Verizon Wireless may use its LTE Broadcast network technology to offer inexpensive machine-to-machine services like transmitting new video advertisements to a fleet of taxis. The company demonstrated the technology at the recent CTIA conference, indicating the carrier's interest in using LTE Broadcast for more than just broadcasting sporting events to its customers. The news also highlights how Verizon may profit from the rollout of LTE Broadcast.
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While Samsung has rolled out hundreds of thousands of 3G femtocells for Verizon Wireless, it's still in the early stages when it comes to LTE femtocells in unlicensed spectrum, or the controversial LTE-U. However, the electronics giant announced it will be engaging in a trial with Verizon using Samsung's LTE-U enterprise femtocells.
Verizon may be sticking to its guns that it won't build out FiOS to any new markets, but that has not stopped the mayors from Peabody and Salem, Mass., from pleading with the telco to build out its FTTH service in their towns.
While Verizon's new video service is currently targeted to millennial-age mobile users, it might be expanded later to include over-the-top viewing on living-room TV sets.
LAS VEGAS-- Verizon Wireless sent out private invitations to 5 million customers for its Go90 over-the-top mobile video service ahead of a nationwide launch later this month, according to a senior Verizon executive.
Verizon's Global Business division continues to operate in a challenging environment as the newer IP-based services aren't making up for declines in legacy TDM.
LAS VEGAS--Research firm Signals Research Group (SRG) presented its third-party assessment of LTE-U and Wi-Fi co-existence at the CTIA Super Mobility 2015 conference Wednesday, showing that the impact of LTE-U on real-time applications running over Wi-Fi was relatively modest and largely comparable to the impact of introducing a new Wi-Fi access point into the channel.
As my wife put two new Eveready Energizer batteries into an Xbox One controller the other day, I reminded her that those batteries were, up until a few years ago, manufactured by Union Carbide, for decades one of the most unpopular multi-national corporations on earth. Well before the infamous Bhopal tragedy, this was something publicly unpopular companies like Union Carbide understood for years: You've got to use-- or in some cases, not use-- your brand strategically. I wonder if some of the same consumer dynamics hold true as Comcast and Verizon chase millennial-aged customers.
LAS VEGAS-- Partnerships with vendors are key to making smart city initiatives a reality because they allow cities to make investments in infrastructure without taking unnecessary risk – such as investing in platforms that may become outdated. But partnerships alone won't make a smart city a success – it also depends upon the leadership in the city government and the community.