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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.

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…

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…

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 …

Strategy Analytics Reveals Consumers Favor One Color for Their Mobile Phones: Black
By Frank Griffin
A new study conducted by Strategy Analytics at its Wireless Device Lab surveyed consumers in five countries and found they preferred one color above all others when it comes to the…

Smartphone Shipments Reach 295 Million Units, Android Captures 85 Percent Market Share
By Michael Guta
The latest research from Strategy Analytics on global smartphone shipments for the second quarter of 2014 has revealed a total of 295 million units were delivered, with Android cap…

Europe Still Dragging Feet When it Comes to LTE Adoption
By Oliver VanDervoort
While LTE is already become a tried and true network when it comes to cellular and mobile providers, there are still plenty of agencies and firms that are working hard on finally a…

Xiaomi Takes Fifth Place Among Global Smartphone Manufacturers
By Casey Houser
There is a rising star in the mobile telephony market. A press release from research and consulting firm Strategy Analytics shows that Xiaomi moved into fifth place among the mobil…

Mobility TechZone Week in Review
By Matt Paulson
Smartphones, tablets and even wearable devices are slowly becoming embedded within the every day lives of most Americans. Today's mobile devices are nearly as powerful as the lapto…

OtterBox + iPhone 5c: Protection & Style for Any Budget
By Stefania Viscusi
There's probably nothing more frustrating than loosing or breaking a mobile device. We've become so dependent on these pricey items for both our personal and business lives, and fo…

WISPs Say Rural Internet Access Will Suffer if New 5-GHz Rules are Imposed
By Gary Kim
Interference control is an essential part of effective use of unlicensed and shared communications spectrum, all might agree. But such rules also can have important ramifications. …

Anite Announces Triton LTE Wireless Network Testing Tool
By Casey Houser
Wireless testing equipment manufacturer Anite announced this week its official launch of Triton, its LTE wireless core network testing tool.

Senate Holds Hearing on Cell Phone Cramming
By David Delony
A growing number of U.S. mobile users are finding themselves saddled with unauthorized charges on their bills, a practice known in the industry as "cramming." The problem has grown…

Wheelings & Dealings: Nokia Acquires a Healthy Portion of Panasonic
By Joe Rizzo
If we look at everything that has been going on lately with Nokia, we see a pattern-the company's future is focused on providing network solutions, rather than mobile phones. All a…

Certificate Verification Flaw in Android Exposes Users to Malware
By Joe Rizzo
Hackers are an incredibly smart group of criminals. In most cases, they show more creativity than the person or group who created the application they are hacking into. You have to…

France's Illiad Makes Surprise Bid for T-Mobile US
By Gary Kim
Illiad, the mobile service provider that has revolutionized the French mobile market, has made a bid to buy T-Mobile US, an unexpected move that might be a nightmare for the other …

Social Media Mobile Fans: Sprint Set to Offer Inexpensive Connection Plan
By Steve Anderson
For anyone who's ever had a cable plan, and wondered why they were paying such ridiculous amounts of money for channels that were never watched in the first place-does anyone reall…

Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Profit Drops 44 Percent
By Gary Kim
Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong reported an unaudited first-half net profit decline of 44 percent year over year.

Apple Granted a Surprising Patent
By Alexandra Duggan
There is exciting news today for Apple: the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has officially published 33 newly granted Patents for Apple INC. There is a particular buzz around the …

Wi-Fi is the Way to Go for Mobile Surveillance
By TMCnet Special Guest
Mobile surveillance has become very popular in the vehicle transportation sector, and is used by public transportation, such as school buses, trains, cargo vehicles, and even armor…

Chinese Smartphone Makers are Overtaking the Market
By Joe Rizzo
We have a new tracking report out this week from the International Data Corporation (IDC). This report is entitled "Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker" and according to IDC, …

Smith Micro and Sprint Announce Avatar Design Contest
By Raju Shanbhag
The next generation digital artists have a season to look forward to. Smith Micro Software has partnered with Sprint to offer a new education program and contest designed for the d…

A Closer look: Mary Meeker vs. Samsung Earnings
By Carl Ford
Samsung's recent earnings warnings point to cheaper competition in China for pretty good phones.

