Category: Carriers

Worst of the Week: Battle royale!

So, AT&T Mobility is finally set to commercially launch LTE services across five markets this weekend, throwing its hat into the oncoming LTE battle that is currently dominated domestically Verizon Wireless. (Sorry MetroPCS.)
(I only half kid with the use of the term “finally” as I still vividly remember AT&T executive Kris Rinne speaking at a 4G World event a couple of years ago basically saying the carrier was in no hurry to roll out LTE services as its plans for HSPA+ would take care of its mobile broadband needs. This plan was quickly pushed aside following Verizon Wireless’ rapid LTE rollout plans and AT&T Mobility has managed to throw up a LTE network in a relatively short period of time.)

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Worst of the Week: DoJ and the Flying Circus

So, word on the street is that AT&T is looking to buy T-Mobile USA so it can either acquire sufficient spectrum assets to remain operational and save T-Mobile USA from imploding or it wants to remove a robust and viable competitor from the market, torture puppies and burn the Constitution.

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Worst of the Week: Honey-apple badger

Despite how it may appear, I do try to avoid bringing Apple into every one of my WOTW columns, though by doing so I make this job harder than it needs to be. I mean the company is such an integral part of the decisions that many in this industry make that to not include them is really a job itself. Plus, with names like “iPad” it seems Apple products and decisions are ripe for some ribbing.

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Latam’s consumers are more likely to adopt new technologies to shop

How do you shop? Do you prefer to go to the mall or are you one of those people who buy everything through the Internet? A global survey from IBM Corp. with 30,000 people around the globe showed that when it comes to shopping, Latin American’s consumers are more likely to adopt technologies such as [...]

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SMS invaluable during emergencies

Natural and manmade disasters are always going to overload wireless networks as frantic people try to contact loved ones, find out what the hell is happening and in today’s society, update their status, comment and upload video to social-media networks. Yesterday’s earthquake along the East Coast once again showed that even if the network can [...]

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Worst of the Week: Crazy from the heat

Wow! Now that was a crazy week for the mobile device market. First Google went all crazy in announcing plans to acquire Motorola Mobility to the chagrin of it seems just about everyone; and just yesterday Hewlett-Packard went even crazier announcing it was basically shuttering its mobile operations including the WebOS business it acquired along with Palm last year for more than $1 billion.

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RIM mulls music service as MetroPCS bundles Rhapsody

RIM mulls music service as MetroPCS bundles Rhapsody

RIM believes it could hit a harmonious note with consumers by launching its own music streaming service say sources. The news comes on the same day wireless phone carrier MetroPCS announced it had struck a deal with subscription digital music service Rhapsody.

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Kyocera tries to boost Echo with free app offer

Kyocera Communications Inc. (KCI), has announced it will make 12 “premium Android apps” available to Kyocera Echo users for free as part of a summer promotion.

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Are carriers threatened by Google/Motorola tie up?

Google Inc.’s announcement this morning that it planned to acquire Motorola Mobility Holding Inc. for $12.5 billion is expected to have a significant impact on the mobile device space for no other reason than it will give Google a more direct channel for its blossoming Android ecosystem.

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RCR Wireless News MBB Baltimore: LTE vs. WiMAX in the shadows of Camden Yards

The Baltimore test pitted Verizon Wireless’ LTE network against Sprint Nextel Corp.’s WiMAX network and was conducted in the shadows of Baltimore’s historic Camden Yards baseball park. The tests were run over similar smartphones running Google’s Inc.’s Android OS and using the Ookla Speedtest.net application.

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