FierceWireless The latest wireless industry news from FierceWireless en-us Intel's dominance in supercomputers threatened by mobile chips <p>Mobile chips might play a key role in the next generation of supercomputers, according to&nbsp;<em>The MIT Technology Review</em>. Powerful computers used by governmental agencies, educational institutions and major industries consume enormous amounts of power, and the speed at which they can move data is becoming limited. So mobile chips that require less power may lay the foundation for faster, more powerful computers.</p> ARM Chipsets Intel mobile chips supercomputers Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:30:54 +0000 413941 at Qualcomm claims China's Meizu violated its patents <p>Qualcomm said it filed a complaint against Meizu claiming the small Chinese smartphone vendor used the San Diego-based chipmaker&#39;s patented technologies in its 3G and 4G handsets without paying for them.</p> Beijing Intellectual Property Court China IP Meizu Patents Qualcomm Regulatory News Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:18:49 +0000 413936 at Net neutrality advocates target zero-rated offerings from Verizon, T-Mobile, others <p>Net neutrality advocates delivered 100,000 letters to the FCC from internet users urging the commission to clamp down on Verizon, AT&amp;T, T-Mobile and Comcast for offering zero-rated data services.</p> AT&T Binge On Center for Media Justice FCC Fight for the Future Free Press FreeBee Data net neutrality Regulatory News T-Mobile Verizon Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:29:18 +0000 413931 at YouTube launches livestreaming as carriers struggle with uplink performance <p>YouTube announced a livestreaming feature to its mobile app in an effort to take on Facebook&#39;s Live and Twitter&#39;s Periscope. And the move may weigh down wireless networks that already struggle with slow uplink speeds.</p> Content / Programming Facebook Live Google livestreaming Mobile Video Periscope YouTube Fri, 24 Jun 2016 15:44:36 +0000 413926 at Sharp to begin production of OLED panels next year, potentially benefiting Apple <p>Sharp will begin shipping OLED panels next year in a move that may give Apple a third potential supplier of displays for the iPhone.</p> Apple Foxconn iPhone LG OLED samsung Sharp Smartphones and Devices Fri, 24 Jun 2016 14:22:43 +0000 413911 at Walmart Pay expands to more than a dozen states <p>Walmart continued to expand its mobile wallet initiative over the last week, rolling out the service to stores in more than a dozen states.</p> Apple Pay Content / Programming Google Wallet mobile payments Mobile Wallet Samsung Pay Walmart Walmart Pay Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:54:57 +0000 413906 at Analysts see Vodafone as safe haven, risks for others after Brexit vote <p>Jefferies analysts weighed up the risks for investors in UK-based telecoms operators following the country&#39;s decision to leave the European Union (EU), as economists, politicians and civilians started to consider the potential impact on the country&#39;s industry and economy.</p> BT O2 Uk Service Provider Strategies Telefonica Vodafone Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:42:11 +0000 37581 at Telecom Egypt won't be pushed to sell Vodafone Egypt stake in 4G licence terms <p>Telecom Egypt could be free to maintain its 45 per cent stake in local mobile operator Vodafone Egypt after the country&#39;s government reportedly back-tracked on plans to force a sale when it issues 4G licences.</p> 4G Network Infrastructure Regulatory News Telecom Egypt Vodafone Egypt Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:35:15 +0000 37576 at Deutsche Telekom launches Wi-Fi calling in Germany <p>Deutsche Telekom has become the latest European operator to launch Wi-Fi calling as part of efforts to enable users to make calls where cellular network coverage is poor or non-existent.</p> Deutsche Telekom samsung Service Provider Strategies VoLTE Wi-Fi calling Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:58:38 +0000 37571 at GSMA CTO predicts faster LPWA rollouts after 3GPP ratification <p>GSMA CTO Alex Sinclair said an agreement on common low power, wide area (LPWA) technologies by the 3GPP will accelerate the deployment of commercial Internet of Things (IoT) products and services.