Sprint & T-Mobile Merger? Not Before September
By Steve Anderson
The idea of a merger between Sprint and T-Mobile has been the kind of thing that's had industry watchers paying particular attention for some time now. On the surface, it makes per…

Local Challengers Begin to Disrupt Apple and Samsung's Mobile Dominance
By Joe Rizzo
Normally, when we see quarterly reports, we can almost guarantee that the two names that we will see at the very top are Apple and Samsung. Whether it is the number of devices sold…

AT&T's 'Best-Ever Pricing' Draws Derision from T-Mobile
By Steve Anderson
The ongoing four-way battle for dominance in the mobile field produces some amazing results sometimes, and as families and individuals look for the necessary means to save money on…

Consumers are Eager for Customizable Wireless Service Plans for Mobile
By Matt Paulson
Mobile phone technology is rapidly evolving, yet the pay structures for consumers have remained largely unchanged. Most phone plans require subscribers to pay for a set number of m…

Verizon Wireless Expands What Some Would Call Throttling to Select 4G LTE Users
By Paula Bernier
Come October, Verizon Wireless will slow the speeds of a broader range of subscribers that it categorizes as top users.

Mobility TechZone Week in Review
By Matt Paulson
Today's consumers are focusing more on mobile technology and the benefits it delivers than ever before. Whether simply calling friends and playing games or employing a full-fledged…

Wheelings & Dealings: Yahoo Sets Up to Purchase Flurry
By Matt Paulson
Yahoo has been struggling to combat the company's slow decline into obscurity, and one of the avenues that it sees as a profitable venture is to go further into mobile technology. …

Lumia 530 To Bring High Function & Low Price Together
By Steve Anderson
Value is a shaky concept at best, often varying from person to person, depending on who's asked. But a good measure of value for devices comes when a device's cost is perceived as …

Sprint Eyes 'Spark' LTE-A Deployment with Help from Netcracker
By Tara Seals
Sprint has agreed to a multi-year agreement that will expand its use of NetCracker's OSS solutions to support its Sprint Spark enhanced LTE rollout.

Fiscal Third Quarter Results From Apple Are In
By Joe Rizzo
On July 22, 2014, Apple released the results of its second calendar quarter, which is its fiscal third quarter earnings. It seems that the iPhone is the key component that continue…

Old Ironsides and Unified Office: An Analogy of Design
By Carl Ford
In conjunction with the recent Fourth of July celebration, Unified Office announced its role in delivering the communications system for the USS Constitution Museum.

Comings & Goings: Marty Beard Takes Office as BlackBerry's New COO
By Matt Paulson
Global communications giant BlackBerry announced on Monday that they had appointed Marty Beard to the position of Chief Operating Officer for the company. Beard's responsibilities …

Apple Orders the Manufacture of 120 Million iPhone 6 Units with Foxconn
By Matt Paulson
Preparing for the upcoming release of the newest version of the iPhone, Apple has reportedly ordered 120 million iPhone 6 units from Foxconn in a single gigantic order.

SHIELD Tablet, Wireless Controller Mark New NVIDIA Releases
By Steve Anderson
There are plenty of tablets out in the field, ranging from the original-and many here would say "and best"-iPad line to the host of competitors, me-too's and also-rans that litter …

Verizon's Smart Rewards Program Involves a Bit of Snooping
By Steve Anderson
The new Verizon loyalty program-dubbed "Smart Rewards"--offers users a certain number of points for every dollar spent using Verizon Wireless service.

