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May 20, 2011  6:18 PM

Tablet evolution depends on consumer and enterprise uses



Posted by: Tom Nolle
3G, 4G, collaboration, e-reader, Nielson, tablet devices, tablets, UC, UCC, WiFi

Some data from Nielson suggests that tablet users are perhaps more focused on social media than on streaming video. The data shows that while e-readers outnumber tablets by an enormous margin, people are relatively unlikely to be e-reading while watching TV, but are rather likely (presuming they...

November 11, 2010  12:47 PM

Verizon’s iPad approach bundles mobile WiFi hub



Posted by: Tom Nolle
3G, 4G FiOS, femtocells, iPad, Verizon, VoIP, WiFi

Verizon has started to advertise its iPad deal, and it’s a bit more complicated than the rumors had suggested. What the big telco is doing is bundling an iPad with a mobile WiFi hub, a gadget that links to a 3G service and then creates a mini-hotspot to which


November 4, 2010  5:11 PM

The handwriting on the tablet: Users, mobility and wireless networks



Posted by: Tom Nolle
3G, 4G, Alcatel-Lucent, KPN, mobile devices, mobility, tablet, tablets, user behavior, Wi-Fi, wireless, wireless networks

One of the prime areas of focus for tech recently has been the tablet PC space. Tablets are far from new — in fact, some of the "new" models are more like reprises of earlier tablets, in that they're little more than a keyboard-less notebook. The


October 29, 2010  1:30 PM

Mobile shows the market of the future and new leaders in the making



Posted by: Tom Nolle
3G, 4G, Apple, Broadband, Deep Packet Inspection, DPI, Google, mobile broadband, OTT, over-the-top, return on investment, ROI, smartphones, Verizon

Last week saw what has become the usual push and pull of supply-side and demand-side issues, and perhaps a bit more than the usual confusion in the markets (financial, enterprise and consumer) about the net outcome. It wasn't the


May 28, 2010  2:47 PM

Deutsche Telekom to launch LTE trial, add Wi-Fi hotspots



Posted by: Tom Nolle
3G, 4G, Deutsche Telekom, DT, femtocells, hotspots, Long-Term Evolution, LTE, traffic management, Wi-Fi

Deutsche Telekom (DT) is planning its Long-Term Evolution (LTE) trial this year, even as it also expands its Wi-Fi


November 10, 2009  1:54 PM

Sprint & WiMAX partners to invest more in technology development



Posted by: Tom Nolle
3G, 4G, LTE, Sprint, WiMAX

Sprint and others in the WiMAX partnership have agreed to contribute more money to the 4G wireless technology despite the view by some that WiMAX is the poor stepchild of 4G and that LTE is the...


September 23, 2009  2:04 PM

AT&T to jump to 4G, abandon HSPA+



Posted by: Tom Nolle
3G, 4G, AT&T, HPSA, iPhone, LTE, procurement zones, Verizon

AT&T has abandoned its HSPA+ (high speed packet access) plans in favor of a migration to 4G LTE, a move that isn’t at all surprising, given Verizon’s commitment to LTE and the extreme competition between the...


August 17, 2009  12:39 PM

Verizon completes LTE test, discusses plans



Posted by: Tom Nolle
3G, 4G, LTE, Verizon

Verizon completed a two-city test of its LTE service to the hype and hyperbole of the press, but there are still no indications of what LTE will really mean to users because its price and...


July 23, 2009  12:38 PM

Mobile broadband growth has upside and problems



Posted by: Tom Nolle
3G, 4G, LTE, mobile broadband, Video, wireless

Mobile broadband traffic, primarily to smartphones, is growing primarily due to increased use of video content.


July 9, 2009  1:14 PM

Operators look to more effective traffic analysis and management



Posted by: Tom Nolle
3G, 4G, DPI, femtocells, IMS, traffic management

O2 has been deploying DPI for traffic analysis (and possibly management) in its upgraded 7 Mbps upgrade to 3G, and some of the information the company has gained could have a significant impact on 3G/4G planning...


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