Thanks to aggressive data promotions for tablets, the growing popularity of data sharing plans and progress in the tablet market, tablets boasted some of the most promising numbers for carriers from Q1.
T-Mobile closed a $2.4 billion buyout of A-Band 700MHz spectrum from Verizon Wireless, a low-band spectrum deal that will open the door for better in-building, suburban and rural coverage by the end of 2014.
In the aftermath of Heartbleed, internet security is coming under close scrutiny. But it turns out that being hacked is still a very real threat for certain Android devices, calling enterprise mobile security into question.
As BYOD becomes an increasingly widespread trend in the workplace, a recent survey reveals that employees using personal devices in the workplace could be leaving themselves (and their companies) open to attack.
Ever since wireless carriers first began offering mobile data services, widespread data consumption in the mobile industry has skyrocketed, exceeding 50 percent and surpassing voice revenue for the first time.
Despite a lofty price tag of about $1 billion, Cisco wants a piece of the action in the cloud computing sector. It's a bold plan to cash in on the recent corporate trend of renting cloud computing services...
As more users utilize 4G LTE capabilities, the overall quality of networks around the world is rapidly improving. But in terms of good coverage and fast speeds, LTE still has a long way to go to achieve its full potential.
Verizon's $130 billion deal with Vodafone is finally complete, leaving Verizon as the sole proprietor of Verizon Wireless. The acquisition is part of Verizon's overall plan to gain independence and build a more integrated environment.
In light of the 2013 study revealing that mobile data usage is happening at an unprecedented rate, research also revealed that a mere 0.1 percent of LTE subscribers are responsible for as much as half of 4G data usage.
According to recent studies, we're consuming data faster than ever. Operators are turning to “offloading” to handle the data traffic crowding their mobile networks, particularly as technology like LTE continues to steadily flourish.
While fast speeds and easy access to mobile Internet make LTE the next generation mobile technology, LTE devices are also more susceptible to security threats than their 3G counterparts. Defend your mobile device against increasing malware threats...
According to a study by Aberdeen Group surveying cloud usage in various businesses, business cloud users will increase their annual cloud spend by 8.6 percent, much greater than the predicted 1 percent increase in overall IT spending.*
The role of the CIO has become essential in business. However, more importance on technology means more pressure on CIOs and their teams, and most CIOs and IT organizations are too busy managing the existing technologies already in place.
You might be shocked to see that select telecom bills have increased this month, and you won’t be the only one. As of this month, carriers are hiking up surcharges like the notable increase of AT&T’s Federal Access Recovery Fee (aka FARF) for internet services.
Thanks to an intervention last month by the FCC, cell phone users will soon have the freedom to unlock devices after their contracts expire. Unlocking lets users move seamlessly between networks or use their devices while traveling overseas.
One of the most effective ways to stay ahead of the rapidly growing mobile world is to adopt an enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution. According to a recent multi-market BYOD study, telecom business leaders are facing a critical decision: adapt to changing BYOD behavior, or be left in the dust.
With an ever-increasing proliferation of smartphones in the market, a problem also emerges: the issue of smartphone theft. It’s a huge-scale problem with hundreds of devices stolen every day across the country, particularly in major cities. Now, the wireless industry is beginning to fight back.
The world of M2M is beginning to offer some neat (and convenient) innovations, but this convenience may come at a price. Without added security measures to keep this technology in check, our privacy (and possibly our safety) is very much at stake.
When it comes to wireless, speed is everyone’s number one priority -- but there’s more to this lightning-fast technology than just speed. Wireless network latency plays a considerable role in maintaining the speed of LTE and other high-speed wireless technologies.
With its incredibly fast speeds and easy access to mobile Internet, LTE is considered the next generation mobile radio technology. This heat map displays the progress that LTE has made across the world, with different regions at various levels of integration...
Although the WiFi market continues to quickly grow and evolve, there are still significant obstacles on the path to achieving seamless and improved WiFi usage. Below are a list of the toughest problems carriers face when it comes to a seamless WiFi experience.
In a market where service providers have long enjoyed control, a shift in power could come unexpectedly from the Internet sphere. Internet giants Google and Cisco Systems are starting to make it an uncomfortable ride for traditional service providers.
Ever since mobile devices entered the business world, mobility has become valuable in the workplace. And according to research conducted by Cisco Systems, it’s up to enterprise CIOs and IT executives to facilitate the next phase of business mobility.
The devices that connect us – aka our PCs, smartphones and tablets – are now ingrained in our daily lives, and the market for them is still growing. Experts predict that tablet shipments will outnumber total PC shipments in Q4 of 2013...
Once-mighty BlackBerry is officially for sale, and the bidding starts at $4.7 billion. That’s about $9 a share for a company that’s been struggling for years amongst constant change and innovation; however, experts have speculated that the smartphone manufacturer’s real value lies in its patent portfolio.
Smartphone users are taking longer to upgrade their older phones with newer models. Since the very health of the “mobile ecosystem” depends on users feeling the need to always have the latest technology, experts say that without a quick upgrade cycle, mobile growth will slow down substantially.
Everyone can benefit from savings, but the important decision is how to achieve those savings. While cutting costs is a good start, savings can taper off without continued vigilance, especially when it comes to IT costs.
At the beginning of the week, Verizon announced its most recent deal to shell out $130 billion to own Verizon Wireless, aka Britain's Vodafone, its own wireless unit and business partner. And on Tuesday, Microsoft revealed plans to buy out the once dominant phone maker, Nokia, for the equivalent of $7.2 billion.
These diagrams provide us with a great view of 4G connectivity in areas that haven't yet been officially announced by carriers -- and it's also a great visualization that allows us to get a concrete and tangible look at the increasing overall proliferation of LTE.
Carrier reports from last quarter give an interesting view of the smartphone industry, and with these revolutionary changes in smartphone uptake, significant changes are also beginning to occur in the rankings of smartphone companies themselves.
As the U.S. top wireless carriers begin the homestretch of deploying upgraded LTE systems, it’s becoming clear that the future for LTE is limitless. The current infrastructure being built by mobile carriers is based on FD (frequency-division) LTE – the earliest version of the wireless broadband system.
After years of domination in the US, top wireless carriers might finally have to start watching their backs. A more evenly-distributed base of customers would ultimately increase the need for all carriers to have a competitive edge, which could mean better pricing, better devices, better contract terms – or maybe even eliminating contracts altogether.
According to a recent telecom industry report by Moffett Research, of the thousands of tablets purchased every day, only 20 percent have wireless capabilities. Consumers purchasing the other 80 percent of tablets choose to make do with only Wi-Fi – and more in-depth research shows why.
For now, most people can save themselves the headache by keeping their traditional plan and simply upgrading when they get sick of their old phones – at least until a more consumer-friendly plan is introduced. In addition, it may be smarter to wait and see how these plans will adjust to the market trend of falling smartphone prices.
What all of this means for the telecom industry, and how it could affect you. Rival carriers should keep a close eye on Sprint in the coming months. With the power of SoftBank funds and the Clearwire network, the merged company is in a very powerful position to create some real competition in the wireless market.
A recent study by Insight Research Corporation* says that businesses worldwide will spend $152 billion on managed telecom services in 2013 – and that number is expected to grow at an annual compounded rate of 11.3 percent. In addition, U.S. revenues from the managed services market are expected to increase from $34 billion to $51 billion from 2013 to 2017.