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  • Analyst: Smartphone sales will lead consumer electronics market in 2015

    25 April 2015, 8:29 am

    MALTA--Declining smartphone prices will spark demand and result in smartphones being the leading consumer electronics category in 2015, according to global research firm GfK.
  • Comcast/Time Warner Cable deal dies, as AT&T appears set to close DirecTV combination

    24 April 2015, 12:31 pm

    And then it just died. Comcast said it is ending its $45.2 billion bid to buy Time Warner Cable and create the nation's largest cable and broadband company. The decision to drop the deal likely clears the way for regulators to approve AT&T $48.5 billion…
  • Crown Castle now gets 7% of its revenue from small cells, sees strong growth ahead

    24 April 2015, 12:23 pm

    Crown Castle is seeing a strong uptick in its business from deploying small cells. Indeed, the company said small cells now make up 7 percent of the tower company's site rental revenue.
  • América Móvil's TracFone loses 318K subs in Q1, partially due to Lifeline changes

    24 April 2015, 11:56 am

    América Móvil's U.S. MVNO, TracFone Wireless, lost 318,000 total customers in the first quarter, which it blamed largely on disconnections it had to make related to its participation in the federal Lifeline phone program.
  • Analyst: U.S. carriers and Dish now hold spectrum worth $368B

    24 April 2015, 11:13 am

    U.S. wireless carriers along with Dish Network sit on wireless spectrum worth around $368 billion collectively, according to a report from a financial analyst at Goldman Sachs.
  • ZTE's Lam: Company shines in U.S. prepaid device market with 21% share

    24 April 2015, 9:23 am

    MALTA--ZTE continues to make inroads in the U.S. prepaid device market. Speaking at the IFA 2015 trade show here, Waiman Lam, senior director of technology and partnerships at ZTE, said that the company has 21 percent of the U.S. prepaid device market, making…
  • Verizon reintroduces promotional $80/10 GB and $100/15 GB shared data plans

    24 April 2015, 8:43 am

    Verizon Wireless is bringing back lower promotional pricing for its More Everything shared data plans. The carrier is offering a 10 GB plan for $80 per month, down from $100, and it re-introduced a 15 GB plan for $100 per month.
  • Turk Telekom bids for remaining 10% of Avea

    24 April 2015, 7:15 am

    Turk Telekom confirmed this week that it has submitted a non-binding offer for the 10 per cent of mobile operator Avea that it does not already own.
  • Apple stays tight-lipped on Skycure claim of iOS security vulnerability

    24 April 2015, 6:56 am

    Apple remained tight-lipped when asked for its reaction to an announcement by Israel-based security company Skycure that it had discovered a security breach in the company's iOS 8 platform.
  • Mobistar surprises with rise in Q1 core profit

    24 April 2015, 6:39 am

    Orange's Belgian unit Mobistar reported an unexpected increase in core profit for the first quarter of 2015 and achieved year-on-year EBITDA growth for the first time in 15 quarters.
  • EE readies own brand sub-£100 Wi-Fi calling smartphone

    24 April 2015, 6:10 am

    EE expanded the range of smartphones capable of accessing its Wi-Fi calling service with the launch of two new own-brand devices that CMO Pippa Dunn said offer premium-level features at low prices.
  • Mallinson: Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent and the last of the network equipment mega-mergers

    24 April 2015, 6:00 am

    Nokia's integration of Alcatel-Lucent following the proposed acquisition of its rival will be difficult and messy. Some significant rewards will take many years to achieve, if ever. However, very large research and development demands with economies of scale…
  • Carphone's iD hailed as more interesting MVNO story than Google's Project Fi

    24 April 2015, 5:25 am

    Carphone Warehouse and Google this week unveiled separate plans to launch mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs), yet despite the fanfare that greeted Google's Project Fi some analysts have hailed Carphone's iD as the more interesting MVNO story.
  • GSA: Commercial LTE Advanced systems reach 64 in 39 countries

    24 April 2015, 3:21 am

    Around 30 per cent (116) of LTE operators worldwide are now investing in carrier aggregation technology.
  • T-Mobile seeks roaming concessions in AT&T's purchase of Plateau Wireless

    23 April 2015, 12:27 pm

    T-Mobile US is asking the FCC to require AT&T Mobility to honor T-Mobile's existing roaming agreement with Plateau Wireless in the Southwestern United States. AT&T is in the process of acquiring Plateau Wireless, and T-Mobile has warned that AT&T will increase…
  • Google's 'Project Fi' MVNO won't shake up the wireless industry, but it could give it an important…

