• Clearwire Says It Could Ditch WiMAX for LTE
    WiMAX provider Clearwire Corp. is willing to ditch WiMAX in favor of that other 4G technology, LTE, if the market warrants it.Clearwire has been set on a rather maverick-like path in the United States by becoming the only major operator to choose WiMAX for 4G wireless ...More
    September 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • Satworx Revamps Dealer Program
    Satworx, a provider of satellite phone solutions for individuals, announced this week changes to its partner program, including a new online tool for dealers.The new tool allows dealers to view past/current invoices online; view commission reports online; view phone ...More
    September 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • AT&T’s Kris Rinne: Industry on Right Track
    In her keynote address to 4G World in Chicago this week, Kris Rinne, senior vice president of architecture and planning at AT&T, warned the community not to underestimate the challenges of implementing 4G technologies, especially LTE, but said the industry is absolutely ...More
    September 16, 2009 By Tim McElligott Posted in News
  • Motorola Looks for Carriers to Join the CLIQ
    Is the era of exclusive smartphones dead? The question arises as word comes that Motorola Inc. is searching for more carrier partners for its first Android-based device, the CLIQ.Moto announced last week that the CLIQ would launch on the T-Mobile USA network, but speaking ...More
    September 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • DT Ponders the Future of T-Mobile USA
    Suffering from the global recession, its relatively smaller size as the No. 4 wireless carrier in the United States, and a late launch into 3G and smartphones, T-Mobile USA has become a problem for Deutsche Telekom. This week DT’s top shareholders gave it until the ...More
    September 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • Metro PCS Details 4G Plans
    It looks like low-cost unlimited wireless provider MetroPCS Communications Inc. is serious about rolling out LTE 4G wireless broadband next year. It’s announced Ericsson as its infrastructure provider, and Samsung Telecommunications America as its handset provider for ...More
    September 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • AT&T Enhances U-verse TV Apps
    Telcos continue to enhance their fiber-based television apps with more interactivity in order to take on their cableco rivals. AT&T Inc., for instance, has announced three new interactive features for U-verse that speak to the carrier’s “three-screen” ...More
    September 14, 2009 Posted in News
  • Some iPhone Users Get MMS Now
    AT&T Inc.’s network is apparently supporting picture messaging for the iPhone for certain users, if eyewitness reports are accurate.AT&T is planning to enable MMS on the iPhone beginning Sept. 25. But blogger Ash Kalb at Mediaite.com noted Saturday that his ...More
    September 14, 2009 Posted in News
  • LG Intros Android Phone
    Momentum is growing in the Google Android-based mobile device arena, with LG Electronics becoming the latest handset manufacturer to intro an Android phone.The LG-GW620 will launch in Europe in the fourth quarter, and expand availability from there. The company hasn’t ...More
    September 14, 2009 Posted in News
  • Finally! IEEE Ratifies 802.11n ‘Super Wi-Fi’
    The IEEE said late Friday that its standards board has ratified the 802.11n Wi-Fi standard, which offers throughput speeds of 50mbps.The final spec is interoperable with draft certification versions of the standard, which is critical for vendors. The 802.11n standard has ...More
    September 14, 2009 Posted in News