Super Mobility Week is over, and it's time to start catching up on the top themes. Stay tuned to this page for a complete analysis from the editors of Fierce covering the highs and lows of the show.
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LAS VEGAS--All of the world's Tier 1 mobile operators are putting network functions virtualization (NFV) initiatives into place and will start focusing their capital expenditures on NFV Mobile in 2015, said Keith Allan, director of IP mobile core product strategy at Alcatel-Lucent.
Mosaik Solutions is getting into the wireless-network-testing market and aims to provide carriers and M2M-solution providers with a more efficient way to measure how end-user devices are performing on networks.
"How's your show been?" It's the trade show equivalent of "How's the weather?" It's a pleasant conversation starter. Small talk. This year at CTIA's Super Mobility Week, however, it took on a new significance. After losing momentum to the GSMA's Mobile World Congress, CTIA invested a lot of time and money into making its new event – Super Mobility Week – into something that got people excited…and got them to attend. It merged two shows into one. It pulled together a bunch of diverse organization and partnered events. It did everything it could to make Super Mobility Week a success and people were naturally curious about the results.
Every industry needs an annual conference--a place where the major players can gather to debate the state of industry, discuss new business models, show off new products and mix and mingle. But...
LAS VEGAS--Rival U.S. operators are concerned about the "peak wars" that Sprint might initiate using its vast spectrum holdings, said Mike Murphy, Nokia Networks' head of technology, North America.
LAS VEGAS--MVNO Truphone said it will begin selling the new Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus starting Sept. 26. The MVNO began selling the iPhone 5s in May after it became an Apple authorized partner.
LAS VEGAS--T-Mobile US MVNO Solavei plans to launch its "phase two" services on Oct. 1, said CEO Ryan Wuerch. He said phase two would include a new compensation scheme, a refined focus on the Hispanic market and new offerings on its Solavei Marketplace program.
LAS VEGAS--AT&T Mobility's Cricket prepaid brand is ramping up its retail presence and preparing to aggressively fight for customers, even if that means quickly making adjustments to its rate plans to respond to competitive pressures.
LAS VEGAS--Sprint MVNO FreedomPop has been in formal M&A discussions with a publicly traded telecommunications company that is not a Tier 1 U.S. carrier, according to FreedomPop CEO Stephen Stokols. That offer is in addition to ongoing discussions on a deal with a major U.S. carrier, he confirmed.
LAS VEGAS--U.S. Cellular is in the midst of expanding its M2M business, and as part of that effort the company has recently introduced new M2M solutions in the areas of fleet tracking, asset management, monitoring and sensors, forms and other general business solutions. The company also recently introduced new M2M service pricing in an effort to more efficiently tailor its solutions toward potential M2M clients.