American Tower shares lessons learned in DAS, LatAm
Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 Like many other successful companies, American Tower is outgrowing its name. “American” no longer refers just to the United States; towers in other parts of North and South America are now a big part of [...]

Carrier Wrap: T-Mobile US set to launch $100, 4-line rate plan
Monday, July 28th, 2014 Editor’s Note: Wireless operators are a busy bunch, and as such RCR Wireless News will attempt to gather some of the important announcements that may slip through the cracks from the world’s largest carriers in [...]

Verizon Wireless expands ‘network optimization’ to LTE network
Friday, July 25th, 2014 Verizon Wireless is reportedly set to expand its “network optimization” program to customers with “unlimited” data plans running across the carrier’s LTE network. According to a report by Droid Life, [...]

Infrastructure news: Carrier spending update

Investment in wireless infrastructure is a big part of capital spending for both Verizon and AT&T, and both [...]

Verizon eyes ODAS, LTE optimization (RCR Mobile Minute)

The Mobile Minute is sponsored by SpiderCloud Wireless. Outdoor distributed antenna systems has been a tricky [...]

Why does my phone battery die so fast?

Why does my phone battery die so fast?

29 July 2014 by Jarad Matula

It’s a question that everyone asks. Your phone battery seems like it needs to be charged every day or even more frequently as it gets older. But why does this happen? It appears as if researches from the U.S. Department of Energy have finally found an answer. Two studies were published by Nature Communications earlier this […]

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EMEA: Whatsapp – did you know?

29 July 2014 by Claudia Bacco

Throughout the year there has been a great deal of spotlight placed on Whatsapp and OTT messaging services as a result of the Facebook acquisition. Is it secure or not, will my data be shared or not, is Facebook watching? When this acquisition happened, it seemed the US market didn’t get it, not surprising if […]

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Lease Advisors, InSite Wireless Group form infrastructure JV

Lease Advisors, InSite Wireless Group form infrastructure JV

29 July 2014 by Kelly Hill

Cellular and billboard lease acquisition company Lease Advisors has formed a joint venture for wireless infrastructure with privately-held tower company InSite Wireless Group, which owns and manages about 800 cell tower and distributed antenna system sites in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. “Pairing Lease Advisors’ proven leadership in cellular land […]

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T-Mobile US signs up new D.C. lobbying firm

T-Mobile US signs up new D.C. lobbying firm

29 July 2014 by Jeff Hawn

T-Mobile US recently hooked up with a new lobbying firm in a move connected with spectrum relocation in the 1.7 GHz band. According to an LD-1 Disclosure Form filing, T-Mobile US registered with the D.C.-based lobbying firm Jones Group International, a move confirmed by both T-Mobile US and the lobbying firm. Jones Group noted that […]

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Network densification and DAS

29 July 2014 by Kelly Hill

Tony Lefebvre of TE Connectivity discussed with RCR Wireless News the necessity of network densification and how DAS is making that possible. Lefebvre also talks about industry trends that his company is noticing, as well as a preview of TE Connectivity’s upcoming partnership with Alcatel-Lucent on TE’s FlexWave system. TE Connectivity has had strong results in recent […]

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Reality Check: Mitigating network deployment delays and cost overruns

Reality Check: Mitigating network deployment delays and cost overruns

29 July 2014 by Tony Mistretta, Managing Partner and Co-founder, Vertix Consulting

Editor’s Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column where C-level executives and advisory firms from across the mobile industry share unique insights and experiences. After billions of dollars and countless man-hours spent over the last two decades, network deployment should have almost evolved into a science. Unfortunately, it often continues to be plagued by […]

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Reality Check: Building out the LTE network

Reality Check: Building out the LTE network

29 July 2014 by Nick Ilyadis, VP and CTO, Broadcom Infrastructure and Networking Group

Building out the LTE network affects many aspects of wireless network development, including network Ethernet switching, high performance processors in cell sites, improved backhaul systems, network controllers and enterprise wireless LAN development.

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Reader Forum: Addressing impediments to outdoor small cell adoption

28 July 2014 by Greg Friesen, VP Product Management, DragonWave

One variable that may impact the growth of small cell deployments is the expected future capacity increases in the macrocellular network layer.

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Reader Forum: The battle over mobile banking

28 July 2014 by Howard Stevens, Global GM Telecommunications, SAP

Implementation of mobile payment systems varies widely, and with the major players relying on their strengths and attempting to overcome their weaknesses, there is not yet a single business model that dominates across the globe.

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Analyst Angle: Changing consumer views on wearables … or not?

Analyst Angle: Changing consumer views on wearables … or not?

23 July 2014 by Iain Gillott, Founder and President, iGR

Between August 2013 and April 2014, consumer familiarity with both fitness devices and smart watches was unchanged. In fact, the responses to these questions were almost identical.

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From Our Editors

Ericsson bolsters billing suite with MetraTech purchase 29 July 2014 Dan Meyer

As cellphone unlocking bill heads to Obama’s desk, activists eye copyright law 29 July 2014 Sara Zaske

AT&T, IBM, ACS tout progress in bolstered cloud services 29 July 2014 Dan Meyer

American Tower shares lessons learned in DAS, LatAm 29 July 2014 Martha DeGrasse

Carrier Wrap: T-Mobile US set to launch $100, 4-line rate plan 28 July 2014 Dan Meyer

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Commentary

Reality Check: Apple + IBM: A hand-in-glove fit? 22 July 2014 by Jim Patterson, CEO, Patterson Advisory Group

Reader Forum: Using cloud to tap into the lucrative SMB market 21 July 2014 by Liron Golan, Product Marketing Portfolio & Solutions Management, Amdocs

Reader Forum: Tracking VoLTE performance 21 July 2014 by Matt Goldberg, Senior Director of Service Provider Solutions, SevOne

Reality Check: Top 10 telecom events of Q2 15 July 2014 by Jim Patterson, CEO, Patterson Advisory Group

Reality Check: Will wireless competition disappear? 15 July 2014 by Madan Jagernauth, Founder and President, FutureMobile Services

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