Wireless Services and Networks
- May 14, 2014
In telecom news, NTT DoCoMo names Alcatel-Lucent a vendor in 5G trials and Infonetics' latest carrier Wi-Fi survey shows the technology's future.
- July 20, 2011
Latin American smartphone adoption is more robust than North America's, and the consumers are more mobile-friendly than their peers in developed economies.
- June 16, 2011
NFC mobile wallet services look cool, but "cool" doesn't make money. The opportunity for carriers is to market their positions as intermediaries to merchants and advertisers.
- March 24, 2011
If an AT&T/T-Mobile merger is approved by the FCC, the path to merge networks should face few technical challenges, thanks to a common technology heritage between the two carriers.
- February 03, 2011
In addition to escalating DDoS attacks, hackers have turned some of the very devices designed for telecom security into attack vectors, according to a recent survey.
- October 21, 2010
A new Yankee Group report ranks 4G wireless operators as leaders, followers or somewhere in the middle in these early days of 4G network deployments and urges operators to change their 3G wireless strategies to increase brand and service awareness.
- August 26, 2010
U.S. cable operators are making free Wi-Fi hotspots in select cities part of their customer retention strategy -- a move expected to eventually evolve into revenue-generating services based on or tied to Wi-Fi.
- August 19, 2010
The global femtocell market is poised for explosive growth, but operators say it won't become lucrative without tying femtocells to new services based on location and presence.
- July 08, 2010
There's a lot of talk among North American wireless carriers about 4G technologies -- namely, Long-Term Evolution (LTE) and WiMax. But with the exception of Sprint Nextel Corp., the talk hasn't resulted in deployments yet.
- June 08, 2010
AT&T's tiered pricing plan offers operators a way to monetize surging mobile data usage, but carriers must balance the promise of increasing ARPU with the need to give subscribers visibility into their data usage.
- June 04, 2010
4G long-term evolution (LTE) is front and center in terms of telecom industry buzz, but finding out where the market stands is like playing a game of telephone. It's hard to figure out what's fact and what's fiction.
- May 27, 2010
Carriers have to consider the financial health of LTE vendors to ensure investment protection. A confluence of factors -- a worldwide recession, reduced carrier spending, and a young and volatile LTE market -- makes it difficult for carriers to ...
- March 11, 2010
Sprint Nextel Corp. was the first nationwide carrier to launch 4G WiMax technology -- going live in Baltimore in late 2008. Iyad Tarazi, vice president of network development, talked to SearchTelecom about Sprint's 2010 plans for WiMax.
- March 04, 2010
Competitive pricing may have held onto subscribers years ago, but then the iPhone arrived. Operators will have to prevent mobile churn now with attractive smartphone portfolios and strong mobile data networks to support those devices.
- February 18, 2010
Verizon Wireless's approval of a Skype mobile VoIP app for its network may be more PR than substance. But it also signals that wireless operators are trialing mobile voice over IP (VoIP) applications to see whether they can reverse dwindling profits...