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  • Sprint's Hesse: We're testing plans that could drive more equipment installment sales

    30 July 2014, 1:34 pm

    Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said the carrier is testing a variety of new pricing options, including plans that could spur more customers to pay for devices through equipment installment plans.
  • Cablevision tops 1 million Wi-Fi hotspots, upping ante in challenge to cellular

    30 July 2014, 11:49 am

    Cablevision said earlier this year it would reach some 1 million public Wi-Fi access points by the end of 2014. The cable MSO beat its forecast by five months, announcing it has already reached that 1 million hotspot goal.
  • Report: Consumers accepting of, but confused by, usage-based wireless data plans

    30 July 2014, 11:43 am

    Consumers are fine with usage-based pricing for wireless data but are confused by their plans nonetheless, according to a new report from a government watchdog. The report, from the Government Accountability Office, found that consumers are generally much…
  • IDC: Huawei, Lenovo grew Q2 smartphone market share at Samsung and Apple's expense

    30 July 2014, 11:08 am

    Continuing a trend that analysts have been tracking for several quarters, several Chinese smartphone vendors grew market share in the second quarter at the expense of Samsung Electronics and Apple, which continue to lead the market, according to a report from…
  • FreedomPop brings free calling, texting and data to tablets, will sell the iPad mini, Samsung Tab 3

    30 July 2014, 9:00 am

    Sprint MVNO FreedomPop is going to launch the Apple iPad mini and Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 as its first LTE tablets and will enable voice service via the tablets. The company is also going to support customers who bring off-contract Sprint LTE tablets to its…
  • Sprint launches personalized Virgin Mobile Custom prepaid brand using ItsOn technology

    30 July 2014, 8:30 am

    Sprint will launch a new prepaid brand called Virgin Mobile Custom that will use cloud-based billing and service platform technology from ItsOn, allowing customers create a mobile service plan they can customize on the fly.
  • Sprint's Hesse confirms carrier is testing new rate plans

    30 July 2014, 8:29 am

    Sprint CEO Dan Hesse confirmed on the company's second-quarter earnings conference call that the carrier is trialing new rates plans in certain markets to determine if it should introduce more competitive pricing nationwide.
  • KPN sees light at the end of the tunnel after positive Q2

    30 July 2014, 7:28 am

    Dutch operator KPN predicted its financial performance will stablise towards the end of 2014, after its second quarter earnings exceeded analyst estimates thanks to customer gains and cost cuts.
  • Ericsson boosts IoT, XaaS, billing capabilities with MetraTech acquisition

    30 July 2014, 7:00 am

    Ericsson beefed up its OSS/BSS capabilities with a deal to acquire U.S.-based MetraTech that the Swedish vendor said extends its billing expertise beyond the telecoms sector.
  • Nokia Networks trials LTE Broadcast for 'national' services

    30 July 2014, 6:51 am

    Nokia Networks claimed a world first in the ongoing development of LTE Broadcast technology, after conducting a field trial of wide-area TV broadcasting using a single LTE frequency within UHF spectrum in Munich.
  • Orange confirms 2014 earnings target after 'encouraging' first 6 months

    30 July 2014, 6:13 am

    Orange may not yet be fully out of the woods, but the company remains confident that the race to the bottom in terms of pricing is coming to an end and is maintaining its EBITDA target for 2014.
  • IDC: Chinese smartphone vendors challenge Samsung, Apple

    30 July 2014, 6:08 am

    IDC predicted quarterly smartphone shipments will break the 300 million unit mark for the first time in the third quarter of 2014, following strong growth in the April to June period.
  • GSA: Over 50 LTE networks launched so far in 2014

    30 July 2014, 2:29 am

    Some 51 LTE networks have been launched globally so far in 2014, and the total number of commercial LTE networks is expected to be more than 350 by the end of this year.
  • Consumers may threaten regulators' best-laid plans

    30 July 2014, 12:39 am

    The battle over net neutrality and related pushes to rewrite the Telecommunications Act of 1996 are sure to have major impacts, one way or another, on the future of consumers' communications and entertainment options. But those effects will themselves be…
  • Cambium quickly jumps on 5150-5250 MHz bandwagon

    29 July 2014, 5:56 pm

    Cambium Networks announced products designed to operate in the 5150-5250 MHz frequencies that the FCC recently opened for fixed outdoor wireless use.
  • Freescale exec: '5G is coming fast and furious'

