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  • GSMA touts 'Innovation City' at MWC to highlight Internet of Things

    5 March 2015, 8:36 am

    BARCELONA, Spain--For the past five years, the GSMA has sought to highlight the potential of the growing machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) market with a dedicated space at its Mobile World Congress trade shows. And this year is certainly no…
  • T-Mobile's Ray: 5G will involve new uses of spectrum, but we're not 'desperate for 5G to happen…

    5 March 2015, 8:21 am

    BARCELONA, Spain--T-Mobile US CTO Neville Ray said that 5G networks will mainly involve new uses of spectrum to address continued expected growth in mobile data usage and different uses cases, including from the Internet of Things. At the same time, Ray…
  • InMobi exec says now is the time to develop MEA mobile marketing strategies

    5 March 2015, 6:37 am

    BARCELONA, Spain--InMobi executive Richard O'Sullivan said senior marketing executives in the Middle East and Africa must begin developing mobile marketing strategies today, to benefit from rapid increases in the number of mobile Internet users in the regions.
  • FCC staff recommends Ericsson's Telcordia unit win number portability contract away from Neustar

    5 March 2015, 4:04 am

    The FCC's staff recommended that Ericsson's Telcordia unit win a key government number portability contract, dealing a grievous blow to Neustar, which has administered the number portability system since 1997 and counts on it for about half its revenue. The…
  • AT&T tussles with T-Mobile over AWS-3 spectrum auction results

    5 March 2015, 3:41 am

    BARCELONA, Spain--AT&T Mobility thinks T-Mobile US should stop complaining about the results of the AWS-3 spectrum auction and that companies like AT&T that walked away with large spectrum holdings bid market prices for them--more than T-Mobile was willing to…
  • Huawei showcases its air interface technology for 5G

    4 March 2015, 6:25 pm

    While some industry players are still debating whether 5G will require a new air interface, Huawei used the Mobile World Congress trade show this week to showcase its new 5G air-interface technology, saying it will boost its 5G research and patent portfolio.
  • HP, Aruba competitors seize the day, expect 'huge opportunity'

    4 March 2015, 3:46 pm

    It didn't take long for Aruba Networks' competitors to seize on the company's acquisition by HP, letting the world know that they will take advantage of the situation and do their best to steal market share where they can.
  • Connected home growth hindered by inaccessibility, conflicting standards, execs say

    4 March 2015, 12:02 pm

    BARCELONA, Spain--When it comes to the connected home, the wireless industry is getting mired in discussions about standards and infrastructure instead of spending time making the concept easy for consumers to deploy and understand.  That was the key message…
  • How did the top 8 U.S. wireless carriers fare in Q4?

    4 March 2015, 11:47 am

    Through our partnership with research firm Strategy Analytics, here are the key stats on the top U.S. wireless carriers in the fourth quarter by subscriber base. The report includes the major metrics such as churn, ARPU and revenue. Special report. 
  • Can Xiaomi, Samsung, HTC and Microsoft challenge Apple in services and become lifestyle companies?

    4 March 2015, 11:38 am

    Smartphone makers are seeking to emulate and put their own spin on Apple's success as more than just a device maker but as a services provider and maybe even a lifestyle brand. The question is whether device companies can provide services and products to…
  • Ericsson CTO: Spectrum will be more valuable than oil

    4 March 2015, 10:48 am

    BARCELONA, Spain--A top Ericsson executive believes that in the not-to-distance future, spectrum will become more valuable than oil. He also predicted that the industry will see a lot more investment in technologies that make spectrum use more efficient.
  • The 8 most interesting things inside the GSMA's MWC Innovation City

    4 March 2015, 10:36 am

  • ABI Research: Android's OS dominance may have peaked

    4 March 2015, 7:47 am

    ABI Research said Android had a market share of 53 per cent in 2014, but that future growth will be more muted as rival operating systems become more popular.
  • Jolla signs first Sailfish Alliance partner, as it seeks device OEMs

    4 March 2015, 7:11 am

    BARCELONA, Spain-- Jolla, the Finland-based developer of the Sailfish mobile operating system (OS) talked up its potential as a viable alternative to Google's Android as it announced Snapdeal.com--India's largest e-commerce marketplace provider--has become the…
  • Qualcomm CTO thinks LTE-Unlicensed and Wi-Fi can coexist peacefully, targets mid-2016 for LTE-U…

    4 March 2015, 6:27 am

    BARCELONA, Spain--Qualcomm CTO Matt Grob said LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) can easily coexist with and protect Wi-Fi operations in unlicensed spectrum, similar to how different variants of Wi-Fi already perform today. He also said that he thinks commercial handsets…
  • Deutsche Telekom, Cisco launch Cloud VPN service in 3 EU countries

