Mobility & Wireless News, Features, and Interviews

  • UN steps in to end marketing war over what 5G means

    With mobile operators' marketing departments already throwing around claims about their 5G services, the United Nations is weighing in with its definition of what qualifies a network as next-generation.

    25 Feb. 17 01:30 Written by Peter Sayer
  • 4 things we expect from Mobile World Congress 2017

    MWC, the Davos of wireless technology, is happening next week in Barcelona, and it’s going to be a particularly important year, as the mobile landscape readies itself for a couple of fairly major shifts.

    24 Feb. 17 07:58 Written by Jon Gold
  • Freebies from Reliance Jio hasten Indian mobile consolidation

    India’s largest operator, Bharti Airtel, is to acquire the Indian mobile business of Norwegian carrier Telenor, in an apparent move to counter the impact of disruptive pricing by new entrant Reliance Jio Infocomm.

    23 Feb. 17 18:52 Written by John Ribeiro
  • Samsung starts production of new 10-nm Exynos 9 Series chip

    Samsung unveiled Thursday a new octa-core application processor that combines a custom CPU with a gigabit LTE modem and a separate processing unit for security applications, leading to speculation that it could be designed into the new flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone that the company is expected to launch soon.

    23 Feb. 17 16:38 Written by John Ribeiro
  • Customers up, losses down for Vodafone

    Vodafone Hutchison Australia has reported a loss of $241.8 million for the 12-months ending 31 December — a 40 per cent improvement on last year’s results for the joint venture between Vodafone and Hutchison Telecommunications Australia, when it reported a loss of $430 million.

    23 Feb. 17 16:07 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Brocade's Ruckus Wi-Fi business finds a buyer

    Broadcom will unload the Ruckus Wireless Wi-Fi business for US$800 million after it takes over Brocade Communications Systems later this year.

    23 Feb. 17 12:48 Written by Stephen Lawson
  • Controversial LTE-U tech OK'd by FCC

    The Federal Communications Commission announced Wednesday that it had approved two cellular base stations – one each from Ericsson and Nokia – to use LTE-U, marking the first official government thumbs-up for the controversial technology.

    23 Feb. 17 08:15 Written by Jon Gold
  • MobileIron jumps into IoT market, not a moment too soon

    Mobile device management vendor MobileIron announced today that it would form a dedicated IoT division and hire Intel and GE veteran Santhosh Nair to run it, in a move that analysts have been quick to praise.

    23 Feb. 17 03:00 Written by Jon Gold
  • Optus launches commercial 4.5G service, trials pre-5G technology

    Optus has announced the upgrade of its mobile network to the LTE-Advanced Pro standard (aka 4.5G) in the area around its headquarters in Macquarie Park, Sydney, saying the technology will be rolled out to provide 70 per cent coverage in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide over the next 12 months.

    22 Feb. 17 14:30 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Salmat continues cloud journey with Chromebook rollout

    ASX-listed marketing services provider Salmat is moving closer to an all-cloud environment, rolling out Chromebooks to a range of its staff — part of a move led by chief technology officer Dave Glover to largely ditch on-premise software in favour of cloud-based solutions.

    22 Feb. 17 07:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Apple may cut the (charging) cord completely with the iPhone 8

    As some industry experts wonder whether Apple will add wireless charging to its next iPhone, others believe it will go all in -- cutting the charging cord completely, just as it cut the analog audio port in the iPhone 7.

    17 Feb. 17 22:01 Written by Lucas Mearian
  • Demand for 3rd Party ERP Support Soars

    Widespread shift to more cost-effective, third party support models for Oracle and SAP platforms signals the end of ‘one-stop-shop’ vendor solutions

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