FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said the commission is moving the start of the 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum incentive auctions to mid-2015 from a previously scheduled start of sometime in 2014 to make sure the agency gets the technology and policy correct. The decision could have major ramifications for how other spectrum auctions scheduled to take place before the incentive auctions proceed.
Ford Motor Co. CEO Alan Mulally will stay at the automaker through 2014, according to Ford board member Edsel Ford II, who reiterated the company's timetable. The announcement could mean that Mulally is now out of consideration to take the CEO spot at Microsoft once CEO Steve Ballmer steps down.
Sprint MVNO Zact (a 2013 Fierce 15 winner) is partnering with Disney to launch a smartphone aimed at kids and loaded with customized Disney content, breathing life into the idea of a Disney mobile experience six years after Disney shuttered its own MVNO.
China Mobile said it has not yet finalized a deal with Apple to support the company's iPhones on its network. This statement seems to undercut a Wall Street Journal article from earlier this week that reported a deal had finally been struck after years of wrangling.
Google's Android regained some U.S. market share as of the end of October after losing share last spring, according to a new report from digital research firm comScore. The firm also reported that Apple is the No.1 smartphone maker in the U.S. with 40.6 percent share.
AT&T Mobility's new "Mobile Share Value" plans, especially for no-contract customers seeking an unsubsidized phone, will likely cut into AT&T's average revenue per user but could help the company win back some market share, according to financial analysts.
Verizon Wireless has been deploying its AWS spectrum in dozens of major markets across the country in an effort to boost capacity for its LTE network and in some markets it is tripling the amount of spectrum dedicated to LTE service.
The last thing Orange, SFR, Bouygues Telecom and even Iliad need is to kill the golden goose of LTE. No one in the industry will thank Iliad if LTE suffers due to its rather audacious approach.
The global market for location platforms is set to grow steadily in the next few years, mainly driven by the emerging indoor location segment, according to a new report from research firm Berg Insight. Annual revenues from location platforms are forecasted to grow from an estimated €190 million in 2012 to €275 million worldwide in 2018.
Joining other leading European executives in calling for telecoms market consolidation, 3 UK CEO David Dyson said the UK could operate with just three mobile networks under the right circumstances.
Free Mobile's recent announcement that it has added LTE to its mobile tariffs has already persuaded one rival to bring forward plans to include LTE in its low-cost tariffs, while the French government has condemned the Iliad-owned upstart operator for what it clearly considers to be a rash move.
TeliaSonera, Telenor and unknown newcomer Telco Data have all won spectrum for LTE services in Norway's recently completed auction of blocks in the 800 MHz, 900 MHz and 1800 MHz frequency bands, although the local unit of Tele2 confirmed that it failed to get its hands on any new spectrum resources.
As was widely anticipated, Alcatel-Lucent is to rejoin the French blue-chip index CAC 40 on Dec. 23 in a move that reflects the continuing recovery of the telecoms equipment manufacturer after several torrid years.
Telefónica faces a difficult decision in Brazil after authorities there told the Spanish operator to sell assets in the country due to its growing influence over Telecom Italia, while a key shareholder in Telecom Italia said it opposed an enforced sale of TIM Brasil.
Samsung Electronics wants a bigger peice of the enterprise device market, but it faces hurdles in creating a unit that can work directly with enterprises on sales and support, and a robust security platform that can pass the rigorous security demands of major government agencies and enterprises.
Apple struck a long-sought deal with China Mobile for the world's largest carrier by subscribers to carry its iPhones, according to a Wall Street Journal report, which could give Apple a major boost in the world's biggest smartphone market.
AT&T is considering buying Verizon Wireless' lower 700 MHz A Block spectrum, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The result could be a bidding war between AT&T and T-Mobile US, which has reportedly also been interested in the airwaves.
The National Security Agency is tracking the location data and movements of hundreds of millions of mobile devices overseas and is also occasionally scooping up location data on U.S. citizens as part of a massive surveillance effort to track foreign intelligence targets, according to documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
AT&T Mobility tweaked the pricing of its Mobile Share shared data plans for contract customers, and also introduced new "Mobile Share Value" shared data plans that are less expensive and are targeted at no-contract customers. The actions are likely a response to the success rival T-Mobile US has enjoyed this year since removing handset subsidy costs and two-year contracts from its pricing plans.
A new study from broadband connectivity provider iPass bemoans the unpredictability of data costs for workers when they are traveling. The study delves into the various costs most road warriors incur by using a combination of cellular data (both domestic and international data plans) and Wi-Fi day passes to cover their mobile data needs for multiple devices such as smartphones and tablets.