</p> 3gpp GSMA LPWA M2M and Embedded Wireless Network Infrastructure Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:47:41 +0000 37561 at Orange adds Burkina Faso to MEA footprint <p>Orange completed the 100 per cent acquisition of Airtel in Burkina Faso through its subsidiary Orange C&ocirc;te d&#39;Ivoire, further expanding its footprint in the Middle East and Africa.</p> Airtel Burkina Faso Orange Service Provider Strategies Fri, 24 Jun 2016 09:19:34 +0000 37556 at IDC: Wearables shipments to reach 2.5M units in CEE by 2020 <p>DC predicted that smart wearables and basic wearables shipments in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) will increase by 121.11 per cent between 2015 and 2020 to reach 2.5 million units.</p> Smartphones and Devices Wearables Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:37:06 +0000 37546 at NYU Wireless' Rappaport encouraged by US policy on 5G spectrum <p>One of the biggest proponents for unleashing millimeter wave spectrum in the U.S. said this week that he&#39;s encouraged by what the FCC is doing &ndash; in fact, it&#39;s exceeding even his expectations.</p> 5G FCC millimeter wave NYU Wireless Regulatory News Spectrum Ted Rappaport Tom Wheeler Thu, 23 Jun 2016 17:33:37 +0000 75636 at Twilio shares open at $23.99, 60% higher than IPO price <p>Shares of Twilio rocketed in their first day of trading, soaring 68 percent over the IPO price to $25.30 in early trading this morning. Twilio saw its market value explode to $2.1 billion, roughly twice the valuation it saw during its latest funding round.</p> Financial News IPO mobile messaging Twilio Thu, 23 Jun 2016 17:13:27 +0000 413866 at FTC fines InMobi nearly $1M for deceptively tracking users' location <p>The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said the mobile advertising firm InMobi has agreed to pay $950,000 to settle claims it deceptively tracked mobile users&#39; location without their knowledge.</p> FTC InMobi location-based marketing mobile advertising mobile marketing Regulatory News Thu, 23 Jun 2016 16:50:22 +0000 413861 at T-Mobile boasts of its Wi-Fi calling usage in response to AT&T's claims <p>T-Mobile was quick to tout its own success with Wi-Fi calling after AT&amp;T noted its customers&#39; uptake of the technology earlier this week.</p> AT&T Bill Smith Neville Ray Service Provider Strategies T-Mobile Wi-Fi calling Thu, 23 Jun 2016 16:08:25 +0000 413851 at BlackBerry maintains focus on device profitability even as hardware revenues fall <p>BlackBerry&#39;s hardware business once again failed to live up to expectations in the latest quarter, but the company said it will continue to manufacturer phones for at least the next nine months.</p> BlackBerry Financial News John Chen Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:16:18 +0000 413846 at Cambium Networks unveils MU-MIMO platform <p>Cambium Networks debuted cnMedusa, what it describes as the first commercially available Massive Multi-User, multiple input/multiple output (MU-MIMO) platform for fixed wireless broadband, promising the ability to offer &quot;5G like speeds.&quot;</p> Cambium Networks MU-MIMO Thu, 23 Jun 2016 14:13:43 +0000 75621 at WCAI, HIA: 2 wrongs do not make a right in Globalstar proceeding <p>The Hearing Industries Association (HIA) is joining the Wireless Communications Association International (WCAI) in saying that when it comes to Globalstar and allowing Wi-Fi to operate on Channel 14, two wrongs cannot make a right.</p> Bluetooth Channel 14 FDA globalstar Google HIA OTI PK Regulatory News Spectrum TLPS use WCAI Wi-Fi Wi-fi Networks Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:58:07 +0000 75616 at Facebook pushes for more sharing - not less - in millimeter wave spectrum <p>As the FCC prepares to vote on millimeter wave spectrum proposals next month, Facebook&nbsp;is urging the commission to adopt a use-it-or-share-it license approach and open up access to more unlicensed spectrum in millimeter wave bands, particularly the 64-71 GHz band.