The entertainment industry works hard to get our attention by creating memorable characters and settings.
Wireless LANs based on the IEEE 802.11 or Wi-Fi standards have been one of the great success stories in networking.
It’s no surprise that text messaging is the most requested feature on mobile phones.
Customers today expect nothing less than reliable service coupled with instant access to the latest technologies
Customer’s expectations are higher than ever, and instant gratification is critical
Long Term Evolution (LTE) is the new emerging standard for 4G wireless networks.
When I determined that my camera wasn’t going to yield impressive concert photos, I decided to try my cell phone. The result from my LG Venus, which features a 2-megapixel camera, was awful.
When Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon, delivered a keynote address to the CTIA Wireless show eight years ago, he envisioned a wireless Internet where consumers would buy books from him using their mobile phones.
Like the rest of the real economy, the wireless sector will be profoundly affected by the troubles in the financial and insurance sectors. The wireless industry appears oblivious or in denial about what’s happening on Wall Street. It’s business as usual with upbeat investment and demand growth expectations.
Given today’s credit crunch, high fuel prices and consumers’ desires to get rid of their SUVs, you might understand if car makers put telematics in the back seat. But they’re not. In fact, industry insiders say automakers have plenty of reasons to keep telematics on the R&D front burner.
Wireless operators have built out their 3G networks primarily to gain more revenue for data services. The strategy is working, although the increased data traffic brings challenges for network management.
Two items regarding operation of the new 3G iPhone made the news recently, In one, AT&T announced that it would ban from its network any iPhone users that it catches doing so-called peer-to-peer file transfers on its 3G network. Then it became known that iPhones will not be able to download music from Apple’s popular iTunes site using 3G. Instead, as with the older version of the iPhone
Until the 1990s, an operator could install a wireless tower almost wherever it pleased and with minimal objection from local communities. It didn’t take many towers to support an entire region because there weren’t many customers in the first place and most of the data was simple voice.
In the next few years, the demands for tower space and new cell sites will reach an all-time high. There are new build-outs required for Clearwire/Sprint, for AWS spectrum owners including T-Mobile and a number of cable operators.
This week’s WiMAX World wasn’t exactly the all-out enthusiastic trade event you might expect from a technology that launched its first commercial U.S. mobile network the day before the show doors opened.