Bouygues Telecom remains in bullish mood about its future as a standalone company, saying that higher sales and cost savings will help boost profitability in the longer term.
Nokia's HERE navigation business, said it is ready to press ahead with a pilot of a traffic information system based on existing LTE infrastructure, following the successful completion of a small-scale trial of the service.
Sprint's Boost Mobile is taking aim at overdue customers with a new promotion that rewards on-time payments with more data. Under Sprint's new promotion for its Boost prepaid brand, customers can obtain 3 GB of extra data per month after 18 on-time payments.
General Motors CEO Mary Barra said the car maker plans to cash in on the wireless connections the company is building into its cars by expanding car-sharing services, offering more autonomous driving features and providing new services through smartphone apps. In comments to Reuters, Barra said GM aims to "disrupt ourselves" through connected car offerings by creating a relationship between GM and its customers that extends beyond the automobile.
FierceWireless has partnered with wireless consulting firm Allnet Insights & Analytics to map out exactly how much spectrum each of the four Tier 1 carriers currently has for LTE service. Special report
Just as we did last year, FierceWireless has partnered with Allnet Insights & Analytics, a wireless consulting firm, to map out exactly how much spectrum each of the four Tier 1 carriers currently has that they could deploy for LTE service, broken down on a county-by-county basis. According to AllNet President Brian Goemmer, a wireless industry veteran with 20 years of experience, AllNet has developed what it calls "Download Spectrum Depth Maps" to represent the available LTE spectrum for each of the Tier 1 carriers based upon their current LTE deployment configurations.
An LTE2100 report by the GSA said 15 operators in 11 countries have commercially launched LTE systems and service using 2.1 GHz spectrum, almost double the number of networks launched compared to one year earlier.
Startup XCellAir is trying to drive home the point to carriers that they might want to take a closer look at how they're managing Wi-Fi. According to research released last week, operators collectively could be leaving up to $18 billion on the table by failing to properly manage unregulated spectrum.
Ericsson said a joint demonstration of LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U) conducted with Qualcomm Technologies is another step along the path towards commercialising 5G technology.
Verizon Communications announced a new offering for businesses and government users that allows them to prioritize different enterprise and Internet of Things applications. Verizon said it is the first U.S. carrier to provide this kind of quality-of-service differentiation.