China’s fast growth in fast mobile subscriptions — and increasing mobile competition among the giant Chinese mobile carriers — will be key factors in driving Apple’s moldering stock price to unseen heights of over $800, one analyst says today.
The free internet service FreedomPop is gearing up to expand its reach across the U.S. — though it’s looking to an older cellular network to do so.
Apple has updated iOS 6 to fix 3G connectivity problems for iPhone 4S users in Europe. I’m wondering, however, if Apple has a bigger problem.
More than 110 high-speed LTE networks have now been deployed around the world with the potential to connect almost 500 million people in 50 different countries. But how is the new cellular technology affecting what smartphone owners do?
The Nexus 4 is one of the best Android phones so far, but a crucial omission makes it an almost laughable upgrade.
AT&T’s 2G wireless network will go dark at the beginning of 2017, the company confirmed today in SEC filing.
Hoping to dispel its reputation for terrible reliability, AT&T today revealed the dramatic extent of its network improvements in 2011 as part of its fourth quarter earnings announcement.
Echoing the sentiments of its competitors, AT&T today discussed the growing need for more wireless spectrum in the US and criticized the FCC’s inability to open up more spectrum, in its fourth quarter earnings call.
T-Mobile parent company Deutsche Telekom apparently put all of its eggs in AT&T’s basket. Now that AT&T’s $39 billion T-Mobile purchase has been squashed, thanks to pushback from the US government, DT is scrambling once again to find additional funds for its US carrier.
A German court sided with Motorola in a patent lawsuit against Apple today, granting an injunction against the iPad and iPhone maker. Apple said it plans to appeal the decision.
And the patent wars continue. Apple, Nokia, and Qualcomm are among many companies eying wireless telecom specialist InterDigital, holder of a major patent portfolio, Reuters reports.
Beginning Thursday, Verizon will no longer offer new customers an unlimited data plan for smartphones, the company confirmed to FierceWireless.
Guest Post 4G. You’ve all heard, read or been told about it by enthusiastic tech-friends assuring you how great it’s going to be when you’ll have access to hardline-like broadband speeds in your pocket. But what does 4G actually mean to you as a user?
T-Mobile isn’t slowing down with its ambitious 4G upgrades. The company announced today that it has doubled the speed of its 4G HSPA+ network in an additional 41 cities, bringing the total of upgraded 4G markets to 97.
The rumors were true: Apple is now selling unlocked iPhone 4 models at its online store starting at $649 for the 16 gigabyte version, and $749 for the 32GB variant.
This year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) was loud, crowded, and reporters trying to cover the show ran into technology problems left and right.
In addition to confirming that AT&T is working on shared data plans, CEO Ralph de la Vega spent much of his time on stage at the D9 conference today justifying the carrier’s potential merger with T-Mobile.
AT&T has a lot of catching up to do with its LTE 4G network, especially since Verizon has a major head start after launching its LTE network last December. But the first official details about AT&T’s LTE launch don’t inspire much hope.
AT&T’s 3G microcell, which uses your home internet connection to improve your cellular reception, isn’t the savior for the company’s beleaguered network that some may think.
Verizon Wireless hasn’t seen too much trouble with its 4G LTE deployment, according to the company’s VP of network operations Nicola Palmer.
File this one under “well, duh”: Apple is apparently testing out the iPhone on T-Mobile’s network with prototype devices, according to photos leaked to the mobile site Boy Genius Report.
Sprint may have been the first US carrier to deploy a 4G network, but it may be paying the price for being an early adopter of WiMax 4G technology.
Globecomm, a provider of communications technology and services, announced today that it’s upgrading its wireless hosted platform to allow operators to easily migrate to 4G LTE service.
In a call with investors this morning, AT&T executives gathered together to discuss what exactly yesterday’s announced T-Mobile acquisition means for the company. It’s also the first time we’ve heard specific details on short and long-term network improvements as a result of the deal.
Deutsche Telekom is apparently in talks with Sprint to sell its T-Mobile USA division, sources in the know tell Bloomberg.
Guest Post Nokia and Microsoft are now allies. This is not a total surprise as Nokia has partnered with Microsoft in the past, albeit in a much more limited fashion (e.g., connection to Office and SharePoint).
Verizon is preparing for an expected onslaught of mobile data usage from new iPhone customers by throttling data for the top 5 percent of users — the so-called “data hogs.” It’s also compressing data files transmitted over its wireless network, according to a Verizon memo (PDF) revealed by the mobile site Boy Genius Report.
Barnes and Noble will discontinue the Nook 3G, according to “” collected by Engadget. Stores have been told to refrain from filling bulk orders, the site reports.
AT&T is set to expand its free 3G MicroCell offer nationwide to the top 7.5 percent of customers likely to receive poor service at home or in small offices, Engadget has learned.
One cool difference between the Verizon iPhone and its AT&T counterpart is the addition of mobile hotspot capabilities — which allows you to share your 3G connection with up to five other devices.
At long last, Verizon has an iPhone. The carrier held a media event in New York today to announce that, after years of negotiations, it will make an iPhone available to its customers early next month.
AT&T has profited nicely to date from being the only carrier to offer the iPhone. So it’s bound to be nervous now that Verizon is getting ready to announce an iPhone on its own network. And yesterday the claws came out.
Apple expects to ship 1 to 2 million more iPhones in the first quarter of 2011 than it originally planned, including those ready for Verizon’s cellular network, sources from Taiwan-based component suppliers tell Digitimes.
The first wave of smartphones for Verizon’s LTE 4G network will include entries from HTC, Motorola and Samsung, judging from the rash of early hardware photos hitting gadget sites over the past few days.
Verizon’s 4G LTE wireless network will launch this Sunday, December 5, in 38 markets (serving 110 million people), the company revealed in a conference call today. Launch markets include major cities like New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and Los Angeles.