FierceWireless The latest wireless industry news from FierceWireless en-us Facebook and Google solidify their dominance in mobile advertising <p>Shares of Google parent Alphabet jumped four percent after the company said quarterly profit rose 24 percent in the latest quarter thanks largely to revenues from mobile ads. Google&#39;s ad business generated $21.5 billion, up 21 percent year-over-year.</p> Content / Programming Facebook Google mobile advertising mobile marketing Verizon Yahoo Fri, 29 Jul 2016 17:13:43 +0000 415631 at AT&T tops J.D. Power's latest customer care survey, edging out T-Mobile <p>AT&amp;T ranked as the best-performing major U.S. carrier in J.D. Power&#39;s latest customer care report, edging out T-Mobile.</p> AT&T Consumer Cellular Customer Care J.D. Power Service Provider Strategies T-Mobile Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:56:32 +0000 415626 at CTIA files to appeal Open Internet ruling <p>CTIA joined several other telecom trade groups to ask the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to rehear their challenge of the FCC&#39;s net neutrality rules.</p> CTIA FCC Meredith Attwell Baker net neutrality open Internet Regulatory News Title II Tom Wheeler Fri, 29 Jul 2016 16:26:04 +0000 415621 at Sprint's latest quarter leaves some analysts unimpressed <p>Sprint&#39;s&nbsp;latest quarterly earnings impressed investors, but some analysts remain skeptical of the company&#39;s prospects.</p> BTIG Research Financial News MoffettNathanson Sprint Walter Piecyk Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:44:02 +0000 415616 at Microsoft to slash 2,850 more jobs as retreat from smartphones continues <p>Microsoft&nbsp;will slash 2,850 more jobs over the next year across its phone-manufacturing business and worldwide sales force as the company continues to retreat from the smartphone market.</p> Layoffs Lumia Microsoft Nokia Smartphones and Devices Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:43:31 +0000 415606 at Republic Wireless adds phones, raises price of cheapest plan <p>Republic Wireless added nine Android handsets to its portfolio, making good on a vow it made in May to expand its lineup. But the MVNO also raised the price of its cheapest monthly plan.</p> Chris Chuang MVNOs Republic Wireless Samsung Galaxy S7 Service Provider Strategies Sprint T-Mobile Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:10:12 +0000 415601 at Huawei, Vodafone UK conduct 4.5G trial <p>Huawei announced it is trialling a so-called 4.5G technology with Vodafone UK, in a move that the operator&#39;s CTO Jorge Fernandes said will ensure the company is ready to launch 5G services in the next four to five years.</p> 5G Huawei LTE Network Infrastructure Service Provider Strategies Vodafone UK Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:56:11 +0000 38261 at Deutsche Telekom 5G executive calls for closer cooperation on mobile, fixed broadband standards <p>Deutsche Telekom&#39;s 5G executive programme manager called for fixed and mobile industries to align their efforts in developing the next-generation technology to ensure it offers a seamless experience to end-users.</p> 5G Broadband Forum Deutsche Telekom M2M and Embedded Wireless Network Infrastructure Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:13:18 +0000 38256 at Report: SFR plans to cut 5,000 jobs between 2017 and 2019 <p>SFR reportedly plans to cut about a third of its workforce once a freeze on layoffs at the France-based operator ends in 2017.</p> Altice Orange Service Provider Strategies Sfr Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:05:30 +0000 38251 at America Movil cuts Telekom Austria stake; Telefónica endures tough Q2 Content / Programming Financial News Service Provider Strategies Smartphones and Devices Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:08:27 +0000 38246 at Vodafone appoints former Orange exec Vivek Badrinath as CEO for AMAP region <p>Vodafone Group appointed Vivek Badrinath, a former rising star at Orange, as its new regional CEO for Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific (AMAP) with effect from Oct. 15.