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Vivint Launches 100Mbps Fixed Wireless Broadband Service

June 25, 2015 10:41 am | by Ben Munson, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Vivint Internet promises up to 100 Mbps speeds for download and upload made available through a model that leverages fiber-connected cell towers and...

Sprint's Claure May Have Confirmed Death of Unlimited

June 23, 2015 11:07 am | News | Comments

Speaking at a Recode conference last month, Claure warned that his company may have to increase...

ITU Starts Process of Defining 5G

June 19, 2015 9:56 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The ITU said the announcement completes its "vision" for 5G systems and that the standards...

Report: Apple Working on High-Speed Data Network

June 8, 2015 10:37 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Apple apparently wants to own the pipes that connect its four major data centers. The move would...

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Internet of Things Should End Pervasive High Tech Secrecy

May 12, 2015 2:35 pm | by Sami Luukkonen | Articles | Comments

Clinging to a culture of secrecy stifles innovation. And it makes companies more vulnerable to other companies -- such as competitors -- that openly share information with each other. 

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. 

Verizon: You Don't Need or Want Unlimited Data

April 13, 2015 11:37 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

As Sprint and T-Mobile both offer variations on the unlimited plan, Verizon has posted a blog penned by Jack Gold, president and founder of J. Gold Associates, which laments network congestion...

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Google Working on International Roaming with Hutchison

April 6, 2015 10:28 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief | News | Comments

Rumors of a Google MVNO that will operate on Sprint, T-Mobile and over Wi-Fi, were essentially confirmed by Google Vice President Sundar Pichai during...

Euro Carriers Accelerate DSL to 170 Mbps

March 23, 2015 1:43 pm | by Brian Santo, @CEDMagzine | News | Comments

Telefonica, BT, and Orange, have wrapped a 2-year-long set of lab trials of G.fast technology, in which they were able to accelerate DSL on local loops to...

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...                   

Watch: T-Mobile Lands Kim Kardashian for Super Bowl Spot

January 27, 2015 9:47 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a post on Forbes by Rob Siltanen, founder and chief creative officer of Siltanen & Partners, a 30-second spot during the big game will sell for about...                         

Libraries in NYC Lending Wireless Hotspots

January 12, 2015 9:25 am | by Verena Dobnik, Associated Press | News | Comments

The programseeks to bridge a digital divide in the nation's largest city, where studies have found nearly 3 million of the 8 million people lack...                     

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AT&T Announces Rollover Data for All Mobile Share Plans

January 7, 2015 11:20 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a press release, beginning January 25, all new and current AT&T Mobile Share Value customers will automatically receive the...                      

Report: North America Growing on Subscribers with Multiple Devices

November 17, 2014 11:48 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Ericsson on Monday dumped its massive cache of mobile stats via the company's annual Mobility Report, and North America actually...                 

Amazon Echo is the new Apple Newton

November 11, 2014 4:07 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Mark Rolston began his presentation Tuesday at the Open Mobile Summit with a shot of the new Amazon Echo...                                    

Africa's Mobile Business Is Booming but Continent Lags in Connectivity

November 11, 2014 10:53 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

According to a new report from Ovum, the number of mobile subscriptions in Africa continues to grow faster than in any other major world region, with total mobile...                

Unlimited Data Plans Could Bring Unlimited Headaches

October 30, 2014 10:09 am | by Elliott Drucker | Articles | Comments

What’s really concerning is that there do not appear to be on the horizon any new LTE capacity enhancing technologies of the sort that helped when...                  

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For Mobile Carriers, a Slow Home Page Can Kill Business Before It Starts

September 18, 2014 12:34 pm | by Dritan Suljoti, Chief Product Officer, Catchpoint Systems | Articles | Comments

The format in which the mobile web page is designed can play a big role in determining how much latency end users experience. Responsive web design has become an in-vogue practice and may seem like a good idea, but it’s something mobile carriers should probably avoid. 

