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Sprint Helping Bring Wi-Fi to Kansas City

April 20, 2015 4:47 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The $15 million Wi-Fi network will be based around the city's streetcar line, a 2.2-mile stretch that circles the downtown area. The ordinance specifically states Sprint as provider for a...

Opinion: Nokia Should Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

April 20, 2015 3:57 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Blogs | Comments

 The markets for networking equipment and smartphones are substantially removed from one another...

Analyst: Mobile Price War Hurting Sprint the Most

April 20, 2015 11:12 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

A new survey from Cowen and Co. reveals that Sprint average revenue per account (ARPA) fell 14...

Google Ads Wi-Fi Support for Android Wear Watches

April 20, 2015 10:53 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Google said it is also working to make it easier to use app on the watch. The company has ...

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GM Expects In-Car LTE to Drive Profit

April 20, 2015 10:30 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The connected car market continues to grow, as Gartner expects 10 percent of all revenue from the auto industry to be generated from connected broadband platforms by 2020. 

Sprint Taps Former Verizon Exec to Head Midwest Operations

April 20, 2015 10:21 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Sprint today hired Tracy Elizabeth Nolan as the president and general manager for Sprint in Illinois and Wisconsin.                                                                                        

Google Wallet Funds Now FDIC-Insured

April 20, 2015 10:07 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

News that Google is insuring Wallet users' funds is significant, as competing services such as PayPal and Venmo do not offer FDIC insurance. 

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FirstNews Briefs: Ericsson, Intel, IHS, RootMetrics

April 20, 2015 9:42 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

IHS Inc. has completed its acquisition of RootMetrics. IHS announced its intent to acquire RootMetrics on April 6, 2015; closing occurred on April 17.                                                     

Wireless Industry Applauds FCC’s OK on Shared Spectrum in 3.5 GHz Band

April 17, 2015 1:40 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The Order approves the 3550-3700 MHz bands for mobile broadband and other commercial use.                                                                                                                      

T-Mobile’s Walmart Family Mobile Catching Up with Data Boost

April 17, 2015 10:32 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Starting April 18, all new and existing customers will automatically get the new data plans.                                                                                                                     

Amazon Kills Appstore TestDrive Service

April 17, 2015 10:23 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

In a post on the company's blog, Amazon said that due to the increasing use of 'free to play' business models, it has seen a significant decline in customers...

FirstNews Briefs: Orange, Broadsoft, Telit, Anritsu, EMITE

April 17, 2015 9:40 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Orange Business Services announced the acquisition of Ocean, a provider of fleet management and vehicle tracking solutions.                                                                              

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Google Revamps Search to Accommodate Mobile Devices

April 17, 2015 9:15 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Although Google's new formula won't affect searches on desktop and laptop computers, it will have a huge influence on how and where people spend their money, given that more people are relying on their smartphones...

T-Mobile CEO Revives Call for AT&T, Sprint, Verizon to End Overage Charges

April 16, 2015 5:06 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

“Let’s see if we can at least get the duopoly to wake up...”                                                                               

MagicJack’s Premium iOS App Offers Unlimited Calls, Texts for Dirt Cheap

April 16, 2015 11:11 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The premium service will be free for customers already using magicJack’s home and business services.                                                                                              

Sprint's Boost Launches New Cuba Plan

April 16, 2015 11:07 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

As part of the new focus on Cuba, Boost says it will donate $10,000 to Roots of Hope, an student-run organization that seeks to improve quality... 

SanDisk Misses 1Q Profit Forecasts

April 16, 2015 10:51 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The results missed Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of...

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SmartWatch: Need a Smartphone? There’s Delivery for That

April 16, 2015 10:41 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Like pizza and flowers before it, the smartphone now joins the illustrious list of products that can be delivered to your home.                                                                            

Apple Advances Green Efforts with Solar, Forest Projects

April 16, 2015 10:11 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The initiatives come as the tech giant this year met a self-imposed goal of powering all its U.S. operations with renewable energy to reduce carbon emissions — initiatives that have won...

Verizon Bets on College Sports for Its OTT Mobile Video Offer

April 16, 2015 10:10 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Verizon is lining up a handful of new content agreements for its upcoming mobile video offering that will put college sports on small screens.                                                             

AT&T, Verizon Leaving Some Microsoft Apps off Galaxy Phones

April 16, 2015 9:51 am | News | Comments

Microsoft announced last month that it would be expanding its push to bring its software and services to Samsung devices, as well as...

FirstNews Briefs: ARM, Sequans, Teradyne, Telstra

April 16, 2015 9:37 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

ARM today announced the acquisition of Wicentric, a Bluetooth Smart stack and profile provider, and...                                                                                            

AT&T Files Separate Legal Challenge to FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules

April 15, 2015 11:23 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

AT&T’s suit is somewhat surprising as the carrier was expected to allow wireless industry organizations lead...                                                                                                        

Credo Mobile Ignores ALEC Order to Stop Blasting Its Telecom Policy

April 15, 2015 11:04 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Credo’s resistance to pressure from ALEC comes a week after T-Mobile confirmed that it would no longer be a member...                                                                            

Why Latency Management Will Decide the Future of the IoT

April 15, 2015 10:31 am | by Fergal Toomey, Chief Scientist & Co-Founder of Corvil | Articles | Comments

What happens when we begin to enter the world of machine-to-machine (M2M) interactions we’ve been trained to expect instantaneously?

EU Charges Google with Antitrust Violations, Probes Android

April 15, 2015 10:09 am | by Raf Casert, Associated Press | News | Comments

The EU can impose fines of 10 percent on annual revenue, or some $6 billion, and force the company to overhaul its system for recommending websites in Europe.

FirstNews Briefs: Icontrol, Novatel, DHL, Cisco, Gemalto, Verizon

April 15, 2015 9:42 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Today Icontrol Networks, an interactive security and home automation company, announced a partnership with Novatel Wireless, Inc.                                                                         

Apple Shoots for Better Photos with Latest Acquisition

April 15, 2015 9:33 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

A statement on the LinX's website boasts that "LinX cameras are significantly smaller than any camera on the market today, leading the way to...

Nokia Buys Alcatel-Lucent, Considers Selling HERE Business

April 15, 2015 9:12 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

A merger of Nokia and ALU will create a company with combined revenues of approximately $27.6 billion last year. That will put the new company on par with Swedish telecoms equipment giant...

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