Ericsson Releases Second Quarter Earnings Report
By Oliver VanDervoort
Ericsson released its second quarter earnings report last week, and the company seems to be showing a bit of a mixed bag. While the actual sales numbers for the second quarter of 2…

New Antenna Connects Smartphones without Cell Service
By Michael Guta
Everyone with a mobile phone has at some point experienced a dropped call, and whether it is the universe trying to conspire against you or not, it always seems to happen when you …

Mobility TechZone Week in Review
By Matt Paulson
The past week has been an exciting time for mobile technology. Not only is new technology developed every day in the field, but the service providers who run the supporting infrast…

LTE RAN Could be a $22 Billion Industry by 2018
By Matt Paulson
The Mobile Radio Access Network (RAN) LTE market has been steadily growing over the years, as smartphones and mobile internet have both become more ubiquitous among the general pop…

BACtrack Launches Smartphone Breathalyzer
By Clayton Hamshar
Already a leading manufacturer of breathalyzers, BACtrack has expanded into the mobile market with the launch of the BACtrack Vio. Harnessing the latest developments in miniaturize…

Study: 4G LTE Connections to Top One Billion by 2017
By Casey Houser
A recent study completed by Juniper Research predicts that the number of 4G LTE connections will grow to larger than one billion by 2017.

Consumers Gain More Control Over Wireless Networks
By Clayton Hamshar
Celeno, a wireless network technology firm, has greatly enhanced home networking solutions with the launch of their Wi-Fi Experience Manager. The service is aimed at OEMs and Inter…

T-Mobile Announces Channel Partner Program
By Clayton Hamshar
With the "Un-carrier revolution" T-Mobile has been making waves in the telecommunications industry as it challenges traditional consumer models and reevaluates best practices. The …

Mary Meeker vs. Samsung Earnings: A Clearer Perspective
By Carl Ford
While Mary Meeker has been associated with hyping the tech bubble, she is always a good trend spotter and gives us lots of perspective as to not only the who, but the what and the …

Otterbox Offering Nina Garcia Designed Phone Cases
By Cristina Naldini
Fashion and functionality meet in the new OtterBox Symmetry Series limited edition design, 'Brazilian Pop!', created by Project Runway judge Nina Garcia. The fashion icon used her …

Sprint Unveils Business Fusion Plan
By Melissa Warten
Sprint has rolled out its new Business Fusion Plans for business customers, starting at $15 with a qualifying smartphone purchase.

Mobility TechZone Week in Review
By Matt Paulson
The future is mobile, as is made clear by the rapid advances that allow computing devices to become smaller, faster and more powerful than ever before. These technological improvem…

Curse Secures $16M in Venture Capital, Debt Funding
By Casey Houser
Curse, a VoIP service provider for online gamers, announced this week that it has secured an additional $16 million in funding from financial backers.

The Future of Smartphones
By Lavanya Rathnam
A report by eMarketer shows that 4.55 billion people are expected to use a smartphone by the end of 2014.

China Mobile Finds Large Wi-Fi Network Cannibalizes LTE Revenue
By Gary Kim
China Mobile has found that its network of 4.3 million Wi-Fi hotspots, deployed at a cost of 17 billion Yuan ($2.75 billion), does not have a viable business model. In fact, in 201…

Sony Forges Alliance with Verizon
By Clayton Hamshar
Troubled by the mobile market domination of Apple and Samsung, Sony needed to partner up with an influential company to find a foothold and gain some market share. Who better than …

FreedomPop Plans to Offer Free Mobile Service to European Markets
By David Gutbezahl
Taking advantage of consumers' growing desire for inexpensive mobile services, FreedomPop has been offering a deal that some might say can't be beat, 100 percent free mobile phone …

Data Speed More Important than Net Neutrality
By Clayton Hamshar
Flash Networks administered a survey that showed a surprising 74% of subscribers who feel that mobile operators should be able to offer premium content with faster speeds, even mor…

America Movil to Divest Assets, Avoiding a Government Breakup and Forced Interconnection Policies
By Gary Kim
America Movil plans to divest enough assets to avoid triggering new rules that would apply to it as a more-dominant company.

