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 [...]

U.S.

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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Posted in Networks, Software

U.S.

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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Posted in Mobile Content

U.S.

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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Posted in Policy

U.S.

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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Posted in Carriers

U.S.

LatAm News: UNE-Tigo merger approved in Colombia; TIM to bid in 700 MHz auction

LatAm News: UNE-Tigo merger approved in Colombia; TIM to bid in 700 MHz auction

17 April 2014 by Roberta Prescott

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 megahertz of spectrum, and the SIC has determined that the companies should return 50 megahertz. They will have eight months to inform the [...]

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Posted in Americas

U.S.

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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Posted in Opinion, OTT, Software

U.S.

Reader Forum: WhatsApp deal shows the power embedded in wireless networks

07 April 2014 by Cassidy Shield, VP Marketing, Alcatel-Lucent IP Platforms

WhatsApp has been all over the news after signing a $19 billion deal with Facebook. It has a lot of people speculating what it means for the telecom industry.

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Posted in LTE, Opinion, Reader Forum

U.S.

Analyst Angle: What we can learn from Nokia X and Firefox OS

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

During this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, Nokia and Mozilla announced new products and plans for the affordable smartphone market.

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Posted in Analyst Angle, Opinion

U.S.

Analyst Angle: Managing M2M’s big data will be an all-tech-on-deck exercise

Analyst Angle: Managing M2M’s big data will be an all-tech-on-deck exercise

02 April 2014 by Fedor Smith, President, Atlantic-ACM

It’s generally accepted that by the beginning of the next decade the machine-to-machine market, or, if you prefer, the larger-scope “Internet of things,” will have more connected devices

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Posted in Analyst Angle, Opinion

U.S.

Reality Check: The 10 most important events of the first quarter

Reality Check: The 10 most important events of the first quarter

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

Normally, we take the end of the quarter to evaluate key long-term trends and see how they might change as a result of events. We are trying a new end of quarter theme

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Posted in LTE, Opinion, Reality Check

From Our Editors

Mobile drives need for better security, says Wedge Networks

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

AT&T threatens to forgo 600 MHz spectrum auction

Carrier Wrap: Sprint signs WiMAX death warrant: 2015

LatAm News: UNE-Tigo merger approved in Colombia; TIM to bid in 700 MHz auction

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Commentary

Reader Forum: From mash-ups to sponsored data: why operators must collaborate with OTTs by Andy Tiller, VP Product Marketing, AsiaInfo

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

Analyst Angle: What we can learn from Nokia X and Firefox OS 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 by Fedor Smith, President, Atlantic-ACM

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

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