One of the most promising attributes of LTE – aside from its spectral efficiency, speed and capacity – is its potential to overcome the fragmentation that has affected previous generations of wireless technology.
I admit it. I took the bait. I entered my phone number on Verizon Wireless’ site to see if I’m eligible to upgrade to the iPhone 4. I was already 99 percent sure of the answer, but I did it anyway, and of course, I’m not eligible until June 2012.
When is enough, enough? In the world of apps, where the Apple App Store and Android Market boast enormous app catalogs (350,000 and 200,000, respectively), one wonders whether there’s any end to the posturing over inventories.
India’s wireless subscriber base as of Oct. 31, 2010, according to the country’s telecommunications regulator: 706.7 million, compared to 448.4 million during the same period in 2009...
I considered a couple of months a "long-term relationship" with an app. After looking at last year's list though, very few of those apps were able to prove useful/entertaining for a full year.
Pretty much any way you slice it, those in the know expect 2011 to be an even bigger year for mobile advertising. After all, it stands to reason: A year ago, Apple and Google were in the midst of integrating their recent buys in the space, with Quattro Wireless and AdMob, respectively.
To the average user, there are two major differences between telecommunications services provided by wireless and wireline facilities. First is the obvious advantage of mobility and convenience provided by wireless. Second is the vastly greater number of features available on wireless networks and the user devices on which they operate.
Number of times Amazon has disclosed how many Kindles it’s sold: zero, but the company maintains that the device is its best-selling product...
Each year, one category of products becomes the focal point for most of the press because it has the most buzz or it is a new product classification. Last year, for example, it was 3D television. This year, it was clear weeks before the show that this would be the year of the tablet at CES.
With dissimilar conditions for local loop network competition between the United States and United Kingdom, very different decisions have been made by the respective national authorities on the contentious issue of net neutrality...
Perry LaForge with the CDMA Development Group talks about what the Verizon iPhone means for CDMA.
The FCC has walked a fine line between heavy-handedness and helpfulness in its dealings with the wireless industry over the past year.
Given the number of mobile initiatives and potential confluence points that are on the short-term horizon, I think we would be well served to polish the crystal ball and make some prognostications. I see four main areas for 2011, which tend to overlap...
Think you know what's going to happen in 2011? We asked wireless industry professionals for their insights, and following are some of their contributions.
As 4G networks rise from infancy and become the cool kids of the wireless playground, network operators and device manufacturers make big promises about blazing multimedia performance, zero-lag voice communications and enough apps to guarantee a varsity-caliber revenue boost.