YOU ARE AT:Mobile Minute

BROWSING: Mobile Minute

Softcard surrenders to Google (RCR Mobile Minute)

AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile US will install Google Wallet on their Android phones, and will sell intellectual property from their own mobile payments venture to Google. Softcard, the mobile payments app created by these carriers, will continue to work on the phones on which...

T-Mobile US and Nokia plan LTE-U small cells (RCR Mobile Minute)

LTE in unlicensed spectrum T-Mobile US has said that it hopes to deploy LTE in unlicensed spectrum and now the operator is sharing some specifics. Today T-Mobile and Nokia said that they are developing a pre-standards LTE-U (LTE unlicensed) small cell solution. LTE in unlicensed...

T-Mobile US rallies consumers to lobby for spectrum (RCR Mobile Minute)

T-Mobile US' outspoken CEO said the recent AWS-3 spectrum auction was a big success for the U.S. Treasury, but a "disaster" for U.S. wireless consumers. John Legere noted in a blog post that the government raised $45 billion from three companies, one of which...

Intel’s broadband purchase, Verizon’s Super Bowl stats (RCR Mobile Minute)

http://youtu.be/-v2bVRYjTXY Intel inside more gateways? Intel wants to be inside more than just your personal computer – the chip giant is buying Germany's Lantiq, a provider of chips for telecom residential gateways and broadband access equipment, for an undisclosed amount. "By 2018, we expect more than 800...

Cablevision sues Verizon Communications (RCR Mobile Minute)

Verizon Communications and Cablevision are neighbors in the Northeast, but their relationship is stormier than the weather this week. Cablevision said yesterday that it's suing Verizon over its advertising claims about its Wi-Fi router speeds. Verizon sells Wi-Fi routers for home use, and it's claiming that...

Earnings roundup – Nokia, Samsung, Qualcomm (RCR Mobile Minute)

Sprint and T-Mobile US helped boost Nokia Networks' financial results last quarter. Nokia said today that its fourth-quarter North American sales increased 95% over last year. Nokia is an LTE vendor to both Sprint and T-Mobile US, and both carriers are in the process of...

CommScope to buy TE Connectivity unit for $3 billion (RCR Mobile Minute)

CommScope confirmed today that it has agreed to buy TE Connectivity's telecom, enterprise and wireless businesses for roughly $3 billion. Together, the two network infrastructure giants had $5.8 billion in revenue during the fiscal year ended last September. Investors gave the deal a standing ovation...

T-Mobile US set to use 5 GHz band for LTE (RCR Mobile Minute)

For T-Mobile US, part of being the "Un-carrier" may include using unlicensed spectrum to offer LTE services. The company will reportedly deploy LTE in the 5 GHz spectrum band, the same band used for 802.11ac Wi-Fi. T-Mobile US CTO Ray Neville told Macquarie Securities that...

VoLTE/RCS interoperability tested by Alcatel-Lucent (RCR Mobile Minute)

Alcatel-Lucent and D2 Technologies are reporting successful tests of voice over LTE with software that supports rich communications services over IP networks. By pairing Alcatel-Lucent's VoLTE solution with D2's client software, the companies are trying to offer service providers a way to quickly commercialize...

DAS training offered at no cost to women in wireless (RCR Mobile Minute)

More than 100 companies that have partnered with CommScope on distributed antenna system projects have been notified that CommScope will offer free DAS training for its partners' female employees. The need for DAS specialists is exploding, and many systems integrators are scrambling to find...

Qualcomm layoff reports highlight pressure on chip prices (RCR Mobile Minute)

Qualcomm has confirmed reports that it is eliminating roughly 600 jobs. The chip giant says that some of those impacted will be offered new opportunities elsewhere at the company. Fewer than half the employees affected are based in the United States. "Less than 300 will...

Verizon sees more customers leaving for rivals (RCR Mobile Minute)

Verizon Communications said that the intense competition for mobile subscribers is weighing on its profit margins. The company said it is losing more customers to rivals this quarter than it lost last quarter or last year. The nation's largest wireless carrier will not release fourth-quarter...

