Sprint's deployment of 8T8R (eight-branch transmit and eight-branch receive) radios coupled with 4x2 MIMO in its 2.5 GHz TDD LTE spectrum is resulting in increased data throughput as well as coverage according to a new report from Signals Research. "Thanks to TM8 [transmission mode 8] and 8T8R, we observed meaningful increases in coverage and spectral efficiency, not to mention overall device throughput," Signals said in its executive summary of the report.
A top executive from Chinese phone maker Xiaomi said that the company does plan to eventually sell phones in the U.S. market but it has no set timeframe or date.
Android Pay, a new mobile payment system introduced by Google as part of its latest smartphone operating system, is not a game changer for the sector a senior Ovum analyst said.
Worldwide shipments of tablets and 2-in-1 devices are forecast to reach 221.8 million units in 2015, a decline of 3.8 per cent from 2014.
Google used its opening keynote of its I/O developer conference to unveil a new, polished version of its Android mobile operating system, a new mobile payments app called Android Pay and updates to its Google Now proactive personal assistant.
Apple has sold "a lot" of Apple Watches, but it is not giving out a specific sales figure so far, according to a senior Apple executive.
Google will use its I/O developer conference, which kicks off today, to unveil an overhaul to its mobile payments offering, according to a New York Times report. Further, the report said Apple is going to soon announce enhancements to its own Apple Pay platform, including a rewards program.
Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure has a bold claim: that within two years, Sprint will have the top network among U.S. carriers.
Sony Mobile Communications CEO Hiroki Totoki said the company could change its smartphone prices and cut even more costs if needs be to counteract the U.S. dollar's rise in value against the yen. According to Reuters, he said that currency shifts are a bigger potential threat to the mobile unit's turnaround than the cutthroat competition in the smartphone industry.
Russia is gearing up to hold its first LTE spectrum auction in the second half of 2015, although a lack of auctions has not stopped the country's mobile operators pressing ahead with rollouts of the technology.