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  • FCC sides with T-Mobile, rules against AT&T, Verizon in roaming dispute

    18 December 2014, 5:44 pm

    Handing a victory to T-Mobile US and smaller carriers, the FCC agreed to provide guidance on what exactly constitutes a "commercially reasonable" data roaming agreement. The move represents a blow to AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless, which had urged against…
  • Which companies are making the biggest waves in the Internet of Things?

    18 December 2014, 12:20 pm

    Will Google  and Apple Continue to vie for the connected home, or will someone else emerge triumphant? How well positioned is AT&T to grab market share? Can Cisco conquer the world with its Internet of Everything analytics? Find out in this special report.
  • U.S. Cellular launches 'OnLook' home automation and security service, challenging AT&T

    18 December 2014, 12:08 pm

    U.S. Cellular is jumping into the digital home automation and security market, presenting a challenge to AT&T Mobility, which has largely had the market to itself among wireless carriers via its Digital Life unit.
  • Google seeks to toss out antitrust lawsuit over default Android apps

    18 December 2014, 11:30 am

    Lawyers for Google are going to try to persuade a federal judge on Thursday to toss out an antitrust suit that claims Google forces its Android hardware partners to use Google Search, Maps and other services as default applications. Google contends that…
  • Keep an eye out for these IoT movers and shakers of 2015

    18 December 2014, 11:22 am

    So much for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications--that part of the wireless industry that used to get knocked for its low average revenue per unit (ARPU) tendencies. Now it's the Internet of Things (IoT), a colossal category that not only includes M2M but…
  • Sprint hit with government lawsuit over third-party charges, as FCC's $105M fine looms

    18 December 2014, 11:04 am

    Sprint is facing a lawsuit by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that alleges the carrier illegally billed wireless consumers for tens of millions of dollars in unauthorized third-party charges.
  • Time Warner Cable, Boingo lead the way in Passpoint roaming

    18 December 2014, 10:24 am

    Timed to coincide with the holiday travel season, Boingo Wireless and Time Warner Cable (TWC) announced that Passpoint roaming is now available to their subscribers in the first such reciprocal Passpoint roaming of its kind.
  • Entner: Out of the net neutrality Title II news blizzard with AWS-3 auction

    18 December 2014, 9:16 am

    All the while when we were trapped in the Title II News Blizzard that made any other topic seem small and irrelevant, the FCC has been conducting an auction of wireless spectrum. This wasn't supposed to be the big auction--that honor was reserved for the…
  • AT&T, Apple, Google and more: Companies to watch in the Internet of Things

    18 December 2014, 6:00 am

    Given the colossal nature of the Internet of Things and activity buzzing around the industry, FierceWirelessTech decided to take a closer look at some of the companies making the biggest waves, querying a handful of industry analysts for their take on which…
  • Swedish start-up Anyfi takes 'a different approach' to carrier Wi-Fi system

    17 December 2014, 7:04 pm

    Swedish start-up Anyfi Networks says its Wi-Fi architecture is very much inspired by software-defined networking principles. The company announced this week the general availability of its Carrier Wi-Fi System.
  • MachNation: What will be the M2M carrier legacy?

    17 December 2014, 5:51 pm

    Top-performing IoT carriers over the next two to three years will focus on their evolution from providing legacy M2M connectivity services to offering a solution that extends IT-based technologies into operational technology organisations.
  • Cable industry could see big fortunes in Wi-Fi

    17 December 2014, 4:56 pm

    One of the most buzzed about topics in 2014 was the cable industry's wide embrace of Wi-Fi. While it's difficult for industry analysts to pinpoint the eventual size of the cable Wi-Fi business, it's clearly growing like gangbusters.
  • BlackBerry's Chen sees devices as more than just phones, focuses on Internet of Things opportunity

    17 December 2014, 4:12 pm

    NEW YORK--BlackBerry CEO John Chen said he thinks the company's device business is important--but he said he's spending much of his time looking beyond smartphones to the wider Internet of Things (IoT) market.
  • Confirmed: T-Mobile to launch unlicensed LTE at 5 GHz, possibly next year

    17 December 2014, 2:40 pm

    It looks as though T-Mobile US will be one of the first carriers using License Assisted Access (LAA) in the 5 GHz spectrum band, possibly as early as next year.
  • Sprint to end Nascar sponsorship in 2016

