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Facebook posing new threat to wireless carriers

Though the seemingly random $2 billion acquisition of Oculus VR clouded Facebook’s previous (and almost equally mysterious) purchase of messaging app WhatsApp, some interesting details are emerging. In Europe, German mobile operator e-plus has introduced a WhatsApp SIM card that gives users unlimited WhatsAPP messaging, along with a mobile data and mobile voice calling package Full Article

Google working on wireless carrier services

According to reports, Google is considering launching a wireless carrier service. This comes after the tech giant reportedly met with Verizon to discuss the possibility of launching its own ...Full Article

AT&T set to make waves with new “Sponsored Data”

Wireless provider AT&T has announced a new program called “Sponsored Data”, which promises to have a big impact on the US wireless market. “Sponsored Data” would permit companies pay ...Full Article

T-Mobile to purchase 700MHZ band from Verizon to boost LTE coverage

The war between AT&T and T-Mobile is raging, and the latter has just thrown down the gauntlet. The wireless network quality, the company announced, would be improved significantly through ...Full Article

New York Wireless Problems Almost Fixed- Verizon

After being overwhelmed by traffic in almost 50 cell sites across its New York network, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam has stated that the wireless carrier is finally back in ...Full Article

FCC Rakes in $1.5 Billion for Wireless Spectrum

Late last week, the Federal Communications Commission concluded its auction for a large block of wireless spectrum, taking a final total of $1.564 billion from as-yet unnamed bidders. The ...Full Article

Sprint 4G LTE Wireless Coverage Expands to 40 More Cities

With subscribers practically banging down the doors for more data and faster mobile connections, Sprint has expanded its 4G LTE network to include another 40 cities around the US. ...Full Article

Wi-Fi Spreads along New York Subway System

New York City commuters will soon have more chance to stay connected while they travel thanks to increased Wi-Fi and mobile coverage in subway stations. This week, Transit Wireless ...Full Article

Wireless Carriers Reject Stolen Phone Kill Switch

  South Korean company Samsung Electronics, the world’s number one smartphone manufacturer, has proposed the installation of an anti-theft measure which would allow lost or stolen phones to be ...Full Article

German researchers achieve record for fastest wireless speed

Researchers at Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute for Technology and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Solid State Physics have managed to break records for the world’s fastest Wi-Fi connection. Results were ...Full Article