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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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Beating Facebook Home: Four Tips for Carriers, Publishers and OEMs

July 2, 2013 9:07 am | by Greg Wester, Mobile Posse | Comments

Facebook Home has brought a great debate to the table. There’s no question that consumers spend more time with their mobile phones than any other device, plus new data from Nielsen Mobile Trends shows that the mobile homescreen is where consumers spend most (26%) of their time on mobile.

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Review: Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Offers Limited Function, Endless Fun

July 1, 2013 10:38 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

Drones get a bad reputation but new uses for the flying robots have resulted in somewhat of an image-rehabilitation. Sure, they are still widely intended to spy on American citizens or to indiscriminately kill people but they’re also starting to deliver tacos and newspapers. So, you take the good with the bad, I guess.

SAP Sees Open APIs as Crucial to Security

June 20, 2013 1:59 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

Mobile devices probably outnumber employees in the enterprise by now and can probably remember twice as much sensitive corporate data. Andreas Muno is a solution expert with SAP Labs LLC, who specializes in mobility and sees the trend needs security that can keep up. Wireless Week recently talked with him about the nightmares IT professionals are having over the consumer mobile devices invading the work place.

Six Tips for Remote Worker Productivity

June 17, 2013 10:40 am | by Bernd Welz, Global Head of Solution and Knowledge Packaging at SAP; Susan Galer, Communications Director at SAP | Comments

Easy access to critical, real-time information is becoming the expected norm in the networked economy. With the right policies and technologies, companies can make remote workers at home or on the road more productive. Here are six tips to help remote workers perform with excellence.

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Inmarsat Sees Big M2M Benefits in Satellite Broadband

June 7, 2013 10:14 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

Inmarsat made a compelling argument for sending M2M over a satellite network instead of a terrestrial variation at its booth at CTIA this year. The satellite broadband company showed off its current services and terminals and M2M program director Joel Schroeder spoke at an M2M conference, announcing some new updates his company has in the pipe.

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What to Expect: iOS 7 and WWDC

June 6, 2013 1:25 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

Lots of rumors abound Apple’s upcoming WWDC June 10 but Cupertino’s only really confirmed new iterations of iOS and OSX for the developer conference. Amidst all the wish-listing of features that would be great (keyboard fixes) and that will never happen (hiding Apple-branded apps), plenty of hints about what will actually grace the stage Monday have trickled out as well.

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