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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…

Mobility TechZone Week in Review
By Matt Paulson
Recognizing that we live in an increasingly mobile world is key to understanding how the modern world works, with businesses and consumers alike taking advantage of mobile Internet…

Ramp-Up to Small Cells Brings New Players to the Business
By Joan Engebretson
As the nation's major wireless carriers gear up to enhance capacity in high-traffic areas by using small cells, they're not going it alone on infrastructure deployment. As occurred…

Video Set to Pass 50 Percent of All Mobile Data Traffic
By Tara Seals
Due to consumers' infatuation with all types of video as well as the increasing number of mobile subscribers in the world, the amount of traffic generated by mobile video on worldw…

This Year China will Overtake the US as the World's Largest Mobile Phone Market by Revenue
By Joe Rizzo
A new report by Strategy Analytics takes a look at revenue generated this year by the sale of mobile phones. Unfortunately, while the report shows major strides for China, it shows…

Wireless Hall of Fame to Induct Jan Uddenfeldt of Ericsson in September
By Matt Paulson
The Wireless History Foundation's prestigious Wireless Hall of Fame, which seeks to recognize and congratulate outstanding achievement across all disciplines within the wireless in…

My 'Mi-Fi' Has My Number, but it Doesn't Call Me Back
By Carl Ford
There simply is no disputing the logic of iPads, Mi-Fis (a name for wireless routers that act as mobile Wi-Fi hotspots), or other such devices having phone numbers.

The Affordable Android Tablet from HP
By Frank Griffin
Meg Whitman arrived at Hewlett-Packard when the company was in a sad state of affairs. Since that time she has eliminated tens of thousands of jobs, with more on the way, and by al…

xG Technology and Shoreline Energy Ltd Explore Partnership
By Joe Rizzo
Shoreline Energy International Limited (SEI) is a leading energy and infrastructure company. It was founded in 1997 and has offices around the globe. Its primary focus of operation…

Samsung Beats Apple for First Time in Smartphone Customer Satisfaction
By Oliver VanDervoort
While the average consumer might wrongly assume that Apple is the king of the hill when it comes to Smartphone customer satisfaction, it is Samsung actually that takes home the top…

80 Percent of Business Travelers Prefer Wi-Fi
By Gary Kim
Some 80 percent of 2,202 respondents to an iPass survey of business travelers and mobile workers overwhelmingly preferred Wi-Fi for Internet access, over mobile Internet connection…

Sprint's Big Mistake: Upgrading Its 3G Network to HD Voice
By Doug Mohney
Over the years, Sprint seems to have had a talent for backing the wrong wireless technologies. Supporting HD voice on its legacy 3G network is the latest in a series of bad decisio…

Mobility TechZone Week in Review
By Matt Paulson
As computing power becomes more powerful, much more can fit into small mobile packages. Today's smartphones pack roughly the same power as a laptop computer did less than a decade …

Will AT&T, Verizon Video Strategies Converge?
By Gary Kim
AT&T and Verizon have different positions on the long-term value of linear video entertainment, even if they share a similar view about its value in the near-term.

Broadcom Chip Powers New Chinese 4K Smart TV
By David Delony
Broadcom has announced that its 2X2 MIMO 5G Wi-Fi chip is powering the new Xiaomi 4K Mi TV2 in China.

ASA Orders EE to Drop the Broadband Claim from its Marketing Campaign
By Joe Rizzo
I often marvel at the fact that, when I'm watching a commercial, each company is always better than all the others-or so they claim. Everyone has a more reliable or biggest "this" …

T-Mobile Launches VoLTE in Seattle
By Doug Mohney
T-Mobile wins the prize this week for most innovative U.S. cellular carrier. The self-styled "Un-Carrier" announced on May 22 that it is launching Voice over LTE (VoLTE) in Seattle…

Tangible Play's Osmo, iPad Help Turn the World into One Big Game
By Steve Anderson
The world is not a game. That's a statement a lot of us come to realize fairly early on in life, but for the first while, anyway, the world might well look like one. Imaginative pl…

Rohde & Schwarz Reveals New HD+ Test Suite
By Jonathan Keane
German electronics company Rohde & Schwarz has announced HD+ test suite integration for its broadcast test center (BTC), a reference signal generator, for greater test and measurem…

iPass Keeps Business Travelers Connected
By David Gutbezahl
Data can be expensive, and its limited. When given the option, people would prefer to use Wi-Fi services first. However, mobile users who prefer "Wi-Fi first" must wrestle with the…

