Speaking Thursday at the CCA Global Expo Masayoshi Son talked about the need for teamwork between Sprint and the carrier members of the CCA in order to take a “real fight” to the AT&T and Verizon “duopoly.” And he had the GSMA Intelligence numbers to back up his doubt.
Wireless networks are becoming more reliable across the board according to a new the J.D. Power...
RootMetrics today released its most recent survey of wireless networks in the United States,...
AT&T detailed more specifics for its Domain 2.0 initiative, which aims to virtualize the carrier's network. AT&T said Ericsson, Tail-F Systems AB, and Metaswitch Networks LTD have been selected to begin further discussions on design and deployment of a software-based network artchitecture.
HP had launched a new NFV platform that aims to help operators reduce CapEx OpEx, while also speeding delivery of new product and services over the network. HP’s offering includes an open standards–based NFV reference architecture, HP OpenNFV Labs—the company is opening a pair...
Ahmed Ali, research analyst at ABI Research, said deployments of Cloud Radio Access Networks (C-RAN) will continue to increase across the Asian region while remaining limited in other parts of the world. "Other regions, where scarcity of cell sites is an issue, are likely to develop a market for partial deployment of C-RAN in densely populated areas," Ali said.
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.
T-Mobile today announced that it has reached a deal to acquire $2.4 billion worth of 700 MHz A-Block licenses. The proposed transaction also includes the transfer of certain T-Mobile AWS and PCS licenses to Verizon, which according to a press release have an aggregate value of approximately $950 million.
Of all the wavelengths in the spectrum used for wireless data transmission, perhaps the least well known is the millimeter wave band. However, it is precisely this band (and the continuous bandwidth it provides) that enables wireless data transmission at speeds and bandwidth that compare to the high quality of fiber optic communication systems.
Japan has emerged as one of the world leaders in mobile broadband deployments. Home to 35 million people, Tokyo is one of the largest, most sophisticated and connected cities on the planet. It is Tokyo's density, as well as its technological savvy that made it the perfect site for Ericsson's fifth annual Business Innovation Forum last week.
Join Wireless Week and sponsor Anritsu, as we take an in-depth look at how small cells are set to revolutionize the way operators approach the issue of coverage and capacity. Small cells have huge potential to address both capacity and coverage issues, but they're not without complexity...
Samsung said today that it is testing 5G technology capable of data speeds 100 times faster than 4G networks. According to a press release, Samsung's new adaptive array transceiver technology will allow data to transmit at higher frequencies than currently possible...
Integration of small cells into the “macro” network could be more effective than even Wi-Fi offload in solving the problem of data traffic outstripping increases in available spectrum.
Cellular roaming was a relatively straightforward proposition for quite some time, but LTE and the myriad bands upon which it is being deployed have made the next-generation of roaming a much more complicated proposition.
Mobile device manufacturers are churning out products that can squeeze more and more bits per hertz from the spectrum, and consumers are buying them by the millions, often resulting in overloaded networks and sluggish or interrupted service.
The answer won't be found in the single layered systems of the past. What's needed now is a next-generation, multi-layered transport solution that can help operators make mobile backhaul a strategic asset and key competitive advantage.
Without immediate action, Internet users on a global scale face the risk of incurring increased costs and limited functionality. The only lasting solution to this problem is the global adoption of Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)...
The next major battleground for smartphones are the degree and ease in which they work with personal clouds, exhibits A and B being the iCloud and Google cloud services.
To paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of WiMAX' death have been greatly exaggerated.
The public safety community is not happy with the FCC.
For the 13th year in a row, Comsearch, a CommScope company, will serve as official spectrum manager for the International CTIA Wireless 2010 trade show.
Carriers are in a difficult predicament: Demand is so high that any notable increase in capacity will be overwhelmed by data-hungry consumers. To illustrate the extent of the issue, consider this: AT&T’s data traffic has gone up more than 5,000 percent over the past three years.
With market penetration for voice services at essentially saturation levels, network operators are pinning their hopes for continued revenue growth on the still comparatively untapped data segment.
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski has acted on a petition filed by CTIA to establish timeframes within which permits for wireless tower sites must be approved.
Consumers who make online purchases have become accustomed to features and functions that would have been revolutionary a few years ago. The experience consumers find on Amazon.com, the world's largest online shopping site, represents innovation.
Companies in today’s briefs include: LTE SAE Trial Initiative, Softbank, Apple, Globacom, Mobile Marketing Association, Advanced Interactive Sciences, Amdocs Management, Buzzd, Cha Cha Search, Comverse, Cox Newspapers, Fox News Channel, Handmade Mobile Entertainment, Inside Mobile, mInfo Information Technology, Mobile Traffic Network, Telefónica, uLocate Communications, VoodooVox, Western Union Mobile, Whoop
Vodafone, China Mobile and Japanese carrier Softbank announced an agreement to establish a joint innovation lab to promote the development of new mobile technologies