Verizon Wireless' LTE network is currently available in 190 markets, covering more than 200 million people across the United States. Verizon boasts LTE download speeds of 5 to 12 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of 2 to 5
Smartphones are a huge headache for IT administrators struggling to get a grasp on the bring-your-own-device trend.
Flat, hard packages will be welcome this year. Tablet computers are extremely popular, and electronic reading devices such as the Kindle have matured and come down in price.
Consider this: L2ThinkTank recently reported that in 2011 a transition took place wherein luxury brand shoppers spend more time navigating data on their smartphones than they do on the browsers. Google also reported this year that for the first time searches from mobile exceeded searches from the browser.
The numbers indicate more than a passing fad. Mobile is becoming a major channel for holiday shoppers to not only purchase goods but also to compare prices while on the go.
Above all, don’t lie to your customers or potential customers. It’s that simple. Be up front with the terms and conditions; if there’s some catch (and there usually is), you should cop to it.
What will 2012 bring the wireless industry? Wireless Week asked industry professionals for their opinions, and if their input is any indication, the industry will see LTE become a significant boon for M2M technology. Value-based pricing models will be all the rage, replacing those old “unlimited” plans...
Some players have hit it big in the mobile device market this year (Samsung Galaxy S II), while others have fallen flat (HP Touchpad). But even some of 2011’s misses (BlackBerry PlayBook) have been critical for their respective companies, proving that in the device market, a product doesn’t necessarily have to be successful to be important.
With many smartphones being equipped with the computing power of old laptops, security is becoming an increasingly important part of the wireless landscape as hackers and spammers turn their attention to mobile.
The land mobile radio community has not changed much over the years and push-to-talk is still operated the same way it was then. The advantages of push-to-talk are many, especially for groups of people who need to communicate quickly and easily.
Unlike 3G networks based on CDMA, LTE networks require some sort of “frequency planning” to manage co-channel (or, more accurately, “co-subcarrier group”) interference.
Innovation in wireless, as with the Internet, is being driven by “upstream” specialists including global technology vendors, overthe-top mavericks and a plethora of applications developers in all shapes and sizes.
As we look through time at 2012, I think this will be a year in which we see further IP buildout (both networks [LTE] and applications). Almost 300 operators worldwide are investing in LTE technology and by the end of 2012...
Even if you love to shop, it can be a pain this time of year. Stores are crowded, gift options seem endless and it's hard to determine if you're getting the best prices.
Here we go again, for the 5th consecutive year. 2011 was an extraordinary year to be sure for the mobile industry. Mobile commerce, messaging, Apple, Google, Samsung, RIM, Steve Jobs, the FCC, Network Neutrality, LTE, spectrum and mobile data were just some of the topics that got significant coverage this year.