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Don’t Cut That Fiber Just Yet

December 19, 2011 6:00 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

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

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MDM: Putting the Cat Back in the Bag

December 12, 2011 7:18 am | by Maisie Ramsay | Comments

Smartphones are a huge headache for IT administrators struggling to get a grasp on the bring-your-own-device trend.

Review: Gift Guide to eReaders, Tablets, $99-$500

December 7, 2011 7:07 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | Comments

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.

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Why Every Mobile Strategy Needs an API, Quickly

December 4, 2011 8:24 pm | by Drew Bartkiewicz | Comments

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.

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Mobile Gives Boost to Local Shops This Holiday Season

December 4, 2011 7:49 pm | by Andrew Berg | Comments

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.

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Up Front - Resolution: Let’s Be Honest

December 3, 2011 3:22 pm | by Monica Alleven, Editor-in-Chief | Comments

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.

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2012 PREDICTIONS

December 3, 2011 2:56 pm | Comments

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...

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Hot, Not So Hot & Most Important Devices of 2011

December 3, 2011 2:30 pm | by Andrew Berg | Comments

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.

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Mobile Malware & the Looming Security Storm

December 3, 2011 2:07 pm | by Maisie Ramsay | Comments

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.

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Seybold’s Take - A Second Life for Push-to-Talk?

December 3, 2011 1:56 pm | by Andrew Seybold | Comments

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.

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Tech Insights - The Myth of the ‘Cell Edge’

December 3, 2011 1:50 pm | by Elliott Drucker | Comments

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.

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Analysis - America Invents with Innovation Moving Upstream

December 3, 2011 1:35 pm | by Keith Mallinson | Comments

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.

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Part 2: Ten 2012 Mobile Industry Predictions

December 1, 2011 10:36 am | by William Dudley, Sybase 365 | Comments

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...

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Review: Apps to Make Holiday Shopping Easier

December 1, 2011 7:11 am | by Rachel Metz, AP Technology Writer | Comments

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.

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Part 1: 2011 Industry Review

November 30, 2011 4:44 pm | by William Dudley, Sybase 365 | Comments

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.

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