SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son will not directly call for a merger between SoftBank-owned Sprint and T-Mobile US in a speech in Washington on Tuesday, according to a Bloomberg report.
When I first became a wireless analyst, Japan was portrayed as an almost mythical wireless wonderland where everything was perfect and so much better than the unenlightened and backward countries not enjoying the mobile data and mobile handset miracles from the land of the rising sun. NTT DoCoMo was the most visible prophet of the Japanese way of wireless and it put its money mouth was. Now, Japan is again being portrayed to us as a land where wireless magic is reality. But is this really the case?
Smartphones dominated mobile phone device registrations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the fourth quarter of 2013, figures from the country's telecoms regulator show.
At the opening of the CeBIT trade fair in Germany, UK Prime Minister David Cameron announced fresh efforts on 5G research and pledged to pump millions of pounds into the Internet of Things (IoT).
TDS has come close to crossing off another broadband stimulus build off its list by nearly completing a project around Leakesville, Miss.
FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel said the FCC should seize a near-term opportunity to use more of the 5 GHz band for unlicensed wireless use, and also explore ways to make use of guard bands that will be produced in the 600 MHz spectrum auction for unlicensed purposes.
According to a new investor report from Credit Suisse analysts, a majority of FCC commissioners would rather not have to evaluate a potential transaction like Sprint/T-Mobile.
Wilson Electronics bought smaller rival zBoost, consolidating the niche market for cell-signal boosters. The deal comes as the FCC is certifying new boosters from Wilson and its competitors under stricter rules for the devices.
Etisalat said it expects to complete the somewhat drawn-out acquisition of Vivendi's 53 per cent stake in Maroc Telecom by the end of May, bringing to an end a process that started in the first quarter of 2013.
The second screen space is only a few years old, but the field is developing fast as ownership of smartphones and tablets rises. The lack of standardisation could provide a barrier to entry, however, and regulatory intervention could be required.