G.fast wins final approval (RCR Mobile Minute)

The International Telecommunication Union has finalized approval of G.fast, the broadband standard designed to deliver 1 Gigabit per second broadband speeds over existing copper wires. G.fast is meant to be an alternative to fiber-to-the-home for service providers that want to deliver "triple play" services...

Reliance taps Ericsson for network management (RCR Mobile Minute)

In infrastructure news this week, Ericsson and Reliance Communications are expanding their relationship, as are several network equipment providers. Alcatel-Lucent and Hewlett-Packard are integrating one another's products into their portfolios, while Cisco and IBM will integrate their data center solutions. Ericsson to manage Reliance Communications' network Ericsson...

Smartphone retailers ranked (RCR Mobile Minute)

An analysis of consumer reviews shows that only one of the top U.S. carriers made last week's list of the most popular places to buy a smartphone. Verizon Wireless made the top five for the last week in November, according to data from Argus Insights,...

Small cells evolve to support multiple carriers (RCR Mobile Minute)

DALLAS - Airvana has developed a small cell system that it says can support multiple wireless operators. The company discussed its solution this week at Small Cells America, saying it supports all major LTE bands and can be installed and maintained for a fraction...

Carriers meet cable operators at Small Cells Americas (RCR Mobile Minute)

Small Cells Americas is underway in Dallas, and Wi-Fi is a major theme at this year's event. The show kicked off yesterday with a Wi-Fi monetization workshop, and today ABI Research is moderating a panel entitled "Carrier Wi-Fi and Small Cells" with panelists from...

American Tower looks set to continue spending spree (RCR Mobile Minute)

American Tower is reportedly preparing to spend up to $1 billion to buy 51% of India's Viom, a tower company controlled by Tata Teleservices. According to reports, American Tower wants to merge Viom's estimated 42,000 towers with the 12,000 towers it already owns in...

American Tower to buy Bharti Airtel African towers (RCR Mobile Minute)

American Tower has agreed to buy Bharti Airtel's Nigerian towers for just over $1 billion. The holding company for Bharti Airtel's African operations will sell 4,800 towers to American Tower and then lease them back. The deal will help Bharti Airtel reduce its debt...

Nokia will work with Genband for voice-over-Wi-Fi (RCR Mobile Minute)

The rush to facilitate voice-over-Wi-Fi for service providers continues with a partnership that will place Genband's evolved packet gateway in Nokia Networks' mobile broadband portfolio. The solution will be integrated into Nokia’s Liquid Core portfolio to support multimedia voice, data and video sessions. Genband has...

American Tower to buy 6,400 towers from TIM (RCR Mobile Minute)

American Tower is expanding its tower portfolio in Brazil with the purchase of more than 6,400 towers from Telecom Italia's TIM Cellular for roughly $1.2 billion. Of the 6,400-plus towers, 1,240 are subject to certain preemptive acquisition rights held by third parties. The company expects the new...

Aereo files for bankruptcy (RCR Mobile Minute)

The startup that delivered live TV to mobile devices has filed for bankruptcy after a lengthy court battle that ended in the U.S. Supreme Court. Last summer, the Justices voted 6-3 against Aereo and in favor of the broadcast and cable networks that were...

Report: DT CEO names potential buyers for T-Mobile US

The CEO of Deutsche Telekom said this week that selling T-Mobile US could still be an option, but that the German carrier is not looking for a "fire sale." Timotheus Hoettges named Comcast, Dish Network and América Móvil as potential acquirers, but said he...

Sprint shakes up executive team (RCR Mobile Minute)

Saying that "the right people" are the most important asset of any company, Sprint's new CEO Marcelo Claure has announced new executive appointments, and the departure of three key individuals. The most visible change may be the departure of CMO Jeff Hallock, who is...

Editorial Reports

White Papers

Webinars

Featured Content