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Opinion: Connected Vehicle Profit and Value Hinge on M2M and the Cloud

October 15, 2013 1:23 pm | by Peter Briscoe, Executive Director of Innovation, Business Unit Support Solutions, Ericsson | Comments

In the rapidly evolving networked society, everyone, everything and everywhere will be connected in real time. Smart connected devices, broadband networks and cloud-based services will further drive networking among consumers, enterprises and within society in general. 

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From the Magazine: Will the Connected Car Leave the Smartphone in the Dust?

October 15, 2013 1:18 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

Smartphones and cars concoct a toxic coupling in the collective conscious. In many regards with good reason—no one would argue in favor of texting while driving. But in a lot of ways, the car and the connected device form a symbiotic relationship. Without a connected device along for the ride, a car is about as “dumb” as can be.

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From the Magazine: Centrify CEO Tom Kemp on Samsung KNOX Making Security Easier in the Enterprise

October 15, 2013 1:11 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

When Samsung made its KNOX security software available to all during the announcement of its Galaxy Note 3, the enterprise already understood the benefits. It comes down to Samsung’s partnership on KNOX with Centrify, a California-based identity management firm. 

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Wireless Broadband: Finding the Right Balance

October 15, 2013 1:05 pm | by Andrew M. Seybold | Comments

Network operators need more spectrum for wireless broadband but there is a spectrum shortage. To help alleviate the shortage, the FCC will auction more spectrum in 2013 and this will be followed by the incentive auctions. Further, the NTIA/FCC is exploring spectrum sharing options. However, none of these actions will result in more bandwidth anytime soon.

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Pico Projectors Headed for the Boardroom

October 15, 2013 1:02 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

In terms of external hardware, there isn’t a whole lot a tablet needs to be a success. The iPad restarted the whole tablet market and brought along for the ride only a headphone jack, microphone, volume rocker and connector port. That sparse packaging—still pretty much the formula for all tablets—has led to a svelte form factor standard almost across the board. 

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From the Magazine: The Fine Art of Mobile Security in a Dangerous Age

October 15, 2013 12:57 pm | by Andrew Berg | Comments

If you haven't heard, digital security is a big deal, and the security of information on mobile devices is of utmost concern. The bad guys are getting smarter, their attacks more complex and the sensitive data they’re after increasingly resides on that miniature computer you have in your pocket. 

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From the Magazine: Can Wireless Deliver the Internet to Everybody?

October 15, 2013 12:45 pm | by Elliott Drucker | Comments

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg made quite a splash in late August when he announced the launch of a remarkably ambitious project, called Internet.org, aimed at bringing high-speed Internet access to the two thirds of the world’s population that are not yet connected.

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Good Technology CEO Takes Pragmatic Approach to Mobile Security

October 14, 2013 11:57 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

Christy Wyatt knows how important balance is to mobile security. Wyatt, CEO of Good Technology, plans to expound on that essential pragmatism when she takes the stage Thursday at MobileCon for her keynote. Wyatt describes Good as historically being known for giving customers everything a BlackBerry could be but not on a BlackBerry.

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CTIA’s Rob Mesirow Talks About the Move to a Super Show

October 10, 2013 2:24 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

This isn’t it for MobileCon. All though this year’s event in San Diego will be the last time MobileCon stands on its own, CTIA’s IT-focused show will still maintain its separate identity when it’s folded into the organization’s big Super Mobility Week next September in Las Vegas. Wireless Week spoke with CTIA vice president of operations Rob Mesirow about the transition from two shows to one really big one.

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Q&A: Aeris Takes M2M to the Cloud

October 3, 2013 4:21 pm | by Andrew Berg | Comments

As the M2M space continues to evolve, platforms are becoming more sophisticated, with the cloud increasingly playing a bigger part in the deployment of new solutions. We sat down with Raj Kanaya, chief marketing officer for Aeris, to talk about how the company’s new AerCloud platform is helping its customers add new dimensions to their M2M solutions. 

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4K Video is Coming and SanDisk is Making Room

October 3, 2013 4:18 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

4K video is barging its way into mobile devices regardless if their owners have any use for it. Acer has already claimed to be the first with a 4K-ready smartphone when it announced its Liquid S2 6-inch phablet. The much more anticipated Samsung Galaxy Note 3 followed with a 4K sensor but it can’t actually play back the 4K videos at full-size. But that’s just one of the early limitations in the new mobile 4K world.

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Q&A with Bill D'Agostino, General Manager of FirstNet

September 27, 2013 11:48 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

Ahead of his keynote address Oct. 9 at the Wireless Infrastructure Show, Wireless Week got FirstNet General Manager Bill D’Agostino’s answers on some questions about the challenges that lie ahead for FirstNet and what’s being done to ensure the program’s success.

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TCO, the Forgotten Factor: How to Ensure Microwave Costs Do Not Sink Your Network

September 25, 2013 4:25 pm | by Gary Croke, Director of Marketing, Aviat Networks | Comments

We all know that with LTE, backhaul capacity requirements are on the rise. We also know that microwave more than meets the backhaul capacity needs of LTE. And with all that in mind for the discussion of microwave capacity, there is a strong temptation for network operators to lose sight of the overall telecom landscape when searching for a new microwave solution. 

Expediting Carrier Evolution

September 25, 2013 3:31 pm | by Joe McGarvey, Director of Strategic Marketing, Genband | Comments

We tend to think of progress as a gradual, measured process. The truth, though, is that the pace of evolution almost always vacillates between barely perceptible and breakneck. It took the human species nearly three million years to graduate from poking things with sharp rocks to poking things with iron-tipped spears. 

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Q&A: Seeking Virtualization AT&T Shifts Gears from Hardware to Software

September 25, 2013 3:14 pm | by Andrew Berg | Comments

AT&T quietly announced Domain 2.0 late last month. While it didn't garner a lot of attention, the move represents perhaps the most significant shift in strategy for the carrier since it announced its plans for an LTE rollout. Wireless Week recently spoke with Tim Harden, president of supply chain and fleet operations for AT&T...

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