With the fourth-quarter 2012 reporting season wrapping up, it is time to parse the information and examine which carriers stumbled and which ones grew their businesses during the three-month period.
Jarvinian Wireless Application Fund has filed a second application for an experimental license to test a terrestrial low-power service (TLPS) that could be used for a private, licensed Wi-Fi service operating over Globalstar's spectrum and unlicensed ISM band spectrum.
Verizon Wireless and its cable TV partner Comcast are working together to create "magical experiences that move seamlessly across all your digital devices," according to a recent Comcast job listing.
The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) is slated to name a general manager today during a special public meeting, which should help the nascent organization get down to the business of designing the National Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN). Yet many public-safety entitities and state representatives remain concerned that the network is being designed with too little transparency and outside consultation.
FierceBroadbandWireless Editor-in-Chief Sue Marek talked with Johan Wibergh, Ericsson's executive vice president and head of business unit networks about the company's traffic predictions and how wireless operators will be able to handle all that additional network congestion.
Sprint Nextel is continuing its push to attract small business customers to its modernized networks, with its latest promotion promising deals on devices as well as credit for every wireless line switched from a competitor.
Members of the Competitive Carriers Association (CCA) will gain access to one-of-a-kind LTE data roaming hub developed by Transaction Network Services (TNS).
The National Association of Broadcasters is playing the public-safety card in its response to a letter sent to the FCC by wireless trade group CTIA, which wants the commission to consider reclaiming some broadcast auxiliary services (BAS) spectrum for commercial mobile broadband use. The NAB's reaction brings up some interesting issues regarding the role of television news in public safety.
Spectrum fragmentation has impacted roaming possibilities for LTE users, but Verizon Wireless CTO Nicola Palmer says the operator is nonetheless starting to lay the groundwork for international LTE roaming pacts.
CableLabs licensed its Wi-Fi hotspot locator application to software vendor mPortal, which, in turn, will market the product to cable operators.
Google agreed to pay a $7 million fine in a multistate settlement regarding its unauthorized collection of data from unsecured Wi-Fi networks nationwide through Google's Street View vehicles.
Compass-EOS, a six-year-old company that just emerged from stealth mode, launched what it claims is the first core-grade router family to use a chip-to-chip direct silicon-to-photonics implementation that alters the way routers are built.
Apple's alleged policy of restricting LTE network support in its iPhone 5 continues to frustrate international operators that cannot get the vendor to include support for their LTE networks in the device. Yet one quite small domestic U.S. operator will launch the device this week, along with full LTE support for its rural operation.
Nearly 85 percent of devices used to connect to the Internet via Gogo's in-flight network carry Apple's iOS operating system, while a paltry 16 percent are equipped with Google's Android OS, according to data released by Gogo.
JDSU is paying $85 million cash to gain Arieso's expertise in location-aware software solutions, small cell siting and network optimization.
Entities behind the We Heart WiFi effort launched at the SXSW conference are calling on the FCC to expand the amount of TV white-space spectrum (TVWS), alleging such unlicensed spectrum is a necessary ingredient in creating the competition necessary for expanding high-speed broadband to more people.
Ericsson and InterDigital joined the four-month-old Hypervoice Consortium, which aims to set standards for morphing regular voice communications into native Web objects that are searchable, shareable and linkable.
Femtocell vendors can expect a "very big 2013," according to research firm Infonetics, which predicts growth will come from 3G and LTE femto sales.
Open Garden is talking with mobile operators as well as car manufacturers, with both groups hoping to leverage the startup's crowdsourced application that combines bandwidth from Wi-Fi and cellular networks and enables the automatic creation of on-the-fly mesh networks.
Nokia Siemens Networks appointed Rick Corker to lead its North American business nearly two years ago, following his successful stint as head of NSN's Asia-Pacific region. Corker met with FierceBroadbandWireless Editor Tammy Parker during the 2013 Mobile World Congress to discuss NSN's strategy and business prospects for North America. The following is a lightly edited version of that conversation.