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  • AT&T, Apple, Google and more: Companies to watch in the Internet of Things

    18 December 2014, 6:00 am

    Given the colossal nature of the Internet of Things and activity buzzing around the industry, FierceWirelessTech decided to take a closer look at some of the companies making the biggest waves, querying a handful of industry analysts for their take on which…
  • MachNation: What will be the M2M carrier legacy?

    17 December 2014, 5:51 pm

    Top-performing IoT carriers over the next two to three years will focus on their evolution from providing legacy M2M connectivity services to offering a solution that extends IT-based technologies into operational technology organisations.
  • BlackBerry's Chen sees devices as more than just phones, focuses on Internet of Things opportunity

    17 December 2014, 4:12 pm

    NEW YORK--BlackBerry CEO John Chen said he thinks the company's device business is important--but he said he's spending much of his time looking beyond smartphones to the wider Internet of Things (IoT) market.
  • Confirmed: T-Mobile to launch unlicensed LTE at 5 GHz, possibly next year

    17 December 2014, 2:40 pm

    It looks as though T-Mobile US will be one of the first carriers using License Assisted Access (LAA) in the 5 GHz spectrum band, possibly as early as next year.
  • Sprint to end Nascar sponsorship in 2016

    17 December 2014, 12:08 pm

    Sprint will not renew its sponsorship of Nascar when its current contract with the auto-racing series ends in 2016, the carrier said. "As we look to the future, Sprint is focused on investing in maintaining a competitive edge and providing consumers with the…
  • BlackBerry brings back the keyboard with Classic phone, partners with AT&T, Verizon

    17 December 2014, 11:26 am

    NEW YORK--BlackBerry formally unveiled its new Classic smartphone, an upgrade to its iconic Bold smartphone with a physical Qwerty keyboard and trackpad. The company also is partnering with AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless to release the Classic.
  • Sprint MVNO Ting says it will build 1 Gbps fiber Internet service starting in Charlottesville

    17 December 2014, 11:20 am

    Ting, which currently operates as a mobile virtual network operator of Sprint, said it purchased a majority stake in a small, independent Internet service provider (ISP) in Charlottesville, Va., called Blue Ridge InternetWorks (BRI). "Just like that, we're…
  • Roku, Chromecast, and Fire TV Stick: The streaming video holiday battle

    17 December 2014, 10:54 am

    Roku, Amazon and Google are competing in a new and potentially significant market opportunity this holiday season: streaming TV sticks. Roku is offering its Roku Stick, Amazon is selling its Fire TV Stick and Google is offering its Chromecast gadget. All…
  • Sprint hits Spark buildout target for 2014, will reportedly focus on 2.5 GHz small cells next year

    17 December 2014, 10:36 am

    Sprint reached its Spark buildout target of covering 100 million POPs with its tri-mode Spark LTE service this year, the company announced today. And, according to Wells Fargo analyst Jennifer Fritzsche, Sprint plans to rely heavily on small cells to densify…
  • Telenor Hungary offers 'MyCard' mobile banking service to drive customer loyalty

    17 December 2014, 7:26 am

    The CEO of Telenor's Hungarian business said a new mobile banking service launched in the country provides a boost to the operator's customer experience by providing a new form of banking to consumers.
  • BT's plan to buy EE raises questions about O2's future

    17 December 2014, 7:04 am

    BT's announcement this week that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with Deutsche Telekom and Orange over a potential acquisition of EE was generally given the thumbs up by analysts and industry players, although one question now being asked is what a…
  • Ericsson, Orange hit 300 Mbps in French trials of FDD LTE carrier aggregation

    17 December 2014, 6:29 am

    Ericsson revealed it achieved data rates of 300 Mbps during trials of FDD LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) carrier aggregation technology conducted with Orange in October and November.
  • Analysts: T-Mobile rollover data plan unlikely to provoke response from Verizon, AT&T or Sprint

    17 December 2014, 6:01 am

    T-Mobile US' latest "uncarrier" move, to offer new and existing customers rollover data, could improve its business on the margins and boost its brand image, but it is unlikely to have a major impact or provoke a reaction from competitors, according to…
  • Orange's Mobistar takes further steps towards return to convergence play

