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AT&T To Cover 100M in Mexico by 2018

June 26, 2015 10:00 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

AT&T said it expects the first phase of its build-out will be complete in the next six months and cover 40 million Mexicans, about one-third...

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...

CTIA: FCC Estimate for Spectrum Need Is Low

June 24, 2015 4:41 pm | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The Brattle Group said its analysis relies on current projections that show a six-fold increase...

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...

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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 organization has now defined the...

AT&T Open Sourcing Gigabit Network Components

June 18, 2015 1:04 pm | by Ben Munson, CED | News | Comments

The carrier placed the term ‘disaggregation’ on its SDN/NFV process involving breaking down hardware subsystems and then in turn...

Cuban Govt Is Expanding Wi-Fi Access, Making It Cheaper

June 18, 2015 8:10 am | by Michael Weissenstein - Associated Press | News | Comments

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba says it's expanding Internet access by adding Wi-Fi capacity to dozens of state-run Internet centers and more than halving the cost that users pay for an hour online. The government announcement Thursday is the first significant expansion of the Internet in Cuba since President...

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Report: Chinese OEMs Will Gain on Carrier Aggregation Push

June 16, 2015 10:00 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a new report from Stategy Analytics, China will be first to scale mobile phone chipsets that support carrier aggregation. 

NCTA to FCC: LTE-U Will Gravely Harm Wi-Fi

June 15, 2015 10:24 am | by Ben Munson, Editor | News | Comments

“Widespread deployment of LTE-U or LAA would therefore harm American consumers, schools, and innovators."                  

Verizon: T-Mobile CEO John Legere is “Simply Wrong”

June 15, 2015 10:12 am | by Ben Munson, Editor | News | Comments

“Yet Mr. Legere was in DC, hat in hand, asking that more discounted spectrum on the taxpayer’s dime be included in the set-aside. We think this is a bad idea.”

Charter-Time Warner Deal A Boon for Boingo

June 9, 2015 9:14 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Articles | Comments

As cable and wireless providers engage in a frenzied period of consolidation, Wi-Fi and DAS provider Boingo Wireless finds itself squarely in the middle of the action. 

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 allow Cupertino to control the delivery and storage of content, without...

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Sprint, Cisco Partner on Smart City Public Wi-Fi Project

June 5, 2015 11:11 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, CED | News | Comments

The network will provide connectivity for Sprint customers, Kansas City residents and visitors. It will also back a host of smart city management applications that cover parking, traffic, city lighting...

TM Forum Live: Big Data and KISS

June 5, 2015 10:14 am | by Jose Diaz, EMEA VP Business Development , Excelacom | Articles | Comments

The hot topic at this year’s TMForum was the need for a radical simplification of systems and processes that meet the business needs of today, while preparing for the future.

Sprint and T-Mobile Form Alliance to Raise Spectrum Reserve

June 3, 2015 8:56 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The nation’s third- and fourth-largest carriers, along with a number of rural carriers and consumer advocacy groups, have launched a website that aims to...

Demo: Voice & Video Over LTE

June 2, 2015 9:56 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Videos | Comments

In this demonstration from the LTE Innovation Summit, Rohde & Schwartz give us an in-depth look at testing for quality and performance in voice and video over LTE.

Google Making Progress on Project Loon

June 1, 2015 9:47 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Mike Cassidy, vice president of Project Loon for Google, said that the project is progressing to the point that it could be ready for commercial deployment as soon as...

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LTE Innovation Summit: FirstNet - Are We Ready?

June 1, 2015 9:43 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Videos | Comments

In this panel at Rohde & Schwartz's LTE Innovation Summit, Wireless Week's Andrew Berg moderates a panel of experts for an in-depth discussion of the challenges and opportunities ahead for an nationwide interoperable first responder's network.

Wi-Fi’s Problem with LTE Over Unlicensed Spectrum

May 26, 2015 10:01 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Articles | Comments

“We’re talking about an engineering question that’s potentially getting turned into a manufactured crisis because folks are moving too fast.”

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 unlicensed wireless microphones, among other users that might interfere with wireless operations within...

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 would rather improve capacity thought the use of more...

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), China Mobile, China Telecom, and China Unicom have pledged to increase...

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. 

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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