Verizon Wireless reports strong Q2 growth
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 Following up on comments earlier this month, Verizon Wireless said it added 1.427 million direct customers during the recently completed second quarter, made up entirely of lucrative postpaid subscribers. That [...]

Hacker finds suspicious programs in Apple’s iOS
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 The hacker nicknamed “NerveGas,” also known as the forensic scientist Jonathan Zdziarski, claims to have identified back doors, attack points and surveillance mechanisms running on all Apple iOS devices. [...]

HetNet News: DAS indoors and out
Sunday, July 20th, 2014 Crown Castle oDAS in Utah Utah’s Department of Transportation expects to be able to monitor weather and traffic in Little Cottonwood Canyon, thanks to a new distributed antenna system it is installing with [...]

4×2 MIMO shows significant promise across commercial LTE networks

Wireless carriers are constantly on the lookout for ways to improve network efficiency, including squeezing as much [...]

Apple ramps it up, Huawei charges ahead (RCR Mobile Minute)

Mobile Minute: The Mobile Minute is sponsored by SpiderCloud Wireless. iPhone production expected to ramp up Apple [...]

U.S.

Carrier Wrap: Verizon Wireless launches reward program; SK Telecom continues ‘5G’ development

Carrier Wrap: Verizon Wireless launches reward program; SK Telecom continues ‘5G’ development

22 July 2014 by Dan Meyer

<i><b>Editor’s Note:</b> 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!</i>   –<b>Verizon Wireless</b> this week launched its Smart Rewards program, which allows customers to accumulate “rewards in […]

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Posted in Carriers

U.S.

FCC adds ‘protection zones’ to AWS-3 spectrum auction plans

21 July 2014 by Dan Meyer

The Federal Communications Commission late last week updated rules for use of the AWS-3 spectrum that is set to be auctioned off to commercial cellular operators later this year. The updates include the establishment of “protection zones” designed to reduce interference concerns between commercial wireless services and satellite-based communications that will continue in some of […]

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Posted in Policy

U.S.

Nokia’s mobile edge computing reportedly in tests with Vodafone

21 July 2014 by Martha DeGrasse

Nokia Networks and IBM appear to have piqued Vodafone’s interest with their mobile edge computing platform, first announced at Mobile World Congress. The Wall Street Journal reports that Vodafone is testing the platform, with help from the Imperial College of London. The purpose of the mobile edge computing platform is to bring data center applications […]

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Posted in infrastructure

U.S.

Sapphire crystal could present tough challenge for Gorilla Glass

Sapphire crystal could present tough challenge for Gorilla Glass

21 July 2014 by Sara Zaske

While Corning’s Gorilla Glass is used for the screens of more than 1.5 billion devices worldwide, a new challenger is coming into view: a synthetic sapphire crystal screen. Apple is reportedly making a synthetic sapphire display for its new iPhone 6 expected to be released this September, and Japanese electronics maker Kyocera recently announced that its […]

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Posted in Devices

U.S.

Wireless carrier Q2 preview: Bounce back for Verizon; Sprint woes continue

21 July 2014 by Dan Meyer

The domestic wireless market was at this point expected to see a slowdown in customer growth as the overall market hit saturation. However, consumer appetite for mobile services has allowed operators to continue posting robust growth figures as sales of secondary devices like tablets and wireless modems has surged. This trend is expected to continue […]

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Posted in Carriers

U.S.

Reality Check: A wireless network benchmarking breakdown

Reality Check: A wireless network benchmarking breakdown

15 July 2014 by Dr. Paul Carter, CEO, Global Wireless Solutions

At its most basic definition, wireless network benchmarking refers to the process of evaluating operator network performance and comparing the quality of service against competitors.

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Posted in Opinion, Reality Check

U.S.

Reader Forum: 5 barriers to NFV – and how to tackle those challenges

14 July 2014 by Glenn Seiler, VP Product Management of Networking Solutions, Wind River

Network functions virtualization has fast become of part of the road map for equipment vendors, operators and other suppliers in the industry. However, many see the transition from hardware- to software-based network functions as daunting and challenging.

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Posted in Opinion, Reader Forum

U.S.

Reader Forum: Metro networks need to evolve to meet growing demand

14 July 2014 by Manish Gulyani, VP Product Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent

We live in a digital world where consumers and business alike are looking to improve the end-user experience. This can often mean breaking the status quo by finding new ways to achieve the end goal.

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Posted in Opinion, Reader Forum

U.S.

Analyst Angle: NFV, SDN – the evolution beyond virtualization

Analyst Angle: NFV, SDN – the evolution beyond virtualization

09 July 2014 by Monica Paolini, Founder and President, Senza Fili

Slightly tired by the hype around network function virtualization and software-defined networking – and by the fact that everybody has to find some way to add these acronyms to their slide decks –

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Posted in Analyst Angle, Opinion

U.S.

Analyst Angle: How much data is T-Mobile US giving away with Music Freedom?

Analyst Angle: How much data is T-Mobile US giving away with Music Freedom?

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

When T-Mobile US made its announcement, the immediate question was “how much data are they giving away?” Obviously, music streaming services can use a lot of data in a day, depending on how many hours they are streaming.

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Posted in Analyst Angle, Opinion

From Our Editors

Carrier Wrap: Verizon Wireless launches reward program; SK Telecom continues ‘5G’ development

FCC adds ‘protection zones’ to AWS-3 spectrum auction plans

Nokia’s mobile edge computing reportedly in tests with Vodafone

Sapphire crystal could present tough challenge for Gorilla Glass

Wireless carrier Q2 preview: Bounce back for Verizon; Sprint woes continue

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Commentary

Reality Check: A wireless network benchmarking breakdown by Dr. Paul Carter, CEO, Global Wireless Solutions

Reader Forum: 5 barriers to NFV – and how to tackle those challenges by Glenn Seiler, VP Product Management of Networking Solutions, Wind River

Reader Forum: Metro networks need to evolve to meet growing demand by Manish Gulyani, VP Product Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent

Analyst Angle: NFV, SDN – the evolution beyond virtualization by Monica Paolini, Founder and President, Senza Fili

Analyst Angle: How much data is T-Mobile US giving away with Music Freedom? by Iain Gillott, Founder and President, iGR

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