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Plugging the Dam with Bubblegum: Why Spectrum's Not Enough

February 6, 2015 10:36 am | by Elliott Drucker | Comments

Having spent a total of $18.2 billion and $10.4 billion respectively, AT&T and Verizon are likely more than a little bit nervous about their AWS-3 investments.                       


Details, Details: The Truth Behind Unlimited Plans

February 4, 2015 9:50 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Comments

As a long-time buyer of these data plans, I'm well aware that unlimited doesn't really mean unlimited. Some carriers threaten...                                                                   


Visualized: How Important Is Network Security?

February 2, 2015 10:39 am | Comments

It's a brave new world out there, with threats lying just behind every click and within every poorly conceived password. Check out this rundown on how important it is...                            


Expanding the Network: On the Virtues of Cloud-RAN Architecture

February 2, 2015 9:39 am | by Dr. Femi Adeyemi, Lead LTE Solutions Architect, Fujitsu Network Communications | Comments

A Centralized-Radio Access Network (RAN) architecture, also known as Cloud-RAN or C-RAN, is garnering attention for its ability to meet all of these needs while supporting mobile xHaul (fronthaul and backhaul), network self-optimization, self-configuration and self-adaptation through self-organizing network functionality (SON).


MWC 2015: Zuckerberg, IoT, and the Quest to Expand Coverage

February 1, 2015 3:54 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

This year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) will welcome over 85,000 attendees and about 250 speakers, including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler. 

Securing the IoT: Big Risks, Big Opportunities

February 1, 2015 2:30 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Yes, as the Internet of Things is tip-of-tongue for every keynote presenter at Mobile World Congress, they're likely to follow up that thought with concerns about security. 


Analysts: Rollover Data Might Not Make Sense for Sprint, Verizon

January 22, 2015 4:45 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Nothing sparks churn like competitors having a high-profile feature you don’t.                                                            


Battery Anxiety: Workarounds That Work

January 22, 2015 3:28 pm | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Smartphone users are tired of begging to charge devices behind bars or hunting for outlets in airports and train stations. Where, oh where, is a better battery?


Analysis: Making Sense of Samsung's Possible Interest in BlackBerry

January 15, 2015 9:22 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Samsung and Blackberry have splashed frigid water on a report that Samsung wants to make a...                                 


How Apple's HomeKit Aims to Smarten Up Your Home

January 15, 2015 9:17 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Many companies have designed "smart" home products that integrate with Apple's HomeKit, an emerging technology for controlling...                          


Wearables: What to Do with All That Data?

January 12, 2015 9:28 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Wearable fitness trackers and health monitors are becoming more commonplace and diverse, but just what do you do with all of that data?                         


CES Proves PC Not Dead Yet

January 7, 2015 10:32 am | by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer | Comments

A year ago, pundits were declaring the personal computer dead. Smartphones and tablets were cannibalizing sales, and the once-revolutionary PC seemed unnecessary — and...            


Payment Trends for Holiday 2014 and Beyond

January 6, 2015 4:49 pm | by Gregg Smith, Mobility Consulting Architect, IBM Global Technology Services | Comments

The Holiday season is over and according to the IBM’s Digital Analytics Benchmark, consumers didn’t just open their wallets, they opened their phones— Mobile sales, whether through a smartphone or a tablet, accounted for over 22 percent of all online sales for the 2014 holiday season.


Could NFV Herald the End of Vendor Lock In?

January 6, 2015 4:45 pm | by Shane O’Flynn, GVP of Product and Solution Management, Openet. | Comments

Global network super vendors have traditionally used their size and reach to deliver economies of scale to global operators that agile, independent and innovative competitors have struggled to compete with.


CES 2015: Quiet for Carriers, Loud for Connected Everything

January 2, 2015 3:06 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

T-Mobile last year crashed CES with a splashy Uncarrier event. The carrier won't be there this year.                                                                                        



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