Mike Dano

Biography for Mike Dano

Mike Dano is the executive editor for the Telecom Group for FierceMarkets, which includes FierceWireless, FierceTelecom, FierceCable, FierceWirelessTech and other publications. In his role, Mike oversees all editorial content for the publications, and acts as a point of contact for such content. Mike has covered the wireless industry as a journalist for the better part of a decade, and remembers writing a story about the transition from black and white to color screens on cell phones. Mike is based in Denver and can be reached at mdano@fiercemarkets.com. Follow @FierceWireless or @mikeddano on Twitter and find him on LinkedIn.

Articles by Mike Dano

With new leadership team in place, AT&T embarks on new, more localized marketing strategy

BARCELONA, Spain--AT&T Mobility is working to change its approach to marketing by giving its regional managers more flexibility in tailoring the company's messages to specific demographics, said AT&T's new wireless chief, Glenn Lurie.

AT&T to challenge Apple's HealthKit, Google's Fit with new ForHealth fitness aggregation service

BARCELONA, Spain--AT&T Mobility jumped headfirst into the mobile healthcare market with its new ForHealth service, which promises to aggregate and analyze users' health data from a variety of sources, and to provide health alerts and suggestions based on that data. The service, which is centered on the forthcoming ForHealth mobile app, offers many of the same feature and functions as Apple's HealthKit service, which the iPhone vendor launched last year in conjunction with its iOS 8 operating system.

Verizon, T-Mobile push unlicensed LTE forward - but concerns remain

BARCELONA, Spain--A major topic at this year's Mobile World Congress trade show here is whether, how and when wireless operators should conduct LTE transmissions over unlicensed spectrum. And based on comments from those in the industry, it appears this technology is well on its way to being deployed broadly starting next year. But there remain concerns among Wi-Fi proponents that the technology could affect the Wi-Fi industry. And hanging over the whole issue is the nagging notion that allowing wireless operators to butt into unlicensed spectrum is fundamentally unfair.

North American small cell shipments reach 1M in 2014, forum says

BARCELONA, Spain--There are now more than 1 million small cells shipped in North America, according to new data published today by the Small Cell Forum, making the region the leader in the world in terms of small cells.

Facebook CEO touts Internet.org progress, trumpets success of free tier of service

BARCELONA, Spain--A year after asking mobile operators to support Facebook's Internet.org effort, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg returned to the Mobile World Congress keynote stage here to tout the success of the program and to reiterate his call for more operators to participate. He also made a point of praising wireless operators' work in connecting new users to the Internet, noting that "it's really important not to lose sight of the fact that it's the operators that are driving this."

Qualcomm teases Snapdragon 820, announces new fingerprint, 'cognitive computing' technologies

BARCELONA, Spain--Qualcomm, the world's biggest supplier of processors for smartphones, offered a glimpse at the features of its next-generation flagship processor, the Snapdragon 820. The company also announced two major new products, an ultrasonic-based fingerprint-scanning technology and a "cognitive computing" platform the company said will give users' phones the ability to learn.

Nokia CEO argues in favor of paid prioritization in net neutrality, introduces 'programmable world' concept

BARCELONA, Spain--Nokia's CEO spoke out against a main tenet of the FCC's new net neutrality guidelines, arguing that wireless carriers should be allowed to provide faster connections to customers who wish to pay for them. CEO Rajeev Suri also introduced the company's concept of the "programmable world," a new marketing term Nokia appears poised to use in the coming months to set itself apart from the competition.

AT&T's slowdown in spending on its mobile network affects SBA, American Tower

Tower companies SBA Communications and American Tower both said that AT&T significantly slowed down its spending on its mobile network during the fourth quarter of 2014, and the carrier's spending remains somewhat sluggish compared with AT&T's network spending during the first half of last year.

Google's Pichai: China is 'a huge opportunity' for Android

A top Google executive said the company is seeing interest from Chinese Android application developers, and is working on ways it can reintroduce its services into the country.

Cable, telecom, online video industries also rocked by FCC's net neutrality ruling

The wireless industry now faces a new regulatory regime thanks to the FCC's ruling yesterday to approve net neutrality guidelines. But of course the rules apply to all types of Internet content and all types of Internet players, from cable companies to online video providers.