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The 2021 In-Tunnel Wireless Solutions Report (Sponsored)

We’re two decades into the new millennium, and the wireless communication pioneered in the previous century has become the foundation of every aspect of our lives. Wireless infrastructure is all but a utility, expected both indoors and out, from street level all the way...

Analyst Angle: What should states look for in responses to public safety network RFPs

  Over the next 6-8 weeks, the governors of all 50 States and territories will have a critical decision to make – what public safety interoperable network solution will be deployed in their state and operated for the next 25 years?  Wireless 20/20 has published...

Phoenix Tower buys 600 towers from T-Mobile US

Following up on an August contract announcement, Phoenix Tower International has finalized an acquisition of ownership/management of 600 tower sites from carrier T-Mobile US. Phoenix Tower owns and operates towers in the U.S., Latin America and the Caribbean. The company is based in Boca Raton,...

Analyst Angle: Wi-Fi trends in 2015

The pace of change is accelerating across the public Wi-Fi ecosystem. Last year’s report on the state of the Wi-Fi industry detailed some quite significant shifts, but the contrasts being seen this year are even more dramatic. These are driven by several overall trends: The increasing shift...

Swisscom combines VoLTE, VoWi-Fi in EU first

Swisscom claims it is the first European operator to effectively combine voice-over-LTE and Wi-Fi calling to combat weak mobile signals in heavily insulated buildings. The Swiss operator recently made its Wi-Fi calling service available in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. Wi-Fi will play a key role in...

Regional president: Ericsson transforming the Middle East

Revenue from the region accounted for more than 10% of Ericsson’s global business in Q2 Ericsson is seeing increased opportunities for both LTE and 3G projects in the Middle East and Northeast Africa, the company's president for the region Rafiah Ibrahim told RCR Wireless News. Ericsson posted revenue...

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...

Webinar: 2013 Regulatory Review: A deep dive into the wireless industry’s regulatory challenges

RCR Wireless News Editor-in-Chief Dan Meyer was joined by esteemed guests, including long-time industry analysts Roger Entner, former FCC Commissioner Harold Furchtgott-Roth, former Senior Attorney with the Competition Division in the FCC’s Office of General Counsel Lawrence Spiwak and former FCC Wireless Bureau Chief...

Report: Global telecom industry revenue to grow at 5.3% annually

The global telecommunications industry continues to expand as spending by consumers and businesses for wireless services fuels industry revenue growth, a market analysis report from the Insight Research Corp. says.

RadioShack continues musical carriers: ditches T-Mobile USA for Verizon Wireless

UPDATED: RadioShack Corp. (RSH) is set to jump back in bed with Verizon Wireless (VZ) at the expense of its long-term relationship with T-Mobile USA Inc. (DTEGY)The electronics retailer said that beginning Sept. 15 it will begin offering Verizon Wireless' postpaid and prepaid services...

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...

Telus brings back Clearnet brand to take on new Canadian rivals

Canadian wireless operator Telus Corp. (TU) is bringing back a name from the past in branding a new unlimited calling feature that looks to be taking on new competitors in the country’s mobile space. The new offering is marketed under the Clearnet brand, which...

T-Mobile gets top customer care honors from J.D. Power and Associates

T-Mobile USA Inc. once again held the top position for customer service among wireless operators, followed by Verizon Wireless, in the newest J.D. Power and Associates survey. Not surprisingly, customers who had contact with an actual person rather than an automated response system were...

LightSquared looks to stem GPS concerns

Looking to stem objections to its planned network launch, LightSquared said it would fully cooperate on “rigorous” testing procedures to ensure that its plans to offer both satellite/terrestrial and terrestrial-only wireless services do not interfere with GPS offerings.In a Jan. 21 letter to Federal...

Worst of the Week: Take a number

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 a chance for us at RCRWireless.com to rant and rave about whatever rubs us the wrong way....

Initial comments on open Internet debate due Oct. 12

The Federal Communications Commission set deadlines for comments and reply comments on its open Internet further notice of proposed rulemaking. Initial comments are due at the FCC Oct. 12, while reply comments are due Nov. 4.The agency is seeking comments on how wireless providers...

Reality Check: Resuscitating wireless service

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. It almost goes without saying, but our communications world has changed a lot over the past...

4 Dems to FCC: Don't exclude wireless from broadband policy

Four Democrats are urging the Federal Communications Commission to adopt broadband rules, including regulations that would not separate wireless broadband regulatory policy from its wired brethren. The group also denounced paid prioritization for Internet access.The authors – Edward Markey, (D-Mass.); Anna Eshoo, (D-Calif.); Mike...

Analyst Angle: The smart phone impact on consumer mobile usage habits

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.We live in the digital age. That’s a fact that shouldn’t astonish anyone. But the...

There’s money to be made in micropayments: Technologies are in place, but business models still need work

Hardware, software, high-speed networks, uptake . it seems all the pieces are in place for mobile commerce to take off. Well, all the pieces except maybe a viable business model or two.That was the takeaway from last week's Mobile Financial Services Summit in Denver,...

Martin pushes action on roaming, interference issues

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin said he wants action before month's end to relax roaming rules and freeze further licensing of wireless microphones in the 700 MHz band as regulators explore policy options to address potential inference from allegedly illegal operation of wireless...

Qwest starts pimping VZW: Regional carrier steering new customers to new partner

The question was popped earlier this year and now Qwest Communications International Inc. has sealed the deal. The company has sown all its wild oats and has put its wild, mobile virtual network operator days behind it, no longer running on the Sprint Nextel...

Firms look to tame the wireless wild for enterprise

How much do we really know about our phones or - even more complex - our smartphones? We know they turn on, make calls and even connect to our work e-mail. The hard part usually comes when trying to organize the bill, trouble shoot...

Critics assail Sprint Nextel-Clearwire WiMAX alliance: Competitors cite spectrum holdings, roaming issues

SPRINT NEXTEL CORP. AND CLEARWIRE CORP.'S CAMPAIGN to win government approval of a their national WiMAX plan is drawing static from AT&T Inc. and rural cellular operators on key unsettled wireless policy issues, but the deal has picked up backing from many educational and...

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