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  • Israel's Cellcom picks NSN for LTE, plans deployment by end of 2014

    16 April 2014, 6:40 am

    Cellcom Israel has picked Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) as the supplier of its LTE and LTE Advanced network and said it expects to achieve a wide deployment of the network by the end of the year.
  • ABI: Consumer wearables to drive big data adoption in healthcare

    16 April 2014, 6:04 am

    As consumers continue to use wearable devices to track their levels of activity, there is growing impetus to also make use of the data to inform health management and healthcare provision.
  • German operators sharpen tools in battle for the mobile data generation

    16 April 2014, 5:43 am

    As Germany's operators await the outcome of the European Commission's probe into the planned merger between Telefónica Deutschland and KPN-owned E-Plus, they have been stepping up their efforts to win the hearts and minds of a generation of German subscribers…
  • IHS: Samsung S5 costs more to build than S4 and iPhone 5s

    16 April 2014, 5:40 am

    Samsung's latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, costs around $12 (€8.67) more to make than the vendor's S4 smartphone, and nearly $50 more than rival Apple's iPhone 5S, research by IHS shows.
  • Deutsche Telekom partners with Xyo for app discovery

    16 April 2014, 4:24 am

    Deutsche Telekom has partnered with Berlin-based Xyo to tap into its smart app search technology, also marking the first time that Xyo has publicly unveiled a tie-up with an operator for app search advertising.
  • Telefónica targets mobile ad market with dedicated exchange platform

    16 April 2014, 4:20 am

    Telefónica launched a mobile advertising exchange platform it said is the first to be owned and backed by a mobile operator, as it vies for a slice of a market that generated an estimated 13 per cent of all internet ad spending in 2013.
  • Vodafone brand stands strong, as rivals scramble marketing teams

    15 April 2014, 12:35 pm

    I read today that Wally Olins, described as the man who rebranded British Telecom as BT, has died at the age of 83. According to the report in the Guardian, Olins was also "an integral part" of the launch of the Orange brand, and was generally described as the…
  • Rumor Mill: Apple to charge carriers $100 more for iPhone 6

    15 April 2014, 12:21 pm

    Apple is contemplating charging $100 extra for the iPhone 6, according to a  financial analyst.
  • NPD: 66% of U.S. mobile broadband connections by end of 2015 will be tablets

    15 April 2014, 12:02 pm

    Tablets are expected to make up a large majority of all mobile broadband connections in the U.S. over the next two years, according to a new report from the NPD Group.
  • Analysts: LTE, Chinese growth to drive smartphones to 1.24B sales in 2014

    15 April 2014, 11:50 am

    Strong growth in LTE smartphones, including TD-LTE phones sold in China, will lead to smartphone sales of 1.24 billion in 2014, according to a forecast from analysts at CCS Insight. However, CCS predicts smartphone growth will slow in the years ahead, largely…
  • Growth hacking or app spam? How developers will need to rethink SMS

    15 April 2014, 11:40 am

    "You have to see this!" was one of the messages sent out last year by Glide, the video messaging app that quickly climbed to the top of the app store charts.
  • Samsung points to marketing, not copying, as reason for smartphone turnaround

    15 April 2014, 11:15 am

    Samsung Electronics called witnesses in its patent-infringement trial against Apple who testified that it was an intensive and significant shift in marketing and hardware innovation that helped Samsung become the world's largest smartphone maker. The witnesses…
  • Report: FCC's planned incentive auction rules would set aside spectrum for smaller carriers

    15 April 2014, 10:47 am

    The FCC is contemplating a plan that would reserve for smaller carriers a chunk of the spectrum to be auctioned in next year's planned incentive auctions of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum, according to a Re/code report.
  • Jarich: Survey says… Your technology survey may not be meaningful

    15 April 2014, 10:19 am

    It seems like operator surveys have become super-popular in the mobile telecom space during the last year or so. Analyst shops launch them. Vendors launch them. Media outlets quote them. People just seem to love them. With these types of questions out there,…
  • Ruckus unveils cloud-based Wi-Fi management

    15 April 2014, 1:10 am

    Ruckus Wireless' new Smart Wi-Fi Access Management Service (SAMS) shifts local network infrastructure--such as WLAN controllers, authentication servers, captive portals, advertising engines and content filtering--into the cloud, a move the company claims will…
  • Ericsson's strategy chief and M&A guru Doug Gilstrap to leave company

