At the LTE World Summit in Amsterdam recently, telecoms.com got to speak with Stephen J Bye, vice president of wireless at US cable carrier Cox Communications about his plans for LTE.
Expect to hear plenty of news about femtocells this week as the Femto World Summit kicks off in London. Telecoms.com had a briefing with what felt like the entire femto ecosystem on Monday morning ahead of the conference and came away with the sense that the technology and the business model are winning acceptance and adoption. The latest carrier to fly the femto flag being US rural player Mosaic Telecom.
4G is taking off big time among US consumers, according to Sprint Nextel, which this week trumpeted the launch of its first WiMAX-enabled handset, the HTC Evo 4G.
By Thursday morning the internet was abuzz with speculation that US carrier Verizon Wireless is collaborating with Google on the development of an iPad rival.
HTC continues to fly the flag for Android, this time with a CDMA2000 1xEV-DO handset designed for the Verizon Wireless network in the US.
The ongoing dispute over net neutrality was dealt a serious blow this week as a US federal court ruled that the FCC does not have the authority to force all service providers to treat internet traffic the same.
Not to be outdone by the announcement that North American operators AT&T and Rogers (and Bell and Telus) will be getting the Google-branded Nexus One, US carrier Sprint has revealed similar plans.
Could the vim be coming back to the US MVNO market? Sprint’s on a roll at the moment having singed four virtual network operator contracts in the six months since it launched a turnkey MVNO package.
Internet telephony player Skype has demonstrated the importance of its newfound relationship with Verizon Wireless, by pulling the Symbian version of its VoIP app from the US Ovi Store.
Internet telephony provider Skype and US carrier Verizon Wireless have joined forces to create a global mobile calling community.
Swedish kit vendor Ericsson is to be a key supplier of LTE infrastructure to US carrier AT&T, with commercial deployments scheduled to take place in 2011.
US carrier Verizon Communications announced plans to cut a further 13,000 fixed line staff this year, as operating income for the fourth quarter of 2009 dropped 11.5 per cent year on year.
This mobile broadband hotspot idea continues to take the operator world by storm, with US carrier Verizon Wireless also getting in on the action this week.
There seems to be a growing interest in mobile broadband hotspots, in the operator community at least, which may seem a little strange given the recent noise about femtocells and moving traffic off the macro network.
AT&T Mobility’s consideration of usage-based pricing for its mobile broadband network lays the groundwork for billing changes that could be induced if regulators force it to comply with any net-neutrality rules.
WiMAX related proposals accounted for one quarter of the applications for broadband stimulus funds in the US, to be made available by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Department of Agriculture.
US WiMAX pin up Clearwire said this week it has secured an additional $920m in debt financing, which in addition to the recently announced $1.56bn in financing gives it $1.85bn to further expand its network.
Motorola’s big bet on the Android-powered Droid device may just pay off and help the reinvented company turn its fortunes around.
Struggling handset vendor Motorola put an end to the rumours on Wednesday, finally releasing more information on its Droid device – its first such handset to run Android 2.0.
Perhaps a brave move on the part of US carrier Verizon Wireless, which appears to be setting Motorola’s second Android-based handset to go toe-to-toe with the iPhone.