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Honey, I Shrunk the Smartphone RF Front-Ends!

Over the past 15 years, we've witnessed a remarkable increase in the Radio Frequency content in smartphones.  There are now seven wireless interfaces in...

Mobile Data Rates – Hype v. Reality

On June 17th, the FCC announced their intention to fine AT&T Mobility $100M for allegedly failing to notify their customers that their mobile data...

Russia’s Enforta’s is Leading the Way in Monetizing Wi-Fi Services

While LTE and 3G adoption remains relatively low for Russia’s 249 million mobile subscribers, Wi-Fi is gaining traction among enterprise customers. In Russia, 3G...

Sprint makes WiFi part of “massive densification” program

"When you massively densify any network, the result that you get when you have so much spectrum is spectacular," Sprint’s CEO Marcelo Claure said...

‘Muni WiFi’ is back, but with a very different business case

The term ‘muni WiFi’ is rarely heard these days, since the bubble surrounding publicly owned, free city networks burst spectacularly in 2007 after a...

Alcatel offers Unified Network, uses WiFi/Cellular in parallel

On the eve of Mobile World Congress Alcatel showed its hand in WiFi with an announcement of what it calls a new Wireless Unified...

WiFi fights on all fronts as it goes after new US...

As the lines between unlicensed and licensed spectrum blur in carrier strategies, bands of both types are increasingly valued and therefore contested. This is...

US Cellcos are building WiFi in secret like there is no...

In the run up to IBC, we spokes to Alcatel’s Nick Cadwgan (we assume it is pronounced Cadogan), the company’s marketing lead for Carrier...

US plans model cities to test spectrum sharing

As spectrum becomes a scarce resource in some urban areas, sharing bands between different services is becoming a priority for many regulators. The FCC...

What will happen the day Iliad takes over T-Mobile USA

One of the shocks to us around the Iliad bidding for T-Mobile was the way T-Mobile executives came out and put a price of...