After 32 rounds of bidding the AWS-3 spectrum auction has generated a whopping $36.44 billion in aggregate provisional winning bids. That figure is almost double what the 700 MHz auction raised in 2008.
Ericsson is partnering with cloud and enterprise powerhouse IBM to jointly research phased-array antenna designs for "5G" networks, though such networks are still being contemplated and have not yet been defined. The companies said they hoped to provide customers with data speeds that are "orders of magnitude faster" than what is available today.
The Competitive Carriers Association is pressuring the FCC to reconsider its rules for triggering when bidding in the incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum will split into "unreserved" airwaves and "reserved" spectrum set aside for smaller carriers.
BlackBerry really wants former BlackBerry users who switched to the iPhone to give the company another chance. The smartphone maker is offering up to $550 if customers trade in their iPhone for a new Passport smartphone.
Sony is cutting the number of models in its smartphone lineup to boost profits in its mobile unit. The Japanese company acknowledges it has lost substantial ground to Samsung Electronics, Apple, Xiaomi, Lenovo and other market leaders.
We have been dishing out our Top Wireless Turkeys for seven years. As in years past, the 2014 edition is focused on products and business strategies that flopped for one reason or another. Some were products that were poorly executed or pulled from the market after only a short time, while others were entire strategies that did not pan out.
As part of an agreement with the FCC, T-Mobile US said it will take steps to ensure that subscribers who run mobile broadband speed tests on its network get accurate speed information even when they are subject to data throttling.
Like all of you, I'm watching the AWS-3 auction with interest. The precise identity of the bidders and the details of specific licenses won't be revealed for some time, but the daily announcements about total dollar value are fascinating. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will be raking in more than $34B when the bidding is closed.
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Apple is on track to sell a record 71.5 million iPhones in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to estimates from one financial analyst. However, analysts in general are divided over how long demand will last for Apple's new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
Now that the FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction has raised more than $34 billion in provisional winning bids, attention is turning to the role Dish Network may be playing.
It might have started out rather haphazardly, with a couple dozen or so people huddled in a boardroom with hot glue guns and spare parts, but the product that has now become EchoBOT is jam-packed with all the intelligence you can fit into a 10x10-inch square.
Huawei revealed the construction of a Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) lab that will allow operators and equipment manufacturers on three continents to trial NFV, software defined networking (SDN) and cloud computing technologies.
BT said it is in early discussions with two mobile network operators about a possible acquisition, and confirmed that Telefónica-owned O2 UK is one of the companies involved.
Telecom Italia's board on Friday gave clearance to the company's management to explore a tie-up between TIM Participacoes and Brazilian rival Oi, while also approving the sale of the company's towers in Brazil to American Tower Group.
Ericsson, Telstra, and Qualcomm claimed a further milestone in the development of LTE Advanced carrier aggregation technology, by revealing they achieved download speeds on mobile data networks of up to 450 Mbps.
Saudi Arabia-based operator Mobily has suspended CEO Khalid Omar Al Kaf and put his deputy Serkan Okandan in temporary charge while it investigates accounting errors that forced it to restate its results earlier this month.
Lenovo continued to increase its share of worldwide branded tablet shipments during the third quarter of 2014, although Apple is expected to reverse a nine-month slide in the fourth quarter.
A Google executive presenting at a mobile industry event in Shanghai, China, assured the mobile industry last week that it need not be afraid of Project Loon, which is trying to bring the Internet to everyone, anywhere.
Altiostar unveiled the complete portfolio of its carrier-grade, cloud-based software-intensive radio access (C-RAN) solution with Ethernet fronthaul. The solution is designed to improve the quality of experience, enhance spectral efficiency and reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) of LTE access networks, according to a press release.