Verizon Flips the Switch on Accelerated XLTE Network
By Shawn Hebert
XLTE - four letters you probably never heard of until earlier this week when Verizon announced it was launching the brand name in an effort to expand bandwidth on its LTE network i…

Counterpoint Study: 87 Percent of American Handsets are Smartphones
By Steve Anderson
The smartphone is rapidly becoming a ubiquitous object in the United States, according to word from Counterpoint's "Market Monitor". The first quarter word from the regular Counter…

Samsung Telecommunications America Expands its Wireless Enterprise Portfolio
By Michael Guta
Mobile technology has now become an integral part of the working environment, and organizations are taking advantage of this new resource to increase efficiency and improve product…

For the Mobile Market, the UK is Beating the US
By Steve Anderson
Mobile devices are a pretty big deal no matter what section of the world is considered. Whether said devices are being used as a means to keep in touch with friends, family, the of…

Phablet Users Offer Unusual Opportunities for Advertisers
By Steve Anderson
The phablet-a portmanteau of "phone" and "tablet", describing a device sized slightly larger than a smartphone but slightly smaller than a tablet-has long been the target of both b…

Gogo Partners with Apigee to Expand In-Flight Apps
By Michelle Nicolson
With the growing acceptance of Wi-Fi use on airplanes, GoGo aircraft communications service provider plans to expand its offerings with a platform that enables airlines and develop…

Why Sending an SMS to 9-1-1 Isn't so Silly
By Miguel Leiva-Gomez
This week, Intrado, a provider of emergency service infrastructures, has announced that it has sent the first text message through a major wireless carrier to 9-1-1. Perhaps the fi…

Net Neutrality and the AT&T, DIRECTV Merger
By Carl Ford
The battle over Net Neutrality seems charged with skirmishes over content and not technology.

Worldwide Carrier Network Upgrades to Cost $354 Billion this Year
By Miguel Leiva-Gomez
Ever since the rise of LTE, mobile expenditures have been on the rise, with several government and private sector initiatives throwing whatever money it can at projects to expand n…

Verizon's VoLTE Announcement
By Doug Mohney
Verizon posted "Details VoLTE Rollout Plans" today, May 20, on its website that effectively said nothing. The company hit a new low in its embarrassing history with Voice over LTE …

Orange Telecom Exits the Uganda Market with Sale of Orange Uganda
By David Gutbezahl
Orange Telecom, formerly known as France Telecom, announced May 19 that it has sold its Ugandan unit, Orange Uganda, to Africell.

Microsoft Surface Pro 3: Lightweight and Full of Power
By Joe Rizzo
Earlier this morning, Microsoft held a Surface event, of course referring to Microsoft's series of tablets. Surface was the first major initiative by Microsoft to integrate its Win…

HD voice USA: An Inventory of Mobile Carriers
By Doug Mohney
If you think HD voice will simply "work" on your current mobile phone all the time once you buy a new AT&T, Sprint, or T-Mobile US phone, think again. Despite the hype, there are a…

Comings & Goings: Ericsson Appoints Heads of Two Newly Announced Business Units
By Joe Rizzo
Ericsson, the Swedish multinational provider of communications technology and services, announced it has appointed the heads of the recently announced two new business units named …

Samsung Closes Gap With Apple in Tablet Shipments
By Oliver VanDervoort
Everyone knows that mobile devices are only getting more popular the farther we journey into the 21st century. What people may not realize is just how popular they have become. A n…

Mobility TechZone Week in Review
By Matt Paulson
This has been an exciting week for the world of mobile technology! New technology releases as well as updates to existing products have generated quite the buzz within the industry…

AT&T Official with HD Voice, VoLTE
By Doug Mohney
After over a year of executive comments, AT&T has officially announced its launch of HD voice and voice over LTE (VoLTE) service. Four cities will be launched on May 23, with expan…

40Gbps DPI Function Targets Video and Voice Over LTE
By Tara Seals
As video and voice traffic ramp up on LTE networks, the ability to guarantee the delivery (and therefore Quality of Experience) for these real-time services amid network congestion…

FCC Helps Sprint, T-Mobile US in 600-MHz Auction, Warns Higher Scrutiny of Any Possible Sprint Bid for T-Mobile US
By Gary Kim
As expected, the Federal Communications Commission has voted to restrict the amount of spectrum Verizon Communications and AT&T will be able to buy in the 2015 auction of spectrum …

