Tier 1 wireless carriers have been falling over each other to change their plans and cut prices in recent months. However, that doesn't necessarily mean that the average U.S. wireless bill has been going down despite investor fears of a price war.
Google will release in two weeks a software-development kit for developers to let them more easily put Google's Android platform into wearable computing devices, according to a senior Google executive.
SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son will not directly call for a merger between SoftBank-owned Sprint and T-Mobile US in a speech in Washington on Tuesday, according to a Bloomberg report.
T-Mobile US and AT&T Mobility continued dueling in the market by changing their pricing for individual customers over the weekend, an indication that the price war that has enveloped the industry is not abating, especially at the lower end of the market.
Ericsson is more widely publicizing its desire to get 3GPP on board with the idea of enabling LTE for use in unlicensed spectrum, such as that used by Wi-Fi.
When I first became a wireless analyst, Japan was portrayed as an almost mythical wireless wonderland where everything was perfect and so much better than the unenlightened and backward countries not enjoying the mobile data and mobile handset miracles from the land of the rising sun. NTT DoCoMo was the most visible prophet of the Japanese way of wireless and it put its money mouth was. Now, Japan is again being portrayed to us as a land where wireless magic is reality. But is this really the case?
Verizon Wireless could potentially tap new business models thanks to LTE Multicast technology, though it will take a few years for customers to take advantage of it on a widespread basis, according to a top Verizon executive.
A recent survey of prospective smart watch purchasers found that desired pricing levels are very consistent across all groups, with the largest group of respondents saying they would likely pay $50-$200 (€36-€144) for a smart watch.
Sonera, the Finnish unit of Nordic operator TeliaSonera, has agreed to buy the consumer operations and fixed networks of AinaCom for €47 million ($65 million) in a move that strengthens Sonera's position on the Finnish market.
Smartphones dominated mobile phone device registrations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the fourth quarter of 2013, figures from the country's telecoms regulator show.
Vodafone has reportedly reached a preliminary agreement to buy Spanish broadband services provider Ono, although Ono's management board is also said to be moving ahead with plans to list the company until Vodafone makes a firm offer.
The battle for French operator SFR took a new turn over the weekend after Bouygues said it had reached an accord to sell its mobile network and some frequencies to Iliad if its offer to merge Bouygues Telecom with SFR is approved.
At the opening of the CeBIT trade fair in Germany, UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced fresh efforts on 5G research and pledged to pump millions of pounds into the Internet of Things (IoT).
What sets apart "carrier grade" network functions virtualization from enterprise-grade NFV? Embedded software specialist Wind River Systems contends that it knows, and the company is taking a stackable approach to its carrier-grade platform for NFV, which will be ready for testing by OEMs in the coming weeks.
Flexible electronics, such as roll-up gadgets, might be enabled by a new technology developed by researchers at the UK's University of Surrey along with scientists from Philips, which have been working on a "source-gated transistor" (SGT).
Motorola Solutions will develop the LTE-based public-safety broadband network for Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communication System Authority (LA-RICS), which was the first jurisdiction to approve a 700 MHz spectrum-lease pact with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet).
Global Wireless Solutions announced an application for Google Android devices that benchmarks the performance of both mobile and Wi-Fi networks. A version for Apple's iOS devices is in development.
The expanding Internet of Things and mobile operators' changing attitudes regarding the devices used on their networks are impacting demand for wireless equipment testing technology, according to Paul Beaver, products director at UK-based Anite.
SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son is struggling to overhaul Sprint's corporate culture in an effort to make the nation's No. 3 wireless carrier more competitive against larger rivals AT&T Mobility and Verizon and upstart challenger T-Mobile US. According to a detailed profile of Son in the Wall Street Journal, the Japanese billionaire executive is holding repeated meetings with all levels of Sprint's management, both in-person and through video conferencing, and is working to instill a fast-paced, Silicon Valley-style attitude at what he sees as a staid, Kansas-based wireless operator.
FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel said the FCC should seize a near-term opportunity to use more of the 5 GHz band for unlicensed wireless use, and also explore ways to make use of guard bands that will be produced in the 600 MHz spectrum auction for unlicensed purposes.
Sprint worked with Facebook to develop a Facebook application that lets customers invite friends on Facebook to join a Sprint "Framily" group plan. The collaboration is novel and an indication that Sprint is putting a great deal of emphasis on the plans, which were unveiled in January.
Research firm IDC thinks the tablet market will grow in 2014 compared to 2013 but at a slower pace than it previously forecasted, with a maturing market, stabilizing prices and a decline in low-cost tablets all contributing to the weaker growth.
Telecom Italia said it will not pay shareholders a dividend for 2013, even though the Italian incumbent was able to cut its group net loss by €1 billion during the year.
Vodafone announced a new agreement with Volkswagen and Audi in Europe to provide connected car services through embedded global SIM cards, starting with new Audi models from 2015.
The worldwide tablet market is forecast to grow by 19.4 per cent in 2014, down from a growth rate of 51.6 per cent in 2013, according to latest forecasts from IDC. The research company reduced the 2014 forecast by 3.6 per cent from its previous projection.
Deutsche Telekom CEO Timotheus Hoettges has hinted that the company is now well positioned to realise his expansion goals, after the German operator returned to profitability in 2013.
The Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, is always massive, and in 2014 more than 85,000 visitors from 201 countries attended the event. Despite MWC's enormity, each year there are a handful of key themes that dominate the trade show.
Now that the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, have wrapped up, Nominum wants everyone to know that its security solution based upon the Internet's Domain Name System (DNS) has been protecting Rostelecom's free Wi-Fi network in the city.
The installed base of public-safety LTE base stations will reach nearly 155,000 globally by 2021 and will serve nearly 4 million public-safety LTE subscribers worldwide at that time, according to a new report from SNS Research.
AT&T is hiring 100 "innovators" to develop its virtualized network of the future and has already posted two sample job descriptions on its site.