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FCC Proposes $14.4M in Forfeitures for Lifeline Violations

October 1, 2013 10:37 am | News | Comments

After a lengthy review of the FCC's Lifeline program, which offers mobile phones to low-income consumers, the FCC late yesterday proposed more than $14.4 million in forfeitures against five wireless Lifeline service providers who apparently violated the commission’s Lifeline rules.

Walmart and Straight Talk to Offer iPhone

January 9, 2013 10:42 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Walmart and Straight Talk Wireless, a Tracfone brand, which is a subsidiary of America Movil,...

Tracfone Ups Prepaid Stakes with Simple Mobile Buy

May 11, 2012 7:19 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Tracfone Wireless is acquiring Simple Mobile in a deal that could help it kick off a SIM-only...

Enterprise Femtocells: Too Much of a Good Thing?

June 4, 2009 1:55 pm | by John Spindler | Articles | Comments

Using multiple femtocells to provide coverage within an enterprise can cause a lot of problems.

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Imperatives For Managing High Data Traffic

May 4, 2009 11:06 am | by Stuart Taylor | Articles | Comments

After years of industry pundits preaching about mobile data, it has finally arrived.

NRTC Strikes Deal with Private WiMAX Op

April 30, 2009 8:49 am | by Traci Patterson, CED Magazine | News | Comments

The NRTC local members will soon have the opportunity to provide high-speed, fixed and mobile broadband Internet access to “unwired” communities nationwide.

D.C. to Get First Crack at Free Mobile TV

April 20, 2009 9:11 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Washington will be the first U.S. city to get free digital TV broadcasts for mobile devices like cell phones, laptop computers and in-car entertainment systems.

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Verizon Releases Developer Specs for LTE

April 17, 2009 9:20 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless today released an initial set of technical specifications for devices that will run on its forthcoming LTE network.

Two Critical 4G Challenges

March 31, 2009 9:27 pm | by Elliott Drucker | Articles | Comments

While enterprises in almost every other business sector are tightening their belts, major wireless carriers are planning for huge expenditures on 4G network deployments.

5 Considerations in a Down Economy

February 24, 2009 12:41 pm | by Chris Kozup | Articles | Comments

Businesses continue to make investments in mobility as a way to improve employee productivity.

Obama Lobbied Intel CEO on Stimulus

February 11, 2009 8:20 am | by Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writer | Articles | Comments

President Barack Obama lobbied the head of Intel to talk up the more than $800 billion economic recovery package moving through Congress.

GPS Gets More Assists

January 31, 2009 6:11 pm | by Monica Alleven | Articles | Comments

For years, GPS has played a role in helping solve one of the industry’s stickiest problems: fixing the location of phones for E911. But as location-based services (LBS) increasingly go commercial, engineers are looking for ways to improve the performance of GPS indoors.

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EJL Predicts HSPA+ Upgrades

January 27, 2009 8:07 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

A significant number of mobile operators will upgrade from HSPDA to HSPA+ technology as an interim stop gap before migrating to LTE.

Common AAA Platform...

October 7, 2008 6:20 am | News | Comments

Among the most significant challenges facing service providers as they migrate from their legacy infrastructures to next-generation networks is delivering high-quality services across a variety of legacy and IP access technologies.

M2Z, Opponents Wait to Hear from FCC

September 30, 2008 7:56 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

M2Z Networks wants to be a data service provider on Day 1, as opposed to voice, but its strongest opposition these days is coming from the cellular camp.

WiMAX News Briefs for Oct. 1, 2008

September 30, 2008 6:49 pm | News | Comments

Companies also in the news at WiMAX World: SOMA Networks, Ronan Telephone Company, Apitilo Networks, Wireless Communications Association, WiMAX Forum, Coresonic AB

T-Mobile: M2Z Unqualified to Judge AWS Interference

September 29, 2008 8:00 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

T-Mobile issued a harshly worded statement defending its AWS interference test against startup M2Z Networks’ recent criticism.

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FCC Eyes Busy Wireless Agenda

September 26, 2008 8:04 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

The FCC chairman and his commissioners have a long to-do list, which it hopes to complete before the end of the year

Synchronization and Timing in the NGN

July 14, 2008 3:00 pm | by FIG 1 The effect of network jitter on NTP accuracy | Articles | Comments

Time and frequency synchronization are surprisingly crucial to mobile service providers' Internet Protocol/Call Detail Record (IIP/CDR) reconciliation, at the heart of billing and logging services.

Skyhook Announces Hybrid Positioning System

June 30, 2008 8:00 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Skyhook Wireless wants to make location-based services work in more places.

NGMN Alliance, Femto Forum Team for Next-Gen Femtocells

June 26, 2008 8:56 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

The Femto Forum and the NGMN Alliance have agreed to work together to ensure a smooth migration of femtocells as they move from today’s first steps to implementation

News Briefs for April 17, 2008

April 17, 2008 7:42 am | News | Comments

Companies in today’s briefs include: Panasonic, T-Mobile, RF Micro Devices, U Mobile, fring, Apple, Nokia Siemens Networks, Wataniya Telecom Algerie, Vodafone, Mobilkom Austria, NextPoint

Fundamentals Are Changing

April 14, 2008 10:35 am | by Brad Smith | Articles | Comments

The move toward wireless broadband data is inexorable, says the CEO of Qualcomm.

ADC Targets Picocells Now, Femtocells Later

April 9, 2008 8:20 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

ADC is starting to offer in-building picocells as a result of its fall 2007 acquisition of LGC Wireless, and next year will move into the femtocell business

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