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The Shift from 3G to 4G

January 31, 2009 6:38 pm | by Brad Smith | Articles | Comments

Nothing ever stands still if you are a wireless operator. New technologies are always around the corner that demand attention, even ones that haven’t been fully defined. No one has yet officially defined what a fourth generation wireless network will be

Obama Puts BlackBerry to Work

January 30, 2009 7:05 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — He won the fight to keep it. Now, Barack Obama is putting his beloved BlackBerry to work.

FirstNews Briefs for Jan. 15, 2009

January 15, 2009 8:17 am | News | Comments

Companies in the News: InterDigital, Samsung, Ericsson, TeliaSonera, mig33, Yahoo, AllOne Health, Diversinet, Onset Technology.

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Chips are Down for Base Stations, Up for Bluetooth

January 14, 2009 8:05 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

Base stations and their microchips aren’t the market they used to be, so tough times are ahead for such vendors, In-Stat said in its latest wireless industry research today.

USB is Latest 3G Modem Trend

January 12, 2009 8:06 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Manufacturers of 3G modems did well in 2008 despite the overall economic slowdown, research firm In-Stat said today.

New Wireless Frontier: Vermont?

January 9, 2009 7:54 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

Attention Vermont residents: AT&T will sell its mobile phones in your state beginning next Thursday.

LTE Could Help Industry Weather Economy

January 9, 2009 7:48 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

Wireless operators who plan for LTE may be able to flank the negative economy, ABI Research analyst Nadine Manjaro said today.

M2M Starts ’09 With New Company

January 6, 2009 7:56 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

The first news of 2009 for the machine-to-machine (M2M) space includes a new company, a new chief executive and a new 3G embedded modem.

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The Year of Flat-Rate Data

December 25, 2008 5:06 pm | by Evan Koblentz | Articles | Comments

Analysts and other industry figures paint a clear picture of what’s coming in 2009 for data plan pricing trends. Big carriers will copy the simplicity of smaller competitors, or possibly just acquire them, while the smaller competitors copy the technology of big carriers and may even offer some postpaid services of their own.

Seybold’s Take - Adding 4G to 3G

December 3, 2008 4:36 pm | by Andrew M. Seybold | Articles | Comments

At the recent CDMA Developers Group Conference held in San Diego, one of the central topics was the migration of 3G networks to 4G, which for this conference anyway, meant both LTE and WiMAX (next-generation WiMAX).

Synchronoss Enables Emerging Devices

November 6, 2008 8:27 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

ConvergenceNow Plus+ is Synchronoss Technologies’ latest update allows devices to become wireless-enabled.

Telstra To Triple Mobile Broadband Speeds

October 24, 2008 7:56 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

Telstra is working with Ericsson, Qualcomm and Sierra Wireless to upgrade its Next G network

Should LTE Be Deployed Differently than 2G and 3G?

October 8, 2008 1:15 pm | by Manish Singh | Articles | Comments

Long Term Evolution (LTE) is the new emerging standard for 4G wireless networks.

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Hogs & Bandwidth

October 2, 2008 9:59 pm | by Elliott Drucker | Articles | Comments

Two items regarding operation of the new 3G iPhone made the news recently, In one, AT&T announced that it would ban from its network any iPhone users that it catches doing so-called peer-to-peer file transfers on its 3G network. Then it became known that iPhones will not be able to download music from Apple’s popular iTunes site using 3G. Instead, as with the older version of the iPhone

French Regulators to Re-Offer 3G License

September 23, 2008 8:16 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

ARCEP said it will try again to sell the country’s final 3G license after considering the proposals of 23 parties.

AT & T Feeds the Enterprise Need

September 22, 2008 8:04 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

AT&T and middleware provider Antenna Software are at Oracle’s OpenWorld in San Francisco, showing the operator’s new capabilities in mobile enterprise applications.

EAS over Text Not Ready for Primetime

September 19, 2008 7:56 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

3G Americas shines a light on the shortcomings of third-party Emergency Alert Systems (EAS) in a new research report.

T-Mobile Makes Room for Traffic

September 18, 2008 7:54 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

T-Mobile USA will deploy its long awaited 3G network to 27 markets by the end of this year, covering two-thirds of its customer base.

ComScore: U.S. 3G Adoption Rivals Europe

September 4, 2008 8:04 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

The United States has finally caught up with Western Europe in the adoption of 3G

Hutchison Narrows 3G Losses

August 21, 2008 8:03 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

Hutchison Whampoa reported better-than-expected first-half net profit, as the conglomerate run by tycoon Li Ka-shing posted a smaller loss.

T-Mobile Opens 3G in Vegas

August 6, 2008 8:14 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

In it continuing 3G expansion in its network, T-Mobile USA announced the launch of 3G in Las Vegas.

Hitting High Speeds in San Diego

August 1, 2008 8:07 am | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

It wasn’t long ago that when people talked about high-speed wireless data, they were talking in terms of 1 Mbps or less.

Agilent Updates LTE, W-CDMA/HSPA Test Applications

July 22, 2008 8:13 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies announced new testing products for LTE and W-CDMA/HSPA mobile networks yesterday.

Seybold’s Take - Wireless Broadband Battlelines

July 2, 2008 9:45 pm | by Andy Seybold | Articles | Comments

Mobile WiMAX players had hoped to capitalize on technology capabilities and time-to-market. As time goes by, it seems possible that the once-perceived dominance is evaporating.

Alcatel-Lucent Lands $1 Billion China Mobile Contract

June 17, 2008 8:47 am | by Teresa von Fuchs | News | Comments

Alcatel-Lucent announced that it has been awarded a $1 billion framework agreement to provide mobile communication equipment and services to China Mobile.

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