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Apple mixed reality headset will boost market, says GlobalData

The analyst firm further predicts that consumer mixed reality headsets will generate global revenues of $50 billion by 2030 Rumors about a high-end virtual reality (VR) headset from Apple have been making the rounds, suggesting that one might hit the market as soon as January...

Amazon EC2 offers M1 Mac instancing

After first testing the capability, AWS has added M1 Mac minis to its EC2 arsenal, for devs who need to provision virtual Macs in the cloud.

Supreme Court denies Apple’s request to hear Qualcomm patent case

The U.S. Supreme Court has denied Apple's request to hear its patent case against Qualcomm, affirming the Biden administration's suggestion.

The Sunday Brief: How will Apple grow?

More greetings from the 49th state, where Jim and the editor wrapped up their trip last week.  Pictured here is the main boat dock in Seward, Alaska (a TelAlaska/ American Broadband exchange).  Slightly off camera to the left of this picture is a large cruise ship...

How to stifle innovation by impeding competition among technologies, companies and business models (Analyst Angle)

The European Union has declared that USB Type-C standard connectors will be required for charging various devices sold from 2024. This seems to have grabbed as much media attention as the far more significant announcement of its new Digital Markets Act that will intervene...

UK antitrust authority wants Google, Apple to open ecosystems

The UK's antitrust authority accuses Apple and Google of market restrictions and anticompetitive behavior in their mobile ecosystems.

Apple unveils its car at WWDC – sort of

Apple took the wraps off new Macs, a new CarPlay and more at its annual Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) this week.

The Sunday Brief: Infrastructure funding overview (Part 1): What is a Priority Broadband Project?

Belated Memorial Day and June greetings from Missouri and Nebraska.  Pictured is our pooch Abby (left with stick) and the neighbor dog, Lucy, enjoying Midwest spring/ summer weather.  Given our recent rainfall, “duck days” is a better weather descriptor than “dog days”!  June marks the...

#TBT: AT&T caps internet customers; iPad 2 comes to India; White hot iPhone 4 … this week in 2011

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on those sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! AT&T sets data...

Here’s why QUIC is still worrying mobile operators (Reader Forum)

Google’s QUIC made its debut a few years ago and it quickly became a headache for operators. Why? QUIC is an encryption-based protocol and many types of traffic become invisible. Operators struggled to deliver content and manage subscriber Quality of Experience (QoE). Fast forward to...

Apple, Broadcom win new damages trial in Caltech Wi-Fi patent case

Caltech's $1.1 billion Wi-Fi patent case award against Apple and Broadcom is "legally unsupportable," according to the appeals court.

5G accounts for nearly 30% of mobile subscribers in South Korea: report

Nearly 30% of mobile subscriptions in South Korea were on 5G networks at the end of last year, Korean news agency Yonhap reported, citing data from the Ministry of Science and ICT. The total number of 5G subscribers amounted to 20.92 million as of the...

Ericsson sues Apple, alleging 5G patent infringement

Ericsson sues Apple in a different U.S. District court over 5G patents. What's at stake is how much Ericsson gets when Apple sells an iPhone.

South Korea ends November with 20.19 million 5G users

SK Telecom has the largest 5G subscriber base in South Korea The total number of 5G subscribers in South Korea reached 20.19 million in November 2021, accounting for around 28% of the total 72.57 million mobile subscriptions in the Asian nation, Korean press reported, citing...

The Sunday Brief: CES preview 2022—TV’s future

Holiday greetings from Colorado, Kansas (via I-70), and Missouri where we celebrated a white Christmas on the slopes (pictured) and also blazed a few new trails on my in-law’s Missouri farm (picture at the end of the Brief).  Lots of windshield and outdoor time...

Apple’s App Store payment rules won’t change for now, says court

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has stayed a lower court order in the Epic v Apple case, keeping Apple in control of App Store in-app purchases.

South Korea ends October with 19.4 million 5G subscribers

South Korea ended October with a total of 19.38 million subscribers in the 5G segment, local news agency Yonhap reported, citing data from the Ministry of Science and ICT. 5G subscribers at the end of September had reached 18.41 million, according to the report. 5G subscribers...

The Sunday Brief: Facebook needs more (not less) algorithm development (Analyst Angle)

October greetings from the Midwest.  Pictured is yours truly outside of the Rich Hill Café last Friday (one of the Missouri American Broadband territories).  Terrific food, excellent service and a great conversation with two of the hardest working techs in telecom (Jason and Chris).   In the spirit...

The Sunday Brief: The iconic device effect

September greetings from the Midwest and Southeast.  Rather than show a picture of rural America (I am building up a considerable collection), this week’s opening picture is a throwback rediscovered during our recent move back to Kansas City - the Georgetown University Sprint Leadership...

iPhone 13 improves 5G support, keeps mmWave US for now

Apple anticipates double 5G global support by year end Apple this week introduced new iPhones, Apple Watch, iPad and iPad mini models. The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro goes on sale in the U.S. and more than 30 other countries beginning September 24. Apple...

TSMC reportedly plans chip price hikes

Taiwan-based TSMC, the world's largest semiconductor manufacturer, reportedly plans to raise prices between 10-20%, impacting devices from smartphones to automobiles. The Wall Street Journal, citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter, reported that TSMC expects to raise prices on its most advanced chips by...

The Sunday Brief: Q2 Earnings Wrap – ABC (Apple, Broadband, C-Band)

August greetings from Nebraska, Missouri, Louisiana, Iowa, Illinois, and North Carollina.  Pictured is the Capital One Tower in downtown Lake Charles (pre-hurricane pictures here).  Yes, those are boards, not an artistic glass mosaic.  It’s been nearly a year since Hurricane Laura took dead aim on...

South Korea ends June with almost 16.5 million 5G subscribers: report

South Korea ended June with a total of 16.47 million 5G subscribers, local news agency Yonhap reported, citing data from the Ministry of Science and ICT. 5G subscribers at the end of June represented 23% of the total 71.63 million mobile subscriptions in the country,...

IDC: Smartphone shipments up 13% in Q2

The global smartphone market grew even faster than IDC had expected during the second quarter, beating the analyst firm's predicted growth rate of 12.5% to come in at 13.2%, according to preliminary data from IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. Smartphone OEMs shipped about 313.2...

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