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With 2.1m downloads to its name, Open Garden debuts v2.0 of its WiFi-crowdsourcing app

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Open Garden, a San Francisco-based mobile and desktop app developer with the lofty goal of making Internet access ubiquitous everywhere, on every device, launched in May last year at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference. It picked up $2 million in seed funding a few months later and claims it has served...
With 2.1m downloads to its name, Open Garden debuts v2.0 of its WiFi-crowdsourcing app

Amazon Web Services gets FedRAMP certification for US government cloud use

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Amazon Web Services has finally received certification under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, which the company said will lower the cost of implementing its cloud services among government organizations and agencies in the U.S.FedRAMP is a mandatory government-wide program that standardizes security assessment, authorization, and monitoring for...
Amazon Web Services gets FedRAMP certification for US government cloud use

As Straight Talk starts selling the iPhone, TracFone sees jump in subscribers, revenue

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TracFone, the country’s largest prepaid virtual operator, managed to outdo its impressive holiday performance in the usually tepid first quarter. It added 839,000 new subscribers to its total, more than the 753,000 it added in the fourth quarter and 127 percent more than its 369,000 net additions in last year’s...
As Straight Talk starts selling the iPhone, TracFone sees jump in subscribers, revenue

FreedomPop goes national with a Sprint-powered mobile hotspot

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FreedomPop has made national headlines for its “freemium” take on mobile broadband service, but it’s never been able to offer a nationwide service. The reason is it’s always been dependent on Clearwire’s WiMAX network to connect its customers, and Clearwire only offers that connectivity to about a third of the...
FreedomPop goes national with a Sprint-powered mobile hotspot

Ting isn't just supporting Sprint phones, it's hinting at a much freer device market

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Ting, the innovative mobile virtual network operator that offers pay-for-what-you-use shared plans, is expanding it mobile phone options. Instead of buying a device directly from Ting, the company will roll out a BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device, phone option in the last quarter of this year. Supported devices have...
Ting isn't just supporting Sprint phones, it's hinting at a much freer device market
Can software help wireless customers save money?

Cisco buys VCider to boost its distributed cloud vision

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Cisco is buying vCider, a specialist in virtual network overlay technology (and a former GigaOM Structure LaunchPad finalist). The move is a response to  VMware’s acquisition of Nicira and its software-defined networking technology in July which has strained the once close partnership between Cisco and VMware. vCider’s technology works in much...
Cisco buys VCider to boost its distributed cloud vision

A 23-Year-Old's Tiny Cellphone Start-Up Now Looks to Take on the World

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Apparently, running his own domestic cell phone service start-up wasn’t enough for 23-year-old John Mardini. On Wednesday, Mardini is announcing his next goal: offering low-cost service when travelling in different parts of the wold. Using a single SIM card, Voyager aims to deliver unlimited data and calling at rates far...
A 23-Year-Old's Tiny Cellphone Start-Up Now Looks to Take on the World

Phones 4u moves beyond retail, partners with EE to launch UK operator 'LIFE Mobile' in March

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Phones 4u, one of the UK’s biggest independent mobile phone retailers, has decided it wants to expand beyond smartphone and tablet sales and become a mobile operator, today announcing the upcoming launch of LIFE Mobile, a new MVNO (mobile virtual network operator) that will initially lean on EE’s 2G and...
Phones 4u moves beyond retail, partners with EE to launch UK operator 'LIFE Mobile' in March

New iPhone 5 gives T-Mobile's MVNOs a network boost, but still no LTE

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Apple’s newly retooled iPhone 5 makes it easier not just for T-Mobile to deliver 3G service to the Apple aficionados among its customers, but also for its mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) partners. T-Mobile MVNO Solavei said on Wednesday it will fully support all of the HSPA+ radios in the...
New iPhone 5 gives T-Mobile's MVNOs a network boost, but still no LTE

The People's Operator: A new UK mobile network launches today, promising 25% of profits to charity

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A new mobile phone network is launching in the UK today, one that’s promising to shake up the status quo and offer an ethical alternative for those looking to steer clear of the big-name incumbents. The People’s Operator (TPO) will be flicking its switch to ‘on’ later this morning, promising...
The People's Operator: A new UK mobile network launches today, promising 25% of profits to charity

Microsoft partners with Devicescape to give WP8 users access to over 11 million WiFi hotspots

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Microsoft has secured access to over 11 million WiFi hotspots for Windows Phone 8 users today by inking a deal with virtual network provider Devicescape. Hoping to help people avoid pesky data overages, this partnership uses Windows Phone 8's Data Sense feature to locate participating hotspots from Devicescape's group...
Microsoft partners with Devicescape to give WP8 users access to over 11 million WiFi hotspots

