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  • AT&T to launch renewed Cricket prepaid brand at end of Q2

    22 April 2014, 5:38 pm

    AT&T Mobility plans to launch an upgraded version of the Cricket prepaid brand at the end of the second quarter, according to AT&T CFO John Stephens. AT&T closed on its $1.2 billion acquisition of Leap Wireless' Cricket brand and 4.5 million customers last…
  • AT&T surprises in Q1, posts 625K net postpaid adds driven by phones, tablets

    22 April 2014, 4:50 pm

    AT&T Mobility surprised the market by reporting 625,000 postpaid subscriber net additions in the first quarter, more than analysts had expected and the carrier's best first-quarter postpaid performance in five years.
  • Mallinson: Roaming charges are in terminal decline

    22 April 2014, 12:58 pm

    International roaming is a major growth opportunity for operators in the face of domestic market saturation, however tales of bill shock for data roamers do little for operators' reputation with consumers, and are sparking attempts to eliminate roaming fees…
  • AT&T's $500M OTT video venture with Chernin Group could center on mobile services

    22 April 2014, 12:31 pm

    AT&T announced a new, $500 million joint venture with The Chernin Group, a Hollywood production company for TV shows and movies, to target the over-the-top online video space--and AT&T specifically mentioned mobile as a key element in its efforts to expand…
  • How app developers can make a crowdfunding campaign a success

    22 April 2014, 11:54 am

    For most developers of apps and mobile games, $25,000 may be more than they need--or more than they're likely to get. In some cases though, developers are using Kickstarter, Indiegogo and other sites not to get money to produce their app but to validate their…
  • Report: Apple boosts efforts to get into payments market

    22 April 2014, 11:45 am

    Apple is stepping up its recruitment of payment executives as part of an effort to gain a stronger foothold in the mobile and electronic payments market, according to a Re/code report.
  • Ericsson's Vestberg: 5G networks will be defined by how they are used

    22 April 2014, 11:08 am

    Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg said he thinks that "5G" networks will be defined more by how the network is used than by a major leap in the air-interface technology.
  • Analysts: AT&T beats back competition from T-Mobile in Q1

    22 April 2014, 10:47 am

    AT&T Mobility was able to withstand an onslaught of competition from T-Mobile US and its other Tier 1 competitors in the first quarter, according to predictions from Credit Suisse analysts.
  • Schoolar: A look at different motives behind the LTE rural rush

    21 April 2014, 4:58 pm

    It is no secret here in the United States that rural areas lag when it comes to Internet access--both fixed and mobile. It doesn't take me that long travelling by car here in Arizona to find one of those underserved areas. The reason these underserved areas…
  • Apple, Google chase exclusives in mobile games

    21 April 2014, 12:23 pm

    According to a detailed report from the Wall Street Journal, Apple and Google are battling each other for the most popular mobile games. Each company wants to offer its respective users the latest and greatest mobile games, and both are offering mobile gaming…
  • Samsung, Qualcomm, AT&T top list of mobile patent recipients in 2013

    21 April 2014, 12:12 pm

    Some familiar wireless company names topped the list for most mobile patents granted in 2013--and they weren't all just R&D heavyweights like Samsung and Qualcomm. According to a report from analyst Chetan Sharma, AT&T was among the top 10 companies that were…
  • Czech Republic's MVNO boom continues apace in 2014

    21 April 2014, 7:18 am

    The Czech market for mobile virtual network operators has continued to grow in the first few months of 2014 after the country registered 50 MVNOs and secondary mobile brands at the end of 2013, according to reports from the Czech News Agency (CTK).
  • ABI Research: LTE helps boost ARPU in Eastern Europe

    21 April 2014, 6:33 am

    Mobile service revenues in Eastern Europe grew 4.3 per cent year on year in the fourth quarter of 2013 as LTE subscriber adoptions continued to gather pace.
  • Virgin Mobile joins France's LTE bun fight

    21 April 2014, 6:21 am

    Virgin Mobile has become the latest operator to launch LTE services in France, dubbing itself the first "full MVNO" to offer LTE in the market.
  • Kuwait's Zain sued over 2007 Iraqi acquisition

    21 April 2014, 6:17 am

    Kuwait-headquartered operator Zain revealed on Sunday that an unnamed party is suing it for $4.5 billion (€3.2 billion) in loss of earnings over the 2007 acquisition of Iraq operator Iraqna, but said it is confident it will see off the legal challenge.
  • VimpelCom settles Algeria dispute with Djezzy deal

