Service Provider Strategies

Latest Headlines

Latest Headlines

Swisscom plots the end of 2G as it moves to launch 5G in 2020

Swisscom said it will launch a 5G network in 2020 as part of a three-step plan designed to enable the operator to meet soaring demand for mobile data.

GSMA: Sub-Saharan Africa mobile subscriptions on track to hit 41% of population in 2015

A new report from the GSMA forecasts there will be 386 million unique mobile subscribers in Sub-Saharan Africa by the end of this year, equivalent to 41 per cent of the region's population.

AT&T launches Wi-Fi calling for newer iPhones after getting FCC waiver

Just days after receiving what it said was a crucial FCC waiver, AT&T launched Wi-Fi calling on Apple's iPhones. The service works on the iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 6s and 6s Plus, as long as iOS 9 is installed, though it's unclear when AT&T will expand Wi-Fi calling to more devices.

Who regulates concealed towers and small cells?

As clever tower concealments continue to proliferate, the industry behind this camoflage may need to take a look at who is responsible for regulating these innovative disguises.

DirecTV launches pay-TV's first virtual reality app

DirecTV says it's taking a "first jab" into the area of virtual reality, launching a smartphone app that lets customers see highlights from the June 27 BKB fight event at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

Acquiring Netflix: Analysts discuss Apple, Comcast and Google as potential suitors

Netflix may be holding fast to retaining its independent company status, but that's not preventing analysts from speculating that it could be an acquisition target for a host of content and cable providers.

Google Fiber should not be ignored as an experiment, says analyst firm

Google Fiber's 1 Gbps service may be only available in a small amount of markets, but a new Bernstein Research study said that large telcos like AT&T and CenturyLink should see the Internet giant's FTTH initiative as a credible threat.

T-Mobile, AT&T agree to swap PCS, AWS-1 airwaves to create larger contiguous spectrum blocks

AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile US struck a deal to swap 1900 MHz PCS and AWS-1 spectrum licenses in various markets across the country.

AT&T's Donovan: Traffic from 'millions' of wireless customers now running on SDN architecture

AT&T is currently running traffic from "millions" of its wireless customers over its software-defined network architecture, according to John Donovan, senior EVP of AT&T's technology and operations.

Should Huawei, ZTE and other Chinese firms be allowed back into U.S. wireless market?

Vendors like Huawei and ZTE have been effectively banned from U.S. wireless network contracts after some lawmakers raised concerns about national security a few years ago. But now that it's 2015, isn't it time to revisit those policies?