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Brazil’s GRU airport gets Wi-Fi 6 OpenRoaming network

Cisco exec: 'The only thing faster than the Wi-Fi 6 network is the process of connecting to it' The world’s first at-airport Wi-Fi 6 network using Wireless Broadband Alliance’s (WBA) OpenRoaming has been established at Brazil’s São Paulo/Guarulhos International Airport (GRU), providing secure and automatic connectivity...

Worst of the Week: 600 MHz auction ends, as does my time at RCR Wireless News

Dan Meyer does the worst job breaking down the 600 MHz incentive auction results and says goodbye to RCR Wireless News in his last WOTW column. Hello! And welcome to our Friday column, Worst of the Week. There’s a lot of nutty stuff that goes...

Worst of the Week: Will Qualcomm bankroll a BlackBerry renaissance?

BlackBerry might not be what it was, but with a little fiscal help from Qualcomm maybe it can become a bigger part of the telecom landscape. Hello! And welcome to our Friday column, Worst of the Week. There’s a lot of nutty stuff...

Worst of the Week: RadioShack strife a damper on Sprint turnaround

The recent second bankruptcy filing by RadioShack hit WOTW from out of left field and could trip up turnaround plans at Sprint. Hello! And welcome to our Friday column, Worst of the Week. There’s a lot of nutty stuff that goes on...

Worst of the Week: Did Sprint come of age at MWC?

Was the strong showing at the recent MWC event by Sprint a sign of maturation or more cynically an attempt to attract attention? Hello! And welcome to our Friday column, Worst of the Week. There’s a lot of nutty stuff that goes...

Worst of the Week: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile dropping barrels of unlimited data

Unlimited data is back, with Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile all going ape over the new marketing opportunity, to the benefit of consumers. Hello! And welcome to our Friday column, Worst of the Week. There’s a lot of nutty stuff that goes...

Worst of the Week: Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile let network performance chaos reign!

A flood of network performance information this week for Verizon, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile added more mud for consumers to wade through. Hello! And welcome to our Friday column, Worst of the Week. There’s a lot of nutty stuff that goes on...

Worst of the Week: Sprint taunts T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T by doing more with less

Sprint again slashes capital expense forecasts with confidence it can do more with less than rivals T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T. Hello! And welcome to our Friday column, Worst of the Week. There’s a lot of nutty stuff that goes on in this industry,...

Worst of the Week: Has T-Mobile surpassed AT&T and Verizon as No. 1?

Verizon and AT&T may have the numbers, but T-Mobile is really the market’s leader thanks to an inability for rivals to stay focused on operations. Hello! And welcome to our Friday column, Worst of the Week. There’s a lot of nutty stuff...

Worst of the Week: AT&T kills off an old friend for the sake of a 5G future

AT&T might have killed off its 2G network for the benefit of 4G and 5G, but let’s not forget just how awesome that GSM/GPRS/EDGE network was. Hello! And welcome to our Friday column, Worst of the Week. There’s a lot of nutty...

Worst of the Week: Verizon and AT&T have unlimited fun with unlimited data

Unlimited data fans on Verizon and AT&T being strong-armed to comply or at least pay a bit more for the privilege, but at least the FCC has a sense of humor. Hello! And welcome to our Friday column, Worst of the Week....

Worst of the Week: T-Mobile aims for simplicity, cursed by complexity

T-Mobile honed in on simplicity for its latest “Un-carrier” event, but instead has found itself cursed by growing complexity. Hello! And welcome to our Friday column, Worst of the Week. There’s a lot of nutty stuff that goes on in this industry,...

Worst of the Week: Verizon, Yahoo, T-Mobile and Sprint – let’s make a deal!

The pending Verizon purchase of Yahoo and possibility of a Sprint and T-Mobile tie-up show insane deals are what makes the telecom world go round. Hello! And welcome to our Friday column, Worst of the Week. There’s a lot of nutty stuff...

Worst of the Week: Has the FCC doomed low-band 5G spectrum?

The launch of 5G services will be highly reliant on spectrum, but has poor planning by the FCC undercut crucial low-band support? Hello! And welcome to our Friday column, Worst of the Week. There’s a lot of nutty stuff that goes on...

Worst of the Week: AT&T draws ire, while Sprint throws shade

AT&T encountered some issues during the launch of its DirecTV Now platform this week, while Sprint kicked some sand in the face of 600 MHz spectrum. Hello! And welcome to our Friday column, Worst of the Week. There’s a lot of nutty...

Worst of the Week: 3 thoughts – Samsung, Sprint and overages

WOTW tackles three different subjects this week – Samsung, Sprint and overages – all to varying degrees of success. You’ve been warned Hello! And welcome to our Friday column, Worst of the Week. There’s a lot of nutty stuff that goes on in this industry,...

Worst of the Week: Let’s pump the brakes on connected cars

Sure, the future is going to be awesome, but what’s the rush in getting autonomous vehicles and connected cars on the street? Hello! And welcome to our Friday column, Worst of the Week. There’s a lot of nutty stuff that goes on in this industry,...

Worst of the Week: 5G hype – don’t believe it

5G hype is everywhere, but can’t we all just take a breath and let the engineering folks figure out what it means before the marketing folks take over? Hello! And welcome to our Friday column, Worst of the Week. There’s a lot of nutty stuff...

Worst of the Week: Sprint T-Mobile One Freedom Plus Unlimited!

Sprint and T-Mobile showed that when it comes to nonsensical rate plan moves, they are indeed leading the market … and we all benefit Hello! And welcome to our Friday column, Worst of the Week. There’s a lot of nutty stuff that goes on in...

Worst of the Week: T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T show unlimited data love … for a price

WOTW looks at this week’s avalanche of 'unlimited' data offers from T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T, and declares excess the real winner Hello! And welcome to our Friday column, Worst of the Week. There’s a lot of nutty stuff that goes on in this industry, so...

Worst of the Week: Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint speak Wookiee on coverage

WOTW applauds Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile US and Sprint for using the vaunted Chewbacca defense in explaining network performance Hello! And welcome to our Friday column, Worst of the Week. There’s a lot of nutty stuff that goes on in this industry, so this column is...

Worst of the Week: T-Mobile may have won the battle, but Sprint is still crazy

WOTW gives its own spin on which carrier ran the table in terms of the latest quarterly results, with T-Mobile and Sprint the two stand outs Hello! And welcome to our Friday column, Worst of the Week. There’s a lot of nutty stuff that goes...

Worst of the Week: Verizon hype helped by T-Mobile and Sprint hoopla

WOTW questions the thinking behind T-Mobile and Sprint CEOs taking to their social media channels to help hype Verizon rate plan changes Hello! And welcome to our Friday column, Worst of the Week. There’s a lot of nutty stuff that goes on in this industry,...

Worst of the Week: TV broadcaster 600 MHz spectrum plans show it never hurts to ask

Television broadcasters are taking the stance that it never hurts to ask when it comes to compensation for giving up their 600 MHz spectrum resources Hello! And welcome to our Friday column, Worst of the Week. There’s a lot of nutty stuff that goes on...

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