The Canadian AWS spectrum auction last summer raised $3.23 billion dollars, or $4 billion Canadian, and brought in a number of new entrants, prompting speculation that the Canadian wireless oligarchy of Bell, Telus and Rogers could be dethroned by new entrants.
As consumers increasingly rely on their mobile devices for e-mail and other functions besides voice, it's increasingly important to address security issues – even if they're not the Secret Service.
You've probably heard it before – mobile banking is the next big thing. It's about to take off. "This is the big year in terms of percentage growth This is the killer app," says Mark Beccue, senior analyst in consumer mobility with technology research firm ABI Research.
It's a good thing U.S. Cellular has a healthy balance sheet because the regional carrier is facing an uptick in competition on multiple fronts, and the fight has already taken a bite out of the company's growth.
Governments worldwide should resist temptation to pocket the proceeds from the "Digital Dividend" – the spectrum freed with the switch from analog to digital TV. Instead, monies should be directed with competitive bidding to fund widespread mobile broadband across the Digital Divide to include people and places where the operator business case is weak.
Nortel is in bankruptcy. Motorola is reporting a loss of $3.96 billion in the last fiscal quarter. Net subscriber adds are down sharply for the largest nationwide carriers. With news like this, it is easy to feel pessimistic about the future of the wireless industry.
Most police departments cannot communicate directly with the fire departments or EMS provider in the same community, much less units coming from other jurisdictions. This has been a nagging problem for the first responder community since long before 9/11 or Katrina
Differentiating the customer experience remains a complicated challenge.
Businesses continue to make investments in mobility as a way to improve employee productivity.
An SEC investigation into options backdating at Ontario, Canada-based Research In Motion (RIM) has concluded
New phones using the Android, LiMo and Symbian open-source operating systems are rolling out in 2009.
With Nvidia announcing a new processor and support for Android there is still no news on exactly what devices will use the graphics-driven technology.
Executives at INQ, which won the GSMA’s award for Best Mobile Handset or Device, weren’t always so keen on devices.
Standards may be the enemy to innovation, says the man known as the father of Japan’s wildly successful i-mode service.