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  • Government tech policy highs and lows of 2012

    Posted December 26, 2012 - 8:28 am

    From cybersecurity to intellectual property battles, mobile broadband to privacy and federal IT, it was a noisy year for technology in the nation's capital. But after all the debates, committee reports and lobbying, what actually changed?
  • FCC addresses mobile broadband concerns

    Posted December 13, 2012 - 5:34 pm

    House subcommittee members question FCC commissioners about the planned 2014 wireless spectrum auction to advance mobile broadband. The panel voiced concern over using too much spectrum for unlicensed uses versus licensed uses.
  • FCC paves way for 4G LTE mobile broadband service

    Posted October 17, 2012 - 8:18 pm

    The Federal Communications Commission adopts framework proposed by AT&T and Sirius XM to provide for LTE service without disrupting satellite-radio transmissions. The agency also updates progress on wireless 'bill shock' initiative.
  • FCC frees up spectrum for mobile broadband

    Posted March 21, 2012 - 7:37 pm

    The Federal Communications Commission took up issues relating to wireless spectrum at its monthly meeting today, voting to initiate a pair of rulemaking proceedings as it continues work to free up more sections of the airwaves for robust wireless broadband service.
  • LTE in 2011: Curb your enthusiasm

    Posted January 24, 2011 - 12:09 pm

    So now that both Verizon and AT&T are launching LTE services this year, you should rush out to invest in 4G data plans and devices for your employees, right? Well, not so fast.
  • Mobile survival guide: 10 tips for staying connected

    Posted January 13, 2011 - 11:26 am

    Picture this: You're sitting down in between meetings on a business trip, and you need to send a few quick e-mail messages and an image or two. You pull out your handy-dandy USB 3G Internet dongle, but no luck. Undaunted, you start looking around for an open Wi-Fi network, but no dice. Even your smartphone Internet is mysteriously down. Is this a nightmare? Nope--just another day for a business traveler lost in the wilds of mobile Internet.
  • Computing on the go: A road warrior survival kit

    Posted December 23, 2010 - 12:45 pm

    The traditional notebook and netbook PCs have been joined by tablets like the iPad, and increasingly powerful smartphones to make computing while tethered to a desk almost a foreign concept. But, there is still a difference between a little Web surfing or text messaging on the go, and a business professional that relies on mobile technology to get the job done: a road warrior.
  • Ericsson chairman announces plans to resign in next 2 years

    Posted December 7, 2010 - 2:12 pm

    Telefon AB L.M. Ericsson Chairman Michael Treschow will resign within the next two years, the Swedish telecommunications equipment giant said Monday.
  • Ericsson posts 360% increase in Q3 profits; shares soar

    Posted October 22, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    Swedish wireless-network provider Ericsson on Friday announced third-quarter profits of $542 million as the company enjoyed strong North American sales.
  • Portable Hotspots are the Future of Mobile Broadband

    Posted September 1, 2010 - 2:07 pm

    Clearwire and Virgin Mobile have both recently unveiled new portable Wi-Fi hotspots and contract-free unlimited mobile broadband data plans. The Clearwire Puck and the Virgin Mobile MiFi offer clear advantages over data plans offered by wireless carriers and will make bundled data plans obsolete unless wireless carriers get more competitive.
  • FCC frees up 25MHz of wireless spectrum for broadband

    Posted May 26, 2010 - 11:38 am

    The commission clears the way for mobile broadband on the controversial 2.3GHz spectrum.
  • Gadget geek dream car coming in 3 years

    Posted November 4, 2009 - 1:00 am

    As a 2010 Toyota Prius, it may not be the fastest car on the road. On the other hand, it just might be fastest from a data connectivity perspective. It comes with built-in Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile broadband connectivity, which enables speeds of 100 Mbps or more (more than four times the speed of 3G).
  • Wireless carriers donate $1 million for wireless training

    Posted October 7, 2009 - 3:50 pm

    AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile USA are donating $1 million to fund nonprofit One Economy Corp.'s program to provide classes for low income youths on wireless technologies and issues.
  • Femto Forum wants to simplify application development

    Posted June 24, 2009 - 1:37 pm

    The Femto Forum has announced a new initiative that aims to provide a common applications environment and standardized APIs to enable developers to create applications that work across femtocells from different vendors, it said on Tuesday.
  • Ericsson takes LTE to the street

    Posted October 23, 2008 - 10:24 am

    Ericsson has managed to get in excess of 100M bps out of next-generation mobile technology LTE (Long Term Evolution), during recent field trials.
  • Sprint's WiMax shines on price, not on coverage

    Posted September 30, 2008 - 4:20 pm

    Prices and terms for the WiMax service that Sprint Nextel launched on Monday stand up against other wired and wireless broadband options, but a key measure -- coverage -- remains a question mark.
  • Sprint's WiMax policy says it can enforce bandwidth limits

    Posted September 30, 2008 - 3:51 pm

    Sprint Nextel has promised an "open Internet business model" without restrictions on services and customer choice on its new WiMax service, but its acceptable use policy says the company may limit bandwidth for some applications and protocols, including file sharing.
  • Industry bands together to push mobile broadband in laptops

    Posted September 30, 2008 - 1:27 pm

    Operators, along with laptop and chipset manufacturers are joining forces to push built-in support for mobile broadband, using a newly created mark that will signal that a laptop is ready to offer mobile Internet access.
  • Sprint launches Xohm WiMax network in Baltimore

    Posted September 29, 2008 - 9:22 am

    Sprint Nextel on Monday launched its Xohm mobile WiMax broadband network that will offer download speeds of between 2M bps (bits per second) and 4M bps, with prices starting at $30 a month for mobile users, the company said.
  • WiMax far ahead of LTE at Japan's NEC

    Posted September 8, 2008 - 4:03 pm

    The future of broadband networking at Japan's NEC is clear. The company's WiMax operations far outpace its work in the telecommunications industry's mobile broadband standard, LTE (long term evolution).
  • Vodafone to resell Dell's Inspiron Mini 9 laptop

    Posted September 5, 2008 - 9:42 am

    Dell's new mini laptop, the Inspiron Mini 9, will be sold with built-in mobile broadband by Vodafone, the companies announced on Thursday.
  • FCC wireless tests aim to end debate

    Posted September 4, 2008 - 5:23 pm

    The FCC may gather enough data through wireless testing this week in Seattle to quiet debates over the potential interference that could result from a proposed spectrum auction.
  • Lawmakers urge FCC to move forward with 'free' plan

    Posted August 11, 2008 - 8:10 pm

    The clock is ticking on the Federal Communications Commission's free wireless broadband proposal, with organizations on both sides of the debate stepping up their arguments.
  • Sprint picks wireless backhaul for WiMax

    Posted July 10, 2008 - 10:27 am

    Sprint Nextel has picked a supplier for the wireless backhaul links that will connect its WiMax network to the Internet in the carrier's first three deployments.

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