Q1 Results: Tablet Market Driven by Samsung
By Joe Rizzo
May 2013, the International Data Corporation (IDC) published its Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker report. The results showed that with a total shipment of 49.2 million units, the…

Mobile Developers Get New Communications Platform with Sinch
By Steve Anderson
Mobile messaging is a big part of the communications landscape today, with voice and text messaging services becoming part of apps where it might not ordinarily be expected to crop…

Middle East Telco Operators Don't Need to Wait Until 2020 to Give Mobile Customers What They Want
By TMCnet Special Guest
In May last year, Samsung declared it is working on a breakthrough that could see us achieving download speeds of up to 1GB if we're close enough to a mast. And earlier this year E…

Instart Logic Fundraiser for Business-Class Apps Rakes in $26M
By Matt Paulson
A round of Series C funding conducted by Instart Logic has resulted in the company raising $26 million to help fund a new wave of cloud-based apps for businesses. According to comp…

Is Apple Bringing Split-Screen Functionality to the iPad?
By Matt Paulson
Rumors abound for what features iOS 8 could be bringing to the table when Apple releases the next iteration of its mobile operating system. iOS 8 is expected to launch sometime in …

Ascom Network Testing Joins Surrey University to Develop 5G Test Bed
By David Delony
Carriers may still be deploying 4G networks around the world, but they're already working on the 5G standard. Ascom Network Testing has announced that it has joined the 5G Innovati…

Inertia is the Driving Force Behind Customer Retention in the Mobile Industry
By Joe Rizzo
We see lots of service providers' commericals telling us how high their customer satisfaction rating is and how loyal customers are to them. We see providers such as T-Mobile offer…

Should Dial-Up Support HD Video?
By Carl Ford
Dial-up can support HD Video, just not in real-time. If you are willing to wait (perhaps an inordinate amount of time) for the download, you can use that technology.

Adopting BYOD - But How Does This Apply to Aerospace and Defense?
By TMCnet Special Guest
With the consumer world increasingly unable to function without a smartphone or tablet and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) becoming a defacto part of that trend, the big question stil…

Ofcom Looks at Revolutionary Spectrum Sharing
By Gary Kim
Something quite new is stirring in the area of spectrum management as regulators in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Singapore are moving to enable spectrum sharing as…

Rayovac is Redefining Power 'On the Go'
By Joe Rizzo
In the past, I was constantly on top of keeping all my mobile devices plugged in, charged, and ready to go. Maybe it's because I'm reaching the age of forgetfulness, or possibly it…

Mobility TechZone Week in Review
By Matt Paulson
Another week passes, and the world of mobile technology is full of exciting new developments and headlines that promise to change the face of the industry. Furthermore, studies rel…

AT&T Effectively Countered T-Mobile US Attack; Verizon and Sprint, Not so Much
By Gary Kim
Some might argue the present U.S. mobile marketing attack launched by T-Mobile US is having only a slight impact on operator financial results.

Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint Planning to Offer Text-to-911 Feature
By Matt Paulson
It's rare to see the major players in the mobile phone industry playing nice and offering the same feature, but there could hardly be a nobler purpose for the cooperation. Starting…

Mobile Gaming Apps: The Big Earners
By Drew Hendricks
In the last few years mobile gaming has swept virtually every gaming industry in the world. The likes of Angry Birds have catapulted mobile gaming not only into terrified, green pi…

Google Integrates iOS and Android Maps for Uber
By Joe Rizzo
Uber is designed with the intention of connecting riders to drivers through their apps. So how does this process work? The steps are fairly easy, you download the app and enter you…

Boost Mobile Launches Three New Monthly Unlimited Select Plans
By Frank Griffin
The telecom industry is undergoing a round of mergers and acquisitions in virtually every market around the world. Companies are looking for M&A opportunities to acquire new custom…

Soft Component Orders Are the Outlook for Samsung
By Joe Rizzo
There has been talk for some time now that smartphones would reach a saturation point. Have we already reached that point? Back in October 2013, the expectation was that by Novembe…

Tangerine Partners Up with Engage Mobility for New Mobile Game
By Monica Gleberman
For a limited time you can download a new game called Jewelion for free-taking advantage of both mobility and social media. Mobile game developer, Tangerine Pop, partnered with Eng…

Lenovo N20 & N20p Chromebooks Bring Exciting New Potential In Chromebook
By Steve Anderson
Back when the Chromebook was first coming out, there were those who figured this breed of cheap laptop was ultimately going to be scuttled by the dual forces of tablets and much mo…

Mobility TechZone Product of The Year Awards -- Mobile Device Management
By Carl Ford
I tend to look at Mobile Device Management systems the same way I look at QoS solutions: a lot of effort put forth to basically reduce options rather than increase them.

