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Dealing with the Stolen Smartphone Epidemic

June 5, 2013 10:12 am | by Hal Steger | Comments

According to the FCC, stolen cell phones make up approximately 40 percent of thefts in major American cities. Moreover, according to data from industry analysts IDC and the New York Times, about half of the robberies in San Francisco in 2012 involved cell phones, as did 42 percent in DC and 14 percent in New York...

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Q&A: Drew Kelton, executive vice president of B2B, T-Mobile

June 3, 2013 10:05 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

Five weeks in, the new executive vice president of B2B for T-Mobile and Drew Kelton already seems to have a clear vision of the direction he wants to go. Kelton comes to T-Mobile from Bharti Airtel Business where he served as president for three years in the ultra-competitive carrier market of India. He plans to put that experience toward differentiating T-Mobile in the B2B market by focusing on providing services instead of economics.

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CTIA 2013 Show Daily: Day 3

May 28, 2013 9:37 am | Comments

Welcome to the Thursday, May 23 edition of WIRELESS WEEK’s CTIA 2013 Show Daily featuring highlights from day three of this year’s conference and exhibition. Click here for complete coverage of today’s news and events. And for even more coverage of the wireless marketplace visit www.WirelessWeek.com....

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CTIA 2013 Show Daily: Day 2

May 22, 2013 4:39 pm | Comments

Welcome to the Wednesday, May 22 edition of WIRELESS WEEK’s CTIA 2013 Show Daily featuring highlights from day two of this year’s conference and exhibition. Click here for complete coverage of today’s news and events. And for even more coverage of the wireless marketplace visit www.WirelessWeek.com...

CTIA 2013 Show Daily: Day 1

May 22, 2013 10:50 am | Comments

Welcome to the Tuesday, May 21 edition of WIRELESS WEEK’s CTIA 2013 Show Daily featuring highlights from day one of this year’s conference and exhibition. Click here for complete coverage of today’s news and events. And for even more coverage of the wireless marketplace visit www.WirelessWeek.com...

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From the Magazine: No Free or Easy Ride with Open Source Software Licensing

May 15, 2013 10:56 am | by Keith Mallinson | Comments

Purveyors of competitive and market-leading products and services in IT and telecom are highly reliant upon the technological innovations of many others. These offerings typically abound with technologies developed by many different organizations. Superlative technologies are by definition unique and characteristically without close substitutes.

From the Magazine: Monetizing Mobile Games

May 15, 2013 10:56 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

According to Canalys’ App Interrogator research, app downloads across the four leading digital storefronts totaled more than 13.4 billion in the first quarter of 2013, marking an 11 percent increase quarterly. Without revenue sharing taken into account, that total was enough to post $2.2 billion in revenue for all stores combined.

From the Magazine: LTE Network Self-Optimization: Present and Future

May 15, 2013 10:56 am | by Elliot Drucker | Comments

One of the more interesting trends in the wireless industry is development of technologies for the so-called self-optimizing network (SON). Particularly in the case of LTE, it is widely accepted that successful implementation of SON features will be crucial if network capacity is to expand to meet anticipated growth in demand.

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From the Magazine: Mobile Platform Wars: What Does a Third Ecosystem Look Like

May 15, 2013 12:00 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

Some say there’s only room for one more mobile platform, with Android and iOS helping themselves to the lion’s share of the market for the foreseeable future. If true, the only question is just who will get the crumbs. At present, it takes some effort to imagine a world where Android and iOS...

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From the Magazine: Sharing Proves Key to Successful Public Safety Network

May 15, 2013 12:00 am | by Andrew M. Seybold | Comments

In 2012, Congress passed the Tax Relief Bill that included, under Title 6, allocating the 700-MHz D Block to the existing Public Safety broadband spectrum giving Public Safety a nationwide license for 20 MHz (10X10 MHz), setting up an independent board to build and manage the network (FirstNet)...

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How Big Data is Driving Trends in Connected Home

May 14, 2013 3:19 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

The connected home market is maturing quickly as more households fill out with connected devices. CTIA has its eyes on watching how wireless data is propelling the market segment. other key players in the market are focusing on the huge amounts of data being generated by a connected home. Big data will factor in heavily at next week’s pre-show Connections event at the upcoming CTIA 2013 spring show.

Device Innovation Is Passé: Why UE Is King in 2013

May 8, 2013 10:48 am | by Jeff Glueck, CEO of Skyfire | Comments

It’s getting increasingly difficult for smartphone and tablet makers to “shock and awe” the media and the buying public with groundbreaking, “never before seen” hardware. While each high-profile device launch brings hardware advancements over previous models...

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Q&A: Lurie Welcomes Customers to AT&T's Digital Life

May 7, 2013 1:57 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

AT&T has officially launched its IP-based Digital Life home automation service in 15 markets, with plans to introduce the service in up to 50 markets by the end of 2013. The new service, which was announced last spring and has been trialing in Dallas and Atlanta...

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Keynote Mobile News and Portal Index: Delivering Video on Mobile News Sites

May 1, 2013 10:46 am | by Venkatesh Giri, Keynote Mobile Expert | Comments

We all know more online users are now accessing news via their smartphones - and not just via the traditional news sites we monitor in our Mobile News and Portal Index, but also via social media. As we’ve seen with recent news events...

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Looking Beyond the Bill

April 29, 2013 9:48 am | by Dr. Andy Tiller, Vice President, Product Marketing, AsiaInfo-Linkage | Comments

A simple charting of the evolution of mobile communications services would begin with the delivery of basic voice and text messaging, and show today the enabling and provision of multi-channel voice, data, video, social media, imagery, financial services and more.  An obvious assumption would be that...

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