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One Day, You Won't Have To Pay Extra For Smartphone Data Plans, Cisco's CEO Predicts (CSCO)

To Understand Our Mobile Future, Look to China

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China search leader Baidu has just released a report on mobile trends that provides insight on what lies ahead for the future of the Internet in general. Some highlights: Mobile Internet is catching up with traditional PC Internet at an increasingly rapid pace. Mobile Internet data traffic levels have...
To Understand Our Mobile Future, Look to China
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I’ll Show You Competitive … AT&T Jacks iPhone Termination Fee

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The day after the Federal Communication Commission released its wireless competition report (it was the first year since 2003 that the agency didn’t declare the industry competitive) AT&T said it would raise the early-termination fee on smartphones including the iPhone from $175 to $325 as of June 1. This...
I’ll Show You Competitive … AT&T Jacks iPhone Termination Fee

Cisco Just Published A Massive, Detailed Report Predicting The State Of Mobile In 2017

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Cisco predicts that, by 2017, smartphones and tablets will consume three times more data on service providers networks than the entire, desktop Internet. What are the ramifications for this massive adoption? Cisco answers those questions and more in its annual report on the growth of the mobile Internet.Mobile data traffic will increase 13-fold...
Cisco Just Published A Massive, Detailed Report Predicting The State Of Mobile In 2017

RapidShare Limits Public Download Traffic to Drive Away Pirates

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In the aftermath of the Megaupload shutdown, people have been keeping a close eye on other file-hosting services, RapidShare included. As a company, RapidShare sees itself operating in the “cloud hosting” business, offering a service comparable to the likes of Dropbox. However, since the site’s inception it has struggled with...
RapidShare Limits Public Download Traffic to Drive Away Pirates

O2 sees a considerable payoff via its work-from-home gamble

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In February, O2 launched its Flexible Working Pilot and let a quarter of its 12,000-strong workforce work remotely for the day as it tested its readiness for disruption during the Olympics. Today it has released the results of that action. On the day, more than 2,500 people worked remotely, with only 125...
O2 sees a considerable payoff via its work-from-home gamble

Recovering Nokia Siemens Sees Hope in Data Growth

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By 2020, the average wireless network user will generate 1GB of data traffic on wireless networks every day, and this will require networks 10 times as fast......
Recovering Nokia Siemens Sees Hope in Data Growth

AT&T Plan Would Let App Makers Pay for Subscribers' Data Use

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AT&T Inc. is preparing a service that would let content providers and developers of mobile applications pay the wireless carrier for the mobile data its customers use, the carrier’s network and technology head John Donovan said in an interview Monday. Mr. Donovan likened the service to toll-free calling for the...
AT&T Plan Would Let App Makers Pay for Subscribers' Data Use

Indian operator Bharti wants slice of Google and Facebook's revenue pie

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Indian operator Bharti Airtel has raised the prickly issue of net neutrality with social networks, after a senior executive at the telecom giant claimed that Web-based companies should share revenues in exchange for using operators’ expensive infrastructure. Speaking to The Hindu’s Business Line supplement, Jagbir Singh, Director of Network Services Group, called...
Indian operator Bharti wants slice of Google and Facebook's revenue pie

Super Bowl drives supersized wireless traffic

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The wireless carriers weathered the surge in calling and data traffic during the big game. Verizon Wireless says it shuttled 2.75 times as much data as during the previous Super Bowl, while AT&T says people actually uploaded more data than they downloaded....
Super Bowl drives supersized wireless traffic

The end of slow public WiFi? Researchers develop new protocol that boosts WiFi performance by 700%

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Conferences, airports, cafes – they might offer free WiFi to visitors, but they are often sluggish in their operation because everyone else is hogging the connection. This issue might be a thing of the past, after a team of engineers at NC State University (NCSU) announced the development of WiFox (via...
The end of slow public WiFi? Researchers develop new protocol that boosts WiFi performance by 700%

Another year, another doubling of data traffic (Blame video!)

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In its most recent Mobility Report, Ericsson estimates that mobile data traffic doubled from the third quarter of last year. There’s no end in sight for data demand either: Ericsson estimates that between 2012 and 2018, demand for mobile data will increase twelve-fold. The two key drivers of such growth?...
Another year, another doubling of data traffic (Blame video!)