</p> Orange Service Provider Strategies Vivek Badrinath Vodafone Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:06:09 +0000 38241 at Analysts: Smartphone market set to recover in second half after sluggish Q2 <p>Growth in global smartphone shipments remained sluggish in the second quarter of 2016 as manufacturers grappled with slowing demand in markets such as China, but forecasts from Strategy Analytics suggest that the market could be set for a rebound in the second half of the year.</p> IDC Smartphones Smartphones and Devices Strategy Analytics Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:03:53 +0000 38236 at Juniper Research: New connected car services to account for 98% of M2M traffic by 2021 <p>Juniper Research said new in-vehicle infotainment services such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto will generate large amounts of new cellular machine-to-machine (M2M) data traffic.</p> M2M M2M and Embedded Wireless Fri, 29 Jul 2016 09:03:18 +0000 38231 at SoftBank's Son: Sprint 'is about to turn into a cash maker' <p>SoftBank posted a $2.4 billion profit in its fiscal first quarter, up 19 percent over the same period a yaer ago. Telecom revenues boosted quarterly sales to $20.3 billion, helping to offset losses from Sprint.</p> Financial News Masayoshi Son SoftBank Sprint Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:06:03 +0000 415556 at American Tower's foreign operations lifts revenue amid uncertain U.S. market <p>American Tower&#39;s move to diversify into foreign markets paid dividends in the second quarter. But that wasn&#39;t enough to assuage investors&#39; fears about the U.S. tower market.</p> American Tower Financial News MoffettNathanson Tower Companies Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:57:12 +0000 415551 at Strategy Analytics: Smartphone market to rebound in 2016 with new phones from Samsung, Apple <p>The worldwide smartphone market is poised to rebound in later this year, Strategy Analytics predicted, as new flagship handsets from major vendors come to market.</p> Apple Huawei Oppo samsung Smartphones and Devices Strategy Analytics Vivo Woody Oh Thu, 28 Jul 2016 16:09:28 +0000 415546 at Samsung posts $5.2B net profit on soaring Galaxy S7 sales <p>Samsung posted its most profitable quarter in two years due largely to the success of its flagship Galaxy S7 phone. And the company said strong demand for handset components will likely continue to drive revenues through the rest of the year.</p> Apple Canalys Financial News Galaxy S7 samsung smartphone Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:19:15 +0000 415536 at Verizon, T-Mo, Sprint still not jumping into Facebook's TIP <p>When it comes to Facebook&#39;s&nbsp;Telecom Infra Project (TIP) that the social networking giant launched at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this year, it appears that the biggest U.S. wireless carriers are just not that into it.</p> 5G Adam Koeppe AT&T BNarcelona deutsche telekom ETSI Facebook Intel Jay Parikh Mobile World Congress Network Software NFV Nokia Open Compute Project Oregon Prineville SDN Service Provider Strategies SK Telecom Sprint T-Mobile Telecom Infra Project Telefonica TIP Verizon Vodafone Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:49:16 +0000 76076 at Ruckus rolls out Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi <p>Ruckus Wireless announced the general availability of Ruckus Cloud Wi-Fi, a wireless local area network (WLAN) management-as-a-service offer.</p> Brocade Cloud Wi-Fi Ruckus Wireless Wi-fi Networks WLAN Wed, 27 Jul 2016 19:51:51 +0000 76046 at SoftBank keeps up SDN push with Cradlepoint NetCloud offering <p>Cradlepoint, which supplies its routers and gateways for all kinds of M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) applications &ndash; including Redbox kiosks for movie rentals &ndash; just announced its NetCloud platform strategy that combines its existing software and cloud services with the SDN technology it acquired with the recent purchase of Pertino.</p> Cradlepoint IoT LTE M2m M2M and Connected Devices Network Software NFV SDN SoftBank Wed, 27 Jul 2016 19:08:31 +0000 76061 at Google, Samsung, Radisys join CORD project <p>The Open Networking Lab (ON.Lab) and The Linux Foundation have spun off the &quot;Central Office Re-architected as a Data Center&quot; (CORD) initiative into its own, new open source project, and Google, Samsung Electronics and Radisys are joining the CORD and ONOS Projects as new partners.