Tazca Connects to Offer Faster Access in Ontario
By Steve Anderson
Broadband is, on some levels, a problem just about everywhere. It's difficult to find it at all in some places, and in others, issues of speed or quantity emerge. But there are oft…

Introducing the Passport, Blackberry's Smart-Mo-Tab-Computer... Thing
By Kayla Matthews
If you haven't had the chance to look at Blackberry's upcoming device, the Passport, go do that. It's quite interesting to say the least, even if it is a bit, well... square.

Sprint LivePro Proves Swiss Army Knife for Road Warriors
By Steve Anderson
Road warriors-that special name for those valiant workers who frequently travel for business-have come to value technology tools that can do quite a bit from one comparatively simp…

Half of U.S. Homes Could be Mobile-Only by 2020
By Gary Kim
Some 41 percent of U.S. households did not buy or use landline phone service in the second half of 2013, according to the latest study by the National Center for Health Statistics.

Matterport Focuses on 3D Technology for Mobile Devices
By Clayton Hamshar
Matterport, a company that specializes in 3D printing and cameras, is determined to be at the forefront of cutting edge 3D technology. Advancements in Google's Project Tango came e…

Net Neutrality Comments Due by July 15; Here's a Public Contribution
By Carl Ford
We have less than a week to go for people to send their comments into the NPRM on Net Neutrality. I already have stated my opinions on this subject, but I brought a few people in I…

Cobra Electronics Brings Music to the Great Outdoors
By Clayton Hamshar
Once Bluetooth speakers caught on, it became progressively clearer how convenient they are and it was inevitable that the range of options would diversify (plus they'll be even mor…

Samsung Factory in Brazil Endures $36 Million Theft
By Adam Brandt
As pervasive confusion brought about by FIFA's beloved world tournament continues to impair the focus of local Brazilian ordinance, it is no surprise to hear that according to a Sa…

Study Shows How Dedicated Short-Range Communication Can Increase Road Safety
By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich
A new study from market strategy consultancy iGR examines how Dedicated Short-Range Communication can be used to help reduce these accidents and thus make way for safer roads.

FCC Encourages Usage of Signal Boosters
By Jyothi Shanbhag
Signal boosters are devices used to improve wireless coverage to areas with poor signal levels. Signal boosters can be positioned in a home or car to provide increased signal stren…

WiLAN Trades Patents with Nokia Networks
By Clayton Hamshar
WiLAN has continued its relationship with Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) with a recent patent license agreement, the continuation of a similar one signed as far back as 2006.

The FTC Going After Amazon for In-App Purchases
By Frank Griffin
It takes a long time to build customer loyalty, and businesses around the world do everything they can to protect these customers once they have been earned. The value of these cus…

Boston Goes Green with High-Tech Solar Powered Benches
By Jyothi Shanbhag
Boston city residents can now find revolutionary solar-powered smart benches in various parks in the city, including Titus Sparrow Park in the South End, the Boston Common, and the…

New App to Locate Missing Pets!
By Mini Swamy
If you've pet has ever gone missing, you know how traumatic it can be for the owner- It's missing part of the family. And from the pet's perspective, it could be dangerous for it t…

Mobile Devices May Power Themselves with Ambient Energy Collectors
By Steve Anderson
It may be hard to believe, but every day, we're exposed to energy just by existing. The planet exists in its own magnetic field, and other forms of energy are also on hand ranging …

Google Officially Purchases Streaming Music Service Songza
By Oliver VanDervoort
Reports early last month were that Internet giant Google was looking to purchase the human-curated music streaming service Songza. It turns out those reports were accurate and now …

Aereo, the Court and the Policy Generation Gap
By Carl Ford
The history of the Supreme Court is that sometimes we have to endure generational shifts to arrive at a normative status quo.

