Phil Goldstein

Biography for Phil Goldstein

Phil Goldstein is the editor of FierceWireless, and is the day-to-day editor of the publication. He also copyedits FierceWireless:Europe. Prior to joining FierceMarkets, he was the managing editor of The Daily Free Press, the independent student newspaper at Boston University, as well as an intern for The Times of London. He gets excited about the latest smartphone launches like other gadget geeks, but is also an avid lover of the New York Yankees, poetry, photography, traveling and escaping humidity. He is based at the FierceMarkets main office in Washington, D.C., and can be reached at pgoldstein@fiercemarkets.com. Follow @FierceWireless on Twitter and find him on LinkedIn.

Articles by Phil Goldstein

Intel exec: 5G will redefine how we measure network performance

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--The term "5G" is still amorphous and not yet a standard, but it will likely involve a radical rethinking of how the industry defines metrics for how users experience the network, according to an Intel executive.

Devicescape CEO in favor of Hotspot 2.0, but says it's just a 'baby step'

Devicescape CEO Dave Fraser said that while the company, a key provider of a virtualized carrier Wi-Fi network, is in favor of the Hotspot 2.0 standard, that is only an interim solution and more technology is needed to deliver greater value to carriers from Wi-Fi networks.

Range Networks provides clarity on LTE future, aims for 2014 launch

Network infrastructure startup Range Networks aims to have an LTE product in the market this year, if not in general availability at least in a widespread beta, according to CEO Ed Kozel.

Google promotes white space spectrum database to developers, businesses

Google's TV white space spectrum database system won approval for operation from the FCC over the summer, and now the company is encouraging developers and businesses to take advantage of it and the unlicensed airwaves it catalogues.

FCC changes rules in 57-64 GHz band to enhance wireless backhaul

The FCC on Friday voted unanimously to change rules in the 57-64 GHz band, commonly known as the 60 GHz band, that it said will improve the use of unlicensed spectrum for high-capacity, short‑range outdoor backhaul, especially for small cells.

Ericsson touts 1B subscribers covered by managed services deals

Ericsson said there are now more than 1 billion subscribers on networks for which it provides managed services, a milestone it crossed sometime in the first quarter. The company said the market represents not only a significant achievement for itself but also for the wider industry as vendors change the nature of how they work with carriers.

Boingo exec: Enhanced cellular/Wi-Fi roaming to launch commercially in 2014

BARCELONA, Spain--The Wireless Broadband Alliance's seamless and secure cellular-to-Wi-Fi roaming invite likely will not launch commercially until early 2014, and when to does AT&T Mobility is expected of be a leading player, according to a senior executive from hotspot aggregator Boingo Wireless.

Globalstar's TLPS promises private, licensed Wi-Fi

When Globalstar submitted a petition last month asking the FCC to allow it to use its MSS spectrum for mobile broadband, the big focus was on its plan to deploy FDD-LTE.  However, the company also proposed a terrestrial low-power service ("TLPS") to be deployed before LTE, that offers wireless carriers access to what is essentially a private, licensed Wi-Fi service.

Microsoft partners with Devicescape for Windows Phone 8 Wi-Fi hotspot solution

Microsoft is teaming up with Wi-Fi offload specialist Devicescape to power the Wi-Fi hotspot map that is part of Microsoft's Data Sense application, one of the new key features of Windows Phone 8. Data Sense is a suite of services intended to help users better manage their data usage and stay under their monthly data cap.

Boingo CTO: Cellular-to-Wi-Fi roaming to be ready by early 2013

The initiative recently announced by the GSMA and Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA) to make roaming between mobile networks and Wi-Fi hotspots more seamless should be ready for commercial use by