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

HTC expands phone-replacement service to aid One M9 smartphone launch

As smartphone vendor HTC gears up to launch its new One M9 flagship Android smartphone, the company said it will offer a phone-replacement service to U.S. One M9 users at no additional cost. The program will provide users with one free replacement for up to a year after they buy their One M9--no questions asked.

As company hoards spectrum, Dish's tough tactics extend to cable industry too

It's no secret that Charlie Ergen's Dish Network is an upstart in the wireless industry. In the past several years, the company has amassed a huge portfolio of spectrum licenses it could use to make a major play in the wireless industry. But Ergen's adversaries aren't confined to just the wireless industry.

Amazon buys 2lemetry in a possible move toward Internet of Things

Amazon acquired a startup called 2lemetry that offers technology for sending, receiving and analyzing data from Internet-connected devices and machines. Terms of the deal, first reported by TechCrunch and confirmed by Amazon, were not disclosed.

Bell Mobility, Wind and Telus were big winners in Canada's $1.7B AWS-3 auction

Bell Mobility, Eastlink, Telus, Videotron and Wind Mobile were the winners in the Canadian government's auction of AWS-3 spectrum licenses, spending a combined total of $2.6 billion in the event. Rogers, one of Canada's largest wireless carriers, was conspicuous in its absence from the list of winning carriers. The results of Canada's auction are notable considering the U.S. government recently raised a record $44.9 billion in its own AWS-3 spectrum auction.

Cord cutters' monthly expenses could range from $85-$118 - without mobile

Cord cutters--customers who are renouncing paid TV services from cable or telco operators in favor of over-the-top (OTT) services from the likes of Netflix and Amazon--still must pay around $100 a month in fees, according to the latest research.

Report: Google's MVNO to only run on Nexus 6, will switch between Sprint, T-Mobile and Wi-Fi networks

According to a Wall Street Journal article, Google's forthcoming MVNO service will only work on the company's Nexus 6 smartphone, built by Lenovo's Motorola. The report said the service could launch in the coming weeks, unless it is delayed, and will automatically provide users with the best network for their location, whether that's a Wi-Fi network, Sprint's network or T-Mobile US' network.

As Verizon embraces Firefox OS for smartphones, AT&T remains on the fence

BARCELONA, Spain--AT&T Mobility will continue to consider supporting new, emerging smartphone platforms like Firefox and others, but so far the carrier hasn't seen a compelling reason to do so, said a top AT&T executive. That position stands in contrast to Verizon Wireless, which this week announced it will sell phones running the Firefox OS starting next year.

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.