TeenSafe's Mobile Phone Monitoring Brings Peace of Mind to Parents
By Cristina Naldini
TeenSafe, creator of an iPhone and Android phone monitoring software, announced today it is offering a way for parents to see their children's text messages being sent and received…

The Ad Market in 2016: Print & TV on the Decline, Mobile Explodes
By Steve Anderson
Advertising: it's everywhere. Turn on the radio, turn on the TV, flip open a newspaper or just hit the Web, and somewhere, someone is eager to sell something. Advertising runs many…

AniMates Offers New Messaging Media
By Melissa Warten
You can talk on your phone, you can text on your phone, but how often can your texts do the talking? Smith Micro Software, Inc.'s newest release is about to let your messages speak…

Voxox Targets Mainstream Communication with Latest Update
By Clayton Hamshar
Voxox, a popular Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) app, released a significant update adding group messaging and media sharing to the already robust list of offered features.

New York Airports Finally Offer Free Wi-Fi
By Clayton Hamshar
Agreement between New York Port AUthority and Boingo to bring limited free Wi-Fi to NYC metro airports.

ElitecoreTechnologies Enabling Nationwide LTE Service in Bahrain
By Michael Guta
Telecoms in developed countries are rapidly reaching full saturation points, which is driving companies to look for opportunities in developing regions around the world. The Middle…

Motorola's Moto 360 Aims to Change the Way Smartwatches Look and Function
By Daniel Brecht
What is all this marketing hype on smartwatches? Well, the development of watch-like wearable technology has been fascinating consumers of all ages. A smartwatch is no ordinary wat…

Slingshot is Now Available to International Users
By Joe Rizzo
Most people are familiar with Snapchat. It is a photo messaging application that was actually developed by two Stanford University students, Evan Spiegel and Robert Murphy as a cla…

Potential Verizon Purchase of Dish Network Mobile Spectrum Could Jeopardize Incentive Auction
By Gary Kim
Just how much spectrum could be made available in the Federal Communications Commission's incentive auction remains unclear. Some believe it is reasonable that a total of 50 MHz to…

'L' Previewed by Google
By Joe Rizzo
On June 25, 2014, at the Google I/O event, taking place in San Francisco, Google announced the release of the latest version of the Android operating system, which has been given t…

Merging Smaller Wireless Companies Could Increase Suburban Competition
By Joe Rizzo
Maybe it is just the way that my mind works, but I have been noticing a lot of Catch-22 scenarios lately. The satirical novel written by Joseph Heller created the phrase "catch-22,…

Free Android Phone Makes GIV Mobile Even More Tempting
By Stefania Viscusi
My 10 year relationship with a wireless carrier I've stuck with all these years is coming to an end as my final contract phases out in just a few short weeks. I've had 2 lines runn…

Google's I/O Developer Conference Reveals Major Milestone
By Steve Anderson
It was always a safe bet to call the Android operating system a popular release from Google. It quickly caught on to take a whole lot of ground in the mobile operating space, but w…

EC Mobile Data, Voice Roaming Cuts Take Effect on July 1, 2014
By Gary Kim
One reason Western European mobile service provider revenue is dropping is that new mandatory price cuts have been adopted, reducing maximum prices for some products, such as mobil…

T-Mobile & Sprint: The Plus and Minus
By Carl Ford
There is a lot of signal-to-noise ratio on the ATT and DirecTV merger. Anytime AT&T attempts to do anything, the pre-1982 antitrust voices take over and make it sound like no other…

Energous Signs Wireless Charging Deal with Pocons
By David Delony
Energous Corporation has announced that Pocons, a Korean mobile phone parts supplier, has signed a joint development agreement to embed the Pleasanton, Calif.-based company's WattU…

A Look at Xamarin's Development Tools
By Lavanya Rathnam
Xamarin is a San Francisco-based company that helps developers create native mobile apps for iOS, Android, Windows, Google Glass, Amazon Fire Phone and Amazon Fire TV. The company …

Sprint and T-Mobile's HD Voice Culture Clash
By Doug Mohney
Yesterday, Sprint officially announced it now offers HD voice service nationwide on its network, wrapped around a "30 day risk-free trial" press event. T-Mobile US was quick to sho…

EE is Set to Launch VoLTE Next Year
By Joe Rizzo
It is always interesting to see how something that happens in one area inevitably leads to developments in other areas. A case in point is the proliferation of BYOD in the workplac…

