The dramatic success of the iPhone, data hungry smartphone competitors and other wireless devices is placing an ever increasing capacity demand on wireless networks which is only expected to worsen with the accelerated deployments of 4G networks worldwide.
Verizon Wireless doesn't expect to recoup future investments in its 3G network and is pushing to move customers over to its more efficient LTE service...
We all know that mobile video consumption is growing. Industry analyst firm In-Stat forecasts that worldwide mobile video consumption will surpass 693 billion minutes by 2015. A recent Yahoo study found that mobile video consumption had grown 29 percent since 2010.
The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has finally agreed on what constitutes true 4G service – and it's a lot faster than what's on the market right now.
Barnes & Noble's Wi-Fi only Nook Tablet adds one more media slate to the mix that doesn't have a 3G or 4G modem at launch. The Kindle Fire doesn't have one, either.
Clearwire has stopped offering postpaid plans to new customers and will no longer sell dual-mode WiMAX/3G devices that use Sprint's CDMA network.
The answer won't be found in the single layered systems of the past. What's needed now is a next-generation, multi-layered transport solution that can help operators make mobile backhaul a strategic asset and key competitive advantage.
Metrico today released its quarterly Mobile Device Roundup, an exclusive to Wireless Week...
Many mobile operators are currently looking to build their own Wi-Fi footprint to handle the urgent need for more mobile data capacity. Their goal is to have subscribers automatically move over from the 3G network to Wi-Fi whenever it is in range.
Nokia Siemens Networks has come out with a new technology that lets wireless networks automatically adapt to changing network conditions.
As promised, Verizon Wireless has implemented its network optimization policies, which many interpret as data throttling but the company says are not.
This week marks the official commercial launch of TruConnect Mobile, a data-only MVNO running on Sprint's 3G network.
Small cell architectures (aka, microcells) have the promise to deliver significantly higher network capacity.
Cable operator Cox Communications has scrapped plans to build its own 3G network in favor of its current wholesale deal with Sprint.
Netflix's critical differentiator is that it allows consumers to access video when it is convenient for them – on demand.
Verizon Wireless does not plan to let voice calls placed over its LTE network roam on to its CDMA network when it introduces voice over LTE (VoLTE)...
As part of a new line of laptops, HP is now offering a prepaid 3G data plan to its customers.
If its deal to buy T-Mobile USA goes through, T-Mobile subscribers with "3G" phones will need to replace those to keep their wireless broadband service working.
With all the hubbub surrounding "4G," it's a valid question to ask which next-generation flavor is actually providing faster speeds to mobile customers.
Every year the M2M space continues to grow and diversify. As traditional subscriber adoption reaches saturation, carriers are on the move to find new areas of growth.
Sony announced its next-generation portable entertainment system (codename: NGP) – and it will come in both 3G and Wi-Fi models when it debuts later this year.
The question becomes exactly which aspects of the network to converge, when, and how to do it. Convergence can mean a lot of things in different parts of the network. For example, convergence already has happened in the mobile backhaul space at both the physical and virtual layers...
Verizon Wireless says it is working to fix the handoff from its 3G network to LTE on its LG modem, which can take up to two minutes.
Back when wireless operators were first deploying third-generation networks and before the advent of smartphones, there was an ongoing quest to find the "killer app." This was to be the signature data application for nascent 3G networks that would excite traditional voice users sufficiently...