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  • Jolla plans spec upgrades for crowd-funded Tablet as contributions soar

    28 November 2014, 6:40 am

    Jolla, the Finnish mobile device manufacturer founded by former Nokia employees, is tripling its crowd funding target for a new tablet PC after hitting its original goal of $380,000 (€305,167) two hours after beginning its campaign.
  • Rumour Mill: Hutchison mulls bid for EE or O2 UK

    28 November 2014, 6:23 am

    Speculation about the future structure of the UK telecoms market reached fever pitch this week as some industry watchers placed their bets on whether BT would buy EE or O2 UK while others suggested Hutchison Whampoa could enter the race for one of the two…
  • Telekom Austria unveils €400M broadband plan

    28 November 2014, 5:23 am

    Telekom Austria will invest up to an additional €400 million ($499 million) in its domsetic broadband network if the government goes ahead with previously announced plans to allocate €1 billion in public spending to support broadband coverage.
  • Eircom's mobile business puts brakes on group revenue decline

    28 November 2014, 4:59 am

    Eircom CEO Richard Moat said a second consecutive quarter of growth in mobile revenues helped slow the rate of overall revenue decline at the Irish incumbent in its fiscal first quarter, which covers the three months to end-September.
  • Altice completes SFR deal, gets green light for Virgin Mobile purchase

    28 November 2014, 4:30 am

    Altice completed an acquisition of mobile operator SFR on Thursday, marking the launch of a new fixed and mobile powerhouse on France's telecoms market.
  • EU puts focus on broadband as part of €315B investment plan

    28 November 2014, 3:43 am

    Jean-Claude Juncker, the new president of the European Commission, unveiled a three-year €315 billion ($392 billion) investment plan that will include a strong focus on broadband network investments across the continent.
  • Mallinson: Licensing mobile technology will become even more essential

    26 November 2014, 1:12 pm

    Dramatic structural changes in mobile communications technology supply, with the demise of vertical integration, is forcing those who are developing standard-essential technologies for 4G and "5G" networks to monetise these efforts through patent licensing, as…
  • C Spire to let customers roll over unused data

    26 November 2014, 12:35 pm

    Regional operator C Spire Wireless is bringing back the rollover concept but is applying it to unused data instead of voice minutes. Specifically, the company will let customers carry over unused data to the next month to help mitigate overage charges that can…
  • Apple's market cap soars to $700B

    26 November 2014, 11:31 am

    Fueled by the popularity of its new products, such as the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple's market capitalization soared to a record $700 billion in intraday trading Tuesday, a milestone that no other U.S. company has reached. By close on Tuesday, Apple's…
  • Sprint expands its iPhone for Life program

    26 November 2014, 10:57 am

    Sprint is trying to make the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus even more appealing to consumers by offering a 30-month lease program as part of the company's previously announced iPhone for Life program. The 30-month plan will reduce the monthly cost of the…
  • What enterprise app developers need to know about MSA

    26 November 2014, 9:42 am

    For consumer app developers that want to make a move into enterprise work, even on a contract basis, getting up to speed quickly on MSA is probably a good idea.
  • Ericsson's Qureshi looks to M&A to tap new markets

    26 November 2014, 9:35 am

    Infrastructure vendor Ericsson has been strategically moving into new areas like video and M2M through acquisitions--such as its 2013 purchase of Microsoft's Mediaroom TV solution and its 2011 purchase of Telenor Connexion's M2M platform. This M&A activity is…
  • Thanksgiving publishing break

    26 November 2014, 8:08 am

  • Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and more unleash device deals for Black Friday

    26 November 2014, 7:54 am

    Verizon Wireless), AT&T Mobility, Sprint, T-Mobile US and U.S. Cellular have unleashed a bevy of deals on smartphones, tablets, wearable devices and accessories this week to drive store traffic and online sales ahead of Black Friday, the traditional start of…
  • Orange, T-Mobile among 6 operators seeking Polish LTE spectrum

    26 November 2014, 6:56 am

    Orange and Deutsche Telekom's respective Polish subsidiaries are among six operators bidding for fresh LTE spectrum in the 800 MHz and 2600 MHz bands, the country's regulator revealed.
  • Sony sacrifices smartphone sales for profitability

    26 November 2014, 6:03 am

    Sony can enjoy greater success as a supplier of smartphone components than a manufacturer in its own right, analysts say.
  • Danish operators sell Paii mobile payments company to bank-owned rival Swipp

