Archive | March, 2012

RCA Spring 2012: Carriers look to FCC to act this year

RCA Spring 2012: Carriers look to FCC to act this year

ORLANDO, Fla. – Spectrum scarcity, data roaming and interoperability are three of the biggest key issues facing the US wireless industry, and carriers are hoping to see action from Washington before the November elections. Today at the closing session of the RCA Spring Expo in Orlando, a panel of legal experts shared views on expectations […]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Carriers0 Comments

RCA Spring 2012: Cricket sees surge in smartphone sales

RCA Spring 2012: Cricket sees surge in smartphone sales

ORLANDO, Fla. – Cricket Communications CEO Doug Hutcheson says his company has traditionally served the younger, lower income mobile subscribers, but even among these 6 million customers demand is growing for smartphones and the heavy data use that goes with them. Cricket is already offering several Android smartphones as well as the BlackBerry Curve, and […]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Carriers1 Comment

RIM on the edge

RIM on the edge

Another quarter of disappointing results for Canadian Blackberry-maker Research in Motion (RIMM) has the company’s new CEO finally considering what his predecessors would not: a sale of the company. New CEO Thorsten Heins wrote in the company’s 4th quarter earnings release that he will undertake a “comprehensive review of strategic opportunities including partnerships and joint […]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Devices0 Comments

Virgin Mobile secures U.S. $26.5 million to launch MVNO in Chile

Virgin Mobile Latin America (VMLA) has secured U.S. $26.5 million in new equity funding to develop its regional business and launch mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) services in Chile. The new funding consists of equity from existing shareholders, including the Virgin Group and ePlanet Capital, and from several new investors, including Hermes Growth Partners (“HGP”), […]

by rcrwirelessadmin Posted in americas, Carriers, Equipment, Networks0 Comments

Claro Brazil shortens its sales cycle

América Móvil’s Claro Brazil has reduced the time it takes to add a new customer into the telecom operators’ base from 8-10 days to 2-3 days. This is a result of a change in business process management, through the implementation of a combination of Amdocs enterprise product catalog (EPC), customer relationship management (CRM), sales and […]

by rcrwirelessadmin Posted in americas, Carriers, Enterprise, Networks, Software0 Comments

Eyeing BYOD potential market, IBM bets on endpoint management for mobile devices

Mobility is a great enterprise tool for speeding up the decision-making process. Whether employees bring their own devices to the company (BYOD) or firms deliver them to their workforce, the ever-growing number of smartphone options and the recent explosion of tablet computers oblige IT departments to find efficient and secure ways for employees to use […]

by rcrwirelessadmin Posted in americas, Enterprise0 Comments

RCA Spring 2012: Sprint Nextel outlines planned investment in 4G, 3G

RCA Spring 2012: Sprint Nextel outlines planned investment in 4G, 3G

ORLANDO, Fla. – Bob Azzi, SVP of Networks at Sprint Nextel, outlined the carrier’s network vision program today at the RCA Spring Expo. Azzi said the company is working with equipment vendors Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent and Samsung to create a LTE network based on multimodal equipment with a significantly smaller footprint than that of the carrier’s […]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Carriers0 Comments

RCA Spring 2012: LightSquared chairman vows to continue fight

RCA Spring 2012: LightSquared chairman vows to continue fight

ORLANDO, Fla. – Saying that “too many devices and too little spectrum” have put the wireless industry “on track to run out of network capacity … threatening future innovation and job creation,” LightSquared chairman Sanjiv Ahuja told a packed auditorium at the RCA Spring Expo that LightSquared will “contine to fight to launch an intergrated […]

by Martha DeGrasse Posted in Carriers0 Comments

Changing telecom industry’s new challenges: monetization, security and becoming “smart pipe”

What the telecom industry has not changed in the past ten years, it is changing now – and in a drastic way. The advent of new technologies, such as mobile broadband, voice over IP (VoIP) and messaging, among others, have contributed to the shift. In addition, the rapid growth of emerging machine-to-machine applications will boost […]

by rcrwirelessadmin Posted in americas, Carriers, Industry, Networks1 Comment

TIM Brazil to install 10,000 Wi-Fi hot spots in São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro

While telecom operators in mature markets have used Wi-Fi hot spots to offload 3G data traffic, in Brazil carriers have just started to deploy them. During the TM Forum Latin America Summit held on March 27-28 in São Paulo, TIM Brazil’s director of innovation, Maurício Cascão, said that the carrier plans to unveil 10,000 Wi-Fi hot spots distributed […]

by rcrwirelessadmin Posted in americas, Carriers, Equipment, Internet, Networks, wi-fi1 Comment

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