Salista Software's Kitt Brings Browser Extension to iPhone
By Frank Griffin
The browser is a very important component of how we get online and interact on the Internet to work, play and purchase products and services. Users choose their favorite browser ba…

Android Rules Developing Markets in Q1 2014 Study Results
By Steve Anderson
The mobile device market as a whole is one that's constantly in flux, but certain key trends start to become clear after a little while. One of the biggest, as revealed by a new st…

LTE Metrocell Deployment Expected to Rise Substantially Over the Next Five Years
By Matt Paulson
Metrocells are easily deployed in areas where mobile data service is otherwise difficult for a wireless signal to penetrate, and a recent study forecasts that the next five years w…

THEO Introduces New Wireless Charger for Apple and Samsung Devices
By Oliver VanDervoort
Wireless charging of wireless devices is one of those markets that simply doesn't have a designated market leader just yet. That is one of the reasons there seems to be one company…

How Big Can T-Mobile US Grow in a Year?
By Gary Kim
It seems implausible that T-Mobile US, with 49 million customers, could reach 75 million subscribers in 12 months, as T-Mobile US CEO John Legere suggests T-Mobile US will do.

Mobile Phone Shipments in Q1 Of 2014 Shoot To 408 Million Units
By Oliver VanDervoort
The popularity of smartphones can't be debated at this point. A report from Strategy Analytics underlines just how popular mobile phones have become around the world with the annou…

Mobility Techzone Week in Review
By Matt Paulson
As the rising popularity of mobile devices skyrockets, the Internet is slowly creeping into our daily lives as a tool of increasing importance and function. Email is read and answe…

CableWiFi Alliance Surpasses Quarter Million Mark in Less than Two Years
By Frank Griffin
Cable companies were traditionally known for providing video services, and that was their bread-and-butter for many years, but that is no longer the case. Today's digital world nee…

Foursquare Divided: Swarm Looks To Add Value To Foursquare's Operations
By Steve Anderson
In 2009, Foursquare got its start with a novel idea: people's friends, family and casual acquaintances might want to know where that person is at a certain point, and as such, a wa…

IBM Releases New Apps for its MobileFirst Portfolio
By Christopher Mohr
With mobile apps taking over the market, IBM responded with an expansion of its MobileFirst application portfolio targeting enterprise-level customers. This will allow these busine…

Samsung Posts $8.2 Billion Profit in First Quarter
By David Delony
Samsung has released its first quarter earnings, posting a slight decline in its profit, according to Cnet.

Results Show T-Mobile Strategy Working
By Gary Kim
T-Mobile US net subscriber growth continued in its most-recent quarter, including net additions of 2.4 million, the first quarter that T-Mobile US has added more than two million n…

Aruba Networks' Mobility Academy Teaches Fundamentals of Wireless Networks
By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich
As wireless technology is becoming a prevalent means of doing things both in our private and professional lives, it's only fitting to provide the younger generation, or the IT lead…

FreedomPop Now Offers iPhone 5 Free Plans
By Oliver VanDervoort
In order to get the plans, you first need to register your zip code, email and physical address. If you qualify for one of the free plans, you can either purchase a 16GB iPhone 5 f…

Apple Unveils Cheaper MacBook Air
By Oliver VanDervoort
Apple announced earlier this week that it is launching a brand new line of Mac Book Air's that have a better processor but are also about $100 off the price of the previous line. T…

Irish Software Engineer Builds PiPhone Smartphone with Raspberry Pi Components
By Matt Paulson
Smartphones may represent the peak of mobile consumer technology, but with the convenient accessibility of computer parts like circuit boards from retailers as well as recyclable e…

Samsung Takes the World of Smartphones by Storm
By Steve Anderson
A new report from IDC gives us a look into the world of smartphone shipments, a world where Apple may have the United States market largely under its control, but when it comes to …

Sprint's Q1 2014 Results Show a Net Loss
By Joe Rizzo
On April 29, Sprint revealed its earnings for the first quarter of 2014. Unfortunately, both its earnings and subscriber total took a hit. Actually, Sprint made two announcements y…

AT&T to Launch New In-Flight Wi-Fi Service
By Gary Kim
AT&T plans to launch a high-speed, 4G Long Term Evolution in-flight connectivity service for airlines. The company expects to launch as early as the later part of 2015 and support …

