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  • Amazon takes $170M writedown on Fire phone

    24 October 2014, 1:02 pm

    Amazon revealed how much it is losing on its Fire smartphone: at least $170 million to date.
  • FCC delays start of 600 MHz incentive auction to early 2016

    24 October 2014, 12:57 pm

    The FCC decided to delay the start of the 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum incentive auction from mid-2015 to early 2016. The delay marks the second time in less than a year the FCC has pushed back the start date of the auction, and is an indication of the both…
  • América Móvil says it's not in talks with T-Mobile for a deal

    24 October 2014, 12:33 pm

    América Móvil once again had to quiet speculation that it is interested in acquiring T-Mobile US. Just as the company was forced to do in the second quarter, the Mexican-based telecoms giant addressed rumors of a deal on its quarterly conference call; CEO…
  • T-Mobile's MetroPCS jumps into tablet market with Alcatel One Touch Pop 7 for $149

    24 October 2014, 12:06 pm

    T-Mobile US' MetroPCS prepaid brand is finally getting into the tablet market. The company is launching the Alcatel One Touch Pop 7 tablet for $149 (plus tax).
  • Jarich: The edge of the mobile network: Can't we all just get along?

    24 October 2014, 11:16 am

    The recent formation of an ETSI Industry Specification Group (ISG) around "Mobile Edge Computing" is supported by IBM, Intel, Huawei, Nokia Networks, NTT DoCoMo and Vodafone. Announcing the launch, Nokia positioned Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) in terms of its…
  • Microsoft sells 9.3M Lumia smartphones in Q3, takes Nokia branding off smartphones

    24 October 2014, 11:09 am

    Microsoft reported a jump in smartphone sales for the third quarter and also confirmed it will put its own brand name in place of the Nokia brand on its Lumia Windows Phone smartphones going forward.
  • Ericsson's Q3 sales beat expectations, but N. America is now a point of uncertainty

    24 October 2014, 8:50 am

    Ericsson reported third-quarter sales that beat analysts' expectations, but falling revenue in the North American market cast concerns over the vendor's forthcoming fourth-quarter results. North America is the company's largest region by revenue and carrier…
  • Orange's Pellissier sees arrival of more converged services in UK

    24 October 2014, 6:06 am

    EE hinted that its plan to launch new TV services in the UK market is something of a defensive strategy against an expected increase in converged offerings from rival operators, with BT regarded as a particular threat.
  • Apple, Samsung fuel rise in mobile device sensor sales

    24 October 2014, 5:27 am

    Apple and Samsung are fuelling growth in the sales of sensors for mobile devices that will see the value of the market grow threefold between 2012 and 2018, analysts predict.
  • Telekom Austria reports strong Q3 results, agrees Macedonia merger

    24 October 2014, 5:24 am

    Telekom Austria rounded off a busy week with a set of results that produced approving nods from analysts and showed continued signs of improvement on Austria's highly competitive mobile market.
  • Ericsson profit dips despite year-on-year rise in Q3 sales

    24 October 2014, 4:52 am

    Ericsson revealed the UK and Germany were the only bright spots in its European sales in the third quarter, as it announced a 13 per cent drop in overall net income compared to the same period in 2013.
  • Orange rallies in Q3, calls for rivals to lead France's mobile consolidation

    24 October 2014, 4:19 am

    Orange produced better-than-expected results in the third quarter of 2014 as the France-based operator halted the pace of revenue decline and made progress with cost cutting.
  • Juniper Research: Operators to lose $14B in revenue to OTTs this year

    24 October 2014, 3:16 am

    Voice and messaging traffic lost to over the top (OTT) players such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Skype will cost network operators $14 billion (€11 billion) in revenues globally this year.
  • 4G Americas weighs in on 5G, calls for LTE-A extensions

    23 October 2014, 5:52 pm

    With many parties weighing in on the 5G debate, 4G Americas has decided to throw its hat into the ring with the release of a white paper that makes recommendations on how operators in the Americas should deploy 5G.
  • Rock Wireless launches LTE service in remote areas of the Dakotas thanks to Mobility Fund

    23 October 2014, 4:45 pm

    Rock Wireless, a division of Standing Rock Telecom, has launched LTE service on an American Indian reservation straddling remote parts of North and South Dakota thanks to funds awarded via the FCC's Mobility Fund. Rock Wireless, the first tribally-owned…
  • Cable Wi-Fi's massive future potential starts to take shape