    29 July 2014, 5:19 pm

    2020 may seem like a long way off, but it is less than six years from now. That means although 5G is still not officially defined, every company on the industry value chain is already working out how its products will fit into this next generation of wireless…
  • NTelos reduces LTE coverage goal for 2014 thanks to new Sprint network deal

    29 July 2014, 3:30 pm

    Sprint wholesale partner nTelos Wireless has reduced the number of people it plans to cover with its own LTE network thanks to its recently announced network agreement with Sprint, which includes reciprocal LTE roaming.
  • Neustar fights to keep number portability contract away from Ericsson's Telcordia

    29 July 2014, 1:21 pm

    Neustar, the telecommunications data service provider, is strongly protesting a recommendation that Ericsson's Telcordia unit be named as the winner of a major telephone-numbers management contract. The contract, which Neustar has had with the U.S. government…
  • BlackBerry exec indicates more enterprise-focused devices are in the pipeline

    29 July 2014, 12:47 pm

    BlackBerry is aiming its forthcoming Passport smartphone squarely at the enterprise market, but has plans for enterprise-focused devices beyond that.
  • AT&T AdWorks adds anonymous wireless customer data to TV ad targeting platform

    29 July 2014, 12:02 pm

    AT&T AdWorks, the advanced advertising arm of the telecom giant, said it will use anonymous mobile subscriber information to help advertisers better target their TV ads.
  • Mobile coverage is a core consideration for property buyers

    29 July 2014, 10:10 am

    A new survey of UK residents commissioned by mobile analytics company RootMetrics found that a decent mobile signal is topping the list of priorities for 18-24 year-old property buyers in the UK.
  • Jarich: LTE TDD - Looking back to the birth of a standard

    28 July 2014, 4:52 pm

    We all knew the 5G pendulum was going to swing back pretty hard post-Mobile World Congress this year.  Sure enough, come mid-year 2014, it's suddenly fashionable for people in the telecom industry (media, analysts, etc.) to push back on the 5G hype.  You…
  • Huawei makes inroads into sports events connectivity sector

    28 July 2014, 7:40 am

    Huawei boosted its credentials as a provider of high-speed connectivity services for sports events through separate deals with FanPlay, a cloud-based digital content provider, and Vodafone.
  • Mayor of London jumps on '5G' bandwagon

    28 July 2014, 7:18 am

    The Mayor of London is reportedly the latest politician to exploit the hyperbole surrounding "5G" by pledging to roll out a 5G network in London by 2020.
  • Turkcell's controlling shareholder set to retake stake

    28 July 2014, 6:45 am

    Turkcell's future ownership looks set to be decided this week, after its majority shareholder agreed a finance deal to end a seven-year ownership dispute.
  • Rumor mill: Sprint laying groundwork for mid-2015 VoLTE launch

    27 July 2014, 9:26 pm

    Sprint has stressed time and again that it is not rushing to launch voice over LTE (VoLTE), but that does not mean the operator is snubbing the technology. Far from it, in fact, given that a "high-level" Sprint executive has shared details regarding the…
  • SingTel rolls out commercial LTE Advanced service delivering 300 Mbps

    27 July 2014, 5:29 pm

    Singapore operator SingTel introduced the Huawei 5786 mobile MiFi hotspot device, enabling SingTel to claim it is the world's first mobile operator to offer commercial 300 Mbps service using LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation.
  • FirstNet: Costs, deployment details will become clearer in 2015

    27 July 2014, 2:29 am

    The bad news is that a comprehensive request for proposals (RFP) for the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) being crafted by the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) is not slated to go out until early 2015. But the good news is, at…
  • Tripwire researcher takes on Wi-Fi Pineapples, security weaknesses

    27 July 2014, 1:31 am

    Concern is growing about the vulnerabilities presented by what are called Wi-Fi Pineapple devices, which can be used to enable man-in-the-middle attacks on users of unsecured Wi-Fi access points, and this timely topic will be addressed during the upcoming Def…
  • Qualcomm ramps up marketing push behind LTE Direct

    27 July 2014, 1:00 am

    Qualcomm has put a more concerted effort behind its push to commercialize LTE Direct, a device-to-device technology that leverages licensed LTE spectrum and can be used to enable a host of proximity applications without severely impacting device battery life.…

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