Ericsson Taps Qureshi to Drive M&A
By Paula Bernier
Telecom equipment giant Ericsson today announced the appointment of Rima Qureshi as its chief strategy officer. In this post, she will lead the company's mergers and acquisitions e…

Comings & Goings: Nokia Turns To Rajeev Suri To Take The Company's CEO Reins
By Steve Anderson
Nokia has come a long way from its status as one of, if not the, biggest names in mobile technology. But despite some setbacks, and some recent gains, the company is not out of the…

Several Foxconn Patents on Communications Technology Sold to Google
By Matt Paulson
The battle for supremacy in the mobile marketplace continues between Apple and Google, and it appears that one of Apple's contracted manufacturers has sold several patents in the c…

Collaborative Input Now Shared in Real Time, Thanks to BoardwalkTech
By Rory J. Thompson
Excel spreadsheets can be a great help in keeping a project on track, making sure deliverables stay on schedule and assuring that everyone is kept in the loop. But when you have a …

SAIC Announces It Will Provide Capital for BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10
By Monica Gleberman
Although some may think that the iPhone has taken over the world, many still cling on to their BlackBerrys, Samsung Galaxys or other smartphones as a way to connect, check Facebook…

Apple Offers Free Fix for Faulty iPhone 5 On/Off Buttons
By Matt Paulson
Apple has offered to fix the faulty on/off buttons on their customers' phones absolutely free of charge, so long as the phone is still in good working order and has a qualifying se…

Media Bias and Net Neutrality: Nothing Neutral About It
By Carl Ford
The Super Wi-Fi event I help run is intended to highlight the possibilities of self-directed spectrum through spectrum sharing and databases.

Gowex Names Miami Third 'Smart City' in United States
By Oliver VanDervoort
One of the leading providers of smart cities, GOWEX has announced there is another American city on its tally. Gowex's third Wi-Fi city in the United States is Miami, following bot…

Additional Antennas Means More Consistent Connections for T-Mobile
By Joe Rizzo
T-Mobile has been in the process of upgrading its LTE network. However, it is not following the path of AT&T and Verizon. It is not looking to increase the speed of its LTE connect…

Mobile Learning by Coursera
By Maria Meyer
Technology has taken a large step forward with available mobile learning apps from Coursera with access to over 600 courses from over 100 institutions including Yale and Stanford. …

Wireless Carriers Have to Protect Customers with Better 9-1-1 Technology
By Frank Griffin
When you call 9-1-1 from your house using a landline phone or even VoIP phone service, the dispatcher knows your location. Knowing the exact location of the caller is an extremely …

Cell Phone Radiation Causes DNA Damage, Says Several Studies
By Lavanya Rathnam
One of the biggest debates going on during the last few years is surrounding the negative health effect of cell phone radiation. While many researchers argued that cell phone radia…

High-speed Rural Internet Infrastructure for Ontario
By Lavanya Rathnam
A downside of technology is that it causes lop-sided development, with urban areas enjoying better growth and infrastructure when compared to rural areas. This downside is set to c…

Bell Labs Moving Towards Small Cells at Greater Speeds
By Oliver VanDervoort
While the biggest worry for cellular providers has long been coverage, today, most industry insiders agree the biggest worry these days is the ability to increase capacity. Compani…

T-Mobile US Could be Big Winner in 600-MHz Auction
By Gary Kim
It is starting to look as though T-Mobile US could be the single biggest winner in the 600-MHz auctions, assuming U.S. TV broadcasters can be convinced to sell their spectrum. Spri…

IPsmarx and Prepay: Empowering Service Providers to Generate Revenue in Multibillion Dollar Mobile Top Up Market
By Joe Rizzo
Anurag Jain and Ajay Vikas founded Prepay Nation in 2010. It seems that they had an ingenious idea for enabling micropayments across international borders in the form of mobile pho…

Global Microcell BTS Market Revenue to Hit $262 Million by 2018
By Michael Guta
A microcell is a low power cellular base station covering a limited area, and it is used by telecoms in mobile networks to service a specific location. By monitoring the power, ope…

Allied Market Research Reports Global LTE Revenue to Reach $997 Billion by 2020
By Casey Houser
Research group Allied Market Research reported last week that it expects the global LTE market to reach $997 billion by 2020. Citing data from its "LTE Market (TDD, FDD, LTE Advanc…

