded 1stPoint Communications in 2011, and now acts as CEO o…

FreedomPop to Launch Intel-Powered Smartphone Optimized for Wi-Fi Networks
By Clayton Hamshar
If you haven't heard of FreedomPop, it's a relatively new start-up service provider that operates exclusively on data networks and is quickly gaining clout in the industry. The com…

IHS Reveals Highlights of Microwave Equipment Vendor Scorecard
By Clayton Hamshar
Because microwave equipment is becoming increasingly common in telecom and Ethernet networks around the world, research firm IHS Infonetics recently unveiled some of the highlights…

In-Building Wireless and DAS: Shifting the Costs from a CAPEX to an OPEX
By Special Guest
With mobile phones rapidly replacing land lines, and with 85% of mobile traffic occurring indoors, having in-building wireless coverage and capacity is more important than ever. Wi…

Wi-Fi Alliance Highlights Efforts to Promote Fair Spectrum Sharing
By Peter Bernstein
If you have not been following this, you need to be informed. It has major impact on the future of wireless networking and the quality of services we can all expect, particularly a…

Fraunhofer Said 'Let There be Li-Fi' And it was Good
By Carl Ford
As the world goes nuts with billion dollar startups (current count 125), it is always good to find promising technology that changes the game and does not have irrational exuberanc…

Sprint Plans Layoffs to Cut Operating Expenses
By Joe Rizzo
Sprint is planning to cut significant slack from its workforce and operations in the upcoming months. More details are expected at today's second quarter results briefing.

T-Mobile Holds Its Ground: Customer Retention on the Rise
By Steve Anderson
T-Mobile-or the "uncarrier", as it's come to be known for its unusual approaches to providing mobile phone service-has made a lot of major market moves lately, and that's reflected…

Biometric PIN Forges Ahead Despite Security Risks
By Kyle Piscioniere
By 2019, consumers will authorize 5 billion transactions biometrically. And thanks to Apple and Samsung - plus a slate of newcomers in the upcoming months - the vast majority of th…

Ericsson Launches 5GEx Project for Next-generation Mobile Development
By Casey Houser
Ericsson is leading the charge into the future with its new 5GEx project that it announced this week.

Chase Enters the Digital Wallet Market
By Michael Guta
Mobile payments have finally gotten the attention of banks, and Chase is the latest organization to provide its own platform.

Rethinking the 'Smoke and Mirrors' of Femtocells
By Carl Ford
Using femtocells for home wireless connections has been a challenge, up until now.

How to Build Enterprise Apps That Work
By Paula Bernier
Coding an enterprise mobile app requires significant time and investment - six to nine months and about $250,000, by Forrester Research's count. How can an enterprise best capitali…

Calling all carriers - it's time to connect to Wi-Fi
By Special Guest
The integrated nature of AT&T's new Wi-Fi calling function is a great step up from the first wave of third party Wi-Fi calling apps, and the speed at which carriers have developed …

Still Paying For Streaming Music? Why?
By Allison Boccamazzo
While you're on the go, will your streaming music service deliver the goods-meaning high-quality, uninterrupted service? Or will your morning commute be thrown out of whack by adve…

Mitek Secures Contract with Undisclosed Online Payments Giant
By Oliver VanDervoort
Earlier this week, the firm announced one of the top online payment companies in the entire world has started using its mobile identity verification solution, Photo Verify.

40 Years of the Evolving Enterprise WAN - A Walk Down Memory Lane
By Special Guest
So, what does the next-generation WAN look like? In an attempt to answer this question, I thought I'd look back in time, to see how the WAN has evolved so far. The evolution of the…

Once in A Lifetime: The FCC's Reverse-Auction Soap Opera
By Carl Ford
The FCC's upcoming spectrum auction has been a concern for the National Association of Broadcasters, and it should be interesting to see how it plays out.

Third Quarter Results Show Growth in Earnings for Verizon
By Joe Rizzo
When Verizon announced its second quarter earnings results there was a bit of a surprise: the company reported a 2.97 percent increase.

Brightstar Strengthens Canadian Presence with WirelessWorks Acquisition
By Laura Stotler
Mobile services company Brightstar is expanding its offerings to Canada with the announcement that it is acquiring WirelessWorks in Ontario.

Mitel Focusing On Mobile Enterprise Portfolio Platform
By Oliver VanDervoort
Mitel just announced it is jumping into the fray with a rather comprehensive offering of real-time business, cloud and mobile communications solutions.

Novatel Taps Altair to Power Latest MiFi Solution
By Paula Bernier
Altair Semiconductor technology today revealed that its technology is powering the new Novatel Wireless4G LTE personal mobile hotspot, which was introduced last week.

Malware Targeting OS X More Than Ever
By Oliver VanDervoort
A new report has surfaced which shows the age of Mac being safe and secure is apparently at an end.

