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#TBT: Barriers to IMing; Telecom, meet the Internet; Mobile e-commerce (it’s gonna be big!) … this week in 2000

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 the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! What's standing in...

#TBT: Waiting for the wireless data ‘hockey stick’; handset sales surge; Lucent struggles … this week in 2001

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 the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Once upon a...

SPONSORED CONTENT: Devices for all: Hardware choices for rural areas

Rural wireless subscribers are high value customers. Those of us working within the competitive carrier ecosystem already know this, but a recent survey commissioned by the Competitive Carriers Association shows it by the numbers. This past summer, CCA with the help of Current Analysis surveyed more...

ABI: LTE networks will carry more data traffic than 3G by 2016

ABI Research expects usage of LTE networks to grow so quickly that the data traffic on LTE will surpass that of 3G networks within three years. The firm noted that while LTE subscriptions made up only 2.9% of the global total at the end of...

Sponsored Content: Corning Crosses New Wireless Frontier with the Power of ONE™

The explosive growth in smartphones and the proliferating demand for mobile Internet and mobile video threatens to overwhelm current network infrastructure and leaves the industry at the cusp of a new frontier. A new kind of wireless network platform is needed that can handle...

2013 Predictions: The challenges for enterprise mobility

So, after following technology trends for 18 years and 15 years of mobile addiction, (I got my first mobile when it was too big to carry and my first BlackBerry in 2002),

Globys: How carriers can take advantage of big data

How can carriers take advantage of big data? The answer, according to Olly Downs, senior vice president of data sciences at Globys, is to apply scientific marketing technologies on top of a dynamic big data repository. Downs said that this approach allows telecom operators...

Reader Forum: Exploiting the value of a client for data offload

Explosive growth in wireless traffic – thanks to mainstream adoption of smartphones, notebooks and tablets – has mobile operators scrambling to address data offloading problems and strategies.

Reality Check: The role of video optimization in developed versus emerging markets

Attitudes toward mobile data traffic tend to be very different in developed markets compared to emerging markets. As a result, so are the attitudes toward network optimization. In developed markets,

Telespree: Real-time wireless data monitoring crucial for 4G

Ellen Schwab, CEO of TelespreeAs operators and mobile virtual network operators deal with network capacity limitations and customers’ inexhaustible appetite for data, the ability to precisely track and take action based on usage is becoming ever more important. Ellen Schwab, CEO of Telespree, said that...

FCC plans to measure mobile broadband performance

The Federal Communications Commission today announced plans to measure mobile broadband service performance in an attempt to provide consumers with information regarding wireless data speeds. A meeting is scheduled to be held on Sept. 21 to discuss the new program. Wireless industry trade association CTIA...

Verizon Wireless to launch shared data plans June 28

After months of hype, Verizon Wireless today rolled out details on new family share plans that allow up to 10 devices to share voice, messaging and now data allowances. The plans will be available beginning June 28. The new plans include unlimited voice minutes and...

South Korea’s SK Telecom opens era of 100 Mbps wireless data speeds

SK Telecom, a South Korean wireless telecommunications operator, announced the successful development of Heterogeneous Network Integration Solution, which enables simultaneous use of different types of networks including 3G, LTE and Wi-Fi to ensure high-speed data service of up to 100 Mbps.

SAF Tehnika starts to produce in Brazil

SAF Tehnika JSC, which manufactures wireless data transmission equipment, announced it has started producing full outdoor microwave radios in Curitiba, South of Brazil. The company’s called CFIP Lumina radios will be produced in collaboration with wi2be tecnologia, a Brazilian company focused on the development,...

Reality Check: Data rations for you!

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We've gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace.This week’s article deals with a hot topic – bandwidth buckets, or, as Craig Moffett from Sanford...

Analyst Angle: Blue skies ahead for Apple’s iCloud

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly feature, Analyst Angle. We've collected a group of the industry's leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics in the wireless industry.I had one of those “ah-ha” moments as I watched the replay of Steve Jobs...

Verizon Wireless tops, AT&T Mobility flops on data speeds in Los Angeles

In the Los Angeles metro area Verizon Wireless (VZ) gets the top nod in a new report that sought out to test wireless data speeds and various features among the top four nationwide operators. AT&T Mobility (T) took home the unenviable last-place ranking...

RCR Wireless News MBB Philadelphia: Carriers looking at various ways to stay ahead of data demand

Watch live streaming video from rcrtrack2 at livestream.comPHILADELPHIA – It doesn't take much looking to realize that the wireless industry is in the midst of a network capacity crisis. With data hungry smartphones flooding the market, carriers have been forced to come up with...

Analyst Angle: Microsoft and Skype – how to make this marriage work

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly feature, Analyst Angle. We've collected a group of the industry's leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics in the wireless industry.If you watched last Thursday’s “American Idol” (James Durban should have won), you probably noticed...

Manitoba Telecom posts flat Q1 wireless growth; new network, iPhone expected to reverse trend

Citing the impending launch of its HSPA+-based “4G” network, Canadian operator Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. reported flat customer growth results for the first three months of the year. The telecom provider said its wireless customer base was at 483,722 subscribers at the end of...

America Movil shows strong Q1 growth, powerful mobile data demand

Latin American-based telecommunications provider America Movil S.A.B. de C.V. (AMX) said it added six million wireless customers during the first quarter of this year, ending the period with 231 million total customers across its numerous wireless operations.America Movil has wireless operations in Mexico (Telcel),...

Connected devices drive AT&T's Q1 growth

AT&T Inc. (T) counted on connected devices to drive first-quarter growth, with 1.3 million connected devices added in the period, compared to only 62,000 postpaid retail net additions. The nationwide operator now counts 97.5 million wireless subscribers on its network.In a quarter where...

Reader Forum: Hitting the wall – The enterprise’s barriers to LTE

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reader Forum section. In an attempt to broaden our interaction with our readers we have created this forum for those with something meaningful to say to the wireless industry. We want to keep this as open as possible,...

Reader Forum: Hitting the wall – The enterprise’s barriers to LTE

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reader Forum section. In an attempt to broaden our interaction with our readers we have created this forum for those with something meaningful to say to the wireless industry. We want to keep this as open as possible,...

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