</p> Facebook FCC millimeter wave Regulatory News Service Provider Strategies sharing Thu, 23 Jun 2016 13:31:31 +0000 75611 at NTIA: 'Significant' progress made in reaching 500 MHz goal by 2020 <p>Just how is the government doing in the Obama Administration&#39;s goal to identify and make available 500 megahertz of spectrum for commercial wireless broadband use by 2020? According to a National Telecommunications &amp; Information Administration (NTIA) report, (i.e., the government), it&#39;s made significant progress.</p> 5G ctia FCC Ntia Regulatory News Spectrum Wed, 22 Jun 2016 18:12:15 +0000 75606 at Nokia, Intel collaborate on open source hardware <p>Just a week after Nokia&nbsp;announced an agreement to help China Mobile move to a more flexible cloud network infrastructure, Nokia said it is teaming up with Intel to make its carrier-grade AirFrame Data Center Solution hardware available for an Open Platform Network Functions Virtualization (OPNFV) Lab.</p> 5G Intel Network Infrastructure Network Software NFV Nokia Nokia AirFrame Data Center Solution Wed, 22 Jun 2016 18:04:16 +0000 75596 at Vodacom blocks Motsa's move to rival MTN <p>MTN&#39;s plan to appoint Godfrey Motsa as its new VP for south and east Africa (excluding South Africa) on Jul. 1 could be scuppered by the executive&#39;s former employer Vodacom.</p> MTN Service Provider Strategies Vodacom Wed, 22 Jun 2016 10:05:26 +0000 37526 at Altice appoints Michel Combes as CEO <p>Michel Combes was appointed CEO of Netherlands-based Altice following a management reshuffle ahead of the launch of the company&#39;s new business in the U.S.</p> Altice Cablevision Dexter Goei Michel Combes Patrick Drahi Service Provider Strategies Sfr Wed, 22 Jun 2016 09:04:59 +0000 37521 at MegaFon agrees U.S. roaming deal with TNS <p>MegaFon signed a deal with Transaction Network Services (TNS) that the U.S.-headquartered platform provider said opens the door to new inbound roaming revenues for the Russian operator, while also improving the user experience for its customers when travelling to the U.S.</p> CCA LTE Megafon Service Provider Strategies TNS Wed, 22 Jun 2016 08:43:42 +0000 37516 at Tele2 to buy TDC Sweden for €311M <p>Tele2 Group agreed to pay SEK2.9 billion (&euro;311 million/$350 million) for the Swedish operations of TDC in order to create a stronger player in Sweden&#39;s B2B segment.</p> Merger and acquisition Service Provider Strategies TDC Tele2 Wed, 22 Jun 2016 08:04:47 +0000 37511 at Qualcomm proffers solution to improve uplink speeds <p>While LTE network download speeds have steadily improved over the years, the same cannot be said of upload speeds. In fact &ndash; and this may come as a surprise -- they haven&#39;t improved one iota, according to Qualcomm, but that&#39;s about to change.</p> AT&T Network Infrastructure Network Software Qualcomm Smartphones and Devices Sprint T-Mobile uplink carrier aggregation Verizon Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:35:47 +0000 75581 at Nokia promises 400 Mbps with TD-LTE-A Pro and LTE-Wi-Fi Aggregation demo at MWC Shanghai <p>Nokia will showcase its latest TD-LTE-Advanced (TD-LTE-A) and TD-LTE-Advanced Pro offerings at Mobile World Congress Shanghai, which takes place June 29 through July 1.</p> LTE LWA Mobile World Congress Shanghai Network Infrastructure Nokia Wi-Fi Wi-fi Networks Mon, 20 Jun 2016 14:26:09 +0000 75571 at Boeing refutes Straight Path suggestion that sharing analysis will effectively 'cede' U.S. leadership in 5G <p>After Straight Path took aim at Boeing&#39;s analyses about spectrum sharing in the 37/39 GHz band and called them flawed and incorrect, Boeing shot back, telling the FCC that nothing could be further from the truth.</p> 5G Boeing ITU Network Infrastructure Public Safety satellite SIA Straight Path Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:58:39 +0000 75566 at Microsoft seeks STA from FCC to test TV white space for agriculture apps <p>Microsoft has filed an application with the FCC for Special Temporary Authority (STA) to test sensors using white space device operations in the VHF and UHF bands to determine their suitability for precision agriculture applications.</p> Microsoft Regulatory News STA TV White Space Mon, 20 Jun 2016 13:25:30 +0000 75561 at