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  • Qualcomm may need strategy refresh in wake of Avago-Broadcom deal

    29 May 2015, 12:36 pm

    Dominant chipmaker Qualcomm may need to take some radical steps to stay ahead of the direct competition presented by the $37 billion acquisition of Broadcom by Avago, analysts said Thursday. That could mean putting together some innovative partnerships, or…
  • Signals Research: Sprint's 8T8R radios in 2.5 GHz increase throughput, coverage

    29 May 2015, 12:24 pm

    Sprint's deployment of 8T8R (eight-branch transmit and eight-branch receive) radios coupled with 4x2 MIMO in its 2.5 GHz TDD LTE spectrum is resulting in increased data throughput as well as coverage according to a new report from Signals Research. "Thanks to…
  • Xiaomi will sell phones in the U.S., but no date is set

    29 May 2015, 11:18 am

    A top executive from Chinese phone maker Xiaomi said that the company does plan to eventually sell phones in the U.S. market but it has no set timeframe or date.
  • Apple acquires augmented-reality firm Metaio

    29 May 2015, 10:27 am

    Apple has acquired augmented-reality firm Metaio, a Munich, Germany-based company that was the winner of a 2012 FierceWireless Fierce 15 award. According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple has had a small team exploring augmented-reality technology for a while.…
  • Ovum: Google Pay 'not a game changer' for mobile payments

    29 May 2015, 6:25 am

    Android Pay, a new mobile payment system introduced by Google as part of its latest smartphone operating system, is not a game changer for the sector a senior Ovum analyst said.
  • Telecom Egypt's mobile strategy in doubt after leadership changes

    29 May 2015, 6:21 am

    Telecom Egypt's board raised questions about the state-run operator's future mobile strategy this week, when it appointed a new chairman and CEO.
  • Telefónica completes GVT acquisition

    29 May 2015, 5:32 am

    Telefónica finally completed the 100 per cent acquisition of fixed-line operator GVT from Vivendi, saying it has now become the largest integrated telecommunications company in Brazil in terms of both revenue and customers with over 105 million subscriptions.
  • Telenor, Telekom Austria open door to 220M subscribers with LTE roaming deal

    29 May 2015, 5:22 am

    Telekom Austria Group and Telenor Global Services--the international carrier division of Telenor Group--penned an LTE roaming deal that opens the door to a potential market of 220 million subscribers globally.
  • Telefónica hails arrival of 'quintuple-play' in Spain

    29 May 2015, 4:07 am

    Telefónica claims to have launched the "quintuple-play" era in Spain with the announcement of a home security service based on machine-to-machine (M2M) communications that can be added to the company's existing "quad-play" and home broadband plans.
  • IDC: Tablet shipments to slow further in 2015

    29 May 2015, 2:29 am

    Worldwide shipments of tablets and 2-in-1 devices are forecast to reach 221.8 million units in 2015, a decline of 3.8 per cent from 2014.
  • Google unveils Brillo, Weave for the Internet of Things

    28 May 2015, 4:42 pm

    It's official. Google announced Brillo at its I/O conference as an underlying operating system for the Internet of Things, with Weave to act as a cross-platform language that will allow Brillo devices talk to one another.
  • Report: T-Mobile, Sprint won't get extra 600 MHz reserve in FCC auction

    28 May 2015, 3:57 pm

    The FCC is leaning toward rejecting a push from T-Mobile US, Sprint and others to increase the amount of spectrum set aside for smaller carriers to bid on in next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum, according to a Reuters report.
  • Google unveils Android M, Android Pay and Google Now enhancements

    28 May 2015, 3:07 pm

    Google used its opening keynote of its I/O developer conference to unveil a new, polished version of its Android mobile operating system, a new mobile payments app called Android Pay and updates to its Google Now proactive personal assistant.
  • IHS survey finds support among Wi-Fi providers for Hotspot 2.0 technology

    28 May 2015, 12:19 pm

    Hotspot 2.0 is here to stay as a technology, and Wi-Fi service providers are clearly interested in moving to the technology in the near future, according to a survey from research firm IHS.
  • AT&T keeps fighting to get FTC lawsuit over its data throttling thrown out