    26 November 2014, 5:46 am

    TDC, Telenor, Telia and Three Denmark have sold their mobile payments venture Paii to a rival company owned by banks, conceding that payment activities are perhaps more suited to financial institutions than telecoms service providers.
  • AWS-3 auction climbs past $36.4B in bids

    25 November 2014, 11:55 am

    After 32 rounds of bidding the AWS-3 spectrum auction has generated a whopping $36.44 billion in aggregate provisional winning bids. That figure is almost double what the 700 MHz auction raised in 2008.
  • Ericsson teams with IBM to research '5G' antenna design

    25 November 2014, 11:45 am

    Ericsson is partnering with cloud and enterprise powerhouse IBM to jointly research phased-array antenna designs for "5G" networks, though such networks are still being contemplated and have not yet been defined.  The companies said they hoped to provide…
  • CCA urges FCC to drop specific price target for triggering 'reserved' spectrum in 600 MHz auction

    25 November 2014, 11:17 am

    The Competitive Carriers Association is pressuring the FCC to reconsider its rules for triggering when bidding in the incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum will split into "unreserved" airwaves and "reserved" spectrum set aside for smaller…
  • Dish's bidding in AWS-3 auction raises questions about its long-term strategy

    24 November 2014, 11:49 am

    Now that the FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction has raised more than $34 billion in provisional winning bids, attention is turning to the role Dish Network may be playing.
  • AT&T deploys EchoBOTs to improve DAS in high-traffic venues

    24 November 2014, 10:10 am

    It might have started out rather haphazardly, with a couple dozen or so people huddled in a boardroom with hot glue guns and spare parts, but the product that has now become EchoBOT is jam-packed with all the intelligence you can fit into a 10x10-inch square.
  • Google executive tells mobile industry Loon is not a threat as team reveals lessons learned

    23 November 2014, 3:21 pm

    A Google executive presenting at a mobile industry event in Shanghai, China, assured the mobile industry last week that it need not be afraid of Project Loon, which is trying to bring the Internet to everyone, anywhere.
  • Cisco-backed Altiostar launches C-RAN solution

    23 November 2014, 2:45 pm

    Altiostar unveiled the complete portfolio of its carrier-grade, cloud-based software-intensive radio access (C-RAN) solution with Ethernet fronthaul. The solution is designed to improve the quality of experience, enhance spectral efficiency and reduce total…
  • Huawei keeps 5G in the limelight with talk of defining it

    23 November 2014, 2:39 pm

    When you're the host of the party, it's natural to take the stage at some point, which is exactly what Huawei's rotating CEO did when the company hosted the second day of the Global Mobile Broadband (MBB) Forum 2014, supported by the GSMA and the China Academy…
  • Sources: Ruckus is supplier of Wi-Fi gear for ambitious NYC project

    21 November 2014, 3:29 pm

    The vendor supplying up to 10,000 802.11ac access points for New York City's LinkNYC is Ruckus Wireless, the same company that is supplying Wi-Fi gear for cities like San Francisco and San Jose, Calif., albeit on a much smaller scale, sources close to the…
  • Verizon Telematics' Link discusses autonomous cars, embedded connectivity and more

    20 November 2014, 5:11 pm

    It's been more than two years since Verizon Communications acquired Hughes Telematics in a $162 million cash deal and created Verizon Telematics.  Since the acquisition, Verizon has been quietly integrating the company into its fold.…
  • The 25 Most Powerful People in U.S. Wireless and Wireline 2014

    20 November 2014, 11:38 am

    Ever wonder what it takes to change the direction of an entire industry? If so, you might want to take a cue from some of the players featured in this Fierce Most Powerful People in U.S. Wireless and Wireline 2014 list.
  • ZigBee Alliance aims to unify with ZigBee 3.0 for easier product development, adoption

    20 November 2014, 10:37 am

    While it might seem as though new efforts aimed at standardizing the Internet of Things (IoT) are coming out every other month, the companies behind the old standard ZigBee are giving it a new, more cohesive whirl.
  • Huawei targets 2018 World Cup in Russia for 5G trial

    20 November 2014, 10:17 am

    Huawei is getting even deeper into 5G waters, inking a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with MegaFon in Russia, with plans to demonstrate 5G in a trial during the FIFA World Cup in 2018.

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