Results for the First Ever Mobile Video Benchmark Study Announced
By Joe Rizzo
The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) is the premier global not-for-profit trade association that was established with the idea of leading the growth of mobile marketing and its a…

FCC Wants to Limit AT&T, Verizon Winnings in 600-MHz Spectrum Auction
By Gary Kim
Sprint and T-Mobile US have been arguing, and AT&T has been arguing against, set-aside policies for the upcoming "Incentive Auction" that aims to reallocate television broadcast sp…

Mobility Techzone Week in Review
By Matt Paulson
Nowadays when we think of mobile technology, one of the first things that comes to mind is a smartphone. Smartphones enter the everyday lives of more and more people with each pass…

Samsung Apps Are Aplenty, But Not Really Getting Attention
By Miguel Leiva-Gomez
Samsung was a brand name recognized in households around every corner of the planet before it ever made smartphones. Since the release of its Galaxy series phones, this image as a …

Carriers Get Ready for HetNets, LTE-A, and Multicasting
By Joan Engebretson
With a limited amount of spectrum available to support burgeoning network traffic, wireless operators are readying a variety of technologies to maximize their use of existing spect…

Local Social Networking App Yik Yak Gets Dough to Grow
By Miguel Leiva-Gomez
What if there was a way for people to see what others within their city were saying around the Web? Perhaps one of the most interesting "getting people together" ideas in recent so…

VoLTE Whitewashing Smacks of Propaganda
By Doug Mohney
Have you noticed the most recent wave of happy talk around Voice over LTE (VoLTE)? I'm having flashbacks to the overstated wonders of IMS and LTE. U.S. carriers and telecommunicati…

Smartphones Aren't Just for Young People
By Joe Rizzo
There have been several studies conducted over the years in an attempt to discover how many people own smartphones and what type of people they are. Last summer a report from Pew R…

SURE Launches WM+ Edition Exclusively for WiMAX Operators
By Michael Guta
The WiMAX Forum was established back in June 2001 as a not-for-profit industry group that certifies and promotes the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless produc…

UPC and Ziggo Launch App for OTT Mobile VoIP Communication
By Daniel Brecht
A recent post on the Broadband TV News website reports that UPC Nederland, a large cable operator in the Netherlands, has launched an app that makes calling via Wi-Fi possible at f…

Roam Adds Mobility SIM Cards to Simply Computing Stores
By Jonathan Keane
Roam Mobility SIM cards for iPhone and iPad are now available at Simply Computing Stores across Canada. There are currently eight stores across the country.

Mobile Operators Risk Losing Millions of Customers, Billions in Revenues
By TMCnet Special Guest
As mobile operators focus on rolling out their 4G/LTE networks, many risk losing sight of some customers and revenue streams that could contribute to healthy returns on those huge …

Sprints Plan by 2015: Unlockable Phones
By Joe Rizzo
Until recently, when T-Mobile announced its Un-carrier plan, the two year contract with fees for early termination was just one of the ways that mobile carriers kept their subscrib…

AT&T Device Installment Plans are Shaping Device Revenue Trends
By Gary Kim
AT&T first quarter 2014 results will provide reason for both optimism and concern. AT&T posted better earnings than anticipated by analysts, with revenues up about 3.5 percent

Cell phones Prove Surprising Boost To Literacy In Developing Countries
By Steve Anderson
Sometimes tools have unexpected, and even unintended, new uses. From the first time someone used a rock for decoration up until the modern day when screwdrivers proved surprisingly…

Comings & Goings: OpenPeak Appoints Former AT&T Executive Chris Hill as President
By Matt Paulson
OpenPeak Inc. is one of the nation's premier enterprise mobile device and application management providers, and this week the company announced they were welcoming Christopher K. H…

LG G Flex, World's First Flexible Smartphone
By Steve Anderson
There's always something to be said for flexibility; a flexible investment strategy can beat some market downturns, being flexible at work can get respect, and a generally flexible…

Satellite Cellular Tech Looking to Take the Reins from Terrestrial Towers when it Comes to Expanded Coverage
By Oliver VanDervoort
A new report by Frost & Sullivan, Satellite Backhaul of 3G and LTE Radio Access Networks, has shed some light on the best way the industry analyst believes companies can extend the…

Lean to the Left, Open a Menu: New Amazon Smartphone May Have Tilt-Based Controls
By Steve Anderson
What's more, there are also reports that scanning through blocks of text might be as simple as leaning the phone backward or forward, as though the text in question were mounted on…

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