Wireless broadband penetration has reached nearly 70 percent in the 34 nations that are members of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and mobile wireless broadband subscriptions outnumber wired broadband's by more than 2.5 times.
This Thursday, the FCC is scheduled to hear a presentation regarding its new Speed Test App for smartphones based upon Google's Android operating system.
Nokia Solutions and Networks' significant win in China Mobile's recent TD-LTE tender put a positive spin on the vendor's third-quarter results, as did an upbeat forecast of future growth, but a slip in sales nonetheless cast a shadow on NSN's ongoing turnaround.
As concern grows regarding the negative impact poorly written applications can have on mobile networks, Huawei is offering a cloud-based way for developers to evaluate a particular app's network friendliness.
Since 2005, mobile networks have accounted for greatest number of new U.S. broadband subscribers and now serves some 60 percent of U.S. residential broadband connections, according to a new report released by the Internet Innovation Alliance.
Debate rages over whether or not smartphones with 3G or LTE service are sufficient substitutes for dedicated high-speed home Internet connections, but for a certain segment of the population, that is nonetheless the role that smartphones play.
NetZero Wireless is expanding beyond its initial Clearwire WiMAX footprint via new mobile broadband wholesale agreements with Verizon Wireless and Clearwire parent Sprint.
Nokia agreed to pay $2.21 billion to acquire Siemens' 50 percent stake in their infrastructure equipment venture Nokia Siemens Networks. The transaction is expected to close during the third quarter, at which time NSN will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Nokia.
Google's Project Loon, designed to bring airborne broadband service to rural and remote areas via balloons and ground-based cell towers, is just getting off the ground. However, its biggest obstacles may be geopolitical in nature and less on the technical side.
HSPA and LTE accounted for 49 percent of all mobile connections in North America at the end of the first quarter of 2013, according to research conducted by Informa Telecoms & Media and released by 4G Americas.