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Wireless Week's Top 25 Headlines of 2013: Episode 4 (10-6)

December 17, 2013 | Videos | Comments

In this five part video series, Wireless Week editors Andrew Berg and Ben Munson will count down the top headlines of 2013. Be sure to catch each installment, as we make our way through all the biggest news events from the past year! In case you missed them, check out the previous installments.

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SmartWatch Ep. 17: Hesse Out, Claure In as Sprint Readies for Pricing Brawl

August 14, 2014 11:10 am Videos Comments

In this episode of SmartWatch, we pay homage to Sprint's out-going CEO Dan Hesse. Hesse oversaw Sprint's dramatic turn around, from remedying the carrier's troubled customer service department to upgrading the company's aging network. Hesse's departure wasn't entirely unexpected. 

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SmartWatch Episode 16: The Rise and Fall of the Tablet in Carrier 2Q Earnings

July 31, 2014 3:09 pm Videos Comments

In this episode of SmartWatch, we take a look at the rise and possible fall of the tablet. As net phone additions lagged in the second quarter, the major carriers leaned on tablet additions to prop up their numbers. Big Red added 1.4 million postpaid subscribers, reporting that it had added 304,000 postpaid phone net additions and whopping 1.15 million postpaid tablets.

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Maintaining the Network: Staying Ahead of Data-Hungry Applications

July 22, 2014 2:27 pm Webinars

Join Wireless Week and sponsor Anritsu, as we take an in-depth look at how mobile applications are consuming the network and how operators, vendors and developers can respond to demand. Through testing and monitoring, operators can be clear on how an app will use its data connection before it even reaches the network.

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Talking VoLTE: Learn How to Ensure Quality

July 22, 2014 2:19 pm Webinars

Mobile user expectations are at an all-time high. With VoLTE, operators can leverage investments in 4G to differentiate on quality – protecting voice revenues from the threat of OTT while launching compelling new offerings. With VoLTE posing unique new challenges, new best practices are emerging for maintaining actionable insight as the network scales. 

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SmartWatch Ep. 15: IoT Wars Erupt as Sprint, T-Mo Pool Cash for Spectrum

July 17, 2014 11:36 am | by Wireless Week Videos Comments

We’re back for the official start of SmartWatch: Season Two and we cannot stop talking about the possibility of a Sprint-T-Mobile merger. The latest reports have the U.S.’s third and fourth largest carriers raising $10 billion for a joint venture to bid in the FCC’s upcoming 600 MHz incentive auctions. That's more than AT&T has set aside for the auctions.

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SmartWatch Redux, Episode 14: Three Months of Wireless Madness!

June 12, 2014 11:10 am Videos Comments

Well, we've wrapped up 13 episodes of SmartWatch, essentially a "season," so it seemed like a good time to step back and take a look at what's went down over the past three months. From Apple rumors to a star-studded run of flip phone chats, you've been with us through it all. 

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SmartWatch, Episode 13: Apple’s Buttery Scrolling Vs. Amazon’s Third Dimension

June 6, 2014 1:04 pm Videos Comments

In this week's episode of SmartWatch we dive into Apple's WWDC announcement. From iOS 8 to OS X Yosemite, Apple has laid the foundation for its next generation of devices. Even without any new hardware releases, Apple appears to have appeased both consumer and developers with the promise of new features and even more integration between devices. 

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SmartWatch, Episode 12: Telling Times for Apple, Samsung Wearables

May 29, 2014 12:16 pm Videos Comments

In this episode of SmartWatch, sponsored by SanDisk, we’re talking about Samsung’s “Voice of the Body,” which ended up being a wearable called Simband that will monitor just about all the information your body can possibly put out. As part of that effort, Samsung wants to bury the hatchet and collaborate with competitors to make the space more open and advance health monitoring.

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SmartWatch, Episode 11: AT&T-DirecTV Deal by the Numbers

May 22, 2014 11:58 am | by Wireless Week Videos Comments

In this episode of SmartWatch, sponsored by SanDisk, we’re breaking down AT&T’s mammoth $48.5 billion acquisition bid for DirecTV. Our editor Andrew Berg is catching some rays in Orlando at the PCIA Wireless Infrastructure Show, so Wireless Design & Development Editor Meaghan Ziemba was kind enough to fill in.

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SmartWatch, Episode 10: T-Mo’s $1 Billion Break-Up Fee and Beats, the Apple of Tim Cook’s Eye

May 15, 2014 12:00 pm Videos Comments

In this episode of SmartWatch, sponsored by SanDisk, we take a look at T-Mobile's reported request for a $1 billion break-up fee from Sprint should a potential merger deal fall through. The once jilted fourth-largest carrier in the U.S. knows how lucrative being rejected by the FCC can be after it took home around $4 billion in cash and prizes on AT&T failed bid.

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SmartWatch, Episode 9: T-Mobile's Righteous 1Q, and Tim Cook on Apple's WWDC!

May 8, 2014 10:41 am Videos Comments

In this week’s episode of SmartWatch, sponsored by SanDisk, we look at T-Mobile’s impressive first quarter, which managed to outshine even Tier One behemoths Verizon and AT&T. T-Mobile added a whopping 1.3 million branded postpaid customers. While adjusted EBITDA was down a little over 12 percent sequentially to $1.1 billion...

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SmartWatch, Episode 8: Rumble in the Postpaid Jungle - AT&T Vs. Verizon; Apple Stock Split

April 29, 2014 1:53 pm Videos Comments

In this week's edition of SmartWatch, sponsored by SanDisk, we take a look at some surprising first-quarter results from the nation's two largest wireless carriers. Until now, Verizon has managed to stay above the fray, as AT&T and T-Mobile engaged in a price war. However, given 1Q earnings, it appear Verizon will have to join the fight going forward...

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SmartWatch, Episode 7: Wireless What-Ifs, Ands and Buts, from Apple to Softbank

April 24, 2014 11:15 am Videos Comments

With a relatively quiet news week having passed, this week's SmartWatch, sponsored by SanDisk, takes a look at what might be on the horizon. From a Softbank bid for T-Mobile to a new iPhone, we'll offer up the probability of the next big story in the wireless. 

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SmartWatch, Episode 6: The Next iPhone, Amazon’s 3D Dreams, and Pessimism

April 17, 2014 11:20 am Videos Comments

In this edition of SmartWatch, sponsored by SanDisk, we contemplate whether a lack of headline-grabbing smartphones in 2014 will allow Apple to jack up the price of its next iPhone (iPhones?) as much as $100. And before the show is over, Ben will address his pessimism regarding Amazon’s rumored 3D smartphone before coming face to face with his more optimistic self, who thinks the feature sounds kind of neat.

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SmartWatch, Episode 5: Monitoring the Industry Shift, David Ortiz and the Galaxy S5

April 10, 2014 11:26 am Videos Comments

In this week’s episode of SmartWatch, sponsored by SanDisk, we take a look at the seismic shift happening in the wireless industry as carriers begin paying bounties and move away from device subsidies. We also get a quick look at the Samsung Galaxy S5, and touch base with Boston Red Sox DH, David Ortiz. All this and more in this week’s edition of SmartWatch!

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