Phablets Find Growing Interest Around the World
By Steve Anderson
When the phablet-a portmanteau of "phone" and "tablet," denoting a device that wasn't quite as big as a tablet yet not as small as a phone, yet containing functions of each-first e…

LTE Users Shown to Use Far More Data than 3G Subscribers
By Matt Paulson
A recent study conducted by Mobida Technology sought to examine the way the mobile data is used around the world, in LTE and 3G markets for countries including the United States, B…

Dali Wireless Unveils 10gbps In-Building Wireless Solution
By Paula Bernier
Dali Wireless today unveiled a new high-density in-building mobile broadband solution that can route up to 300mHz of RF over a single fiber at the 10gbps rate. The solution, for wh…

Offer to Test Drive an iPhone for a Week from T-Mobile
By Joe Rizzo
Not one to mince words, T-Mobile CEO John Legere is once again taking pot shots at the other three major U.S. carriers. On Wednesday, T-Mobile hosted its Uncarrier 5.0 event in Sea…

Knowles Brings Hands-Free Gesture Control to Smartphones and Tablets
By Matt Paulson
The Knowles Corporation is already well-known for producing state-of-the-art microphone technologies, but their newest product is pushing that technology into a whole new direction…

Amazon Makes Things Hot: Introduces New Fire Phone
By Alexandra Duggan
Lookout iPhone and Android, there's a new smartphone in town. After months of anticipation, Amazon's CEO, Jeff Bezos has announced its latest product: Fire Phone.

Pillars of a Sound BYOD Policy
By TMCnet Special Guest
Nine out of 10 Millennials hop on their smartphones before their first cup of coffee - a clear sign, according to Real Business, that we're embarking on an always "on" society. Bri…

Net Neutrality and the Shared-Spectrum Canary
By Carl Ford
As the pressure mounts on the FCC to come up with a policy that makes Net Neutrality advocates happy, indicators are popping up that will tell the whole story about whether the new…

Cellebrite Introduces 'Find My iPhone' Status Detection
By Cristina Naldini
Cellebrite, the leading developer and provider of retail mobile data solutions, announced today the industry's first solution for automated detection of the Apple 'Find My iPhone' …

Will Amazon Announce a Cheap Smartphone?
By David Delony
If there's one thing the tech industry can't resist, it's a good rumor about upcoming products. In this case, it's Amazon with a possible smartphone based on its Kindle line. Amaz…

Microsoft's Android Patents Are Now Public
By Lavanya Rathnam
Tech giant Microsoft has many patents to its name. These patents cover a wide range of technologies including those needed to build Android smartphones. As a part of its competitiv…

Customer Engagement Helps Verint Manage Enterprise Feedback
By Michael Guta
The Internet, mobile technology and social media have dramatically changed the relationship enterprises have with their customers and employees.

US Android Users Spend More than Two Hours on Smartphones Daily
By Michael Guta
Next to our wallets and keys, smartphones or cell phones are the items we carry with us at all times, and as technology makes the wallet and key obsolete, the only thing left will …

Apple Replacing Faulty European iPhone USB Adapters
By Casey Houser
Apple announced last week that it has started a replacement program for a specific type of European iPhone USB adapter. The Apple 5W European USB power adapter, Model A1300, has pr…

Mobility TechZone Week in Review
By Matt Paulson
Mobile devices are everywhere now, and it appears that the future is today. Tablets and Smartphones offer the entire wealth of knowledge that is the Internet at our fingertips, as …

iPad Split-Screen Mode Prototype for iOS 8 Leaked
By Matt Paulson
Last month, experts speculated that the iOS 8 operating system would feature a split-screen feature that would allow the device to run and display two apps simultaneously on the sa…

Wireless Packet Core Revenue Grows With Mobile Demand
By Shawn Hebert
A new study by networking and telecommunication industries research firm Dell'Oro Group has found that the overall wireless packet core market grew twenty six percent during the fi…