The Key to Better Cell Service: On the Road With Kathrein
By Michelle Amodio
Jim Nevelle, president and CEO of Kathrein USA, sits down with TMCnet CEO Rich Tehrani for in interview about how Kathrein has taken its century-old company and evolved to stay cur…

Dialexa Creates Innovative Solutions for its Customers
By Laura Stotler
Brad Bush, COO of Dialexa, sat down with TMC CEO Rich Tehrani at the recent On the Road Dallas 2015 event to discuss how Dialexa is fostering innovation and connectivity through Io…

Smart Card Alliance Shows Rise in NFC Device Creation, Discusses Security
By Casey Houser
A recent report from the Smart Card Alliance, a not-for-profit group that works to advance the use of smart card technology, notes that the number of near field communication (NFC)…

AT&T to Launch NumberSync, Allow Devices to Share Phone Number
By Andrew Bindelglass
AT&T is launching a service that will allow a customer to use the same mobile number for all their mobile devices.

POTS is Dead. Have a Cookie!
By Carl Ford
Verizon's acquisition of AOL has yielded a blending of its mobile and online analytics capability to the point where they have enabled cookies for advertising customers on both pla…

Mobile Wallets: The New Fraud Frontier
By Special Guest
With the near-ubiquity of mobile devices, banks are under pressure to come out with their own mobile banking apps, but security fears abound.

Mobile Banking Users to Hit One Billion
By Steve Anderson
New numbers from Juniper Research reveal that mobile banking is catching on, and in a big way, with mobile banking users on track to exceed one billion by the end of 2015, or almos…

Thailand Shows Interest in Adopting VocaLink's Faster Payments Service
By Clayton Hamshar
The VocaLink real-time payments platform brings unprecedented convenience and certainty to businesses and consumers alike, bringing payment technology in line with today's digital …

GoSwiff Launches Mobile Payment Application for POS Systems
By Casey Houser
The new GoSwiff app begins its charge with a user interface that tries to make mobile payments easy for every customer. It also allows individuals to withdraw cash and gives mercha…

Just Where Exactly is My Data Going?
By Special Guest
Guest writer Ammar Enaya offers insight into which applications are placing the greatest demand on wireless networks, and are therefore to blame for gobbling up data

Novatel Finalizes Acquisition of DigiCore
By Oliver VanDervoort
Novatel has completed their takeover and acquisition of Digicore. This means that Novatel Wireless, which had already been known as a leading provider of IoT solutions, as well as …

Moore's Law in a Bind
By Carl Ford
We are getting to the point where wireless speeds and feeds are finally making real-time connectivity valuable. Strangely it's coming at a time when Moore's Law is hitting some pro…

iPhone Ad-Blockers Boost Battery Life, Accelerate Mobile Web Loading
By Tara Seals
Apple added support for ad blockers to its iPhone operating system in September, and it turns out that they conserve data use and battery life while also accelerating loading times…

According to AT&T, Competitors Launched WiFi Calling without FCC Approval
By Joe Rizzo
WiFi calling has been an enormous success for Sprint and T-Mobile, so why hasn't AT&T - whose customers beta-tested the service - joined suit? James Ciccioni, senior legal vice pre…

ITEXPO Presenter Offers Insight into Mobile Capabilities and Cloud Computing
By Susan J. Campbell
Adnan H. Lawai, CEO of Folio3 is set to be on hand for the upcoming ITEXPO in Anaheim, launching in-depth discussions on enterprise collaboration technologies. In a recent intervie…

ISACA Survey Points to Potential Rise in Mobile Payment Breaches
By Casey Houser
ISACA, a global cybersecurity nonprofit, recently completed a survey of 900 cybersecurity experts to determine their views on the state of the mobile payments market.

How the Selfie Stick Became an Unlikely Success Story
By Anna Johansson
For all the success these hot products have experienced, selfie sticks faced a major uphill battle to become an unlikely success story.

My Amazon Fire - The Boat Anchor That Keeps Swimming
By Carl Ford
I took a chance on the Amazon Fire phone, it was with the full awareness that I was probably going to be in the regret mode long before the contract completed.

The Reinvention of QR Codes
By Special Guest
QR Codes are evolving beyond marketing to support innovative new capabilities such as website login, identity verification, transaction authorization and more.

Nearly Six Percent of Mobile Users Visit Risky Site Every Day
By Oliver VanDervoort
When it comes to mobile device security, an awful lot of users seem to think that they don't need to practice the same kind of safe actions that they do when they are using PCs. Th…

The State of LTE Around the World
By Joe Rizzo
OpenSignal is a company that specializes in wireless coverage mapping. The company crowdsources data on carrier signal quality from users who have its consumer mobile application i…

Samsung to Offer Leasing Program Similar to Apple's
By Oliver VanDervoort
Samsung is going to be following Apple's lead yet again, this time launching its own smartphone financing program.

Private Networking Through LTE Introduced by Verizon
By Joe Rizzo
Any network, regardless of the type or size, needs a solid management system in order for it to both provide the necessary services and run efficiently. This is something that can …

E-Band More Than Just an Ultra-High Capacity Solution
By Greg Friesen
E-Band is still used in this ultra-high capacity band, offering an alternative to fiber, but it is an application that has largely been for enterprise and private network extension…

'Getting' the Nuance of the Mobile Internet
By Carl Ford
I consider Nuance the Qualcomm of speech recognition; you might be able to find a way to not to use their technology, but you probably wouldn't be as good.