    28 May 2015, 12:15 pm

    AT&T Mobility asked a federal appeals court to decide whether the Federal Trade Commission can move ahead with a lawsuit that targeted the carrier's data throttling policies.
  • Apple exec hints at strong Apple Watch demand, says the car is the 'ultimate mobile device'

    28 May 2015, 11:58 am

    Apple has sold "a lot" of Apple Watches, but it is not giving out a specific sales figure so far, according to a senior Apple executive.
  • Report: Google's Android Pay enhancement expected to be key part of I/O announcements

    28 May 2015, 11:30 am

    Google will use its I/O developer conference, which kicks off today, to unveil an overhaul to its mobile payments offering, according to a New York Times report. Further, the report said Apple is going to soon announce enhancements to its own Apple Pay…
  • Nokia strives to be 'vendor of choice' with SON acquisition

    28 May 2015, 11:12 am

    Nokia Networks will gain self-organizing network (SON) expertise with the purchase of Eden Rock Communications, helping the Finnish vendor fulfill its vision to become the "vendor-of-choice" in that arena.
  • Madden: Where will small cells be needed?

    27 May 2015, 4:30 pm

    We found that a major American city reaches "Super Bowl" levels of data traffic between 2 and 3 years after its benchmark sporting event. New York City has recently reached 2013 Super Bowl levels of traffic density in its hotspots. We can expect San Francisco…
  • IHS survey confirms Wi-Fi operator interest in Hotspot 2.0

    27 May 2015, 4:26 pm

    If there were any doubt where Wi-Fi service providers are headed, a new report confirms their interest in migrating to Hotspot 2.0. Service providers across the globe that operate carrier Wi-Fi networks expect to significantly increase their access point…
  • Ericsson to launch 5G pilot with Swedish mining industry

    27 May 2015, 3:22 pm

    Collaborating with several Swedish companies, Ericsson plans to launch a pilot project that will use 5G technology to improve productivity and safety in the Swedish mining industry.
  • LTE picks up steam in Russia despite many challenges

    27 May 2015, 10:31 am

    While Russia lags behind Western Europe in terms of LTE penetration, there are signs that LTE deployments in Russia are picking up steam.
  • Ericsson bosses mull large-scale takeovers to defend against merged Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent

    27 May 2015, 6:33 am

    Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg scheduled a meeting with senior management to discuss potential large-scale mergers and acquisitions that would help the company to compete against a merged Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent.
  • Alcatel-Lucent shareholders put Nokia deal in doubt

    27 May 2015, 5:48 am

    Nokia's acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent was cast into doubt by shareholders of the French-U.S. equipment vendor who are unhappy with the €15.6 billion ($17 billion) price agreed by the companies' managers.
  • Deutsche Telekom extends quad-play strategy to Romania

    27 May 2015, 5:27 am

    Deutsche Telekom extended its quad-play strategy to a third European market after Telekom Romania this week officially launched Magenta One plans.
  • Russian LTE deployments are picking up steam despite many challenges

    27 May 2015, 5:00 am

    Despite low LTE penetration, Russian mobile operators are starting to close the gap with their Western European counterparts in terms of LTE deployments, even though the government has never held an auction for next-generation frequencies. However, operators…
  • DoCoMo takes steps to eliminate passwords, advance iris recognition technology

    26 May 2015, 5:55 pm

    Rarely one to be tied to old tried-and-true technology, NTT DoCoMo is taking steps to eliminate passwords, replacing them with a slightly more high-tech option: iris recognition and fingerprint authentication.
  • Chinese e-commerce company develops smart home ecosystem to tie products together

    26 May 2015, 5:03 pm

    JD.com, a Chinese e-commerce company, is going after the connected device market by building an open ecosystem that allows products from different manufacturers to work together.
  • Ericsson, Volvo partner on smart traffic system in Latin America

    26 May 2015, 11:28 am

    Ericsson is once again partnering with Volvo, this time with its Latin American business unit that sells buses for public transit. The two companies plan to customize Volvo's ITS4Mobility intelligent transport system to improve transportation in Latin American…
  • Sizing up the major M&A transactions that created today's wireless industry

    26 May 2015, 9:55 am

    While the wireless industry is now dominated by just four national Tier 1 carriers, that hasn't always been the case. During the past 10 years, these carriers have consolidated a wide range of smaller, regional carriers--players like Alltel, Leap Wireless and…

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