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Opinion: Connected Vehicle Profit and Value Hinge on M2M and the Cloud

October 15, 2013 1:23 pm | by Peter Briscoe, Executive Director of Innovation, Business Unit Support Solutions, Ericsson | Articles | Comments

In the rapidly evolving networked society, everyone, everything and everywhere will be connected in real time. Smart connected devices, broadband networks and cloud-based services will further drive networking among consumers, enterprises and within society in general. 

From the Magazine: Will the Connected Car Leave the Smartphone in the Dust?

October 15, 2013 1:18 pm | by Ben Munson | Articles | Comments

Smartphones and cars concoct a toxic coupling in the collective conscious. In many regards with...

From the Magazine: Centrify CEO Tom Kemp on Samsung KNOX Making Security Easier in the Enterprise

October 15, 2013 1:11 pm | by Ben Munson | Articles | Comments

When Samsung made its KNOX security software available to...

Wireless Broadband: Finding the Right Balance

October 15, 2013 1:05 pm | by Andrew M. Seybold | Articles | Comments

Network operators need more spectrum for wireless broadband but there is a spectrum shortage. To...

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Pico Projectors Headed for the Boardroom

October 15, 2013 1:02 pm | by Ben Munson | Articles | Comments

In terms of external hardware, there isn’t a whole lot a tablet needs to be a success. The iPad restarted the whole tablet market and brought along for the ride only a headphone jack, microphone, volume rocker and connector port. That sparse packaging—still pretty much the formula for all tablets—has led to a svelte form factor standard almost across the board. 

From the Magazine: The Fine Art of Mobile Security in a Dangerous Age

October 15, 2013 12:57 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

If you haven't heard, digital security is a big deal, and the security of information on mobile devices is of utmost concern. The bad guys are getting smarter, their attacks more complex and the sensitive data they’re after increasingly resides on that miniature computer you have in your pocket. 

From the Magazine: Can Wireless Deliver the Internet to Everybody?

October 15, 2013 12:45 pm | by Elliott Drucker | Articles | Comments

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg made quite a splash in late August when he announced the launch of a remarkably ambitious project, called Internet.org, aimed at bringing high-speed Internet access to the two thirds of the world’s population that are not yet connected.

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From the Magazine: Q&A: Simon Khalaf, CEO, Flurry

August 27, 2013 2:08 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

A mature economy and growing economy has emerged from out of the now burgeoning app stores. But like any musical artist will tell you, the competition out there is brutal and regardless of how good you are, it’s sometimes hard to be seen. App developers find themselves in the same situation...

From the Magazine: Spectrum Clearing and Sharing

August 27, 2013 1:57 pm | by Andrew M. Seybold | Articles | Comments

As the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Congress, the Department of Defense (DoD), and other agencies move to meet the mandate to free up more spectrum for commercial broadband services...

From the Magazine: The Ups and Downs of Ads Going Mobile

August 27, 2013 1:18 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

Brands are finally shifting real dollars to mobile. In fact, eMarketer recently revised its 2013 forecast up $100 million, placing a valuation of the mobile-advertising industry at $7.9 billion for the year. While that number represents a huge opportunity, it’s going to take some work and savvy to realize...

From the Magazine: The Growing Issue of Wireless Privacy

August 27, 2013 1:04 pm | by Elliot Drucker | Articles | Comments

Recent unauthorized disclosures regarding the extent of National Security Agency (NSA) cellphone data gathering have a lot of Americans wondering just how much privacy we can expect in our personal communications. Perhaps even more significantly, the flap over NSA activities gives rise to a much broader...

From the Magazine: Sharing Proves Key to Successful Public Safety Network

May 15, 2013 12:00 am | by Andrew M. Seybold | Articles | Comments

In 2012, Congress passed the Tax Relief Bill that included, under Title 6, allocating the 700-MHz D Block to the existing Public Safety broadband spectrum giving Public Safety a nationwide license for 20 MHz (10X10 MHz), setting up an independent board to build and manage the network (FirstNet)...

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Mini Review: A Pure Case for Cases

December 17, 2012 4:08 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

If you do decide to pick up a pricey $600+ LTE-capable iPad, you might be looking for all the protection you can get for your new gadget. In that case (pun intended), LifeProof has you covered. LifeProof is pitching some heavy duty protection from the elements with its line of iPhone and iPad cases.