    4 March 2015, 4:45 am

    BARCELONA, Spain--Deutsche Telekom launched a cloud VPN service for small and medium businesses at the Mobile World Congress, here.
  • With new leadership team in place, AT&T embarks on new, more localized marketing strategy

    4 March 2015, 4:29 am

    BARCELONA, Spain--AT&T Mobility is working to change its approach to marketing by giving its regional managers more flexibility in tailoring the company's messages to specific demographics, said AT&T's new wireless chief, Glenn Lurie.
  • Huawei moves closer to Internet Of Things with new 5G patented tech

    4 March 2015, 3:55 am

    BARCELONA, Spain--Huawei is showcasing its new 5G air-interface technology here at Mobile World Congress and the vendor plans to boost its 5G research and patent portfolio.
  • AT&T to challenge Apple's HealthKit, Google's Fit with new ForHealth fitness aggregation service

    4 March 2015, 12:15 am

    BARCELONA, Spain--AT&T Mobility jumped headfirst into the mobile healthcare market with its new ForHealth service, which promises to aggregate and analyze users' health data from a variety of sources, and to provide health alerts and suggestions based on that…
  • IoT startup Sigfox launching 902 MHz network nationwide in U.S.

    3 March 2015, 2:28 pm

    BARCELONA, Spain--French startup Sigfox is rolling out its slow-speed Internet of Things wireless network in San Francisco today, and hopes to cover 90 percent of the U.S. population with the network within the next three years.
  • Deutsche Telekom extols 5G, as European Commissioner unveils 5GPPP vision document

    3 March 2015, 1:57 pm

    BARCELONA, Spain--Deutsche Telekom said trends including network functions virtualisation (NFV) and software defined networks (SDN) are contributing to the development of the integrated infrastructure that will be necessary to power 5G networks.
  • Verizon's LTE-U Forum completes LTE Unlicensed tests on way toward carrier's 2016 deployment in 5…

    3 March 2015, 8:48 am

    Verizon Wireless released its first technical report evaluating the use of LTE in unlicensed spectrum, which the operator calls LTE-U. Verizon said the release of the report represents "an important step toward demonstrating how LTE-U can coexist with Wi-Fi…
  • 5G predicted to include new air interface, expected to generate new revenues

    3 March 2015, 8:25 am

    BARCELONA, Spain--Top executives from wireless carriers and network vendors generally believe that, when the technology becomes standardized in the coming years, 5G will feature a new air interface. Further, they said, 5G also will create major new revenue…
  • Orange set to deliver 'significant' Internet access in Middle East and Africa, top regional exec…

    3 March 2015, 7:20 am

    BARCELONA, Spain--Orange is taking a chance by launching a new $40 (€35) smartphone and data package for the Middle East and Africa markets, according to Marc Rennard, the operator's EVP International for Africa, the Middle East and Asia. 
  • Qualcomm Europe exec says consolidation and LTE development are fuelling region's revival

    3 March 2015, 5:11 am

    BARCELONA, Spain--Qualcomm Europe's senior director of business development said the region is bouncing back in terms of technology development and operators' investments in networks.
  • Spirent adds support for testing Wi-Fi through RF interface

    2 March 2015, 3:46 pm

    Spirent Communications is using Mobile World Congress 2015 to announce support for testing Wi-Fi access points through an RF interface on its flagship product Spirent Landslide, enabling operators to ensure they can deliver reliable and seamless Wi-Fi calling…
  • Nokia, NTT DoCoMo target 2020 Olympic Games for 5G showcase

    2 March 2015, 12:14 pm

    Nokia and Japan's NTT DoCoMo are using Mobile World Congress 2015 to demonstrate jointly developed technology that will form the foundation of new 5G networks the two companies plan to showcase at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
  • HP to acquire Aruba Networks for $3B

    2 March 2015, 12:02 pm

    HP will acquire networking vendor Aruba Networks for about $3 billion, giving the manufacturer a strong boost in the enterprise WLAN market.
  • Berg Insight: Connected vending machine market will grow steadily through 2019

    2 March 2015, 8:03 am

    The global installed base of connected vending machines grew by 18.4 per cent to 1.16 million units in 2014, Berg Insight announced
  • Deutsche Telekom unveils 'hybrid' Internet for Germany

    2 March 2015, 7:58 am

    Deutsche Telekom on Monday detailed new price plans covering what it terms 'hybrid' Internet access utilising its fixed and mobile networks.

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