The Paris Hilton of mobile phones makes a comeback

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The notion that the Apple has a “carrier subsidy problem” just won’t die FORTUNE — In the summer of 2009 a Danish mobile phone analyst named John Strand issued a 105-page report entitled  ”The moment of truth: a portrait of the iPhone,” that listed the “10 largest myths” about Apple’s (AAPL)...
The Paris Hilton of mobile phones makes a comeback

Mobile data growth and what it means for you [Infographic]

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This week, the folks at iStrategyLabs produced and launched an infographic for Mobile Future highlighting the unprecedented growth in mobile data traffic and what it means for consumers. Just five years ago, consumers turned to their phones for basic communications – placing calls, checking email and sending texts. Today, those phones have...
Mobile data growth and what it means for you [Infographic]

AT&T data traffic doubling as users complain about being throttled

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The carrier is claiming that its data traffic has doubled each year since 2007, but its inconsistent throttling policy isn't likely to draw much sympathy from customers....
AT&T data traffic doubling as users complain about being throttled

Intel Capital and IFC pump $7.8m more into Altobridge to boost data efficiency for mobile networks

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Altobridge, a company that offers products to help mobile carriers make more out of the data capacity on their networks, has today announced fresh investment from Intel Capital and IFC that will allow it to increase the pace of its rollout of its Data-at-the-Edge technology. The $7.8 million investment is...
Intel Capital and IFC pump $7.8m more into Altobridge to boost data efficiency for mobile networks

4G for the win: European Commission forces member states to open extra spectrum by June 2014

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The European Commission (EC) today announced that it has decided to add another 120 MHz to the radio spectrum portfolio for 4G technologies – such as LTE – around the paid terrestrial 2 GHz band. At present, this band is used only for UMTS wireless communications known as 3G networks....
4G for the win: European Commission forces member states to open extra spectrum by June 2014

Secretive Startup Nicira Poaches A Star From Cisco (CSCO)

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The startup backed by VMware founder Diane Greene has hired away Cisco Fellow Bruce Davie. Cisco Fellow is the highest technical designation a Cisco engineer can achieve. Davie has now joined Nicira as its Chief Service Provider Architect, AllThingsD reports. Nicira is still in stealth mode, but there's enough information...
Secretive Startup Nicira Poaches A Star From Cisco (CSCO)

Video is Half of all Mobile Data Traffic

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Streaming video to mobile devices has picked up in the past year, with longer videos entering the stream in ever-increasing volume....
Video is Half of all Mobile Data Traffic

Ethiopian Government Bans Skype, Google Talk And All Other VoIP Services

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The Ethiopian government, Al Jazeera reports, has criminalized the use of Skype and other VoIP services like Google Talk. Using VoIP services is now punishable by up to 15 years in prison. This law actually passed last month, but mostly went unnoticed outside of the country. Ethiopian authorities argue that...
Ethiopian Government Bans Skype, Google Talk And All Other VoIP Services

CTIA offers the most confusing wireless stat du jour

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The CTIA wants you to know that Americans used 123 percent more wireless data in 2011 than 2010, but the wireless industry’s lobby apparently doesn’t want you to know exactly how that translates in any way a normal person understands. Instead the folks decided to use an overly complicated real...
CTIA offers the most confusing wireless stat du jour

Verizon says nearly half of data use on its network relies on LTE

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Verizon was the second US carrier to launch an LTE network, giving it ample opportunity to extend its 4G reach in more than two years. And according to network engineering VP Mike Haberman, it has -- he tells FierceWireless that nearly 50 percent of the carrier's data traffic goes...
Verizon says nearly half of data use on its network relies on LTE

Is Ruckus the next big Wi-Fi acquisition target?

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Now that Ericsson has successfully bagged BelAir Networks, Ruckus Wireless has a big target painted on its flank. The metro-Wi-Fi vendor not only plays in the same outdoor hotspot space as BelAir, it’s arguably been more successful. As Ericsson’s competitors look to integrate Wi-Fi much more deeply into their mobile network...
Is Ruckus the next big Wi-Fi acquisition target?

Mobile software entrepreneur to net millions from US deal

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Shirin Dehghan saw an opportunity to help networks manage the massive increase in data traffic that 3G would bringA former Vodafone engineer whose software company helped O2 manage the avalanche of mobile phone traffic during the London Olympics has sold the business she founded a decade ago for £57m.Shirin Dehghan,...
Mobile software entrepreneur to net millions from US deal

Across the planet, broadband is getting faster & faster

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Click to view slideshow. When it comes to the Internet, the need for speed has never been higher, thanks to growing global reliance on connected platforms, services and devices. That need is aptly reflected in the data collected by Akamai for the latest edition of its State of the Internet...
Across the planet, broadband is getting faster & faster

Major League Baseball Strikes Deal With Qualcomm To Sort Out Wireless In Ballparks

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Major League Baseball is the stuff of Americana and nostalgia, but it’s also trying hard it keeps up with the 21st century. Today, MLBAM, its interactive/digital media subsidiary, said that it has inked a deal with Qualcomm, for the latter to provide technology and engineering support to improve mobile networks...
Major League Baseball Strikes Deal With Qualcomm To Sort Out Wireless In Ballparks
Silicon nanophotonics: IBM's light chips could save data centers from bandwidth traffic jams

AT&T Working on System to Allow App Devs to Pay for Customers' Data Usage

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AT&T plans to offer app developers and other mobile content providers the ability to pay for its customer's data usage on the carrier, according to the Wall Street Journal. The carrier compared the proposed service to toll-free 800-numbers for the mobile-broadband world. [AT&T senior executive vice president for technology and...
AT&T Working on System to Allow App Devs to Pay for Customers' Data Usage
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