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  • Ericsson's Telcordia unit will replace Neustar as administrator of LNP database

    26 March 2015, 11:52 am

    The FCC today voted 5-0 to award Ericsson's Telcordia unit the five-year contract to manage the U.S. government's local number portability (LNPA) database, replacing Neustar, the previous LNPA administrator. The LNPA data helps phone subscribers keep their…
  • Facebook jumps into the Internet of Things, lets Messenger interact with other apps and businesses

    26 March 2015, 11:35 am

    Facebook unveiled a new software-development kit for its Parse mobile development platform that enables developers to create apps that share data with connected devices. Meanwhile, Faceook also announced an update to its Messenger app called Messenger…
  • AT&T, T-Mobile others protest FCC proposals for next-gen 911

    26 March 2015, 11:26 am

    It seems as though everybody has something to say about the FCC's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking proposing new rules to address failures that led to 911 outages, even bringing together some wireless carriers that usually are at odds with one another.
  • ZTE scores in 2014 thanks to 4G deployments and strong smartphone sales

    26 March 2015, 10:45 am

    Chinese equipment maker ZTE saw its net profit increase 94 percent in 2014, to $423.4 million, up from $220 million in 2013, thanks to strong smartphone sales overseas and an increase in 4G network deployments.
  • Sprint's Claure suggests bidding coalition with CCA members for 600 MHz spectrum

    26 March 2015, 10:37 am

    ATLANTA--Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure advocated for a coalition of smaller carriers that are members of Competitive Carriers Association to be able to jointly bid with Sprint in the 600 MHz incentive auction.
  • Ericsson will help Tier 3 carriers in Internet of Things push

    26 March 2015, 6:59 am

    ATLANTA--Ericsson wants to help Tier 3 carriers expand their business into the Internet of Things, according to an Ericsson executive. However, challenges await smaller carriers looking to expand beyond providing traditional voice and data services to…
  • FirstNet delays draft RFP, cites finance committee questions

    25 March 2015, 8:06 pm

    The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) this week said it would delay the release of a draft RFP due to questions that arose in its finance committee.
  • LTE, Wi-Fi camps need to cooperate, not collide, on LTE-U/LAA

    25 March 2015, 7:02 pm

    With both T-Mobile US and Verizon moving forward with plans to commercially launch LTE in unlicensed spectrum bands, it seems only apropos that the cellular and Wi-Fi industries take the opportunity to collaborate and work closer together.
  • Bluetooth SIG says more real world tests needed on TLPS

    25 March 2015, 6:01 pm

    The Bluetooth Special Interest Group backed up its previous assertions that terrestrial low power service interferes with Bluetooth with a series of more detailed reports filed with the FCC.
  • T-Mobile to offer free Netflix with Galaxy S6 purchase

    25 March 2015, 5:55 pm

    T-Mobile US is planning to lure subscribers away from the competition with the promise of a year's worth of video streaming service Netflix with the purchase of a new Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge. 
  • KT showcases LTE-A technology as part of GiGA Island initiative

    25 March 2015, 5:09 pm

    South Korea's remote northwestern Baengnyeongdo Island is getting LTE-A broadband connections thanks to KT, which demonstrated the technology on the island last week.
  • Amazon: FAA too slow on drone test approvals

    25 March 2015, 5:07 pm

    Remember the Amazon drone the Federal Aviation Administration approved for outdoor testing in rural Washington state? Turns out, it's a little too late, according to Amazon.
  • T-Mobile affiliate iWireless aims to launch LTE in Q3, strikes LTE roaming deal with T-Mobile

    25 March 2015, 12:46 pm

    ATLANTA--T-Mobile US affiliate iWireless plans to launch its first LTE network in Iowa late in the third quarter of this year and struck a nationwide LTE roaming deal with T-Mobile. However, iWireless CEO Craven Shumaker said the company is exploring…
  • Analyst: Verizon is obvious buyer of spectrum from Dish and Sprint

    25 March 2015, 12:32 pm

    Verizon Wireless may have scored big in the FCC's recent $45 billion AWS-3 spectrum auction by securing more $10.8 billion in new spectrum in major markets. But one financial analyst believes that the operator is in dire need of more spectrum, because it has…
  • Verizon hires Belkin exec to jump-start smart-home business

    25 March 2015, 11:28 am

    Verizon Communications has hired Ohad Zeira, formerly the head of Belkin's WeMo home-automation product line, to oversee the company's smartphone and home-automation efforts, according to NextMarket Insights. Zeira will relocate from California to Verizon's…
  • T-Mobile, Sprint and Dish push for 40 MHz spectrum reserve in 600 MHz auction