    17 December 2014, 5:42 am

    Belgium-based mobile operator Mobistar has taken its first concrete steps towards resuming sales of fixed-line services with tests of its Internet and digital TV services on cable networks and the recruitment of its first external test users in the Charleroi…
  • Ofcom confirms Sharon White as new CEO

    17 December 2014, 4:51 am

    Ofcom said Sharon White has been appointed as the new CEO of the UK communications regulator with effect from late March 2015, confirming previous reports.
  • Gartner: Global smartphone sales grew 20.3% in Q3 2014

    17 December 2014, 4:33 am

    Sales of smartphones to end-users grew 20.3 per cent year-on-year to reach 301 million units globally.
  • More than 50 companies get behind Thread initiative for home-based products

    16 December 2014, 7:33 pm

    The Thread Group says it now supports more than 50 members since it opened its doors for membership applications in October, and it's working with UL to set up testing and certification facilities to ensure a high quality user experience, as well as…
  • AT&T: 75% of network will be software-driven by 2020

    16 December 2014, 5:38 pm

    AT&T is leading the way to a world of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), making good on some of the promises it laid out earlier this year.
  • T-Mobile launches rollover data program, gives customers 10 GB for free to start

    16 December 2014, 11:26 am

    T-Mobile US is launching a program that will let its customers roll over their unused data usage from month to month. The program, which the carrier calls "Data Stash," will be available to new and existing T-Mobile subscribers on an eligible postpaid Simple…
  • T-Mobile has 'several years' of additional network capacity with current spectrum

    16 December 2014, 11:22 am

    T-Mobile is relatively well positioned in the battle for network capacity, according to a recent investor note from analysts at Macquarie Capital. Citing a recent meeting with T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray, the firm wrote that "T-Mo has several years of additional…
  • How to build the ultimate user profile via mobile app analytics

    16 December 2014, 10:34 am

  • BT and EE: A very British affair

    16 December 2014, 10:08 am

    With a Dutch CEO, and French and German parents, EE today has a more European than British flavour. That could all change if BT acquires the UK operator: the former UK incumbent entered into exclusive negotiations with EE shareholders Orange and Deutsche…
  • BT enters into exclusive talks on £12.5B deal to buy EE

    15 December 2014, 1:37 pm

    BT has entered into exclusive negotiations with Orange and Deutsche Telekom regarding the sale of EE, ending weeks of speculation over whether the former UK incumbent would choose to buy, EE or its rival O2 UK. The purchase price of £12.5 billion (€15.7…
  • Devicescape offers additional security layer to its virtual Wi-Fi network

    15 December 2014, 10:29 am

    Security on publicly available Wi-Fi is, or should be, a concern for many consumers. Now Devicescape, which helps service providers integrate Wi-Fi and cellular together, is trying to remove some of the complexity around security.
  • Telefónica Deutschland aims to offer same network quality as rivals by 2017

    15 December 2014, 7:01 am

    Telefónica Deutschland intends to put itself on an equal footing with Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone Germany by offering the same network quality as its rivals no later than 2017.
  • Google seeks proposals for Internet of Things research expedition

    14 December 2014, 5:42 pm

    Google is formally seeking proposals from university faculty members for pioneering research related to the Internet of Things. It's all part of its mission to make IoT devices as easy to discover and interact with as it is to find and use information on the…
  • Dark fiber poses challenges, opportunities for operators

    13 December 2014, 1:25 pm

    Dark fiber, which is the practice of leasing fiber optic cables from a network service provider, has re-emerged as the latest fashion trend in the wireline industry. The dark fiber opportunity is focused on serving three main markets: wireless backhaul,…
  • Sigfox launches IoT network in 10 UK cities

    13 December 2014, 12:48 pm

    The French startup Sigfox, which announced plans in May to launch a network dedicated to Internet of Things applications, is making good on its promise, going live in 10 UK cities using infrastructure from network site host Arqiva.
  • Cisco rolls out new analytics software for Internet of Everything business insights

    11 December 2014, 6:03 pm

    Cisco introduced a data and analytics strategy and a suite of analytics software designed to allow customers to translate their Internet of Things (IoT) data--or Internet of Everything, as Cisco calls it--into actionable business insights regardless of where…
  • NFV startup Avi launches cloud solution aimed at enterprises

    11 December 2014, 4:22 pm

    Several ex-Cisco executives are pitching a new startup, Avi Technologies, to solve some of the biggest problems in the application delivery controller and network monitoring markets.

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