By the end of next year, you should find it increasingly easy to make wireless calls over carrier-grade WiFi hotspots.More than half of wireless operators have plans to deploy carrier-grade WiFi and 80 percent also plan deployments of in the areas of Internet of things and machine to machine communication. So says the annual report on the state of the WiFi ecosystem by The Wireless Broadband Alliance.
A new report from RootMetrics names AT&T the highest ranked local wireless network in Durham. Last August, AT&T shared the award with Verizon. Verizon was tops in Greensboro and Charlotte posted a three-way tie.
Operators will focus on connected devices in 2H15 to gain subscribers in the saturating smartphone market
Mobile carriers are struggling to generate wireless service revenue growth in the U.S. due to the ongoing pricing war and the saturating smartphone market. To offset declining service revenue, operators are focused on expanding their connected device offerings and increasing equipment revenue through unsubsidized device purchases, According to TBR's 2Q15 U.S. & Canada Mobile Operator Benchmark.
In today's Bulldog Update of technology stories: life science industry fuels hot Triangle real estate market; Startup Grind to host David Garner of Cofounders Capital; NC CEO Forum set for November; Sprint layoffs likely.
United States investors rank the nation among the lowest in investor confidence in the "2015 Global Venture Capital Confidence Survey" from Deloitte and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA). On the other hand, venture capital fund raising gained momentum and "There is much for U.S. venture investors to be excited about," says an NVCA exec.
Analysis: As recent earnings reports show quite clearly, the TV advertising model is at risk and needs to evolve, writes Seth Ulinski, senior analyst for advertising technology, at Technology Business Research. Is Verizon showing the way to survive with its deal to buy AOL?
AT&T and CenturyLink are going to expand broadband Internet access to nearly 50,000 rural area homes and businesses over the next three years using some $42 million in funds provided by the Federal Communications Commission.
The Department of Commerce on Monday said it was delaying by a year a plan to release control of the Internet. In a blog post, an executive with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration says the Internet "community" needs time "to complete" plans for the transition.
Analysis: Google reorganized its portfolio on Aug. 10, shifting high-risk and noncore elements into a new holding company called Alphabet while retaining its core ad and attention-generation machine under the Google brand. The move is a crafty way to continue innovating while not being hammered for decelerating revenue and profit growth rates, as CEO Larry Page said, "Google is not a conventional company."
Randall Stephenson, chair and CEO of AT&T, is delivering an upbeat presentation to Wall Street analysts today. In a webconference set to begin at 10 a.m. EST, Stephenson will lay out reasons why he believes the company's recent acquisitions, including DirecTV, mean more growth.
A new survey from research firm Root Metrics shows Raleigh ranks No. 10 for overall wireless service among the nation's major metro areas. Durham, however, ranks well down the list at 82nd. Fayetteville comes in at No. 45 with Charlotte 32nd.
Analysis: Alcatel-Lucent's restructuring leads to tangible improvements in cash flow and margins in 2Q15 despite weak spending by service providers, says Technology Business Research analyst Michael Soper. Alcatel-Lucent maintains an operation in Raleigh.