How did the wireless industry perform in the second quarter of 2015? In this earnings summary, we list results from the wireless industry's carriers, handset makers, equipment suppliers and others.
Google said it is addressing limitations in Bluetooth low energy (BLE) beacon systems with a new, open, format that will make it easier for developers to produce compatible applications.
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BT has begun trialing IPv6 addressing with a group of its employees, setting a foundation to conduct a larger scale customer trial. But a number of customers are seeing an IPv6 address alongside the current IPv4 address that's being assigned to their connections.
Sprint, Google, Time Warner Cable and Huawei have developed plans to deploy Wi-Fi to achieve specific goals for their companies. For Sprint and TWC, the mission is to expand and improve coverage. Huawei wants to sell more handsets, while Google and Microsoft are interested in making their digital services more accessible to a larger audience.
Companies like Google, Republic Wireless and others are taking advantage of this trend by offering "Wi-Fi-first" service plans that push users' data traffic onto Wi-Fi networks if they are available, and fall back only to cellular when necessary (thereby keeping costs low). But such services may be the start of something much bigger.
A wide range of major companies including Sprint, Google, Time Warner Cable, Huawei and potentially Microsoft are collecting Wi-Fi hotspots as a way to further their respective business goals. In the case of Sprint and TWC, it's to expand and improve coverage. For Huawei, it's to help sell more phones. And for Google and Microsoft, it's likely a way of making their respective digital services stickier and more accessible.
Huawei is working with Google to develop a new Nexus-branded smartphone that showcases Google's new Android M software, according to a report from The Information.
Google's Project Fi MVNO is still an invitation-only offering right now. Yet the first professional review of the service by a major publication has emerged, and it's a mixed bag, mainly due to a lack of devices available for the service.
While executives at AT&T and Verizon Wireless were traditionally the highest paid in the wireless industry, a new report from FierceWireless reveals that the compensation trend in 2014 shifted toward Google, Microsoft, Apple and Qualcomm.