ABI Research's Michael Morgan evaluates all the third quarter 2013 sales data from the world's 14 largest branded cell phone makers. Morgan provides sales data as well as insight into their strategy and competitive position in the market.
Sprint has a stable financial outlook, but its financial profile will remain weak through at least 2014 as industry trends and competitive pressure conspire to keep the company from fully exploiting its network investments and spectrum holdings, according to Fitch Ratings.
The public now has a chance to comment on an FCC plan to loosen a number of siting restrictions, which, among other things, could promote the construction and rollout of small cells and distributed antenna systems.
Software is at the core of many of the patent skirmishes that have punctuated the wireless space. Now the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed examine to whether software is legally patentable as it takes the case of Alice Corporation Pty. Ltd. v CLS Bank International.
Stadiums, indoor sports arenas and other large multi-use entertainment venues continue to be attractive locations for rollouts of distributed antenna systems (DAS). The massive Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., is representative of that trend as it will soon have a new DAS built by Mobilitie.
A majority of service providers responding to a recent survey said they expect network functions virtualization (NFV) to bring opex and capex savings, and 80 percent of those surveyed already are in or will be in some type of production or lab trial with NFV during 2014.
Ericsson and Australian telco Telstra said they have demonstrated downlink data speeds up to 300 Mbps via LTE Advanced carrier aggregation that combined 20 MHz of bandwidth from the 1800 MHz band with 20 MHz form the 2600 MHz band.
Reports of spectrum interference causing problems for LTE networks are growing more commonplace, with everything from fluorescent lights to electric cash registers being implicated. In the latest twist, Verizon Wireless LTE data service is getting the blame for interfering with some channels delivered over the Time Warner Cable system in Raleigh, N.C.
Aiming to capitalize on telcos' growing adoption of network functions virtualization and software-defined networking, Intel unveiled its third generation of networking processors, called Highland Forest.
The Small Cell Forum rolled out a new release designed to make it easier for mobile operators to deploy small cells within businesses. "Release Two: Enterprise" leverages group members' experiences and best practices from successful deployments.
The wireless local area network market experienced a year-over-year expansion of 10 percent during the recently ended third quarter, with 802.11ac Wi-Fi shipments for the enterprise playing a big factor, according to a fresh study from Dell'Oro Group.
Nokia Solutions and Networks made a multi-year commitment to research 5G technologies in collaboration with the NYU Wireless research center, a joint program of New York University and Polytechnic Institute of NYU (NYU-Poly).
Site acquisition and delivery of backhaul and power are widely documented gating factors restricting extensive deployments of outdoor small cells. Alcatel-Lucent hopes to alleviate those challenges via a site certification program that brings together a variety of partners, which have contributed to a database of more than half a million sites suitable for small cells.
Stanene, a theorized material fabricated from a single layer of tin atoms, is being touted as a potential future replacement for copper wiring in chips by a team of theoretical physicists from the U.S. Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University.
Europe is moving forward with its effort to stake a claim on the 5G beachhead as it formalizes plans to accelerate and structure research and innovation via a 5G public private partnership (5G PPP).
If one of your phobias involves a cascade of malfunctioning Project Loon airborne-Internet balloons plummeting from the sky, Google inidcates there is no need to fret. In its latest video missive to the masses regarding Project Loon, Google addressed the issue of using parachutes to cushion the trip back to earth for malfunctioning Loon balloons that are brought down ahead of schedule.
The First Responder Network Authority moved further along with planning for the LTE-based nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) by issuing a request for information (RFI) on application platforms. However, FirstNet also put an end to negotiations with several public-safety entities hoping to lease its spectrum for public-safety networks within their jurisdictions.
In the waning weeks of 2013, Huawei has rolled out a number of technological firsts that ran the gamut from LTE Broadcast to LTE speed boosting to voice over TD-LTE.
Competition for SoCs in small cells is heating up. We've now finished the phase where a dozen companies contended for the small cell market. Some companies have been acquired, including Picochip, Design Art Networks, and Percello. Mindspeed will join this list soon, as a strategic buyer is currently looking to acquire their wireless business. Others have simply dropped out of sight. The remaining players fall into two categories.