Ericsson Focusing on 5G R&D in Europe
By Oliver VanDervoort
While 4G LTE is a relatively new technology, the biggest tech companies in the world are already working hard to find the next big thing. When it comes to the communication market,…

Callup to Provide Remote SIM Card Management System to WOM
By Frank Griffin
The use of SIM cards on mobile devices is seen as an inconvenience by many users. And according to a report in the Financial Times, two of the largest manufacturers of smart mobile…

Unlocking the Potential of Outdoor Small Cells
By Special Guest
While the pace of outdoor small cell adoption is slower than anticipated, momentum in North America is now gathering pace. ABI Research recently predicted a 43 percent compound ann…

Cavium GM Talks Small Cells and Expanding Wi-Fi
By Paula Bernier
Cavium is an example of a company that seems to be in the right place at the right time. The integrated processing and switching solutions company was founded in 2001, went public …

Cypher Answers the Call for Better Mobile Audio Quality
By Paula Bernier
As the number of wirelessly connected devices proliferate and people increasingly use their voices to command and control things, the need for solutions that allow for improved mob…

Panasonic Toughbook and Toughpad Enterprise Users Benefit from NetMotion Wireless Partnership
By Joe Rizzo
Early this morning, NetMotion Wireless and Panasonic announced that after running successfully in Europe for eight months, they are extending the availability of the NetMotion Mobi…

Five Facts on 5G Derived from CTIA Super Mobility
By Doug Mohney
If you're confused about 5G wireless technology, join the club. Marketing people are trying to claim the visionary high ground when there's very little "there". I made the rounds l…

5G and IoT: Where do They Intersect?
By Carl Ford
I started writing this weekly column back when 4G was just coming of age. The standard of LTE was spelled out and wireless was evolving to a packet core.

Tower Cloud Announces 1,300-Mile Network Expansion in Florida
By Michael Guta
As one of the largest providers of broadband transport services in the southeastern United States, Tower Cloud is increasing its presence by extending its fiber infrastructure by 2…

Sunsight Instruments Introduces Microwave Path Alignment Solution
By Paula Bernier
Sunsight Instruments used CTIA Super Mobility in Las Vegas last week as the launch pad for its new Microwave Path Alignment Kit. The solution is generally available now.

Facebook Developing App for Viewing 360-Degree Video
By Casey Houser
A recent industry report says Facebook is developing a mobile app for Android and iOS that will allow users to watch "spherical" video. This would give mobile users access to a 360…

Sequans Emphasizes the Momentum Behind CAT-1, CAT-0 LTE
By Paula Bernier
Sequans Communications has been working with T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless on LTE Category 1 technology; its CAT-1 LTE technology is inside the world's first CAT-1 module, the Gem…

Mexia Helps More Efficiently Engage People, Resources
By Paula Bernier
Mexia Interactive is helping make 'people-tracking' more efficient via its sensors and location-analytics services.

Nokia Offers Solution for More Intelligent Small Cell Site Selection
By Paula Bernier
Chris Stark, head of strategy and business development at Nokia Networks, said small cells deployment has been a challenge in large part because it can be difficult and time consum…

Screen Prisoners: Study Finds a Third of People Check Phones 50 Times Per Day
By Andrew Bindelglass
As smartphones get smarter and gain more and more features, people have found them becoming an ever more integral part of their lives. We use them to communicate while on the go, g…

Deviser Instruments Unveils Feature-Packed Handheld Tech Tools
By Paula Bernier
Deviser Instruments this week at CTIA Super Mobility introduced two new installation, maintenance and troubleshooting tools. These devices address a variety of infrastructure found…

InnJoo Releases Fire Plus Smartphone in Middle East
By Casey Houser
Rapidly-growing Middle East smartphone brand InnJoo recently announced the launch of its new handset, Fire Plus.

Net(flix) Neutrality: Who's Kidding Whom?
By Carl Ford
If, as Disney has suggested, ESPN is vulnerable to Over the Top TV, then the bandwidth for video from cable is no longer being paid for by the subscriber.

Contactless Pay Will Reach New Heights This Year, Study Says
By Dominick Sorrentino
The wallet has a long history, with the roots of the word being traceable as far back as the 1300s. The wallet in its modern form, however, emerged in the 1950s, when the invention…

Juniper Research: 240 Million 5G Connections by 2025
By Steve Anderson
If the pace of mobile Internet access was starting to feel a bit sluggish, take heart: a new report from Juniper Research suggests that by 2025 there will be around 240 million act…

Sony Launches Simplistic, Luxury Smartwatch
By Andrew Bindelglass
Ever since the unveiling of the Apple Watch last year, smartphone developers have been scrambling to create their own watches and integrate as many features as possible. In the que…

Mobile Security Report Q3 2015
By Steve Morgan
The Mobile Security Report provides trends, statistics, best practices, and resources for chief information security officers (CISOs), IT security staff, mobile app developers, and…

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