</p> CORD Google Linux Foundation Network Infrastructure Network Software NFV ON.Lab RadiSys Samsung SDN Service Provider Strategies Wed, 27 Jul 2016 19:03:00 +0000 76056 at Thread Group, OCF create liaison agreement to boost collaboration on IoT <p>The Thread Group and the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF) are joining forces in their mission to conquer the connected home market, creating a liaison agreement to drive improved cross-application interoperability and device connectivity.</p> Internet of Things IPv6 M2M and Connected Devices mesh Open Connectivity Foundation Thread Group Wed, 27 Jul 2016 18:54:33 +0000 76051 at KPN grows Q2 net profit despite lower revenue, EBITDA <p>KPN reported declines in adjusted revenue and EBITDA during the second quarter of 2016, as growth in the number of bundled services sold by its consumer division was offset by lower sales at its business unit.</p> Earnings Financial News KPN Service Provider Strategies Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:33:03 +0000 38226 at 5GIC forms partnership to tackle smart cities <p>Two UK-based research institutes announced a partnership to develop technologies for future &quot;smart cities&quot; that could be used as standard approaches across the UK.</p> 5G 5G Innovation Centre Network Infrastructure Smart cities Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:18:10 +0000 38221 at Orange reports lower Q2 revenue in France as price war continues <p>Orange reported a slight drop in revenue from its France-based operations for the second quarter of 2016, an indication that the price war on the French mobile telecoms market is not yet over.</p> bouygues telecom Financial News Free Mobile Orange Sfr Wed, 27 Jul 2016 10:47:50 +0000 38211 at AT&T looks to expand drone program <p>Flying drones might sound like a fun hobby, but some RF engineers are making it part of their job, going so far as to envision flying COWs, or cells on wings, to provide LTE coverage at concerts or during emergencies.</p> Art Pregler AT&T drones Internet of Things LTE M2M and Connected Devices Service Provider Strategies Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:59:13 +0000 76041 at AT&T officially throws hat into the ring for FirstNet <p>AT&amp;T had indicated it would be an aggressive participant in the FirstNet bidding process, and CFO and Senior Executive Vice President John Stephens made it official Thursday during the company&#39;s second-quarter earnings call, saying AT&amp;T has submitted a bid for the FirstNet business.</p> AT&T broadband FirstNet LTE pdvWireless Public Safety Public Safety Rivada Mercury Service Provider Strategies Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:14:45 +0000 76026 at Globalstar CEO keeps pressure on FCC to allow TLPS <p>Globalstar CEO Jay Monroe rang up FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler&#39;s legal advisor Edward &quot;Smitty&quot; Smith last week, saying the commission should expeditiously adopt rules to authorize Globalstar to use Terrestrial Low Power Service (TLPS).</p> 2.4 GHz Bluetooth SIG globalstar Jay Monroe Microsoft Regulatory News Service Provider Strategies Wi-Fi Alliance Wi-fi Networks Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:07:42 +0000 76031 at Qualcomm CEO bullish about prospects for 5G <p>Even executives at Qualcomm, which is trying to drive 5G as fast as it can, may need to adjust their expectations due to the speed at which the industry is moving to the next generation of wireless.</p> 5G 5G NR air interface ARM Chipsets LTE Network Infrastructure OFDM Qualcomm SoftBank Steve Mollenkopf Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:45:17 +0000 76021 at Wheeler appoints two industry veterans to WRC-19 advisory committee <p>In preparation for the International Telecommunication Union&#39;s (ITU) next World&nbsp;Radiocommunication&nbsp;Conference scheduled to convene in 2019, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler appointed two professionals, from both the wireless and satellite industries, to represent the U.S.</p> ctia FCC ITU Regulatory News Tom Wheeler ViaSat WRC-19 Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:23:36 +0000 76016 at