    23 October 2014, 11:16 am

    The cable industry's bread and butter, a highly profitable video business, is cracking as people consume more and more content via over-the-top distribution channels. However, at the same time, a massive opportunity with unknown dimensions has quietly emerged:…
  • Verizon leads $9.4M investment in Flint Mobile mobile payments service

    23 October 2014, 10:59 am

    Verizon Communications lead a $9.4 million investment round in Flint Mobile, a mobile payments service that uses software to process transactions instead of hardware, giving the company a boost from a major carrier.
  • T-Mobile upgrades to A5/3 encryption on parts of GSM network in attempt to thwart eavesdropping

    23 October 2014, 10:26 am

    T-Mobile US has upgraded parts of its 2G GSM network with enhanced encryption technology, which could provide a stronger defense against government eavesdropping and other network intrusions. The changes come after revelations of widespread surveillance of…
  • South Korea pushes forward on 5G, promises global cooperation

    23 October 2014, 10:13 am

    Perhaps it's only fitting that South Korea should be grabbing all the headlines out of the 5G Global Summit, a special event for the 2014 ITU Pleniopotentiary Conference (PP-14) aimed at sharing information about 5G technology and facilitating international…
  • Wi-Fi represents big future for cable

    22 October 2014, 8:28 pm

    This year may be remembered as one of the most transformational in the history of the cable business--and not because of huge pending mergers. While video services are beginning to give way to over-the-top distribution, a big opportunity has emerged in Wi-Fi.
  • UWB: Back from the dead, bound for IoT location-based services

    22 October 2014, 6:22 pm

    If you thought ultra-wideband technology had joined the ranks of zombies on The Walking Dead, think again. It never totally died; it just got new again.
  • Mallinson: How to succeed in smartphones as ASPs decrease

    22 October 2014, 5:11 pm

    Fundamental changes in demand will be very disruptive to smartphone suppliers. Smartphone vendors that want to succeed will need to make significant cost reductions while also adapting with new product offerings, changes in supply chains, and product…
  • América Móvil increases its stake in Telekom Austria to almost 60%

    22 October 2014, 7:17 am

    América Móvil now owns close to 60 per cent of Telekom Austria after the Mexican company gained an additional 8.68 per cent share through an extended offer to smaller shareholders.
  • Ericsson enables VoLTE for Telefónica Deutschland

    22 October 2014, 7:03 am

    Telefónica Deutschland is ready to take a leading role in Europe as one of the first operators to deploy a commercial voice over LTE (VoLTE) service.
  • Huawei to increase procurement spending in Europe

    22 October 2014, 6:48 am

    Huawei said it plans to increase its procurement spending in the European Union as part of its overall investment strategy for Europe, and expects to make direct purchases worth an estimated $4.08 billion (€3.8 billion) in 2015.
  • NWave joins Weightless SIG to drive IoT specification

    21 October 2014, 4:59 pm

    An Internet of Things (IoT) standards organization just got a jolt with the involvement of a new member, NWave Technologies, which is contributing its years of expertise to the Weightless SIG for the advancement of the Weightless-N standard.
  • Qualcomm drives 802.11ac 2.0 ecosystem for faster Wi-Fi, intros new chip

    21 October 2014, 2:01 am

    Qualcomm Atheros is doing its part of make better use of Wi-Fi spectrum with multi-user (MU), multiple input-multiple output (MIMO) technology. Expanding on its portfolio of 802.11ac 2.0 capable chips, the company is introducing the QCA9377, which extends the…
  • Nokia Networks touts software producing 20% faster browsing on 3G networks

    20 October 2014, 6:38 pm

    Nokia Networks says it has conducted the first live network trial of a software feature that improves smartphone performance on 3G networks by making browsing 20 percent faster while reducing battery power consumption by 40 percent.
  • SK Telecom, Samsung sign MOU for 5G, Internet of Things R&D

    20 October 2014, 10:19 am

    South Korean giants SK Telecom and Samsung Electronics signed a Memorandum of Understanding to start joint research on 5G network technology and service development.
  • Qualcomm leading push for 4K

    19 October 2014, 10:43 pm

    Qualcomm  is touting the advantages of 4K streaming video over wireless and asserting that mobile devices will lead the way in making 4K video more widely available.

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