According to the FCC, fully 25 percent of the cell sites in the affected area were out of operation because of the super storm that hit the East Coast. People are asking why those who use only wireless phones were unable to call for assistance or talk to their families in the affected areas, and why it took such a long time to get most of the sites back on the air.
Tablets are yet again set to be big items this holiday season, and shoppers will have the best selection they’ve ever seen. But this year, those cellular equipped models won’t be shipping in just 3G; LTE is the flavor of choice for those seeking anytime, anywhere connectivity
Today’s public safety wireless networks reflect much of what is wrong with historic airwave allocations. Different user groups are served in fragmentation by numerous incompatible systems. This feudal system using relatively old technologies makes for inefficient use of prime spectrum resources. It is all overdue for a major overhaul.
For better or worse, a natural disaster has once again demonstrated just how vulnerable today’s wireless networks are to the effects of natural and man-made disasters, particularly widespread and long-lasting power outages. One way or another—social pressure, government regulation, or simple competition—operators may be forced to deal with the problem.
Let's just say the Mayans were wrong and we make it to 2013. If that's the case, you're going to want to peruse this issue of Wireless Week. The following pages are chock full of insight from top industry executives on what to expect in the coming year.
The Christmas List, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Snowfall Free Live Wallpaper, Magisto, Restaurant Story: Christmas, Wake N Shake Alarm Clock, Christmas Bagpipe Free and FirePlace can all help make the season bright or at least allow you to devote most of your brain power to guessing what's in your gifts.
For years we've been hearing about the threat of over-the-air (OTT) services on carriers and the impact they will have on future revenue. As the mobile space continues to be the hotbed of technological innovation, this threat has turned into a cold reality for many carriers, and has forced them...
The dramatic success of the iPhone, data hungry smartphone competitors and other wireless devices is placing an ever increasing capacity demand on wireless networks which is only expected to worsen with the accelerated deployments of 4G networks worldwide.
CHICAGO - LTE gets most of its press from the many flashy consumer devices that it powers, but Praveen Atreya, director of LTE product design and integration for Verizon Wireless, says the real growth for the technology is yet to be realized...
The DRF seeks a global solution to curb the market for stolen devices.
A look at how operators are dealing with the flood of data from OTT content providers.
SAP executive Sanjay Poonen discusses the software giant’s push into enterprise mobility.
HTML5 has been pitched as the panacea for fragmentation, but does Mark Zuckerberg’s recent bashing of the technology reveal the reality of Web-based applications?
The enterprise segment is increasingly turning to M2M to improve efficiency, increase productivity and create new products. Addressing the technology’s complexities is the first step.