Articles in category: Mobile Broadband
T-Mobile USA is busy this month installing more high-speed packet access-plus (HSPA+) equipment from its partners with Ericsson AB (Nasdaq: ERIC) and Nokia Siemens Networks , while also trialing Long Term Evolution (LTE) in preparation for its 2013 launch.
T-Mobile SVP of Technology Dave Mayo provided some guidance on its network modernization efforts in a blog post last week, noting that it will install new equipment at its first 400 modernized GSM/HSPA+ sites this month. It plans to grow this to over 2,500 sites by the end of July.(Read Full Article)
- Google has acquired over 50 patents from Magnolia Broadband, according to an announcement from the latter. Specifically, Google has acquired Magnolia’s beam forming Mobile Transmit Diversity (MTD) patents. The patents cover methods for increasing spectrum utilization, expanding coverage, improving uplink … (Read Full Article)
- With user content adaptation and bandwidth control, VGS provides rich user experiences and traffic management capabilities, enabling carriers to maximize business value, increase revenue per bit, and enhance mobile broadband penetration. (Read Full Article)
- Osmo Hautanen, CEO of Magnolia Broadband, said; “We believe that Google’s acquisition of our more than 50 Mobile Transmit Diversity beam forming technology patents underlines the need for such a technology in mobile broadband devices.” (Read Full Article)
- The United States is bracing for a data crunch from the surging use of smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices as the explosion of Internet-ready devices eats up the radio spectrum allocated for mobile broadband. (Read Full Article)
- Malcolm Turnbull is stuck between a rock and hard place. He’s tasked with talking down the government's NBN plans but is also forced to stop his colleagues from making statements that defy technological common sense. 15 Jun 2012 11:02 AM (Read Full Article)
There's a lot of detail in Nokia's massive restructuring announcement - here are the key details, point by point...(Read Full Article)
According to Anne Lutz Fernandez, author of the book “Carjacked: The Culture of the Automobile and Its Effect on Our Lives”, Americans spend an average of 18.5 hours a week in their cars. An increasingly more mobile society with a seemingly insatiable appetite for personal vehicles means that not only are Americans spending more time in their vehicles, for business, commuting or pleasure but it also means that there is a growing number of vehicles vying for a spot on America's ever more congested roadways.
With so many Americans in cars, for longer periods of time, and with 88 percent of all US adults owning a mobile phone, an opportunity for the 4G mobile broadband ecosystem is clearly on the horizon. Globally, GSMA estimates that the opportunity associated with connected car applications will grow to $600 million (USD) by 2020. And recent announcements by Verizon reflect how the opportunity can bridge across operator enterprise and wireless business units.(Read Full Article)
- Sprint gave up its voting majority on the Clearwire board last year, but now it has given up its majority ownership in the 4G provider as well, according to Reuters. Sprint’s stake in the company once so crucial to its mobile broadband strategy has now ... (Read Full Article)
- The current agreement calls for Jolt to add Clearwire’s WiMAX mobile broadband offering to its service structure ... The carrier is in the process of rolling out LTE-based services across its network, noting that as that network rolls out ... (Read Full Article)
- Clearwire signed up another wholesale customer today with the addition of Jolt Mobile, a provider of prepaid and international calling for GSM phones. (Read Full Article)
New alliances, feature consolidation and M&A activity are becoming increasingly commonplace in the go-to-market strategies of network security vendors targeting the telco sector, and particularly the mobile operator segment.
I'm not talking so much about conventional OEM hardware partnerships between relatively small security vendors and the relatively large telecom vendors that have established channels into the telcos. These have been in place for a long time – think Ericsson reselling Juniper's SRX; Alcatel-Lucent reselling Fortinet's Fortigate; or NSN reselling Check Point's 61,000.
These traditional channel partnerships will continue to be central to how security vendors sell into the operators, but the market is changing. There is new demand from fixed and mobile operators for increasingly sophisticated security solutions that can be a match for the increasingly daunting efforts of the ever more sophisticated, well organized and increasingly criminally minded attackers out there.
Many operators are unhappy with the increasing assortment of single-purpose security products that is accumulating in the network. They are demanding solutions that work better together, provide a unified view of what's going on in the network and enable them to better tune their security strategies and processes toward the greatest risks in a fast moving threat landscape. Operators and security vendors are also increasingly aware that among the major telecom vendors, some are definitely better than others when it comes to delivering increasingly sophisticated IP-based security solutions.(Read Full Article)
- Clearwire signed up with the Rural Cellular Association (RCA) today, citing "many of the same advocacy concerns" as the trade group's members. (Read Full Article)
- Verizon has been selling similar LTE smartphones since last year and is offering many of them at half the cost of U.S. Cellular’s device. Customers on U.S. Cellular’s LTE network can only access the next-generation mobile broadband service in pockets ... (Read Full Article)
Motorola Mobility, which now belongs to Google, has a new CEO. Here's what he needs to do right away to get the company moving in the right direction.
Google today [May 22, 2012] said that it has finally closed its acquisition of Motorola. First announced in August 2011, the $12.5 billion deal took longer than expected to clear regulatory hurdles inChina.Chinagave Google the green light on May 19 and Google now owns Motorola Mobility, for which it paid $40 per share in cash.
Now that the deal is complete, Google has already made changes to the company's leadership. Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha, who led the company for about three and a half years, is stepping aside and being replaced by Dennis Woodside, a Google veteran. According to Google, Woodside played a pivotal role in the acquisition process. Jha will work with Google to help complete the leadership transition, but only temporarily.(Read Full Article)
- IT was a key milestone for Green Packet Bhd since it started its foray into the world of broadband in 2008. After spending almost RM800mil in capital expenditure, wiring up some 50% of Peninsular Malaysia with 401,000 subscribers and setting up more th... (Read Full Article)
- Newly surfaced images of Sprint’s unannounced LG Eclipse 4G ... 4G LTE connectivity. Tech enthusiast in Silicon Valley enjoying the possibilities of ubiquitous connectivity, information sharing, and collaboration enabled by mobile broadband. (Read Full Article)
- mobile broadband, mobile payments/banking, and others. At the same time the operators are rolling out national fibre backbone networks to support the ever increasing demand for bandwidth. At least two operators are rolling out fourth generation (4G) LTE ... (Read Full Article)