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Tapping “White Spaces” Won’t Be Easy

December 3, 2008 4:39 pm | by Elliott Drucker | Comments

In a long-awaited move, the FCC elected to allow unlicensed use of so-called “white spaces,” unused spectrum allocated to TV broadcasting, for broadband data transmissions. This decision was surrounded by controversy and fierce lobbying on the part of powerful business interests.


Seybold’s Take - Adding 4G to 3G

December 3, 2008 4:36 pm | by Andrew M. Seybold | Comments

At the recent CDMA Developers Group Conference held in San Diego, one of the central topics was the migration of 3G networks to 4G, which for this conference anyway, meant both LTE and WiMAX (next-generation WiMAX).


Femtocells: Securing the Core-Internet Border

November 21, 2008 5:41 am | by Kevin Mitchell | Comments

No matter what the femtocell architecture is, there are significant risks to network availability and service integrity that mobile operators need to plan for and employ defenses against to prevent or mitigate these threats.


Virtualizing Prepaid, Postpaid

November 19, 2008 6:39 am | by Charlotte Yarkoni | Comments

With the current economic climate, wireless operators face shrinking marketing budgets and reduced consumer spending.


MDM: Lifeline in the Storm

November 19, 2008 6:26 am | by David Ginsburg | Comments

Globally, the credit crunch is very much alive, and operators will be tightening their belts into the foreseeable future by putting off capital purchases.


MDM & Security: The New Frontline of Enterprise Security

November 18, 2008 8:52 am | by Mark Jordan | Comments

Call it Murphy’s Law’s first cousin: If there’s a technology target that can be hacked, hijacked, corrupted or otherwise compromised, there are countless cyber-criminals who will be only too happy to oblige.


Overcoming Challenges To Capture Mobile Ad Dollars

November 10, 2008 5:42 pm | by Alan Pascoe | Comments

Eric Schmidt said the company eventually will make more money from mobile advertising than from the desktop business.


Scalable Type Has Arrived

November 10, 2008 5:24 pm | by Satoshi Asari and Paul Pugh | Comments

The good news is that today’s mobile technologies increasingly embrace scalable typefaces.


DOOM, GLOOM and...Room for OPTIMISM?

November 1, 2008 8:45 pm | by Monica Alleven | Comments

Times are tough, and venture capital (VC) firms are advising their portfolio companies to take steps to ride out the storm.


Up Front - FCC: Eat My Dust

November 1, 2008 8:36 pm | by Rhonda Wickham, Editor-in-Chief | Comments

It has been a long time since I’ve seen so much opposition to FCC activities. The commission, which often seems plodding in its deliberations, suddenly has sped up to warp speed.


The Reality of Openness

November 1, 2008 8:31 pm | by Brad Smith | Comments

The push toward open networks and open software platforms is being driven, at least in part, by the convergence of the wired and wireless networks.

Whose Phone Is That?

November 1, 2008 8:26 pm | by Monica Alleven | Comments

For years, U.S. wireless consumers faced that age-old question: Is it your Motorola phone, or your AT&T/Verizon Wireless/Name-Your-Carrier-Here phone?

Saving MDM

November 1, 2008 8:20 pm | by Evan Koblentz | Comments

What’s the future of mobile device management (MDM)? Advocates say that mobile applications and device content will meld to corporate policies


Mobile Java, But Which Flavor?

November 1, 2008 8:16 pm | by Evan Koblentz | Comments

In theory, software vendors and their programmers should love the economy and efficiency of creating one version of code that works on any device.


Economy Down? Take a Wireless Remedy

November 1, 2008 8:10 pm | by Brad Smith | Comments

Companies find the use of wireless technologies are helping them keep their costs of business down in this age of economic uncertainty.



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