Qualcomm Friday announced that its board has unanimously voted to promote Steve Mollenkopf to CEO-elect, with his instatement effective March 4, 2014. Mollenkopf will relieve long-tiime CEO Dr. Paul Jacobs of his duties. Jacobs will remain a Qualcomm employ and executive chairman of the company's board.
The U.S. Department of Transportation is weighing in on the possiblity that cell phones could be...
Private equity firm Centerbridge has successfully bid $3.3 billion to buy LightSquared,...
ARM today acquired Geomerics, a provider of lighting technology for the gaming and entertainment industries. The acquisition expands ARM’s position in the visual computing and graphics industries. Additionally, the agreement enables Geomerics to build on their existing partnerships as well as accelerate their development in mobile.
For years, protesters in Thailand have used social media to organize rallies. Now they're taking smartphones to a new level. Apps have been created that allow phones to help protesters perform the high-pitched, raucous noisemaking that is a staple of Thai demonstrations.
AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon Wireless have all committed to a new set of voluntary rules regarding customer device unlocking. As CTIA spelled out yesterday in a letter to the FCC, the five biggest U.S. operators will push for the principles to be adopted into the CTIA Consumer Code for Wireless Service.
"Let me say up front that, I get it. I don’t want the person in the seat next to me yapping at 35,000 feet any more than anyone else," wrote FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler in a statement discussing today's Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for new policies governing in-flight cell phone use.
Tangoe, Inc., a global provider of Connection Lifecycle Management (CLM) software and related services, announced the launch of Matrix, an integrated solution suite comprised of software and services to address the entire lifecycle of an enterprise’s mobile, fixed, machine, cloud, IT and social communications.
A labor group monitoring three Chinese factories that make iPhones and other Apple products says once-oppressive working conditions have steadily improved in the last 18 months, but more must be done to reduce the amount of overtime that employees work.
Reuters reports that the deal would ensure carriers notify their customers—via text, email—when devices are able to be unlocked following contract periods. The new policies may cover prepaid devices as well. In addition, carriers would be expected to confirm or deny unlocking requests within two days.
The House Energy & Commerce Committee today passed through H.R. 3674, the Federal Spectrum Incentive Act of 2013 and H.R. 3675, the Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act. Both bills were introduced on Monday. Both bills now move onto the House for approval.
In this five part video series, Wireless Week editors Andrew Berg and Ben Munson will count down the top headlines of 2013. Be sure to catch each installment, as we make our way through all the biggest news events from the past year!
The FCC Wednesday proposed nearly $44 million in fines against three companies that it says violated commission rules protecting the Lifeline program against waste, fraud and abuse. The Lifeline progam provides cell phones and service to low-income consumers.
C Spire announced plans today to acquire Callis Communications, a provider of cloud-based unified communications as a service for businesses. The acquisition, which requires FCC approval, is the latest in a series of moves by C Spire that signal the company’s expanded focus on business, government, and consumer technology solutions.
Sprint CEO Dan Hesse is predicting two years from now customers on Sprint’s newly launched Spark LTE network will see speeds of 150 to 180 Megabits per second (Mbps). That’s three times what Sprint in October said the new tri-band LTE (800 MHz, 1.9 GHz and 2.5 GHz) network was capable of in peak speed conditions.
As T-Mobile's Uncarrier strategy begins to show results, the company is now eyeing more low-band spectrum as it seeks to improve its network. Jim Alling, Chief Operating Officer for T-Mobile, said during the UBS Media & Telecom Investor Conference today that his company has plenty of mid-band holding...
As a manufacturer of mid-range Android smartphones, Kyocera has had to get creative with how it differentiates its products. That creativity is realized in the November U.S. launch of the Kyocera Elite (Verizon). On the phone side of things, this is vanilla Android with run-of-the-mill specs thrown in for good measure.
Germany's chief federal prosecutor says he hasn't decided whether to open an investigation into alleged surveillance by the U.S. National Security Agency but is suggesting that he's skeptical. Prosecutor Harald Range's office has been considering since June whether it has grounds to investigate reports of NSA surveillance in Germany, which later included allegations that Chancellor Angela Merkel's cellphone was monitored.