3G and 4G Wireless Technology
- September 17, 2009
Whether wireless operators choose microwave backhaul as their primary network or as a supplement to a fiber optics network, one thing is becoming clear: Copper lines and T1s won't be enough to support data-heavy mobile traffic as the market moves to...
- September 04, 2009
If wireless operators can no longer sign exclusive deals with handset manufacturers, partnering with third-party developers and using internal resources will be key for application development and growing 3G and 4G revenue.
- September 04, 2009
The FCC's wireless inquiry may not result in mandated industry changes, but even so, wireless operators should be changing their business models by offering higher-level services to increase revenue.
- August 13, 2009
Early on, Clearwire, Sprint's WiMax 4G network, was a media darling, but the company's future has become clouded as billions invested by Google and Intel are being written off.
- July 30, 2009
Ericsson, quiet up until the very end, has won Nortel's CDMA and LTE assets, giving the telecom equipment vendor the perfect launchpad into the early 4G North American market and leaving loser Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) in a tricky position.
- July 09, 2009
The Department of Justice's preliminary antitrust investigation of telecom giants AT&T, Verizon and Sprint over price-fixing and handset exclusivity deals has investors worried that it could delay 4G network investment. But the DOJ probe is also ...
- July 02, 2009
For Sprint Nextel Corporation, its exclusive Palm Pre launch is an opportunity for reinvention, giving the third-place carrier a chance to promote its customer service, its network and, most importantly, its 4G WiMax services. It almost doesn't ...
- June 25, 2009
Nokia Siemens Networks' bid for Nortel's CDMA and LTE assets could allow the network core vendor to break into the wireless edge in light of the Nortel bankruptcy.
- May 14, 2009
Wireless operators are making steady investments in 4G deployments, but without rethinking some fundamentals, they may have a hard time seeing good returns on services based on LTE and WiMax.
- March 19, 2009
3G and 4G services are slowly becoming mainstream, but don't expect new arrivals to shake up the scene. And though many are benefiting from the investments, Nortel is unlikely to find much solace.
- March 05, 2009
Verizon's choice of Alcatel-Lucent to provide its IMS backbone gives the technology a boost in 2009, but most of the IMS action is likely to take place in Europe.
- February 19, 2009
At the Mobile World Congress, Verizon finally announced its LTE partners, Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson. While the winners divvy up the spoils, LTE loser Nortel touts its own achievements.
- November 13, 2008
3G is here to stay, so wireless carriers need to find the best strategies to maximize their profits.
- November 06, 2008
With the FCC's approval of the Sprint-Clearwire merger, a major hurdle for a nationwide rollout of WiMax has been cleared. Now the merged company just needs investors to pony up some cash to build out the 4G network.
- October 30, 2008
With the proposal for a free national Internet access network moving forward, many industry veterans are unconcerned, except for worries the network might add interference to the airwaves.