While there is a legitimate concern that LTE Broadcast content will be given a higher quality of service than regular, over-the-top video content, I don't think the situation will violate net neutrality. In fact, based on conversations I have had this week with experts at vendors that specialize in LTE Broadcast (and, admittedly, are proponents of the technology), carriers' use of it is likely to benefit customers, even those who are not taking advantage of it.
The FCC's net neutrality rules could undermine what is being proposed for 5G networks by the Next Generation Mobile Network (NGMN) Alliance and others. Who knows how very well 5G might enable development of other innovative new services, business models and pricing packages if it remains unshackled?
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T-Mobile US, which has worked to set itself apart from its competitors as the "uncarrier," said it has found another avenue for differentiation: its coverage map. T-Mobile unveiled its so-called "Next-Gen Network Map," which the carrier said will show real-world network information from its customers.
Remember AT&T Mobility's purchases of 2.3 GHz WCS spectrum? The carrier will finally start putting those airwaves to good use for LTE service starting this summer, according to AT&T's Tom Keathley.
Reports: Intel likely to buy chipmaker Altera for more than $10B, gaining base station silicon specialist
Intel is in advanced talks to buy chipset vendor Altera Corp., according to multiple reports, in a deal that could top more than $10 billion. Altera makes specialized chips that are widely used in cellular base stations, so the deal could be a way for Intel to get a tighter grip of the wireless market while it is trying to get its silicon into more mobile devices.
ATLANTA--AT&T Mobility has bet big on moving into new areas like connected cars, smart homes and the Internet of Things, banking on them to drive revenue growth for years to come. However, the company is still working on how best to market this connected lifestyle to consumers.
ATLANTA--AT&T Mobility CEO Glenn Lurie said that he would not be all that concerned if Sprint and T-Mobile US were to merge and form a larger-scaled competitor.
Anticipation is high for the upcoming launch of Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones, which are scheduled to hit stores April 10, with most major operators taking preorders for the devices starting today. To try to steal customers away from the competition, operators T-Mobile and Sprint are getting creative with their Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge deals.
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Looking for ways to spark consumer interest in 4K/Ultra HD, the consumer electronics and pay-TV industries seem to have an ally in YouTube, which has debuted its latest experimental videos: Not only are they in 4K, but they run at 60 frames per second.
CenturyLink says that in Utah and other communities where it is deploying its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) service, it is gaining strong traction with local school districts and residential users who telecommute for major corporations like eBay and Microsoft.