Telecoms

Why Bringing Your Own iPhone to Xfinity Mobile Might Be a Good Idea

Comcast’s Xfinity Mobile cellular service is now offering an in-store “Bring Your Own Device” option for owners of certain unlocked iPhone models.<p>Of …

Telecommunications

T-Mobile commits to starting 5G rollout in 2019, scoffs at AT&T’s and Verizon’s promises

While AT&T and Verizon used last week’s CES to announce limited-scale 2018 rollouts of 5G cellular services, T-Mobile had little to say. That changed this week with a blog post from T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray, who has clarified the third-largest U.S. carrier’s 5G plans while throwing punches at …

Business

Why 2017 Was a Year to Forget for Verizon Communications Inc.

Falling revenue and declining subscribership early in the year knocked the telecom giant off balance.<p><b>Verizon Communications</b> (NYSE:VZ) remains the …

Stocks

India’s telecom firms are bleeding because managers sell connectivity like toothpaste

“Buy one, get one free.” “Buy two, get three free.” These may be good for fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) like soaps, shampoos, and shirts. But that strategy, when applied to telecom—”Buy data plans, get voice calls and messages free”—is destroying the sector.<p>“There was no telecom professional …

Telecommunications

It's A Numbers Game: Take AT&T Over Sprint, T-Mobile And Verizon

Sprint has declining revenue and has posted a net loss in each of the last three years. Their chart is unattractive.<p>While T-Mobile is growing, they …

Business

Study claims AT&T and Verizon are ‘still feeling the pain of unlimited’

AT&T and Verizon both introduced Unlimited plans early in 2017, thanks to pressure from T-Mobile and Sprint. The move made sense to prevent a …

Telecommunications

FCC admits mobile internet is a poor broadband replacement

As dictated by Section 706 of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the FCC released its annual draft 2018 Broadband Deployment Report on Wednesday. In it, the commission made a surprising concession: that no, mobile data and wired broadband are not in fact suitable replacements for one another. This …

Telecommunications

Broadband’s ‘forgotten city’ rewired in ultrafast battle

Milton Keynes will be connected to ultrafast broadband this year after the town was named as the first location for a new fibre-based telecoms …

Milton Keynes

Nokia waves Telia win in Ericsson’s face

Nokia thinks it’s important that everyone knows its cloud-native packet core solution has been chosen by Swedish operator group Telia Company.<p>There …

Telecommunications

5G mobile networks: A cheat sheet

As LTE networks become increasingly saturated, mobile network operators are planning for the 5G future. Here is what business professionals and …

Telecommunications

BT guarantees broadband speeds for two new services

<b>Consumers are being guaranteed minimum speeds of 100Mbps in two new ultrafast broadband services from BT.</b><p>Those who signed up to either package would get £20 compensation if their internet download speed fell below 100Mbps, up to four times a year, according to BT.<p>But only 250,000 homes will be able …

Telecommunications

AT&T pushes pre-5G network for Super Bowl

AT&T has spent more than $40 million improving its network throughout Minneapolis ahead of Super Bowl LII, including antenna upgrades in the stadium …

Telecommunications

Ericsson Flags $1.77 Billion Write-Down -- WSJ

Network-equipment maker battles slow industry spending, Chinese competition<p>This article is being republished as part of our daily reproduction of WSJ.com articles that also appeared in the U.S. print edition of The Wall Street Journal (January 17, 2018).<p>Ericsson AB's costly turnaround continues.<p>The …

Markets

China criticizes US moves on intellectual property, telecoms

BEIJING (AP) — China is criticizing recent moves by the U.S. government and Congress targeting the sale of fake goods and Chinese telecoms equipment.<p>Commerce Ministry spokesman Gao Feng said Thursday that the U.S. Trade Representative lacked "objectivity" and supporting evidence in listing three …

Business

Ericsson Dots down for some 5G noise

If we’re not complaining about poor signal in the middle of a farmers field, it’s the disastrous indoor coverage, but Ericsson is moving to soothe …

Telecommunications

Sprint goes after Verizon subscribers again with free unlimited service for a year

After deciding to continue doing its own thing and lock horns with T-Mobile once again rather than join forces against the Verizon/AT&T wireless …

Telecommunications

5G in the UK: Ofcom pushing ahead with auction plans, despite Three appeal | Trusted Reviews

<b>Ofcom has vowed to press ahead with plans for a 5G spectrum auction, despite legal objections from mobile network Three.</b><p>The UK’s communications …

Telecommunications

5G phones could debut in China in late 2019

The nation will step up its push to commercialize fifth-generation mobile communication technology, with 5G-ready smartphones likely to come out in …

Telecommunications

Huawei's All-Intelligent Network Promotes Ultra-Broadband Industry Development

A society where everything is sensing, connected, and intelligent is on the horizon. Huawei’s Global Industry Vision (GIV) forecasts that the global ICT industry will enter the “+Intelligence” era by 2025, in which ubiquitous, efficient, and intelligent connections will fuel the rapid development …

Huawei

Commentary: The best way for the FCC to enable a 5G future

Fifth-generation (5G) wireless networks promise to blow away existing 4G connections. According to the U.S. government, the new systems will deliver 1,000 times more traffic, with far superior reliability and faster response times. Movies will glisten in ultra-high definition, while cities become …

Opinion

Q&A: Mint SIM tackles prepaid wireless with online only approach

Saving money on wireless service is something most of us want, but how? Mint SIM thinks it has the answer. We recently sat down and talked with Aron …

Telecommunications

T-Mobile customers can get $4 tickets to five movies this year

The promotion starts January 23 and will be available through Atom Tickets.<p>Going to the movies is always something I enjoy doing, but one of the …

Android News

CES 2018: 5G News and Nuggets

Ever since the calendar flipped to 2018, 5G has started to feel a lot closer.<p>We’re now just two years away from when the International …

Telecommunications

Study shows T-Mobile customers use the more data than any other network

T-Mobile has long said that it has the only network “built for unlimited.” That might be a bunch of marketing bluster — the jury is still out on …

Telecommunications

The best broadband deals for January 2018

Don't be afraid to move on from your current broadband provider if you can get a better deal elsewhere. To that end, we're constantly monitoring the …

Telecommunications

Consumers demand better treatment from mobile operators

Globally, consumers cannot wait for the introduction of 5G mobile networks, with expectations running high and over 50% expecting to be using …

Business Technology

THE MOBILE CARRIER LANDSCAPE: How AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint are overcoming slow user growth amid a fierce price war

<i>This is a preview of a research report from BI Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about BI Intelligence, click here.</i><p>It hasn't been smooth sailing for telecoms in recent years. Native voice and messaging services, which once accounted for the vast majority of …

Telecommunications

Virgin Media under fire for £240 bills to end contracts in areas where company can't provide internet

Virgin Media has come under fire for charging customers hundreds of pounds to terminate broadband contracts when they move to an address that the …

Telecommunications

IoT could remake the way we think about broadband

John Deere farm equipment needs broadband too.Amid the gadgets at CES I had a profound moment where my thinking abruptly changed. In a conversation …

John Deere

Inside Telstra's effort to slash NBN complaint wait times

Telstra is overhauling the technology that underpins its management of NBN fault complaints to a single, cloud-based platform that will eventually …

Telstra