There aren’t any big surprises in Verizon’s third quarter earnings report — just steady success.
Improved Bluetooth will let you sync wearable electronics with your car’s gadgetry.
The half-millimeter thick keyboard uses Bluetooth Smart to create a wireless connection to a tablet or desktop.
Verizon wants all of Verizon Wireless — and it’s prepared to spend big bucks to get it.
Google will soon provide free Wi-Fi inside all 7,000 company-operated Starbucks locations in the United States, the company announced today.
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Norwest Venture Partners partner Matthew Howard shares his views on what large tech companies can do to keep up with startups in a rapidly changing world.
Dish Network said today that it would not make a new offer to buy Sprint Nextel, in time for the Tuesday deadline. Instead, Dish will focus on its attentions on wireless provider Clearwire. This is the latest event in the never-ending Sprint-Dish-Clearwire-SoftBank saga that is more dramatic than a soap opera.
The President issued a memorandum today to expand the availability of spectrum and bolster America’s leadership in wireless innovation. He mandated that Federal agencies free up a significant portion of wireless spectrum so that it can be used by individuals and businesses.
Qualcomm’s newest quad-core chip will also include built-in support for 3G and 4G wireless data.
It’s a takeover that would satisfy the satellite TV company’s wireless ambitions, while also squashing takeover efforts by Japan’s Softbank.
Verizon no longer wants its wireless destiny tied to the European carrier Vodafone.
Clearwire’s fate is beginning to resemble a daytime soap opera.
What comes after LTE? Europe’s digital chief, Neelie Kroes, is determined to find out.
FreedomPop’s dream of offering free wireless broadband to consumers has been a hit with its investors.
Can all of this stem T-Mobile’s subscriber drain?
Total cumulative global WiFi shipments reached five billion in 2012, according to ABI Research. And the pace of innovation isn’t slowing, with new WiFi protocols rolling out in 2013 and close to 20 billion WiFi-enabled devices predicted to be in the market by 2017.
Most of those five billion chips won’t be in phones, as tablets, sensors, cameras, light bulbs, refrigerators, and more increasingly get connected to the internet.
Cisco Systems announced on its blog today that it will acquire Denver-based BroadHop for an undisclosed sum. The technology will be used to shape mobile data traffic and will be folded into Cisco’s service provider networking group.
It’s a patent battle between two trouble phone manufacturers.
Celeno believes it can create faster WiFi through smarter antennae and new mathematical techniques.
There’s no end in sight for T-Mobile’s subscriber drain. After losing 510,000 contracted subscribers in the first quarter of 2012, T-Mobile announced this morning that it has lost 557,000 in its second quarter.
Verizon Wireless posted encouraging second quarter numbers, bolstered by increased revenue from smartphone sales and the shift from copper to fiber optics’ FiOS for wireline and Internet customers. The No. 1 U.S. mobile carrier announced Thursday a $1.83 billion quarterly profit on $28.552 billion in revenue.
The U.S. Security and Exchange Commission said Wednesday that AT&T and other wireless telecom companies will have to let shareholders vote on net neutrality, thanks in part to a proposal from a group that includes Mike D of the Beastie Boys.
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.
People check their cell phones about 150 times a day, or about once every 6.5 minutes. Paul Jacobs, chief executive of wireless chip maker Qualcomm, says he’s OK with that. After all, Qualcomm has 22,000 employees working on chips that make that possible.
Sure, AT&T’s grand plan to take over T-Mobile has fallen on its face, but at least the company now has more spectrum available for its budding 4G LTE network, thanks to government approval for a deal announced last year.
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.
AT&T has abandoned its plans to take over T-Mobile due to too much opposition from the FCC and the Department of Justice, the company announced this afternoon.
T-Mobile certainly won’t be lacking in suitors if AT&T’s $39 billion acquisition falls through. Dish Network is interested in partnering with T-Mobile for a wireless network of its own, if AT&T can’t seal the deal, Dish CEO Joseph Clayton said in an interview today.
Mobile broadband startup LightSquared’s GPS interference troubles aren’t over yet. The company’s LTE network has been found to disrupt 75 percent of GPS devices in a government test, Bloomberg reports.