Even an overgrown mouse working as a sorcerer's apprentice can be challenged to deliver better wireless service at an expansive theme park. So AT&T has worked its magic to improve communications across several Disney properties in the United States.
The backers of Hotspot 2.0 want the mobile industry to know that the technology is ready for prime time, and there probably is no better way to make that point than to deploy Hotspot 2.0 for automatic use by at least a portion of the attendees at next week's Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona.
SK Telecom said it will build out more 1.8 GHz base stations this year to provide 20 MHz of additional LTE bandwidth across South Korea and announced it is moving closer to rolling out a 10 MHz segment of the 2.1 GHz band that will enable it to provide 40 MHz of carrier-aggregated bandwidth.
Cisco officially took the wraps off a new virtualization and orchestration software offering called the Evolved Services Platform (ESP), parts of which are already being used by 25 service providers around the globe.
C-level officials are the public face of companies, but little-known executives are often powerful players behind the scenes. They are the ones doing the heavy lifting necessary to grow or create business units, take risks and overcome challenges and corporate bureaucracy to deliver results. In our annual feature, FierceWireless acknowledges achievements of the wireless industry's rising stars, whose efforts often go unheralded.
A common digital interface between Alcatel-Lucent's mobile broadband network equipment and TE Connectivity's distributed antenna systems (DAS) is aimed at lowering costs for operators that need to add bandwidth in high-traffic locations such as sports stadiums and hotel complexes.
Startup Fastback Networks said its lineup of backhaul radios now includes support for what it describes as "multi-point-to-point (M-PTP)" architectures, flipping the traditional terminology of point to multipoint (PMP).
Internet and communications heavyweights along with other supporters want more spectrum for Wi-Fi, and they want it now. The WifiForward coalition is calling for policymakers to open up more unlicensed spectrum for Wi-Fi and other uses, contending that Wi-Fi in general is at risk due to a deluge of wireless data traffic that is causing increasing spectrum congestion.
Mobile operators often find themselves playing catch-up when it comes to identifying and dealing with traffic overloads at various points on the network. But traffic-shaping vendor Vasona Networks aims to give network engineers a head start by delivering deeper visibility into cell conditions and their effect on the customer experience via its newly unveiled SmartVision analysis suite.
Indoor positioning technologies and related location-based services (LBS) will be a major topic of discussion at the 2014 Mobile World Congress later this month, and the market outlook is pointing to significant growth opportunities.
Huawei is planning to start selling operational support systems directly to telcos and has acquired Australian OSS provider Fastwire as part of the new focus, according to a report.
It should be no surprise that this year's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, are being streamed to a plethora of devices. FierceOnlineVideo has delved into how viewers are accessing the Games--not just where they're accessing online video but what they're most likely watching it on. For more on how the Winter Games are being streamed, check out this FierceOnlineVideo special report.
Mobile services and personalization lie at the heart of Project InMind, a $10 million, five-year partnership between Yahoo and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU).
Software-defined networking (SDN) could save operators $9 billion in mobile backhaul-related operating expenses by 2017 as they gain the ability to dynamically manage traffic and backhaul bandwidth, according to fresh research.
Infrastructure vendor Ericsson rolled out several new products in advance of the upcoming Mobile World Congress trade show that the company said are geared to help operators strengthen their network capacity as well as introduce new services that will help drive revenue.
High-frequency radio emissions from fluorescent lights installed in a Los Angeles office building are allegedly interfering with a Verizon Wireless cell site, prompting the FCC to referee the dispute between Verizon and the building owner.
Aeroflex said it acquired Shenick Network Systems in a bid to boost its market position in wireless infrastructure test equipment.
Amdocs is leveraging its acquisitions of Actix and Celcite for a new self-optimizing networks (SON) product that also integrates customer value data from Amdocs' existing BSS/OSS solutions.
Security experts assailed an NBC report about mobile security threats at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. In the report, NBC foreign correspondent Richard Engel "demonstrated" that as soon as he logged onto a W-Fi network at a Russian restaurant using a smartphone and laptop, he was "hacked."