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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...

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...

Report: North America Growing on Subscribers with Multiple Devices

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

Ericsson on Monday...

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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.

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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...

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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...

Using Mobile Analytics to Monetize Readily-Available Network Data

January 21, 2013 9:10 am | by By Amrish Thakkar, Principal Product Manager, Openwave Mobility | Blogs | Comments

It is inevitable that when a technology is perceived as being “cool”, a lot of companies start claiming that they can do it. Mobile data analytics is one such market. Over the past couple of years, the waters have become muddied, to the extent that service providers...

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