    14 April 2014, 12:37 pm

    Ericsson said Doug Gilstrap, the vendor's global head of strategy, will resign from his role as of Aug. 1. Gilstrap, one of CEO Hans Vestberg's top lieutenants, has been with the company since August 2009.
  • Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 nets positive reviews

    14 April 2014, 12:26 pm

    Microsoft is in the process of rolling out its latest smartphone operating system, Windows Phone 8.1, and reviewers have been almost universally positive of the latest version of the platform. Importantly, Windows Phone 8.1 stands up well against its larger…
  • Verizon cuts pricing for 'More Everything' subs who bring their own phone

    14 April 2014, 12:19 pm

    Verizon Wireless said customers who are on month-to-month contracts or who bring their own phones can now get discounts on their service pricing by moving to the carrier's "More Everything" shared data plans.
  • Orange secures 2 operators for new Orange Alliance programme

    14 April 2014, 7:23 am

    Orange has unveiled a new international partnership programme called Orange Alliance that the French operator said will help spread its services and products to markets where it does not have a foothold.
  • Apple smart devices protected from 'Heartbleed' bug

    14 April 2014, 7:15 am

    Apple said users of smart devices running its iOS software face no risk from a flaw in the OpenSSL web security standard, despite BlackBerry working up a fix for its messenger service for iOS and Android devices.
  • IDC: Global wearables shipments to reach almost 112 million in 2018

    14 April 2014, 6:36 am

    Shipment volumes of wearable technology are expected to exceed 19 million units in 2014, more than tripling last year's sales.
  • True-Grit Wireless tries to rise from Cell-Loc's ashes

    14 April 2014, 2:18 am

    The head of True-Grit Wireless, who has taken over patents that originally belonged to a geo-location services company formed in the 1990s, is searching for a way forward to leverage that intellectual property.
  • Cisco, TI recruit partners in IoT ecosystem

    13 April 2014, 8:41 pm

    Cisco Systems and Texas Instruments are both staking claims in the Internet of Things space by forming partnerships with other companies in hopes of advancing this emerging area. Specifically, TI partnered with eight IoT cloud service providers and Cisco…
  • Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent test new ways of reducing wireless network energy consumption

    11 April 2014, 6:11 pm

    Two major wireless network vendors are researching ways to save wireless network operators money by reducing the amount of power they need to run their networks. In separate announcements, Ericsson and Alcatel-Lucent each announced new efforts geared toward…
  • Qualcomm joins Mimosa, others in pushing FCC to open 10 GHz for mobile broadband

    11 April 2014, 5:33 pm

    Qualcomm added its voice to a growing chorus of companies and individuals urging the FCC to open the 10 GHz - 10.5 GHz band for wireless communications. Further, Qualcomm urged the FCC to use Authorized Shared Access technology to allow the spectrum to be…
  • AT&T's Foundry prototyping cloud infrastructure

    11 April 2014, 4:36 pm

    AT&T's Foundries--the carrier's innovation centers--have been set up in key locations across the globe in order to help the carrier more effectively innovate and compete. And according to Mark Nagel, executive director of marketing for AT&T Foundry, the…
  • Confirmed: Hotspot 2.0 is on Comcast's roadmap for its Xfinity Wi-Fi network

    11 April 2014, 4:18 pm

    Comcast is planning to add Hotspot 2.0 technology to its growing, Xfinity-branded public Wi-Fi network, further evidence that the cable operator plans to leverage Wi-Fi as a way to sell service to smartphone and tablet customers--and thereby potentially…
  • AT&T, Sprint and Verizon omit download booster from their Samsung Galaxy S5 variants

    10 April 2014, 2:34 am

    When Samsung announced its Galaxy S5 smartphone in February during the 2014 Mobile World Congress trade show, one of the device's highly touted features was the download booster, which bonds Wi-Fi and LTE simultaneously to accelerate the download of large…
  • Inflight Wi-Fi providers allegedly cut wiretap deals with feds

    9 April 2014, 11:47 pm

    Some inflight Wi-Fi providers have allegedly voluntarily exceeded the requirements of the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, or CALEA, by providing U.S. law enforcement and the National Security Agency (NSA) with additional surveillance or…
  • Anite makes a stand with 4x4 MIMO device testing

    9 April 2014, 9:31 pm

    UK testing technology provider Anite declared it is the first to offer testing of 4x4 downlink (DL) MIMO device designs and products to chipset and device manufacturers.

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