05 December 2013 - Press Release: World leaders call for more timely, harmonized data on global ICT access and affordability
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.