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 [...]

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Ericsson bolsters billing suite with MetraTech purchase

Ericsson bolsters billing suite with MetraTech purchase

29 July 2014 by Dan Meyer

Ericsson said it plans to acquire U.S.-based billing and settlement provider MetraTech in a move designed to bolster its suite of services beyond traditional network equipment. Financial terms of the deal were not released, but Ericsson said it will take on all 140 MetraTech employees and contractors. Those employees and MetraTech’s platform are set to […]

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Posted in Software

U.S.

As cellphone unlocking bill heads to Obama’s desk, activists eye copyright law

As cellphone unlocking bill heads to Obama’s desk, activists eye copyright law

29 July 2014 by Sara Zaske

With rare bipartisan support, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow consumers to unlock their cellphones, making it easier to switch carriers and keep their device. President Obama is expected to sign the “Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act” soon. It’s a victory for the consumer rights advocates who first gathered […]

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Posted in Carriers, Devices, Policy

U.S.

AT&T, IBM, ACS tout progress in bolstered cloud services

29 July 2014 by Dan Meyer

Telecom giant AT&T continues to push its software agenda, announcing this week a proof-of-concept cloud technology in partnership with IBM and Applied Communication Sciences. The proposed concept is expected to cut set up times for cloud-to-cloud connectivity from “days to seconds,” which the companies said could lead to sub-second provisioning when used with IP and […]

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Posted in Software

U.S.

American Tower shares lessons learned in DAS, LatAm

American Tower shares lessons learned in DAS, LatAm

29 July 2014 by Martha DeGrasse

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 the company’s portfolio. And that portfolio has expanded beyond towers to include thousands of distributed antenna systems. But the name […]

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Posted in infrastructure

U.S.

Carrier Wrap: T-Mobile US set to launch $100, 4-line rate plan

Carrier Wrap: T-Mobile US set to launch $100, 4-line rate plan

28 July 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! Just ahead of its planned release of second quarter financial results, T-Mobile US launched a new […]

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Posted in Carriers

U.S.

Reality Check: Apple + IBM: A hand-in-glove fit?

Reality Check: Apple + IBM: A hand-in-glove fit?

22 July 2014 by Jim Patterson, CEO, Patterson Advisory Group

Many times when partnerships are announced between two companies at the end of a quarter, I think it’s a diversion – a “mega-corporate” Jedi mind trick.

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Posted in Opinion, Reality Check

U.S.

Reader Forum: Using cloud to tap into the lucrative SMB market

21 July 2014 by Liron Golan, Product Marketing Portfolio & Solutions Management, Amdocs

Ninety-nine percent of businesses worldwide are small- to medium-sized businesses, so it’s no surprise that this segment represents the fastest growing customer segment for service providers.

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Posted in Opinion, Reader Forum

U.S.

Reader Forum: Tracking VoLTE performance

Reader Forum: Tracking VoLTE performance

21 July 2014 by Matt Goldberg, Senior Director of Service Provider Solutions, SevOne

Rolling out VoLTE technology today is exponentially more complex than deploying LTE service was only two to three years ago. Part of the challenge stems from the complexity of the application itself,

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Posted in Opinion, Reader Forum, Test and Measurement

U.S.

Reality Check: Top 10 telecom events of Q2

Reality Check: Top 10 telecom events of Q2

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

This week we will forego commentary on the events of the week (although I was tempted to write about BlackBerry’s recent attempt to be relevant with their square phone) to focus on 10 events that have shaped the second quarter and will impact the rest of the year.

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Posted in Opinion, Reality Check

U.S.

Reality Check: Will wireless competition disappear?

Reality Check: Will wireless competition disappear?

15 July 2014 by Madan Jagernauth, Founder and President, FutureMobile Services

Recent persistent press reports indicate that Softbank, having already acquired a controlling interest in Sprint, wants to buy T-Mobile US. The potential purchase of T-Mobile US by Softbank is a bad idea from a consumer perspective.

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Posted in Opinion, Reality Check

From Our Editors

Ericsson bolsters billing suite with MetraTech purchase

As cellphone unlocking bill heads to Obama’s desk, activists eye copyright law

AT&T, IBM, ACS tout progress in bolstered cloud services

American Tower shares lessons learned in DAS, LatAm

Carrier Wrap: T-Mobile US set to launch $100, 4-line rate plan

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

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

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

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

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

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