Israeli Company Demonstrating New Mobile Content Delivery at Mobile Asia Expo
By David Gutbezahl
The Mobile Asia Expo 2014 in Shanghai is right around the corner. Between June 11-13, mobile tech companies will be giving demonstrations of some of the newest innovations around. …

To Increase Mobile Broadband Services Operators are Launching 4G-based Femtocells
By Joe Rizzo
In the world of telecommunications, a femtocell is a small, low-power cellular base station. It is typically designed for use in a home or small business. A femtocell falls under t…

Cellular Network Increased Traffic Gives way to MIMO Wi-Fi Technology in Smartphones
By Anamika Singh
With strained cellular networks by data traffic generated by smartphones, wireless operators are trying to offload traffic to Wi-Fi networks by using next-generation 802.11 2x2 Mul…

AeroMexico Becomes First Latin American Airline with On-Board Wi-Fi
By Jonathan Keane
Mexican airline AeroMexico will be the first airline in Latin America to offer in-flight Wi-Fi after announcing its new partnership with Panasonic Avionics Corporation, a subsidiar…

Will Growth of Mobile Internet Access Slow Average Speed Growth?
By Gary Kim
Measuring "typical" or "average" high speed access no longer is as simple as it once was, because people use multiple access methods, ranging from fixed network access to mobile an…

Study: Mobile Isn't Tested on Android Devices Enough
By Mae Kowalke
Apple products get a lot of fanfare, but focusing on testing against iOS devices may not always make sense.

Goodbye, Rabbit Ears: Online & Mobile Usage Set to Eclipse Antennae
By Tara Seals
With online and mobile video proliferation continuing apace, the percentage of U.S. households with a television that relies exclusively on an antenna for television programming re…

The Amazon Smartphone: Finally Coming June 18?
By Steve Anderson
The idea of a smartphone from Amazon has been on a lot of people's minds since it came out Kindle Fire. While opinion on such a release has been somewhat mixed, some believe that t…

Will We See an iWatch Along with iPhone 6 Phablet This Fall?
By Joe Rizzo
We have been hearing rumors about Apple working on a smartwatch for many years. Although Apple did file a patent for a smart wristband back in February 2013, there have been design…

Half of World's Mobile Subscribers Live in Asia Pacific Region
By Gary Kim
Half of the world's mobile subscribers live in the Asia Pacific region, according to the GSMA.

Mobility TechZone Week in Review
By Matt Paulson
The past week has been filled with a plethora of headlines about mobile technology and how it's affecting the world. Indeed, mobile tech evolves every single day, from different fo…

World Cup 2014: A Global Mobile Perspective, Low Video Quality and Data-charge Fears
By Daniel Brecht
As the 20th FIFA World Cup heads to Brazil between 12 June and 13 July 2014, with games set to take place in 12 cities, there have been many protests that threatened to paralyze th…

Addictive Mobility Expands to Canada's West Coast
By Shawn Hebert
Just one month after holding their inaugural Mobile First Strategy Forum in Toronto, Canada, mobile advertising platform Addictive Mobility is now traveling west and opening up a n…

Good Technology Set to Augment Mobile Business with New Tools
By Steve Anderson
It's been said that a craftsman, in the end, can only be as good as the tools said craftsman uses. While there are some who have made amazing things despite low-end tools, and the …

Spirent Launches Acoustic Verification System to Reduce Mobile Device Defects
By David Delony
Spirent Communications announced that it has launched a new Acoustic Verification System (AVS) to evaluate the sound quality of mobile devices, helping manufacturers save money by …

Sprint Looking to Close on Deal to Acquire T-Mobile
By Joe Rizzo
Almost two years ago, SoftBank, a Japanese telecommunications and Internet corporation purchased a 70 percent share of Sprint. Roughly six months after the acquisition, there were …

Sub-Saharan African Mobile Internet Use to Explode in Coming Years
By Steve Anderson
Mobile devices mean more mobile Internet use. From the user checking email in the doctor's office to the user watching a cat video while waiting for a mechanic to fix a car, those …