    17 December 2014, 12:08 pm

    Sprint will not renew its sponsorship of Nascar when its current contract with the auto-racing series ends in 2016, the carrier said. "As we look to the future, Sprint is focused on investing in maintaining a competitive edge and providing consumers with the…
  • BlackBerry brings back the keyboard with Classic phone, partners with AT&T, Verizon

    17 December 2014, 11:26 am

    NEW YORK--BlackBerry formally unveiled its new Classic smartphone, an upgrade to its iconic Bold smartphone with a physical Qwerty keyboard and trackpad. The company also is partnering with AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless to release the Classic.
  • Sprint MVNO Ting says it will build 1 Gbps fiber Internet service starting in Charlottesville

    17 December 2014, 11:20 am

    Ting, which currently operates as a mobile virtual network operator of Sprint, said it purchased a majority stake in a small, independent Internet service provider (ISP) in Charlottesville, Va., called Blue Ridge InternetWorks (BRI). "Just like that, we're…
  • Telenor Hungary offers 'MyCard' mobile banking service to drive customer loyalty

    17 December 2014, 7:26 am

    The CEO of Telenor's Hungarian business said a new mobile banking service launched in the country provides a boost to the operator's customer experience by providing a new form of banking to consumers.
  • BT's plan to buy EE raises questions about O2's future

    17 December 2014, 7:04 am

    BT's announcement this week that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with Deutsche Telekom and Orange over a potential acquisition of EE was generally given the thumbs up by analysts and industry players, although one question now being asked is what a…
  • Ericsson, Orange hit 300 Mbps in French trials of FDD LTE carrier aggregation

    17 December 2014, 6:29 am

    Ericsson revealed it achieved data rates of 300 Mbps during trials of FDD LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) carrier aggregation technology conducted with Orange in October and November.
  • Orange's Mobistar takes further steps towards return to convergence play

    17 December 2014, 5:42 am

    Belgium-based mobile operator Mobistar has taken its first concrete steps towards resuming sales of fixed-line services with tests of its Internet and digital TV services on cable networks and the recruitment of its first external test users in the Charleroi…
  • Ofcom confirms Sharon White as new CEO

    17 December 2014, 4:51 am

    Ofcom said Sharon White has been appointed as the new CEO of the UK communications regulator with effect from late March 2015, confirming previous reports.
  • Gartner: Global smartphone sales grew 20.3% in Q3 2014

    17 December 2014, 4:33 am

    Sales of smartphones to end-users grew 20.3 per cent year-on-year to reach 301 million units globally.
  • More than 50 companies get behind Thread initiative for home-based products

    16 December 2014, 7:33 pm

    The Thread Group says it now supports more than 50 members since it opened its doors for membership applications in October, and it's working with UL to set up testing and certification facilities to ensure a high quality user experience, as well as…
  • AT&T: 75% of network will be software-driven by 2020

    16 December 2014, 5:38 pm

    AT&T is leading the way to a world of software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV), making good on some of the promises it laid out earlier this year.
  • BT and EE: A very British affair

    16 December 2014, 10:08 am

    With a Dutch CEO, and French and German parents, EE today has a more European than British flavour. That could all change if BT acquires the UK operator: the former UK incumbent entered into exclusive negotiations with EE shareholders Orange and Deutsche…
  • BT enters into exclusive talks on £12.5B deal to buy EE

    15 December 2014, 1:37 pm

    BT has entered into exclusive negotiations with Orange and Deutsche Telekom regarding the sale of EE, ending weeks of speculation over whether the former UK incumbent would choose to buy, EE or its rival O2 UK. The purchase price of £12.5 billion (€15.7…
  • Devicescape offers additional security layer to its virtual Wi-Fi network

    15 December 2014, 10:29 am

    Security on publicly available Wi-Fi is, or should be, a concern for many consumers. Now Devicescape, which helps service providers integrate Wi-Fi and cellular together, is trying to remove some of the complexity around security.
  • Telefónica Deutschland aims to offer same network quality as rivals by 2017

    15 December 2014, 7:01 am

    Telefónica Deutschland intends to put itself on an equal footing with Deutsche Telekom and Vodafone Germany by offering the same network quality as its rivals no later than 2017.
  • Google seeks proposals for Internet of Things research expedition

    14 December 2014, 5:42 pm

    Google is formally seeking proposals from university faculty members for pioneering research related to the Internet of Things. It's all part of its mission to make IoT devices as easy to discover and interact with as it is to find and use information on the…

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