    21 April 2014, 4:46 am

    VimpelCom ended a 4 year dispute with Algeria's government as part of a deal to sell a majority stake in Orascom Telecom Algérie--which operates as Djezzy--to a state investment agency.
  • Telecom Italia confirms Patuano as CEO, appoints Recchi as chairman

    21 April 2014, 4:19 am

    Telecom Italia confirmed that Marco Patuano will retain his role as CEO of the company, concluding a series of management decisions that also saw the Italian operator usher in a new chairman and put independent directors in charge of the board for the first…
  • Juniper provides OpenContrail plug-in for OpenDaylight controller

    20 April 2014, 10:05 pm

    Juniper Networks has offered a plug-in for its OpenContrail controller to the OpenDaylight Project. According to a description on the OpenDaylight wiki log, the plug-in "will provide the integration/interworking between the OpenDaylight controller and…
  • Shift from WiMAX to TD-LTE gaining momentum, report says

    20 April 2014, 9:34 pm

    A new report from Signals Research indicates that the transition from WiMAX to TD-LTE is occurring much more quickly than originally anticipated.
  • Report: Google's Project Loon tests using LTE spectrum in the Nevada desert

    20 April 2014, 7:53 pm

    Google's Project Loon airborne Internet tests have reportedly expanded to the Nevada desert, where the company is relying upon paired radio spectrum that is commonly used for LTE transmissions.
  • Rumor: FCC preparing to set aside channel 37, other 600 MHz spectrum for unlicensed use

    20 April 2014, 6:45 pm

    The FCC is reportedly prepared to set aside channel 37 as well as other spectrum located throughout the 600 MHz band for unlicensed wireless broadband use.
  • Sprint MVNO Scratch Wireless crafting Wi-Fi-centric service for cable operators

    20 April 2014, 4:14 pm

    Sprint MVNO Scratch Wireless is developing a version of its Wi-Fi-centric service specifically for cable operators that want to leverage Wi-Fi so they can compete against cellular carriers.
  • FirstNet's hunt for a replacement GM may enable a fresh start

    20 April 2014, 1:44 am

    The surprise announcement that Bill D'Agostino, the First Responders Network Authority's general manager, has resigned, could provide a fresh start for the authority, which is still struggling to satisfy critics in the public-safety community.
  • Ericsson, NSN and NYU Wireless ramp up 5G efforts

    17 April 2014, 2:41 am

    Ericsson has become the ninth major international technology firm to join NYU Wireless as an affiliate sponsor, giving added momentum to the research center's efforts one week before the start of its inaugural Brooklyn 5G Summit, which is being jointly…
  • Google and Facebook conjuring up drone magic, but the public has concerns

    16 April 2014, 9:17 pm

    Google's acqusition of drone maker Titan Aerospace, which followed Facebook's newly announced initiative with drone maker Ascenta, reflects tech magicians' visions for new ways of enabling Internet connectivity. But John Q. Public is less than enthusiastic…
  • Time Warner announces massive Hotspot 2.0 deployment

    16 April 2014, 6:27 pm

    Time Warner Cable confirmed its rollout out of "TWCWiFi-Passpoint," a national Wi-Fi network that includes Hotspot 2.0 technology on most of its public access points as well as upgraded encryption.
  • Ranking the wireless industry's 10 highest-paid CEOs

    16 April 2014, 4:23 pm

    "Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who's the highest-paid CEO of them all?" In the wireless world, the answer to that question is Sprint CEO Dan Hesse.
  • Israel's Cellcom picks NSN for LTE, plans deployment by end of 2014

    16 April 2014, 6:40 am

    Cellcom Israel has picked Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN) as the supplier of its LTE and LTE Advanced network and said it expects to achieve a wide deployment of the network by the end of the year.
  • ABI: Consumer wearables to drive big data adoption in healthcare

    16 April 2014, 6:04 am

    As consumers continue to use wearable devices to track their levels of activity, there is growing impetus to also make use of the data to inform health management and healthcare provision.
  • German operators sharpen tools in battle for the mobile data generation

    16 April 2014, 5:43 am

    As Germany's operators await the outcome of the European Commission's probe into the planned merger between Telefónica Deutschland and KPN-owned E-Plus, they have been stepping up their efforts to win the hearts and minds of a generation of German subscribers…

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