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  • Qualcomm boosts connected car credentials with Daimler deal

    25 May 2015, 6:39 am

    Qualcomm addressed concerns that it is struggling to gain traction in the connected car sector by announcing a major collaboration with Daimler covering wireless connectivity and charging technologies.
  • Germany on starting blocks for 700-MHz spectrum auction

    25 May 2015, 6:13 am

    Germany is preparing for its next major spectrum auction, with the final bidding amount expected to come close to the €4.4 billion raised in the last auction in 2010, according to analysts.
  • IDC: Tablet shipments drop 20% in CEE in Q1 2015

    25 May 2015, 5:25 am

    Shipments of tablets and 2-in-1 devices fell more than 20 per cent year-on-year in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) in the first quarter of 2015, due in part to the negative economic situations in Russia and Ukraine and the strength of the U.S. dollar relative…
  • Telekom Slovenije to offer triple-play bundle over LTE network

    25 May 2015, 5:23 am

    Telekom Slovenije (Slovenia) announced plans to utilise its LTE network to provide a triple-play bundle of services to areas where physical infrastructure is not currently available.
  • Report: Shareholders urge Vodafone to offload networks, embrace Liberty Global merger

    25 May 2015, 4:36 am

    Vodafone should sell off networks in its more far-flung markets such as India, Turkey and South Africa to support a £120 billion (€169 billion/$186 billion) merger of its European business with Liberty Global, according to some of the UK-based company's…
  • Study: European smartphone users face growing disparities in data caps

    25 May 2015, 3:40 am

    Mobile data consumption per capita in Finland was ten times higher than in Germany in 2012 and by 2014 that factor grew to thirteen, a new study says.
  • Google Android M rumored to add fingerprint authentication

    22 May 2015, 12:20 pm

    Google is set to unveil the next version of its Android platform next week at its I/O developer conference, and according to a BuzzFeed News report it will include native fingerprint authentication.
  • Report: Google to unveil 'Brillo' operating system for the Internet of Things

    22 May 2015, 12:12 pm

    Google is creating an operating system for the Internet of Things and likely will unveil it next week at its I/O developer conference, according to multiple reports.  
  • AT&T hunts for 700 MHz spectrum in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia

    22 May 2015, 11:38 am

     AT&T is on the hunt for more 700 MHz  spectrum to fill coverage gaps in its footprint, a reminder that even though the carrier claims to have largely finished its LTE buildout it still plans to purchase additional spectrum to add coverage and capacity to…
  • Google Project Fi MVNO users may not receive invitations to join the service until July or August

    22 May 2015, 11:01 am

    Google's Project Fi MVNO appears to be experiencing huge demand for the service as the company said it will likely be late July or early August before everyone who requested an invitation will get one. 
  • FCC's Wheeler: Decision on discount for Dish-affiliated companies won't derail incentive auction

    22 May 2015, 10:41 am

    FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said the commission's decision over whether or not to grant a $3.3 billion discount related to the AWS-3 auction to two "designated entities" affiliated with Dish Network will not derail the upcoming incentive auction of 600 MHz…
  • Memorial Day holiday

    22 May 2015, 8:17 am

    In observance of Memorial Day, FierceWireless will not be publishing on Monday, May 25. We will be back in your inbox on Tuesday, May 26. Enjoy the holiday!
  • Huawei targets 'traditional' industries with SDN-based IoT platform

    22 May 2015, 6:20 am

    Huawei said it launched the world's first Internet of Things (IoT) platform based on software defined networking (SDN), to simplify the process of forging connections and related network management and maintenance.
  • France's operators sign accord to cover all mobile 'not spots' by 2020

    22 May 2015, 6:15 am

    France's four mobile network operators finally put pen to paper this week on an agreement that commits them to covering all of the country's remaining mobile "not spots" in inhabited areas by 2020.
  • Nokia stays tight-lipped on German auto makers' HERE bid

    22 May 2015, 5:41 am

    Nokia has not indicated whether it will sell its HERE mapping business to a consortium led by German car makers, despite reports earlier this month that a deal was imminent.
  • Slovenia says expects to decide on Telekom sale in 2 weeks

