AT&T Mobility, Sprint Nextel, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile USA parent Deutsche Telekom were among the top five mobile operators worldwide in terms of patent filings, according to a report from industry analyst Chetan Sharma.
Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and Sprint Nextel seemed unfazed by T-Mobile USA's decision to do away with wireless contracts and CEO John Legere's vow to shake up the status quo.
Google revealed how much Verizon Wireless' LTE connections will cost on its new high-end Chromebook Pixel laptop. The gadget stands as another mechanism for Verizon to sell data services, and highlights carriers' continuing efforts to encourage users to try wireless data on devices beyond smartphones.
As LTE network buildouts accelerate, many operators are now turning their attention to VoLTE. I recently talked with Nicola Palmer, CTO of Verizon Wireless, and she was adamant that the company will deploy VoLTE later this year or early in 2014. Although she didn't provide a lot of details, she said that the company's VoLTE service would incorporate Rich Communications Services, or RCS, and customers would be able to access VoLTE when they travel.
Verizon and PlayPhone unveiled Game Portal, a new social gaming platform that will be preloaded onto all new Verizon Android smartphones starting in the second quarter.
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said he still step down from his post in the coming weeks after nearly four years as the chief of the commission. His announcement ends months of speculation about if or when he would depart and comes just days after his colleague, Republican Commissioner Robert McDowell, said he will also resign in the next few weeks.
BlackBerry's Z10 smartphone, running on its new BlackBerry 10 platform, makes its debut today in the U.S. market in what could either be a renaissance for the company or a last gasp attempt to plot a comeback amid declining market share.
Verizon Wireless is overhauling its Verizon Messages service, enabling subscribers to send and receive text and multimedia messages across multiple device platforms.
Vodafone said it would be willing to accept a lower debt rating if a good merger or acquisition opportunity arose--a statement that analysts said signals the operator is under no pressure to sell its 45 per cent stake in Verizon Wireless.
Verizon Wireless is updating Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Nexus smartphone to run Google's Android 4.2, a.k.a. Jelly Bean. The operator is pushing the over-the-air update to subscribers in phases over the days ahead.