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Posts tagged “Wireless”

Updated April 10

Triangle ultra-fast Internet group backs AT&T plan

The race to be first to bring gigabit-speed Internet access across the Triangle and Triad may be won by AT&T, not Time Warner Cable or Google Fiber. The North Carolina Next Generation Network consortium says it is recommending that six city governments approve AT&T's proposal. However, the group is not precluding other companies from the project.

Service area as spelled out for NC NGN in RFP Service area as spelled out for NC NGN in RFP

April 10

NCNGN issues full statement about AT&T network proposal

NC NGN Early Thursday, the North Carolina Next Generation Network consortium issued a full statement explaining why it is recommending that six cities in the Triangle and the Triad "enthusiastically approved" support for AT&T's proposal to create an ultra-fast Internet network for the region.

Updated March 26

Premium Lock CommScope shares rally after drop 5% triggered when biggest investor moves to sell 10% of shares

CommScope's HQ After a 15 percent surge in share price last week, investors in CommScope were hit by a 5 percent drop Tuesday after the biggest investor in the networking technology firm moved to sell 10 percent of its holdings.

March 6

Premium Lock Verizon Wireless ranks highest in new performance study

Wireless spectrum  Verizon Wireless ranked highest among its peers in four out of five categories in a national study by RootMetrics.com that measured network performance. In a six-month review of reliability, speed, call quality, data and text messaging, Verizon Wireless's score was 89.7 out of 100 and AT&T Inc.'s was 86.2.

Updated February 24

Premium Lock BlackBerry and Ford; Lenovo and Windows phones; WhatsApp voice; Cisco small cell

News from the annual Mobile World Congress in Madrid: Ford may dump Microsoft, embrace BlackBerry for smart cars; Microsoft says Lenovo will make Windows phone; Microsoft aims for cheap cellphones; WhatsApp adds voice; analyst likes Cisco's "small cell" play.

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February 17

Premium Lock Wirelress carriers predict 30% surge in Internet-connected devices

M2M - or machine-to-machine - communications is a surging business for mobile carriers around the world, says the GSMA industry association in a new report. WRALTechWire has the details.

GSMA charts show M2M demand surges GSMA charts show M2M demand surges

December 18, 2013

Premium Lock Sprint, Dish team up to test wireless broadband service

The Broadband Report  Many Americans have limited or no access to broadband service because it's expensive to extend cables to rural areas. Satellite is an option, but it works better for receiving data than sending. Cellular networks could address that limitation -- so long as the service doesn't get too popular that the airwaves become congested.

Updated December 12, 2013

Premium Lock 12 Days of Broadband, Day 6: Local group pushing wireless boundaries

Day 6 On the sixth day of the 12 Days of Broadband, MCNC examines a Wake Forest non-profit organization that is leveraging the local engineering talent pool to push the boundaries of wireless technologies for North Carolina and the world.

Updated September 9, 2013

Premium Lock For many, satellite still only answer for fast Internet access

The Broadband Report  The Broadband Report: Satellite internet may come with challenges, but it still remains the only option for many in North Carolina wanting more than dial-up service.

August 5, 2013

Premium Lock FCC looks to modernize E-Rate program

The Broadband Report  The FCC announced plans to modernize the E-Rate program in July. But, what does it mean for many in North Carolina?

Updated July 9, 2013

Premium Lock Sprint's Clearwire acquisition complete; adds spectrum to compete against AT&T, Verizon

Sprint Sprint hopes acquring Clearwire will make it more competitive with bigger rivals Verizon Wireless and AT&T.

Updated May 6, 2013

Premium Lock Wireless group in Wake Forest has golden Rolodex of engineer talent

Wake Forest non-profit leverages the local engineering talent pool to push the boundaries of wireless technologies for North Carolina and the world.

Testing chamber at WRCNC Testing chamber at WRCNC

March 21, 2013

Premium Lock HP develops glasses-free 3-D for mobile devices

Hewlett-Packard Researchers at Hewlett-Packard Co. have developed a way to put glasses-free 3-D video on mobile devices, which a researcher says, is "much like you'd see in the movie 'Star Wars' with the hologram of Princess Leia."

March 13, 2013

Premium Lock More youth use smartphones as route to web

Is iPhone 5 just too much? A new report from the Pew Internet & American Life Project finds that 78 percent of young people, ages 12 to 17, now have cellphones. Nearly half of those are smartphones, a share that's increasing steadily -- and that's having a big effect on how, and where, many young people are accessing the Web.

Updated February 26, 2013

Premium Lock Cisco launches routers, software targeting mobile data explosion

The Cisco blog: Cisco is rolling out new routers and software designed to help service providers better manage the growing amount of wireless data and also to capitalize on opportunities to monetize ot with new services.

Cisco's new routers Cisco's new routers

January 22, 2013

Premium Lock Google earnings report to provide insight into ad spending trends

Google  Google's fourth-quarter earnings report should provide a barometer on how much more advertising shifted to the Internet during the holiday shopping season.

January 10, 2013

Premium Lock Google invests $200M in wind farm; chairman calls for net freedom in North Korea

Google  As Google expands its commitment to alternative energy, company chairman Eric Schmidt calls for Internet freedom during a visit to North Korea.

January 8, 2013

Premium Lock Google gives New York's Silicon Alley a boost with free WiFi

wifi The new network is part of an effort to cultivate Silicon Alley, a concentration of startups in Manhattan. WiFi will be available to thousands of New Yorkers.

Updated November 12, 2012

Premium Lock Creative investments bringing broadband to Western NC

The Broadband Report  The cost of broadband service in remote areas of North Carolina has long been a barrier to increasing rural access in the past. New federal funding, private investments, and a little creativity are helping to better the business case for expanding broadband to some of the most isolated areas in the state.

Updated September 20, 2012

Premium Lock AT&T, Verizon Wireless stores to have iPhone 5s

4g The roll-out of 4G wireless broadband service across N.C. picks up pace as AT&T adds Fayetteville and Wilmington to its coverage area. AT&T and Verizon Wireless stores will have iPhone 5s to sell starting Friday at 8 a.m.

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