    22 May 2015, 4:43 am

    Slovenia said it expects to decide on the sale of a majority stake in Telekom Slovenia within two weeks, after it received an improved and final offer from private equity investment fund Cinven.
  • Report: Connected cars could cause spikes in data traffic at rush hour

    21 May 2015, 12:58 pm

    Wireless carriers have been eager to get into the connected car market as a way to boost subscriber and revenue growth. However, according to a new report from research firm Machina Research, traffic jams in the future could cause major spikes in mobile data…
  • Sprint's Boost doubles data allotments, while T-Mobile's MetroPCS offers 4 lines for $100

    21 May 2015, 12:48 pm

    T-Mobile US and Sprint's Boost Mobile prepaid brand are unveiling dueling sets of promotions aimed at the prepaid market just ahead of Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer.
  • Sprint brings in former Bell Media exec Kevin Crull as its new CMO

    21 May 2015, 12:13 pm

    Sprint has hired a new CMO, former Bell Media executive Kevin Crull, who will be charged with revitalizing Sprint's brand as CEO Marcelo Claure continues his turnaround efforts.
  • Amid slowdown in China, Lenovo notches 18.7M global smartphone shipments in Q1

    21 May 2015, 11:41 am

    In reporting its most recent financial results, Lenovo said it will need to rework its smartphone strategy in its native China amid a slowing and saturating market there, but pointed to stronger sales through its Motorola Mobility brand.
  • Memorial Day publishing break

    21 May 2015, 9:13 am

    To commemorate the annual Memorial Day holiday, FierceWirelessTech will not publish Monday, May 25, but we'll be back in your inbox on Tuesday, May 26.
  • Google pushes FCC to study high-altitude platform stations for broadband services

    20 May 2015, 7:25 pm

    Google supports the idea of the FCC authorizing resources for the study of broadband delivered from high-altitude platform stations (HAPS), which are 20 to 50 kilometers above ground.
  • Amtrak derailment triggers bickering over positive train technology

    20 May 2015, 6:10 pm

    Positive train control (PTC) technology has been the focus of attention--and finger pointing--ever since the May 12 Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia that killed eight passengers.
  • Nokia touts its LTE Network in a box

    20 May 2015, 5:54 pm

    Targeting public safety and the energy industry, Nokia Networks is launching a compact, rapidly deployable LTE network in a box with macro site capacity and coverage to provide real-time communication services.
  • Globalstar gets boost from Ignition Partners amid calls for further TLPS tests

    20 May 2015, 5:34 pm

    Globalstar, which has been lobbying the FCC for the ability to use terrestrial low power service (TLPS), got a boost in the form of a letter in support of its proposal from a partner of Ignition Partners, an early stage venture capital firm whose founders…
  • Grading the top 8 U.S. wireless carriers in the first quarter of 2015

    20 May 2015, 9:41 am

    The following charts the top U.S. wireless carriers in the first quarter of 2015 by subscriber base, according to research firm Strategy Analytics, and includes major metrics--such as churn, ARPU and revenue--of each carrier. The subscriber figures include…
  • Gogo, others set sights on future small, high-capacity antennas for regional jets

    19 May 2015, 5:46 pm

    Count Gogo as one of those involved in efforts to get ultra-thin satellite antenna solutions to market. "A small, high-capacity antenna for satellite for business aviation jets or regional jets is the holy grail," said Norman Smagley, executive vice president…
  • Huawei, Qualcomm demonstrate 600 Mbps using LTE Cat 11

    19 May 2015, 4:36 pm

    Huawei and Qualcomm Technologies have completed tests using LTE CAT11, achieving a downlink peak data rate of up to 600 Mbit/s by aggregating three component carriers--3CC carrier aggregation--with 256QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation).
  • Sizing up Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile in Q1

    18 May 2015, 11:19 am

    Now that the first-quarter earnings season is coming to a close, it's time to see how Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility, Sprint and T-Mobile US performed in the first quarter of 2015.
  • Google touts Spectrum Access System for 3.5 GHz spectrum management

    17 May 2015, 3:48 pm

    Spectrum sharing was a theme at the International Symposium on Advanced Radio Technologies (ISART 2015) in Boulder, Colo., last week, and Google shared what it's been doing to enable the FCC's spectrum-sharing vision in the 3.5 GHz band.

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