Barnes & Noble Turns to Samsung for Nook Tablet Hardware
By Steve Anderson
Barnes & Noble's Nook e-reader, and its similarly branded tablet, haven't been doing so well in recent years. While some out there do prefer it over its counterpart, Amazon's Kindl…

Turn Enterprise Mobility Challenges into Opportunities
By Mini Swamy
A decade ago, using personal mobile devices at workplaces was frowned upon and employees were admonished for using them at work. Today, the corporate sector has been pushed into ha…

Autonet Mobile Deploys 4G-enabled Telematics Control Unit
By Michael Guta
Our home, workplace and automobile are three of the places in which we spend more time than any other location. As the world we live in becomes more connected, they are becoming an…

No Worries Over Sluggish Growth in 1Q 2014 WLAN Market Report
By Karen Veazey
Six months ago the news was that growth in the wireless LAN (WLAN) market was slowing, with third quarter 2013 (3Q13) increases falling into single digits for the first time in fou…

Samsung Embracing Tizen OS, Expanding to New Markets in Q3
By Casey Houser
Global news organization Reuters reported this week that mobile device manufacturer Samsung intends to release a new smartphone based on the Tizen operating system.

Apple's Faithful Becoming Restless
By Doug Mohney
Apple's developer conference has come and gone without a single good flash of new hardware. The fanboys are starting to grumble louder about the company's direction, its leadership…

Facebook Acquires Pryte
By Lavanya Rathnam
Acquisitions are an integral part of the corporate world, as it helps companies to pool in their expertise and emerge stronger than before. One company that is well-known for its m…

Internet Access Drives Revenue Growth in Booming Markets
By Gary Kim
Excluding the mature market of Japan, voice revenue is growing at a 2.5 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR), through 2017, IDC researchers predict.

The Root is the Problem for Net Neutrality Advocates
By Carl Ford
One thing that is coming out of the Net Neutrality discussion is a great use of the analogy of a tree for the role of the Internet.

Ostendo Develops Smartphone Chip for 3D Images
By Melissa Warten
Believe what you want about the death-or lack thereof-of rapper Tupac Shakur, but when he appeared on stage at the Coachella music festival in 2012, he wasn't really there. Instead…

T-Mobile's Wi-Fi Calling Works on iOS 8
By Joe Rizzo
I think that people were expecting to hear a big announcement from Apple on Monday, something along the lines of a new iPhone. Tim Cook, Apple's CEO, took the stage at the company'…

Ericsson to Provide Taiwan Mobile with Charging System and Service-Aware Policy Controller
By Michael Guta
New, faster networks are allowing telecom operators around the world the ability to provide more digital services that can be monetized. The deployment of 4G and LTE networks along…

Growing Importance of Spectral Efficiency in MicroWave Backhaul Systems
By Greg Friesen
As mobile networks have scaled with increasing capacity, so too have the supporting microwave backhaul networks, which serve 70-80 of all mobile sites. Backhaul links have scaled t…

Dimension Data's EMaaS
By Lavanya Rathnam
Mobility has become an integral part of every company and they have taken steps to manage the complexity that comes with this mobility. However, BYOD and app fragmentation are over…

Apple Unveils iOS 8, Bells, Whistles and All
By Casey Ciccone
Today, June 2, 2014, Apple revealed its new iOS 8. With the already established iCloud, iOS 8 provides users and app developers with new tools for a more valuable experience.

Globys System Improves Mobile Data Analytics
By Melissa Warten
When it comes to data analysis, the numbers and information available can be overwhelming. But with new systems on the market today, companies can find methods of understanding tho…

Google Closing Texas Motorola Mobility Plant
By Oliver VanDervoort
Google gave it a good run, but in the end the Motorola Mobility plant proved what Apple has seemingly known for quite a while. It's simply too expensive to try and produce mobile p…

Pontis Contextual Data Service Solution Aims to Increase Data Service Adoption
By Michelle Nicolson
The lucrative mobile data services market is experiencing a shift as communication service providers (CSPs) try to balance between the increased data consumption of consumers and a…

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