Most people are aware of the contributions that CEOs like Tim Cook, Tom Wheeler, Randall Stephenson and John Legere are making to the wireless industry. But contributions of their up-and-coming staff also are driving innovation at their companies, and they will be the driving forces in years to come. Phil Goldstein, editor of FierceWireless, takes a look at seven innovators in this 2015 Emerging stars feature. Read the full report here.
AT&T made it official that Kansas City is the next stop in its ongoing fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) journey, putting it in direct competition with Google Fiber and Consolidated Communications for fiber-based broadband service.
Ofcom predicted the first commercial services using white space technology will be available in the UK by the end of 2015, after approving the use of the technology as a bearer of mobile broadband traffic.
Around 720,000 smart watches running Google's Android Wear platform were shipped in 2014, according to research firm Canalys, or just 15.6 percent of the 4.6 million shipments in the overall smart band market. The news of the relatively sluggish start comes just months ahead of Apple's launch of the Apple Watch, its first wearable, which is expected to jumpstart smart watch sales.
Disruptive Wireless analyst Dean Bubley takes stab at figuring out Google's rumored MVNO with Sprint and T-Mobile US, and thinks it could be a tablet-oriented service rather than a smartphone-based one.
Google and Qualcomm might share a lot of visionary goals, like getting Internet access to far-flung places around the globe that don't yet have it, but when it comes to the 600 MHz guard bands and unlicensed operations, they're pretty far apart.
Cablevision kicked off sales of its Freewheel Wi-Fi calling and data service, and now seems to be emphasizing Freewheel's data capabilities as opposed to the service being a replacement for cellular service.
WASHINGTON--Executives from Google, Nokia Networks and startup Federated Wireless said that they see momentum behind the creation of an ecosystem for devices and network equipment for the 3.5 GHz band. The FCC aims to use the band to create a so-called Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) with a three-tiered spectrum sharing system, and the executives said interested stakeholders are starting to work on how to overcome technical hurdles to the service.
With its storied history of broken promises and multiple bankruptcies, the satellite communications industry isn't exactly one that stands out as an attractive investment. Still, when you've got personalities like Elon Musk and Sir Richard Branson investing in new ventures, you can't help but wonder if they're onto something.
Google, Amazon, Apple and French mobile games developer Gameloft averted the threat of fines over the way the companies communicate the costs of payments in apps that are free to download, after reaching a voluntary agreement with the Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (AGCM), Italy's competition authority.