Solavei starts carrying nano-SIMs for iPhone 5 nomads

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Those who want to use an unlocked iPhone 5 in the US beyond AT&T have had relatively few places to go for an exodus, T-Mobile and Straight Talk usually being the two carriers on the short list. It's time to add a third: Solavei is now carrying nano-SIMs for...
Solavei starts carrying nano-SIMs for iPhone 5 nomads

Draper Fisher Juvertson invests in social bandwidth MVNO Karma

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Karma, a new virtual mobile operator that encourages customers to share their 4G connections, has a new investor: Draper Fisher Juvertson, the venture capital firm that invested in big in SpaceX, Tesla, Box, Yammer and several greentech firms. DFJ’s official Twitter account revealed the investment Monday morning, and when contacted,...
Draper Fisher Juvertson invests in social bandwidth MVNO Karma
The week in cloud: VMware fesses up; Amazon churns out features; Newvem watches Amazon
'RadioShack No Contract Wireless' powered by Cricket looking all but certain for September 5th launch date

Samba launches ad-supported mobile data in the UK, makes you dance for your internet

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Want mobile data, but without the pesky monetary cost? Samba, a new virtual network in the UK offers just that, in a model similar to the Blyk virtual operator before it. You'll need to stump up for a SIM (£2.99,) and an optional dongle, then sit back and soak...
Samba launches ad-supported mobile data in the UK, makes you dance for your internet
Why are MVNOs so hot right now? Thank the carriers
Intel laptops and tablets will soon ship with built-in, always-on WiFi

China Mobile rumored to link up with Line to take on Tencent's WeChat

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A storm is brewing now that NHN Japan’s Line messaging service has arrived in China, the home turf of Tencent’s rival WeChat app. Recent rumors suggest that China Mobile, the world’s largest carrier, may join forces with Line to go up against WeChat. Young’s China Business Blog noted the reports,...
China Mobile rumored to link up with Line to take on Tencent's WeChat

Industry expert sees Apple becoming a mobile operator

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This slideshow requires JavaScript. At a recent presentation in front of international wireless operators at the Informa MVNO Industry Summit in Barcelona, wireless industry analyst Whitey Bluestein claimed he thinks Apple will soon move to provide wireless service directly to users of its iOS devices. Specifically, he thinks Apple will...
Industry expert sees Apple becoming a mobile operator
Tracfone acquiring bring-your-own-phone specialist Simple Mobile

VCE Is A Company That Is Will Soon Hit $1 Billion And Had No CEO For A Year (CSCO, EMC, VMW)

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A key executive from Cisco has been named the CEO of a company called VCE. Praveen Akkiraju nabbed a job that has been vacant for almost a year. He was formerly senior vice president and general manager of Cisco Services Routing Technology Group. VCE is a joint venture between Cisco,...
VCE Is A Company That Is Will Soon Hit $1 Billion And Had No CEO For A Year (CSCO, EMC, VMW)

Sprint is set to unleash pay-as-you-go service at $70 per month

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Sprint is set to introduce a pay-as-you-go service on January 25 to compete with mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) like Boost Mobile and Virgin, but the company will not allow regular Sprint phones to cross over to the service. Instead, a set of lackluster phones are available for monthly...
Sprint is set to unleash pay-as-you-go service at $70 per month

The best carrier for the unlocked Nexus 4: American GSM networks compared

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The Nexus 4, which goes on sale today, is a significant device not just because of its top-of-the-range specs. The Nexus 4 is also worthy of your attention because it’s a brand new phone that’s selling for a reasonable price and is unlocked. If you so desire, this is the...
The best carrier for the unlocked Nexus 4: American GSM networks compared

FreedomPop has a new plan: Turn the iPod Touch into an iPhone

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FreedomPop isn’t just connecting iPhones to 4G. As we have previously reported, it plans to connect iPod Touches as well, which – with the help of a VoIP client – will effectively turn them into iPhones. On Tuesday it began taking pre-orders for a $99 WiMAX sleeve that will amp...
FreedomPop has a new plan: Turn the iPod Touch into an iPhone
AT&T smartphone rampage continues with help from Apple
MVNO Karma goes live, selling a 4G hotspot made for sharing
It’s a big, big world of MVNOs: 812 and counting

Sprint to MVNOs: if you get us customers, we'll do the rest

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Sprint has created a new service to entice mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) to base their operations on its network. With the new service, Single Source Enablement, Sprint manages every aspect of the business, from customer care to the distribution of devices. The only thing the MVNO has to worry...
Sprint to MVNOs: if you get us customers, we'll do the rest
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