Will Google and Apple Continue to vie for the connected home, or will someone else emerge triumphant? How well positioned is AT&T to grab market share? Can Cisco conquer the world with its Internet of Everything analytics? Find out in this special report.
U.S. Cellular is jumping into the digital home automation and security market, presenting a challenge to AT&T Mobility, which has largely had the market to itself among wireless carriers via its Digital Life unit.
Lawyers for Google are going to try to persuade a federal judge on Thursday to toss out an antitrust suit that claims Google forces its Android hardware partners to use Google Search, Maps and other services as default applications. Google contends that agreements it strikes with companies like Samsung Electronics and HTC on Android that include those provisions are not anti-competitive.
So much for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications--that part of the wireless industry that used to get knocked for its low average revenue per unit (ARPU) tendencies. Now it's the Internet of Things (IoT), a colossal category that not only includes M2M but also every other kind of thing imaginable, from toothbrushes to cars, and it promises to brings lots of revenues.
Sprint is facing a lawsuit by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau that alleges the carrier illegally billed wireless consumers for tens of millions of dollars in unauthorized third-party charges.
Timed to coincide with the holiday travel season, Boingo Wireless and Time Warner Cable (TWC) announced that Passpoint roaming is now available to their subscribers in the first such reciprocal Passpoint roaming of its kind.
All the while when we were trapped in the Title II News Blizzard that made any other topic seem small and irrelevant, the FCC has been conducting an auction of wireless spectrum. This wasn't supposed to be the big auction--that honor was reserved for the incentive auction, in which broadcasters would sell spectrum they hadn't deployed since the digital TV transition consolidated things. This was just an auction for "AWS-3" spectrum, Advanced Wireless Service frequencies in a high band that wasn't expected to pique much carrier interest. The FCC had set a reserve price of $10.6 billion.
Given the colossal nature of the Internet of Things and activity buzzing around the industry, FierceWirelessTech decided to take a closer look at some of the companies making the biggest waves, querying a handful of industry analysts for their take on which ones to watch in 2015. While it's by no means a scientific survey, this report provides a glimpse into the position of some of the biggest household names in the IoT space--as well as some not-so-well-known upstarts.
Swedish start-up Anyfi Networks says its Wi-Fi architecture is very much inspired by software-defined networking principles. The company announced this week the general availability of its Carrier Wi-Fi System.
Top-performing IoT carriers over the next two to three years will focus on their evolution from providing legacy M2M connectivity services to offering a solution that extends IT-based technologies into operational technology organisations.
One of the most buzzed about topics in 2014 was the cable industry's wide embrace of Wi-Fi. While it's difficult for industry analysts to pinpoint the eventual size of the cable Wi-Fi business, it's clearly growing like gangbusters.
NEW YORK--BlackBerry CEO John Chen said he thinks the company's device business is important--but he said he's spending much of his time looking beyond smartphones to the wider Internet of Things (IoT) market.
It looks as though T-Mobile US will be one of the first carriers using License Assisted Access (LAA) in the 5 GHz spectrum band, possibly as early as next year.
Sprint will not renew its sponsorship of Nascar when its current contract with the auto-racing series ends in 2016, the carrier said. "As we look to the future, Sprint is focused on investing in maintaining a competitive edge and providing consumers with the best value in wireless," Steve Gaffney, Sprint's VP of marketing, told USA Today.
NEW YORK--BlackBerry formally unveiled its new Classic smartphone, an upgrade to its iconic Bold smartphone with a physical Qwerty keyboard and trackpad. The company also is partnering with AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless to release the Classic.
Ting, which currently operates as a mobile virtual network operator of Sprint, said it purchased a majority stake in a small, independent Internet service provider (ISP) in Charlottesville, Va., called Blue Ridge InternetWorks (BRI). "Just like that, we're starting our new mission to bring the things that people love about Ting for mobile to the world of fixed access," the company said.
Roku, Amazon and Google are competing in a new and potentially significant market opportunity this holiday season: streaming TV sticks. Roku is offering its Roku Stick, Amazon is selling its Fire TV Stick and Google is offering its Chromecast gadget. All three devices allow TV owners to access streaming video services from their existing UBS-enabled TVs. Check out this new feature.
The CEO of Telenor's Hungarian business said a new mobile banking service launched in the country provides a boost to the operator's customer experience by providing a new form of banking to consumers.
BT's announcement this week that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with Deutsche Telekom and Orange over a potential acquisition of EE was generally given the thumbs up by analysts and industry players, although one question now being asked is what a successful deal might mean for rival mobile operator O2 UK and its parent company Telefónica.
Ericsson revealed it achieved data rates of 300 Mbps during trials of FDD LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) carrier aggregation technology conducted with Orange in October and November.