AT&T threatens to forgo 600 MHz spectrum auction
Thursday, April 17th, 2014 Reacting to recent reports that the Federal Communications Commission was looking at limiting auction participation by larger operators, AT&T threatened to possibly sit out the FCC’s planned 600 MHz incentive [...]

LatAm News: UNE-Tigo merger approved in Colombia; TIM to bid in 700 MHz auction
Thursday, April 17th, 2014 The merger between Colombian state telco UNE and Millicom’s Colombian unit Tigo has received approval from the country’s regulator for industry and commerce, the SIC. Once merged, they will account for 135 [...]

VoLTE: Progress and problems
Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 Voice over LTE has been one of the most highly anticipated network features to come along in recent years. As it stands, LTE is only used for data services, with voice being routed over legacy circuit-switched [...]

Carriers cooperate with device makers to fight smartphone theft

U.S. wireless carriers are teaming up with manufacturers to create standards for smartphone software that can deter [...]

Europe: Telefónica launches first telecom-owned mobile ad platform

With the help of investment firm Blackstone, Telefónica is launching Axonix, a mobile advertising exchange [...]

Analyst predicts $300 iPhone (RCR Mobile Minute)

Analyst predicts $300 iPhone (RCR Mobile Minute)

17 April 2014 by Martha DeGrasse

The Mobile Minute is sponsored by SpiderCloud Wireless. iPhone loyalists are eager to learn about the next iPhone innovations, but one analyst expects an innovation that may not be a pleasant surprise: a price increase. Analyst Peter Misek of Jeffries thinks Apple is asking carriers to accept a $300 on contract price for the iPhone [...]

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Mobile drives need for better security, says Wedge Networks

17 April 2014 by Kelly Hill

Wedge Networks has a new software-based security solution that it says delivers on the promises of software-defined networking (SDN): cheaper infrastructure costs, easy scalability, and performance similar to hardware-based offerings. Wedge recently participated in an network function virtualization(NFV) testing demonstration with Spirent at Interop that it said was the first-ever demo of network function virtualization [...]

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Mobile ads take center stage: Google, Facebook, Twitter and Telefonica

17 April 2014 by Martha DeGrasse

Mobile advertising is coming into its own, and companies that sell advertising are racing to stay ahead of the curve. Google of course intends to be one of those companies. The search engine giant relies on advertising for the revenue that is funding its myriad ventures into everything from wireless networking to contact lenses. But [...]

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AT&T threatens to forgo 600 MHz spectrum auction

AT&T threatens to forgo 600 MHz spectrum auction

17 April 2014 by Dan Meyer

Reacting to recent reports that the Federal Communications Commission was looking at limiting auction participation by larger operators, AT&T threatened to possibly sit out the FCC’s planned 600 MHz incentive auction, which could lead to lower overall auction revenues. In a filing with the FCC, AT&T said that rumors of proposed spectrum auction rules limiting [...]

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Carrier Wrap: Sprint signs WiMAX death warrant: 2015

Carrier Wrap: Sprint signs WiMAX death warrant: 2015

17 April 2014 by Dan Meyer

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 a weekly wrap-up. Enjoy! –Sprint announced in a recent Securities and Exchange Commission filing that it plans to shutter its [...]

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Reality Check: T-Mobile US’ three days of change

Reality Check: T-Mobile US’ three days of change

15 April 2014 by Jim Patterson, CEO, Patterson Advisory Group

To recap a couple of themes that we have discussed since the beginning of the year, first quarter earnings are going to highlight a) the disruptor role of T-Mobile US in the wireless marketplace

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Reality Check: Real-time analytics – the new CEM

Reality Check: Real-time analytics – the new CEM

15 April 2014 by Charlie Thomas, CEO, Razorsight

Six months ago they were one of the world’s most vulnerable mobile service providers. A staggering 43% of customers said they planned to leave.

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Reality Check: Managing strategic LTE partners

Reality Check: Managing strategic LTE partners

15 April 2014 by Adam Cummins, Principal, Pace Harmon

U.S. wireless carriers have spent billions of dollars on the design, construction and operation of their legacy networks and with the ongoing development and implementation of LTE,

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Reader Forum: Wearable tech is here – are you ready?

13 April 2014 by Andi Mann, VP Business Unit Strategy, CA Technologies

The other week I was skiing at Vail with three of my best mates, and we were using smart badges from the resort to track our runs. We’re all very competitive people, and we were all trying to go faster, longer, higher and catch more lifts.

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Reader Forum: From mash-ups to sponsored data: why operators must collaborate with OTTs

07 April 2014 by Andy Tiller, VP Product Marketing, AsiaInfo

Across the world, mobile customers are enthusiastically embracing over-the-top applications. The value of these apps has been firmly established – witness the $19 billion paid for WhatsApp by Facebook.

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From Our Editors

LatAm News: UNE-Tigo merger approved in Colombia; TIM to bid in 700 MHz auction 17 April 2014 Roberta Prescott

Deloitte Webinar: Digital Transformation: a Bit-Wise Evolution for the Telecommunications Industry 16 April 2014 Kyle Welch

Workforce: Ericsson, Mobetize, Brightstar, others see executive changes 16 April 2014 RCR Wireless News

Google reportedly adds camera to smart contact lens technology 16 April 2014 Martha DeGrasse

Chipmakers focus on MU-MIMO for Wi-Fi 16 April 2014 Martha DeGrasse

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Commentary

Reader Forum: WhatsApp deal shows the power embedded in wireless networks 07 April 2014 by Cassidy Shield, VP Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent IP Platforms

Analyst Angle: What we can learn from Nokia X and Firefox OS 03 April 2014 by Ari Lopes, Principal Analyst Latin America, Informa Telecoms & Media

Analyst Angle: Managing M2M’s big data will be an all-tech-on-deck exercise 02 April 2014 by Fedor Smith, President, Atlantic-ACM

Reality Check: The 10 most important events of the first quarter 01 April 2014 by Jim Patterson, CEO, Patterson Advisory Group

Reader Forum: Wireless network security – a cautionary tale 31 March 2014 by Paul Nguyen, President, CSG Invotas Global Security Solutions

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