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 the fourth-quarter earnings season coming to a close, it's time to take a look at how the nation's top wireless such as AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile US fared. Conducted through a partnership with research firm Strategy Analytics, the FierceWireless team is taking a look at all of the major metrics, including churn, ARPU and revenue.
Through our partnership with research firm Strategy Analytics, here are the key stats on the top U.S. wireless carriers in the fourth quarter by subscriber base. The report includes the major metrics such as churn, ARPU and revenue. Special report.
BARCELONA, Spain--Qualcomm CTO Matt Grob said LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) can easily coexist with and protect Wi-Fi operations in unlicensed spectrum, similar to how different variants of Wi-Fi already perform today. He also said that he thinks commercial handsets that support LTE-U could be in the market by mid-2016.
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.
Verizon Wireless released its first technical report evaluating the use of LTE in unlicensed spectrum, which the operator calls LTE-U. Verizon said the release of the report represents "an important step toward demonstrating how LTE-U can coexist with Wi-Fi and other technologies that share unlicensed spectrum."
BARCELONA, Spain--Top executives from wireless carriers and network vendors generally believe that, when the technology becomes standardized in the coming years, 5G will feature a new air interface. Further, they said, 5G also will create major new revenue streams for wireless carriers.
The following charts the top U.S. wireless carriers in the fourth quarter of 2014 by subscriber base, according to research firm Strategy Analytics, and includes major metrics--such as churn, ARPU...
BARCELONA, Spain--The logic behind LTE (CAT 1), a slower speed version of LTE, makes a lot of sense for its intended application--the Internet of Things--particularly when it is coupled with reduced module size, less power consumption and perhaps more importantly, lower cost.
BARCELONA, Spain--Mozilla is teaming with major operators like Verizon Wireless to bring Firefox OS devices to developed countries where it currently has very little traction. The first Firefox OS phones sold by Verizon will likely hit the U.S. market in 2016.