Report: Bumps in the Road for Connected Cars?

July 15, 2014 8:45 am | by Iain Gillott, Founder and President, iGR | Articles | Comments

With a slew of announcements from OEMs, mobile operators and technology vendors in the early part of 2014, the connected car market is picking up momentum.  In addition to announcements, a wider range of vehicles with new connected car capabilities, including LTE, are promised in 2014, with more to come in 2015 and beyond.

Audi Announces $99 5GB LTE Plan for In-Car System

March 11, 2014 9:00 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Automaker Audi has released data pricing for its in-car system, which is powered by AT&T LTE. According to a press release, AT&T will offer two data plan options, including a 6-month 5 GB plan for $99, as well as a 30-month 30 GB plan for $499.

Ericsson: Toll-Free Data Will See Traction

January 10, 2014 9:37 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Putting aside the net neutrality concerns of AT&T's recently announced Sponsored Data solution, Lejla Maric, director of TV and media engagement practice at Ericsson, said she believes the idea is here to stay. "We believe [this will catch on], because obviously it's a new way for operators to engage with the content providers," Maric said.

Sprint Unveils New "Framily" Plans

January 7, 2014 4:26 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Dan Hesse Tuesday took the wraps off what Sprint is calling “Framily” plans, which allows customers to add up to 10 members to one account. Hesse made the comments during a CITI investor conference. He said the new plans will start at $55 for unlimited talk, text and 1GB of data.

Backhaul Services - A Winning Business Proposition

December 12, 2013 12:34 pm | Webinars

The landscape of mobile networks is evolving rapidly:  LTE, LTE-Advanced, Carrier Wi-Fi, small cells, large venues, smart phones, tablets, new services, new apps, tidal waves of video.  All of these factors and many more affect how mobile networks are designed and operate, creating new opportunities for innovative Backhaul Service Providers.

The Potential for Mobile RAN Virtualization

November 21, 2013 1:56 pm | Webinars

The mobile RAN is about to undergo a fundamental change as virtualization becomes real and mobile operators around the world start building base station hotels and C-RANs.  Using standard hardware for the baseband units together with deployment in data centers can significantly lower operating costs for the operators, as well as providing new deployment options. 

Scratch Wireless Launches with Wi-Fi Strategy, Free Texting

October 16, 2013 10:42 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Scratch Wireless today joined a spate of other MVNOs that lean on Wi-Fi as a way of offering "free" wireless service. Launched today with $5 million in funding, Scratch will offer customers service over existing Wi-Fi networks and partnerships with cellular network operators. 

Performance Data Strengthens Carrier-Business Customer Relationship

July 15, 2013 9:30 am | by Andy Willett, NetMotion Wireless | Articles | Comments

We all know about the rapid adoption of mobile technology in business and the positive impact it’s having on the bottom line. However, as the number and scope of these mobile initiatives grows over time, the more processes within an organization become reliant on the connectivity...

OpenWave Enables Unique C Spire Plans

April 16, 2013 10:27 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

We've heard the drumbeat for more granular pricing of wireless services for some time now. Yesterday, C Spire went a long way towards realizing that promise with the announcement of its Choice and Shared data plan offerings. The new Choice plans, which enable a la carte purchases of premium data services...

Report: Mobile Data Traffic Doubles, Speeds Rise

January 24, 2013 10:56 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

In it's third quarter State of the Internet report, Akamai Technologies found that more people are connecting to the Web via mobile phones and they're surfing on those devices at significantly faster speeds overall. Based on data collected by Ericsson, the volume of mobile data traffic doubled from the third quarter of 2011...

The Keynote Dec. - Jan. Mobile News and Portal Index

January 21, 2013 9:38 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Happy New Year! Another year arrives and with it another Keynote Mobile News and Portal Index to review. We’ve talked a lot in the past about how some of the leading mobile news sites can improve their performance by paying attention to key best practices for site...

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