    23 April 2015, 12:27 pm

    Google's Project Fi MVNO will not be a "game changing" move in the wireless industry, for a variety of reasons related to its pricing, scope and experimental nature. However, it could push the wireless industry in a new direction and spur carriers provide…
  • Summit take-away: Wi-Fi's still got a quality of service issue

    23 April 2015, 12:16 pm

    It was probably apropos that Google would announce its MVNO on the second day of the Wi-Fi Innovation Summit. After all, many of the players at the summit are pioneers in the Wi-Fi-to-cellular handoff business.
  • Sprint takes aim at AT&T with new global SIM and M2M management service

    23 April 2015, 10:54 am

    Sprint is seeking to chip away at AT&T Mobility's position as the leading U.S. carrier providing M2M solutions by expanding the reach of its own portal for letting customers manage connected devices.
  • Wi-Fi, LTE worlds bump into each other in WIS panel debate

    23 April 2015, 10:26 am

    SAN MATEO, Calif.--Representing divergent views from the Wi-Fi and LTE industries, panelists from Ericsson, Qualcomm, Ruckus Wireless and CableLabs engaged in a lively debate at the Wi-Fi Innovation Summit here Wednesday about LTE-U/LAA and its impact on…
  • Boingo CTO calls on industry to be more disruptive

    23 April 2015, 9:34 am

    SAN MATEO, Calif.--Noting the "uncarrier" moves by operators like T-Mobile US that already are making waves, Boingo CTO Derek Peterson told attendees here at the Wi-Fi Innovation Summit that he would like to see more disruption like that from the industry.
  • South Korean researchers develop app to help those with arm paralysis

    22 April 2015, 8:41 pm

    An app that helps people with arm paralysis use smartphones is expected to be released to the Samsung Apps platform in a few months.
  • Google's Project Fi aims to combine the best of LTE, Wi-Fi

    22 April 2015, 8:25 pm

    Finally and officially, Google has unwrapped its "Project Fi" MVNO in partnership with Sprint and T-Mobile US.
  • AllCity Wireless launches ÜberWi cloud-based Wi-Fi management platform

    22 April 2015, 10:45 am

    AllCity Wireless, which provides solutions for enterprise-class wireless broadband and Wi-Fi deployments, introduced ÜberWi, a cloud-based solution that allows businesses to manage and monetize their own Wi-Fi networks.
  • Telekom Austria more than doubles Q1 profit as revenue declines slow

    22 April 2015, 6:55 am

    Telekom Austria more than doubled its quarterly net income year-on-year in the first quarter of 2015, as a cost-cutting programme helped slow down the rate of revenue decline.
  • Vodafone and MTN partner on mobile money services in East Africa

    22 April 2015, 6:20 am

    Vodafone and MTN plan to collaborate on the provision of mobile money services across East Africa, in what is the latest in a series of international agreements between operators in this field.
  • Nokia navigating 4 offers for its HERE mapping business

    22 April 2015, 5:51 am

    Nokia reportedly attracted four potential bidders for its HERE mapping business, after announcing it is reviewing the division's future alongside a proposed acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent.
  • Google's Loon refines processes, gets close to rolling out 'thousands' of balloons

    21 April 2015, 9:38 am

    Since launching a handful of balloons in New Zealand at its Project Loon launch in 2013, Google says it has flown millions of test kilometers around the world trying to learn what it will take to provide Internet connectivity with balloons.
  • Study: Dual-band Wi-Fi devices surpass single-band 2.4 GHz products

    21 April 2015, 8:00 am

    The use of dual-band Wi-Fi devices using 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz spectrum has surpassed that of single-band 2.4 GHz devices, according to an ABI Research study.
  • New 3.5 GHz rules reveal less control-freaky Department of Defense

    20 April 2015, 11:41 am

    When the FCC voted to adopt new spectrum sharing rules for the 3.5 GHz band, it acknowledged the hard work the FCC staff, National Telecommunications and Information Administration and U.S. Department of Defense did in order to come up with a workable plan.
  • Ofcom identifies potential 5G bands above 6 GHz

    20 April 2015, 10:49 am

    UK regulator Ofcom has identified a preliminary set of bands in different parts of the 6-100 GHz range that it believes offer the best potential use for 5G in the UK and harmonization of 5G mobile services globally.

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