Mini Review: LifeProof-ing Your New Slate

December 17, 2012 3:59 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

If you do decide to pick up a pricey $600+ LTE-capable iPad, you might be looking for all the protection you can get for your new gadget. In that case (pun intended), LifeProof has you covered. LifeProof is pitching some heavy duty protection from the elements...

The Super Storm and Wireless

December 17, 2012 3:30 pm | by Andrew Seybold | Articles | Comments

According to the FCC, fully 25 percent of the cell sites in the affected area were out of operation because of the super storm that hit the East Coast. People are asking why those who use only wireless phones were unable to call for assistance or talk to their families in the affected areas, and why it took such a long time to get most of the sites back on the air.

Tablets Come Bearing LTE This Holiday Season

December 17, 2012 3:25 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

Tablets are yet again set to be big items this holiday season, and shoppers will have the best selection they’ve ever seen. But this year, those cellular equipped models won’t be shipping in just 3G; LTE is the flavor of choice for those seeking anytime, anywhere connectivity

Broad Coverage and Disparate Access with Mission Critical Availability for First Responders

December 17, 2012 3:25 pm | by Keith Mallinson | Articles | Comments

Today’s public safety wireless networks reflect much of what is wrong with historic airwave allocations. Different user groups are served in fragmentation by numerous incompatible systems. This feudal system using relatively old technologies makes for inefficient use of prime spectrum resources.  It is all overdue for a major overhaul.

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Superstorm Sandy Reveals Wireless Network Vulnerabilities

December 17, 2012 3:15 pm | by Elliott Drucker | Articles | Comments

For better or worse, a natural disaster has once again demonstrated just how vulnerable today’s wireless networks are to the effects of natural and man-made disasters, particularly widespread and long-lasting power outages. One way or another—social pressure, government regulation, or simple competition—operators may be forced to deal with the problem.

Predictions for 2013

December 17, 2012 2:16 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | Articles | Comments

Let's just say the Mayans were wrong and we make it to 2013. If that's the case, you're going to want to peruse this issue of Wireless Week. The following pages are chock full of insight from top industry executives on what to expect in the coming year.   

SAP Talks Apps for the Enterprise

October 15, 2012 9:34 am | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

SAP executive Sanjay Poonen discusses the software giant’s push into enterprise mobility.

Challenge and Potential Behind the HTML5 Hype

October 15, 2012 9:27 am | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

HTML5 has been pitched as the panacea for fragmentation, but does Mark Zuckerberg’s recent bashing of the technology reveal the reality of Web-based applications?

M2M in the Enterprise: the Complexity Conundrum

October 15, 2012 9:22 am | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

The enterprise segment is increasingly turning to M2M to improve efficiency, increase productivity and create new products. Addressing the technology’s complexities is the first step.

Enterprise and M2M: The Network Angle

October 15, 2012 9:18 am | by Elliot Drucker | Articles | Comments

For operators, the possibilities inherent in the booming M2M segment are as varied as the challenges associated with deploying and managing them.

LTE: The Global Standard for Wireless?

October 15, 2012 9:13 am | by Andrew M. Seybold | Articles | Comments

The quick conversion of 2G and 3G networks could be key to LTE’s success as the carrier’s chosen technology of the future.     

BYOD Accelerates Rise of Smartphone and Tablet Leaders

October 15, 2012 9:09 am | by Keith Mallinson | Articles | Comments

The trend towards BYOD is disrupting the device market in a very big way.

VZW LTE Markets to Hit 417 Next Week

October 10, 2012 5:43 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless will light up its LTE network in 21 cities next week, making the service available in 417 markets.

MobileCON Show Daily: Oct. 9, 10, 11

October 9, 2012 9:21 am | by Check out Wireless Week's complete coverage of CTIA's MobileCON 2012 in San Diego. | Articles | Comments

Check out Wireless Week's complete coverage of CTIA's MobileCON 2012 in San Diego.

Turner: Time to Address Systemic App Security Issues

October 9, 2012 5:37 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The applications industry needs to do a better job of policing itself, because in its current state, it's putting both consumers and businesses at risk.

WPC Charges Forward with Qi Standard

August 1, 2012 10:25 am | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

Wireless Week spoke with the Wireless Power Consortium's Chairman Menno Treffers for a progress report on the Qi wireless charging standard.

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