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Martin's Last Hurrah

July 31, 2008 10:02 pm | by Andrew M. Seybold | Comments

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin is on record as saying that neither the 700 MHz D Block nor the AWS 2 (2155-2180 MHz) spectrum auctions will happen this year.


Where Bluetooth is Headed

July 31, 2008 9:57 pm | by Brad Smith | Comments

One of the signs that a technology has entered the public consciousness is when it starts getting mentioned in the movies, theatrical plays and other cultural venues.


Closing the “Digital Divide”

July 31, 2008 9:54 pm | by Elliott Drucker | Comments

When it comes to availability of economical high bandwidth Internet access, there’s clearly a disconnect between those who live in cities and suburbs and those who reside in rural areas.


Backup Power is Carriers’ Latest Mandate

July 31, 2008 9:50 pm | by Evan Koblentz | Comments

Cellular base stations are nearly ubiquitous in developed nations today, making network coverage easy and reliable, so that’s good news.


How Accurate is Your Location?

July 31, 2008 9:46 pm | by Monica Alleven | Comments

No one said E911 was going to be easy. More than a decade after the FCC first mandated E911 for wireless, the industry is still wrangling over it.


Mobile TV & Video: Who Will Save the Day?

July 30, 2008 12:17 pm | by Mark Hyland | Comments

There’s a great deal of speculation in the wireless industry today regarding what it will take to drive mobile TV and video adoption.


Off-Portal Content in the Crosshairs

July 23, 2008 1:01 pm | by Monica Alleven | Comments

Wireless industry professionals want to make sure a few bad apples don’t spoil the off-deck content world and all of the revenue opportunities it represents.


Spam on Your Mobile Phone: What Are the Rules?

July 15, 2008 3:32 pm | by Steven Masur | Comments

Although short message service (SMS) or text message advertising is increasingly common in Europe and Asia, growth of this new advertising medium has been slower in the United States.


China Begins Sweeping Telco Reorganization

July 15, 2008 3:21 pm | by Kevin Wang | Comments

The China Ministry of Industry and Information (MII), announced a long-awaited restructuring of the fixed and mobile communication carriers in China.


With Femtocells, Emergency Calls Are a Risk

July 15, 2008 2:39 pm | by Evan Koblentz | Comments

What good is it to call for emergency help from a cell phone if dispatchers don’t know your location?  North America’s 911 system is 40 years old and today sees about 40% of calls arrive through mobile phones.


Synchronization and Timing in the NGN

July 14, 2008 3:00 pm | by FIG 1 The effect of network jitter on NTP accuracy | Comments

Time and frequency synchronization are surprisingly crucial to mobile service providers' Internet Protocol/Call Detail Record (IIP/CDR) reconciliation, at the heart of billing and logging services.


The Battle for the New Customer Service Experience

July 13, 2008 7:23 pm | by Matt Bancroft | Comments

Sprint recently announced an initiative called “Sprint Care Consistency” with the purpose of building a consistent foundation for customer care operations.


Can UMA Work for FMC?

July 13, 2008 7:16 pm | by Peter Thornycroft | Comments

The market thus far has overlooked the opportunity to apply unlicensed mobile access’ (UMA) proven consumer architecture to certain types of business


Taking Mobile Products to Market

July 7, 2008 11:09 am | by Aaron Watkins | Comments

Another mobile technology company gets millions of dollars of venture capital to help launch its cool new site or application.


Clear & Present Danger

July 7, 2008 11:03 am | by Daniel Hoffman | Comments

It has never before been clearer that we are all at risk each day due to developments in computing technology.



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