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Smartphone Shipments Trounce Slowing PCs, Tablets

March 23, 2015 10:54 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to research firm IDC, the combined total market of smartphones, tablets plus 2-in-1s, and PCs is set to grow from 1.8 billion units in 2014 to 2.5 billion units in 2019.

CiG Wireless Sells Towers to Vertical Bridge

March 23, 2015 10:38 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

CiG Wireless announced it is selling its tower portfolio to Vertical Bridge Holdings in an all-cash deal valued at...                                                                                               

FirstNews Briefs: SiBEAM, Ceragon, Topcon, Digi-Star, Skorpios

March 23, 2015 9:55 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Topcon Positioning Group announces the acquisition of Digi-Star, a provider of agricultural solutions involving weight sensors and...                                                                          

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FirstNews Briefs: Rohde & Schwartz, Qorvo, Alcatel-Lucent, Gigamon

March 20, 2015 10:33 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz will present a new 5G channel sounding solution in cooperation with Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) at the NGMN Industry Conference in Frankfurt/Main.

Google, Tag Heuer Partner on Smartwatch

March 20, 2015 10:23 am | by Jacob Meister, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

The company will team up with Google and Intel to create a watch which will boast Intel technology and Google’s Android Wear.

HTC's Chou Hands Off CEO Reins to Cher Wang

March 20, 2015 9:09 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Chou oversaw the successful transition of HTC from a handheld device ODM to a global branded company. He will assume a new executive position as...

T-Mobile Found Guilty of Labor Law Violations

March 19, 2015 3:30 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The NLRB said the case showed how management at T-Mobile worked to suppress workers from organizing through "unlawful corporate policies issued from the highest levels of the company." 

Startup Claims to Fix Delays on Wireless Networks

March 19, 2015 3:08 pm | by Brian Santo, CED | Articles | Comments

The company is not claiming to solve the well-known latency problems on wireless networks. Instead, Twin Prime has developed...                                                                     

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FCC’s Wheeler Pledges to Fix Auction Discount Loophole

March 19, 2015 11:07 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

For its part, Dish has insisted it fully disclosed its plans to use DE bidding partners in the auction and...                                                                                             

Microsoft Plans Summer Release for Windows 10

March 19, 2015 11:07 am | by Jacob Meister, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

The company announced that Windows 10 will be made available in 190 countries and 111 languages during the Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) summit in Shenzhen, China.

AT&T, Verizon to Litigate Title II Through Industry Organizations

March 19, 2015 10:57 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The news comes after AT&T and Verizon have both promised long legal fights over the recently approved Order to reclassify ISPs under what Wheeler has called "light-touch Title II" regulation. 

IBM Study Highlights Security Flaws in Enterprise Apps

March 19, 2015 10:35 am | by Jacob Meister, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

The new research suggests the average company tests less than half of apps for vulnerabilities, while 33 percent never test the mobile apps prior to their release.

Microsoft Readies New Browser as Explorer Sunsets

March 19, 2015 10:16 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Explorer will still be available, but Microsoft hinted this week that its new — and as-yet unnamed — browser will get top billing in the future.                                                  

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Yahoo Shutting Down Final China Operation

March 19, 2015 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Yahoo turned over control of its China operations to its partner Alibaba Group in 2005...                                                                                                           

FirstNews Briefs: AT&T, Sonim, PCS Wireless, Jenn-Air

March 19, 2015 9:46 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

AT&T is introducing new enhancements to AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk (EPTT) and Integrated Dispatch.                                                                                             

T-Mobile Now Also Covering All Costs for Customers Who Switch

March 18, 2015 4:39 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

T-Mobile’s move to cover device costs for switching customers comes just days after Sprint already committed to do the same.                                                                                     

T-Mobile Targets Businesses with Simplified Rate Plans

March 18, 2015 4:24 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

In addition to the rate plans, T-Mobile for Business will include dot com domains from GoDaddy...                                                                                                   

Verizon Hit with Big Fine Over 911 Outages

March 18, 2015 11:42 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The April 2014 outage was part of a broader multistate 911 outage that affected over 11 million people and...                                                                                              

New HTC Program Offers Replacement Devices

March 18, 2015 11:26 am | by Jacob Meister, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

"We want our customers to have the confidence to use their new HTC One and the peace of mind that HTC has your back if...

FirstNews Briefs: Qualcomm, GSMA, Teradyne, Vasona

March 18, 2015 10:00 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

The GSMA today announced that Anne Bouverot, Director General of the GSMA, will leave the organization to become...

New Walmart MVNO Offers Rollover Data

March 18, 2015 9:45 am | by Jacob Meister, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

Total Wireless, which will be serviced exclusively through Walmart, will offer consumers three different monthly service options, which include...                   

Adobe Profits Up as Subcribers Move to Cloud

March 18, 2015 9:31 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Adjusted for one-time items, the maker of Photoshop and Illustrator software said profit came to 44 cents per share in the latest quarter, beating Wall Street expectations.

Oracle's 3Q Shows Strong Growth in Cloud Business

March 18, 2015 9:28 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Oracle said its net income fell 3 percent to $2.5 billion, or 56 cents per share, in the quarter that ended on Feb. 28. That was down from $2.57 billion, or 56 cents a share, a year ago.

Facebook Integrates Payments with Messenger App

March 18, 2015 9:10 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Services including PayPal, its Venmo unit and the disappearing-photo app Snapchat let you beam money to friends and family using smartphones linked to bank accounts or credit cards.

GSMA Launches Marketplace for Wireless Industry

March 17, 2015 4:52 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The GSMA on Wednesday announced the launch of the GSMA Marketplace, an online commerce platform that will bring buyers and sellers of telecom products and services together online. 

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