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  • Bell Mobility, Wind and Telus were big winners in Canada's $2.6B AWS-3 auction

    6 March 2015, 12:09 pm

    Bell Mobility, Eastlink, Telus, Videotron and Wind Mobile were the winners in the Canadian government's auction of AWS-3 spectrum licenses, spending a combined total of $2.6 billion in the event. Rogers, one of Canada's largest wireless carriers, was…
  • Cord cutters' monthly expenses could range from $85-$118 - without mobile

    6 March 2015, 11:18 am

    Cord cutters--customers who are renouncing paid TV services from cable or telco operators in favor of over-the-top (OTT) services from the likes of Netflix and Amazon--still must pay around $100 a month in fees, according to the latest research.
  • Report: Google's MVNO to only run on Nexus 6, will switch between Sprint, T-Mobile and Wi-Fi…

    6 March 2015, 10:59 am

    According to a Wall Street Journal article, Google's forthcoming MVNO service will only work on the company's Nexus 6 smartphone, built by Lenovo's Motorola. The report said the service could launch in the coming weeks, unless it is delayed, and will…
  • As Verizon embraces Firefox OS for smartphones, AT&T remains on the fence

    6 March 2015, 10:25 am

    BARCELONA, Spain--AT&T Mobility will continue to consider supporting new, emerging smartphone platforms like Firefox and others, but so far the carrier hasn't seen a compelling reason to do so, said a top AT&T executive. That position stands in contrast to…
  • EU member states accused of 'savaging' roaming and net neutrality proposals

    6 March 2015, 7:41 am

    The member states of the European Union were accused by the leader of the fourth-largest group of MEPs in the European Parliament of lacking ambition and "savaging roaming and net neutrality proposals".
  • Telekom Austria brings in Ericsson exec as COO; CTO Ottendorfer to leave

    6 March 2015, 7:37 am

    Telekom Austria said CTO Günther Ottendorfer has ceased to be a member of the group's management board, and also said it is bringing in Alejandro Plater as the group's new COO with immediate effect.
  • Altice in talks to sell mobile business in La Reunion and Mayotte

    6 March 2015, 6:10 am

    Altice said it has entered into exclusive talks with the Hiridjee Group on the sale of its mobile activities in the French Overseas Territories (FOT) of La Reunion and Mayotte.
  • Tele2 focuses on IoT, M2M with HCL Technologies partnership

    6 March 2015, 5:50 am

    Tele2 forged a machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) partnership with global IT services provider HCL Technologies with the aim of tapping growing demand for such services in Europe.
  • MWC 2015: 5G, IoT and Chinese vendors take the floor

    6 March 2015, 4:58 am

    If you thought it seemed busier at MWC this year you were right. The official figures from the GSMA indicate that there were over 93,000 attendees from 200 countries. That compares with 85,000 attendees in 2014.
  • AT&T to expand Digital Life trials to more operators this year

    6 March 2015, 4:19 am

    BARCELONA, Spain--AT&T Mobility will conduct more trials of its Digital Life home automation and security platform with operators in Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia, according to a senior AT&T executive. AT&T has been conducting a limited trial of…
  • Strategy Analytics: Apple Watch to ship 15M units worldwide in 2015

    6 March 2015, 3:42 am

    Total global smart watch shipments will increase by 511 per cent from 4.6 million units in 2014 to 28.1 million units in 2015.
  • T-Mobile's Carter: We'd be a 'very interesting' partner for Dish

    5 March 2015, 11:40 pm

    T-Mobile US executives are making no secret of their desire to work with  Dish Network and its chairman Charlie Ergen as Dish ponders how it will enter the wireless industry.
  • Aruba: Customers will be better off as a result of HP combination

    5 March 2015, 8:06 pm

    While the competition is mulling ways to take customers away from WLAN vendor Aruba Networks as it gets combined with HP, Aruba is preparing its customers for what it calls better days ahead.
  • Facebook wins Oxygen8's first Master of Mobile award

    5 March 2015, 1:46 pm

    BARCELONA, Spain--Facebook was awarded the first ever Master of Mobile award at a special ceremony held by multi-channel communications platform provider Oxygen8 at the Mobile World Congress, here.
  • Jibe Mobile CEO says RCS isn't dead, points to native IP messaging embedded on smartphones

    5 March 2015, 12:31 pm

    BARCELONA, Spain--Jibe Mobile CEO Amir Sarhangi thinks Rich Communications Services (RCS), carriers' answer to over-the-top messaging services, is not dead--far from it. For a long time it was hard to take that position seriously, but Sarhangi said that there…
  • AT&T drops goal of deploying 40,000 small cells by end of 2015, citing benefits of Leap deal

    5 March 2015, 11:37 am

    AT&T Mobility no longer plans to deploy 40,000 small cells on its network by the end of 2015, a goal that had been a key element of its Project Velocity IP (VIP) network initiative. The carrier is not saying how many small cells it plans to deploy by year-end…
  • 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…
  • Ericsson, Nokia sign IoT, 5G collaboration deals with KT

    5 March 2015, 12:00 am

    South Korea's KT is getting more committed to 5G, announcing separate deals with Ericsson and Nokia Networks to further research and development in 5G.
  • 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.
  • 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…
  • 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.
  • 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…
  • 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…

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