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Performance Optimization for VSAT Technologies

November 15, 2013 10:46 am | by Paul Andersen, Director of Marketing, Array Networks | Comments

With Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) Internet connections, a company's WAN is no longer restricted to offices in the middle of towns and cities. WANs are extending their reach to include a variety of hard-to-connect locations such as construction sites, oil rigs, remote monitoring sites and ad-hoc emergency response camps...

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Is Wi-Fi Friend or Foe for Operators – Can the Cloud Save Them?

November 11, 2013 2:05 pm | by Jim Hudmon, Nexius Solutions | Comments

Mobile operators everywhere are at a crossroad. With their advantages of mobility slipping away, it’s time for mobile operators to identify the next generation of business opportunities that they are uniquely qualified to pursue. It’s time for operators to look to the cloud.

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Review: Oplink TripleShield Proves Powerful, Affordable, Potentially Creepy

November 8, 2013 9:34 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

The fact that I was able to freak out my with with the Oplink TripleShield is a testament to just how far consumer wireless technologies have come. A complete home security system in a box,TripleShield takes about 15 minutes to set up and I found that it pretty much does what it says it will do.

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Review: New Kindle Is Strong Challenge to iPad Air

November 7, 2013 9:11 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Comments

On the heels of Apple's new, lighter iPad, Amazon has come out with a full-size tablet that weighs even less yet sports a sharper display and a lower price tag. Although Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 hasn't received as much attention as the iPad Air, it is emerging as the strongest challenger yet to Apple's device.

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AetherPal Raises $6M for Live Smartphone Customer Care, Hires New CEO

November 6, 2013 2:33 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

AetherPal announced a fresh round of fundraising and a new CEO to go along with its on-device customer care cloud-based platform and application. New CEO Daniel Deeney said that the $6 million Series A AetherPal just raised—from Point Judith and New Venture Partners, Deeney’s firm—will accelerate the company’s go-to-market activities both direct and through channel partners.

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Holiday Season 2013: Capitalizing on Mobile and the Cloud

November 6, 2013 11:13 am | by Michael Masterson, Director, Solution Strategy, Compuware APM Business Unit | Comments

As consumers flock to the mobile web en masse over the next few months, not only will companies — particularly those in online retail and travel — experience more mobile web traffic, but traffic spikes will also become more unpredictable.

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Checking in with IBM’s Cloud After the SoftLayer Acquisition

November 5, 2013 4:35 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

IBM’s not new to the cloud. The IT giant began accelerating its efforts in 2009. But in the competitive public cloud landscape as it is now, with Amazon on the tips of everyone’s tongue and major carriers like Verizon floating their own clouds, IBM has a new ally in recently acquired SoftLayer.

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Opinion: Carriers Missed Boat on Cloud Storage but There’s Still Time

November 5, 2013 4:23 pm | by Andrew Berg | Comments

Cloud storage provider Funambol offers a white label cloud storage solution to some of the largest operators on the planet, but the company admits that only "a fraction" of wireless subscribers are using their operator’s personal cloud service. 

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Ericsson Spotlights Tokyo as Model for Smart Cities

November 4, 2013 2:27 pm | by Andrew Berg | Comments

Japan has emerged as one of the world leaders in mobile broadband deployments. Home to 35 million people, Tokyo is one of the largest, most sophisticated and connected cities on the planet. It is Tokyo's density, as well as its technological savvy that made it the perfect site for Ericsson's fifth annual Business Innovation Forum last week.

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New Phones to Retain Customers? Aren't There Other Ways to Engender a Little Loyalty?

November 4, 2013 10:37 am | by Jon Jackson, CEO, Mobile Posse | Comments

OK.  I got your attention. I’m not going to suggest that handset subsidies go the way of the dodo. They work.  I will say that there are additional things - simple things, inexpensive things an operator could do to inspire loyalty. Giving away free smartphones just seems a bit excessive, given the other options.

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Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel Talks Sexts and Growth

November 4, 2013 9:55 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Evan Spiegel dropped out of Stanford University in 2012, three classes shy of graduation, to move back to his father's house and work on Snapchat. Spiegel's fast-growing mobile app lets users send photos, videos and messages that disappear a few seconds after they are received. 

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Review: Button Location Sets LG's G2 Apart

October 18, 2013 9:35 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | Comments

LG's flagship mobile gadgets — the G2 smartphone and the G Pad 8.3 tablet — are great mobile devices that have fantastic screens, top-end cameras and ample processing power. But making an impressive Android device is not enough to stand apart from the crowd in the ultra...

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VoLTE: Coming Soon to a Phone Near You

October 15, 2013 3:17 pm | by Lars Johnsson | Comments

Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) technology has been championed by carriers for several years now, but the mobile ecosystem as a whole is still moving rather slowly toward commercial services.  Back in 2011, for example, Verizon Wireless made the first voice call over a commercial LTE network. 

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Opinion: Connected Vehicle Profit and Value Hinge on M2M and the Cloud

October 15, 2013 1:23 pm | by Peter Briscoe, Executive Director of Innovation, Business Unit Support Solutions, Ericsson | Comments

In the rapidly evolving networked society, everyone, everything and everywhere will be connected in real time. Smart connected devices, broadband networks and cloud-based services will further drive networking among consumers, enterprises and within society in general. 

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From the Magazine: Will the Connected Car Leave the Smartphone in the Dust?

October 15, 2013 1:18 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

Smartphones and cars concoct a toxic coupling in the collective conscious. In many regards with good reason—no one would argue in favor of texting while driving. But in a lot of ways, the car and the connected device form a symbiotic relationship. Without a connected device along for the ride, a car is about as “dumb” as can be.

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