- Amazon revealed how much it is losing on its Fire smartphone: at least $170 million to date.
The FCC decided to delay the start of the 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum incentive auction from mid-2015 to early 2016. The delay marks the second time in less than a year the FCC has pushed back the start date of the auction, and is an indication of the both the complexity in designing the auction and the problems stemming from a legal challenge against the auction by the National Association of Broadcasters.
América Móvil once again had to quiet speculation that it is interested in acquiring T-Mobile US. Just as the company was forced to do in the second quarter, the Mexican-based telecoms giant addressed rumors of a deal on its quarterly conference call; CEO Daniel Hajj said the company is not in talks with T-Mobile.
T-Mobile US' MetroPCS prepaid brand is finally getting into the tablet market. The company is launching the Alcatel One Touch Pop 7 tablet for $149 (plus tax).
The recent formation of an ETSI Industry Specification Group (ISG) around "Mobile Edge Computing" is supported by IBM, Intel, Huawei, Nokia Networks, NTT DoCoMo and Vodafone. Announcing the launch, Nokia positioned Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) in terms of its own Liquid Applications solution which built compute capabilities into the RAN, "allowing for the rapid deployment of new services and the optimization of service delivery from the mobile edge." Yet, as good as this all sounds, there's a fundamental problem here.
Microsoft reported a jump in smartphone sales for the third quarter and also confirmed it will put its own brand name in place of the Nokia brand on its Lumia Windows Phone smartphones going forward.
Ericsson reported third-quarter sales that beat analysts' expectations, but falling revenue in the North American market cast concerns over the vendor's forthcoming fourth-quarter results. North America is the company's largest region by revenue and carrier spending in the market has traditionally been a growth driver for Ericsson--but that could be starting to shift.
EE hinted that its plan to launch new TV services in the UK market is something of a defensive strategy against an expected increase in converged offerings from rival operators, with BT regarded as a particular threat.
Apple and Samsung are fuelling growth in the sales of sensors for mobile devices that will see the value of the market grow threefold between 2012 and 2018, analysts predict.
Telekom Austria rounded off a busy week with a set of results that produced approving nods from analysts and showed continued signs of improvement on Austria's highly competitive mobile market.
Ericsson revealed the UK and Germany were the only bright spots in its European sales in the third quarter, as it announced a 13 per cent drop in overall net income compared to the same period in 2013.
Orange produced better-than-expected results in the third quarter of 2014 as the France-based operator halted the pace of revenue decline and made progress with cost cutting.
Voice and messaging traffic lost to over the top (OTT) players such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Skype will cost network operators $14 billion (€11 billion) in revenues globally this year.
With many parties weighing in on the 5G debate, 4G Americas has decided to throw its hat into the ring with the release of a white paper that makes recommendations on how operators in the Americas should deploy 5G.
A Boston-based firm founded by a group of scientists is building a system that will help operators, government entities and others navigate the tricky world of spectrum sharing in the 3.5 GHz spectrum band, or Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS). The FCC has said it intends to apply spectrum sharing to the 3550-3650 MHz spectrum band and is considering extending that service to the 3700 MHz, which would provide a total of 150 MHz of spectrum to CBRS.
Rock Wireless, a division of Standing Rock Telecom, has launched LTE service on an American Indian reservation straddling remote parts of North and South Dakota thanks to funds awarded via the FCC's Mobility Fund. Rock Wireless, the first tribally-owned wireless carrier, is aiming to give Verizon Wireless some competition for service in the high plains.
A group of researchers from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, and Ericsson is getting recognition for setting a new world record in wireless data transmission rates using a new type of microwave circuit.
The cable industry's bread and butter, a highly profitable video business, is cracking as people consume more and more content via over-the-top distribution channels. However, at the same time, a massive opportunity with unknown dimensions has quietly emerged: Wi-Fi. Special report
Verizon Communications lead a $9.4 million investment round in Flint Mobile, a mobile payments service that uses software to process transactions instead of hardware, giving the company a boost from a major carrier.
T-Mobile US has upgraded parts of its 2G GSM network with enhanced encryption technology, which could provide a stronger defense against government eavesdropping and other network intrusions. The changes come after revelations of widespread surveillance of phone calls and Internet traffic by the National Security Agency.