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Spotify Takes First Steps into Streaming Video, Exclusive Content

May 20, 2015 11:54 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Ek discussed video content partners including ESPN, NBC, MTV, and BBC.                                                                         

AT&T Proposes Quick Clearing of 600 MHz

May 20, 2015 11:36 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

AT&T is specifically referring to things like low-power television, translators and...

Verizon Good on Spectrum as AOL Deal Brings Subsidized Video

May 19, 2015 12:32 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Shammo said that given the premium at which spectrum went in the most recent AWS-3 auction, he...

Chinese Carriers Lowering Prices to Hasten LTE Adoption

May 15, 2015 9:44 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a release from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT),...

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China Will Be Largest 4G Market by End of 2015

May 14, 2015 11:01 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

China Mobile was the big winner, taking home almost 90 percent share of the total LTE market in China. The accelerating growth means China will...

Samsung Launches New Platform for the IoT

May 13, 2015 9:59 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a press release, the new ARTIK platform aims to allow faster, simpler development of new enterprise, industrial and consumer IoT applications. 

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. 

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Verizon Buying AOL in Latest Mobile Video Push

May 12, 2015 10:41 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The deal comes as Verizon prepares an Over-the-Top (OTT) mobile video service for launch this summer.                                                                                                          

Report: Licensed Spectrum Spurs Big Economic Growth

May 11, 2015 10:52 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The Brattle Group found that for every person employed in the wireless industry, an additional 6.5 people get jobs. Overall, the report contends that as a result of the multiplier...

Driverless Cars Prove Accident Prone in California

May 11, 2015 10:34 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | News | Comments

Two accidents happened while the cars were in control; in the other two, the person who still must be behind the wheel was driving, a person familiar with the accident reports told The Associated Press.

Sierra Wireless Acquires Accel Networks

May 7, 2015 5:14 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Accel provides primary and back-up connectivity services to more than 300 enterprise customers in sectors such as retail, finance, security, energy, and hospitality. The company's managed connectivity service and...

High-Tech Sensors Help Kids Keep Eye on Aging Parents

May 5, 2015 10:37 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Advances in low-cost sensors and wireless networks are fueling a boom in the so-called "smart" home. And companies are looking beyond home security and temperature control...

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Periscope Jabs Pricey Mayweather Fight with Free Mobile Stream

May 4, 2015 5:21 pm | by 
Tali Arbel, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Experts said it isn't likely that someone willing to pay for the fight would instead settle for a lower-quality stream that might get shut down at any time. Given that, the companies behind...

Survey: AT&T, Verizon Can Improve on Enterprise Offerings

May 4, 2015 9:44 am | News | Comments

Ovum’s report surveyed ICT decision-makers and influencers and provides an analysis of CIOs’ and telecoms managers’ ratings of their primary telecoms operators, where these operators are suppliers of global ICT services

Sprint Signs Airport Wi-Fi Deal, Offers Wi-Fi Calling Router

April 30, 2015 10:53 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Sprint phones should automatically connect and authenticate on Boingo’s Wi-Fi when in range and...                                                                                                      

Tuesdays with Roger: Can Verizon, Rest of the Pack Handle More Mobile Video?

April 28, 2015 1:34 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In this episode of Tuesdays with Roger, we take a look at the growth of online video and its affect on the network. Our discussion looks at how operators are maintaining the health of their networks, while also promoting video as the next great driver of data consumption. Join us!  

Tower Crew, Capital Shortages Could Delay 600 MHz Auctions

April 28, 2015 11:23 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Speaking Tuesday at PCIA’s annual infrastructure show, FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly specifically noted the overload tower crews could be faced with...

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Verizon Announces Vendors for SDN Strategy

April 28, 2015 11:03 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Verizon said it has "co-authored" with its vendors a comprehensive SDN network architecture document, which includes all interface specifications and...

Report: FCC May Nix Dish Spectrum Discounts

April 28, 2015 9:58 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to the Wall Street Journal, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has asked his staff to closely review the bidding actions of Dish's Designated Entities...

Mosaik Solutions Rolls Out Revamped TowerSource Asset Database

April 28, 2015 9:46 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Less than a year after Mosaik originally acquired TowerSource, the company is putting forth a new version promising improved data, analytics, and a cleaned-up user interface.

The Comcast-Time Warner Merger Died so OTT Video Could Live

April 24, 2015 1:54 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Blogs | Comments

It could be that in 30 years OTT mobile video will grow into something as generally despised as today’s cable model and the companies that prop it up.                                                       

Congress Expects $25 Billion in Net Proceeds from Incentive Auction

April 22, 2015 11:52 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The CBO said that the majority of the proceeds will be deposited in the Treasury’s general fund in order to pay down the national deficit.                                                                  

New Platform Turns Wi-Fi Hotspot in LTE Broadcast Gateway

April 21, 2015 11:06 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Sequans and Expway are hoping this platform will open up more devices to LTE broadcast.                                                                                                   

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. 

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?

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...

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...

FreedomPop Intros New VoIP-Cellular Call Handoff Technology

April 10, 2015 11:21 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The new feature will be available through an OTT software update to all new and existing...                                                                                                     

Sprint Fires Up Wi-Fi Calling on iPhones

April 9, 2015 10:54 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

An over-the-air update coming over the next week will give the feature to Sprint customers on an iPhone 5C, 5S, 6 or 6 Plus running iOS 8.3.                                                                 

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