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Review: NetGear’s Zing Hotspot Highlights Sprint’s LTE

August 15, 2013 1:39 pm | Comments

The Wi-Fi in our office is seriously overworked and IT isn’t exactly crazy about everyone connecting their personal devices to it. Likewise, getting a signal from my chosen wireless provider in this building is almost impossible. As a result, the ability to check or send text messages during the work day means venturing outside for a signal.

Review: Google Glass Could Be Peek at Tech Future

August 9, 2013 9:23 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Google believes it has the perfect accessory for the next phase of technology, the mind-boggling and appearance-shifting category already being described as "wearable computing." The widely anticipated evolution hatched Google Glass...

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August eReport: All Things LTE

August 6, 2013 1:14 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

This special, monthly eReport will feature thoughtful content, featuring top industry voices, on a variety of issues, that can only be found here, at Wireless Week. Check out Wireless Week's in-depth August eReport on All Things LTE, where we look at key topics in the rollout of tomorrow's networks. 

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Being Proactive Against the Threat of BYOA

August 6, 2013 12:42 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

The time it took for BYOD to become an annoying acronym is vastly eclipsed by the amount of time personal devices in the workplace has been a serious issue. The smartphone and tablet revolution has only ensured the problem will continue to grow.

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LTE and Wearable Tech Give Users Ultimate Personalization

August 1, 2013 4:36 pm | by By Steve Shaw, Director of Mobile Solutions, Juniper Networks | Comments

As smartphone users, we want immediate gratification and expect ultimate customization based on our preferences. We’re starting to see that dream become a reality as our smartphones evolve to offer new features like live streaming and content updates based on our app preferences...

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RootMetrics Wants to Define Network Reliability

August 1, 2013 3:54 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

As AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile took shots at one another in press releases and in the pages of national newspapers, a common name kept popping up: RootMetrics. AT&T noted that RootMetrics awarded it best overall call, text and data performance in several markets when it claimed the title of “nation’s most reliable” network in a press release. “Reliable” looks good on a network even if it can leave consumers scratching their heads.

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The eICIC on the LTE-Advanced Cake

August 1, 2013 3:28 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

Carrier aggregation has a lot of benefits, many of which SK Telecom touted when it in June announced its LTE-Advanced network, which it deemed the first of its kind to be publically available. Despite the carrier aggregation-based advances SK Telecom proudly proclaimed, the Korean provider was sure to point out its plans to apply enhanced Inter-Cell Interference Coordination (eICIC) by 2014...

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Sprint’s Tri-Band LTE Could Be a Valuable Differentiator

August 1, 2013 11:10 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

The weather metaphors chosen in addressing the rise in mobile data consumption trend toward waves or, for added emphasis, tsunamis. But those are a bit misleading. Waves hit the shore and then recede into the ocean. The unprepared will be swept up but soon the tides will turn and the rebuilding can begin.

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LTE Stands Alone: The Case for Single-Mode Devices

August 1, 2013 11:03 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

LTE is billed as the rocket fuel that powers our smartphones and tablets, but as coverage expands and operators begin shuttering legacy networks, it’s proving out as the global standard. That said, chipmakers and M2M providers are increasingly exploring the value in single-mode LTE devices...

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The Internet of Everything Depends Heavily on the Networks

July 22, 2013 10:17 am | by Rob Marson, JDSU | Comments

You know that joke where someone on the other end of the line asks “Is your refrigerator running?” When you answer “Yes,” of course, you’re then directed to go catch it. Interestingly, that core question of whether or not my fridge is functioning (or trotting down the street) is taking on a whole new meaning...

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Performance Data Strengthens Carrier-Business Customer Relationship

July 15, 2013 9:30 am | by Andy Willett, NetMotion Wireless | Comments

We all know about the rapid adoption of mobile technology in business and the positive impact it’s having on the bottom line. However, as the number and scope of these mobile initiatives grows over time, the more processes within an organization become reliant on the connectivity...

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Brave New World: OTTs Address Security, Privacy Concerns

July 9, 2013 4:29 pm | by Andrew Berg | Comments

Participants in the current debate over the NSA's surveillance programs seek a balance between security and privacy. While some argue that the government has overstepped its bounds, others say that the monitoring of communications is an essential tool for keeping the country’s citizens safe...

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Q&A: ALU Talks Customer Experience as the Final Differentiator

July 8, 2013 1:19 pm | by Andrew Berg | Comments

Pricing and device choice just aren’t the differentiators they used to be for mobile operators; consumers are still shopping around for the provider that will treat them like a human being. Alcatel Lucent has rolled out a suite of new tools that aim to help call centers reduce the number...

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Wireless Charging and a Tale of Two Standards

July 3, 2013 10:00 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

Given the constraints inherent in battery technology, a ubiquitous network of wireless charging stations may offer the best hope for avoiding battery anxiety going forward. Wireless charging hasn’t quite arrived yet, but the technology does provide a seamlessness that could potentially...

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Review: Price for Simplicity in New Google Phones

July 2, 2013 2:40 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Two new Android phones will look and sound familiar to those who have been paying attention to phones. That's because these two devices are replicas of Samsung's Galaxy S4 and HTC's One, except they lack most of the bells and whistles added to the original models.

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