    25 March 2015, 11:02 am

    ATLANTA--T-Mobile US, Sprint and Dish Network continued to push for the FCC to reserve up to 40 MHz of spectrum for smaller carriers to bid on in the incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum. The current reserve is capped at 30 MHz. Yet executives…
  • Ovum: Telefónica, Hutchison Whampoa face 'fraught' fight for UK deal clearance

    25 March 2015, 8:05 am

    Telefónica and Hutchison Whampoa Group face a "fraught" battle with competition authorities as they seek approval to merge their UK businesses, a leading Ovum analyst warned.
  • EC digital market VP slams member states' lack of ambition on telecoms rules

    25 March 2015, 7:02 am

    The European Commission's (EC) vice president for the Digital Single Market accused European Union member states of lacking ambition over their failure to establish a common telecoms market for the region.
  • KPN drops Hi youth brand, blames 4G

    25 March 2015, 5:23 am

    Dutch operator KPN is waving goodbye to its youth-focused brand Hi from May 1, saying that the advent of 4G services means there is a growing lack of differentiation between the needs of Hi and KPN customers.
  • CCS Insight: Majority of UK consumers will have bundled services by 2019

    25 March 2015, 4:54 am

    By the end of 2016, CCS Insight predicts that more than 16 million UK households will have a bundle of three or more services, an increase of 43 per cent from 2014.
  • Panasonic contributes intellectual property to AllSeen Alliance

    24 March 2015, 8:11 pm

    Panasonic is making available for the open source community a set of Internet of Things (IoT) software products used in home monitoring, solar energy and retail applications. It also is increasing its intellectual property contributions to the AllSeen…
  • 5G networks look to a virtual future

    24 March 2015, 5:20 pm

    If I had to cite one word that featured in a number of presentations at the NGMN Alliance's industry event this week on 5G, it would be "slice". Not the most technical of terms it has to be said, but it cropped up time and time again as operators and vendors…
  • Operators emphasise need for licensed spectrum regime for 5G

    24 March 2015, 11:10 am

    FRANKFURT, Germany--The spectrum requirements of future 5G networks and services are expected to be broad and varied, and mobile operators continue to stress that exclusive licence regimes remain the preferred solution and should be extended further.
  • Mobile industry seeks to put the user at the heart of 5G networks

    24 March 2015, 8:53 am

    FRANKFURT, Germany--The mobile industry has often been criticized for putting technology ahead of what users actually want, but operators and vendors appear to placing significantly more effort on putting users first as they prepare for "5G" networks. 
  • Wireless charging finally sees its star rise to the top

    23 March 2015, 11:23 am

    For years, the industry promised ways to once and for all remove that tangled nest of wires for battery chargers, which are multiplying as consumers add more connected devices to their repertoire. But after years of fighting over standards, more and more…
  • Utah State University researchers work to refine smart antenna technology

    23 March 2015, 10:37 am

    Researchers at Utah State University are working on technology to enable a single antenna to dynamically change its properties to address frequency, polarization and radiation pattern.
  • Etisalat first in Egypt with Ericsson indoor coverage kit

    23 March 2015, 8:25 am

    Ericsson said Etisalat is the first operator in Egypt to deploy the infrastructure company's Radio Dot indoor network equipment, as the operator moves to meet growing data usage in the country.
  • Millicom's Tigo plans $120M network investment in Tanzania

    23 March 2015, 7:49 am

    Tigo Tanzania, which is owned by Sweden-based Millicom International Cellular, has unveiled plans to spend $120 million (€110 million) this year on the expansion of its network for 3G and 4G services in the East Africa country.
  • Ethio Telecom launches 4G in Addis Ababa

    23 March 2015, 7:11 am

    Ethiopia's state-run telecoms monopoly has started selling 4G services in the capital Addis Ababa, offering packages for use with an LTE dongle or LTE Wi-Fi router from Huawei or an LTE-enabled smartphone.
  • Broadcom exec: Internet of Things will be a 'collection of standards'

    22 March 2015, 6:00 pm

    SUNNYVALE, Calif.-- Brian Bedrosian, senior director of the embedded device business in Broadcom's Wireless Connectivity Group, might not deliver the type of hype-infused rhetoric that you hear from a lot of corners in the Internet of Things (IoT) space. But…

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