Someone just reached out and touched AT&T in a way that was a bit too personal for some subscribers.
The nation’s second largest wireless operator admits that sensitive customer information – personal info such as Social Security numbers and call records – was accessed during a security breach.
An unknown number of AT&T Mobility subscribers were among those whose personal information was compromised.
Posted in Mobile Devices, Mobile Security, Platforms, Smartphones, Technology, Wireless Carriers
On Wednesday in Scottsdale, Arizona, the team at ABI Research reported the latest data pointing to the escalating spending on RF power semiconductors for the wireless infrastructure markets.
Other markets are seeing some moderation in growth as the global economic picture and political factors come into play but some sub-markets are showing a nice upside, the report authors explain in a written statement.
Correspondingly, a new study from ABI Research shows that Gallium Nitride – long seen as the likely promising new “material of choice” for RF power semiconductors – is “continuing its march to capture share, especially in wireless infrastructure.”
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Things are likely so quiet at Sprint today that you can probably hear a pin drop.
This week, Sprint Corp. was ordered to pay a $7.5 million fine in a settlement with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
The penalty comes in response to supposed violations of the Do-Not-Call rule.
Posted in Announcements, Best Practices, Legal, Marketing Strategy, Mobile Devices, Mobile Marketing, News, Platforms, Resources, Smartphones, White Papers, Wireless Carriers
The nation’s largest wireless carrier, Verizon, has signaled the green light for its new XLTE network, which effectively doubles download speeds for individuals with any number of current-generation and some legacy mobile devices from across the iOS and Android ecosystems.
Verizon says XLTE represents the “next step in ensuring the very best high-speed data experience available on any wireless network in the United States.”
In a nutshell, XLTE adds capacity in neighborhoods or areas where demand is high, especially during busy periods like rush hour, lunch times in crowded areas or during events when mobile data use is the highest.
Posted in 4G, Announcements, Mobile Devices, News, Platforms, Wireless Carriers
AT&T, the nation’s second largest wireless operator, is moving ahead with plans to acquire satellite television operator DirecTV.
The value of the purchase is $48.5 billion.
With a customer base topping 35 million subscribers, DirecTV knows what it means to be No. 2, as well. The company remains the second-largest pay TV provider in the U.S.
Posted in Announcements, Mergers And Acquisitions, Mobile Networks, News, Wireless Carriers
MMW was privy to an advance look at Strategy Analytics’ new Wireless Operator Strategies (WOS) service report, which estimates that tablets with mobile broadband subscriptions using 3G and 4G LTE will grow more than five times in the next five years.
All told, tablets will reach nearly 250 million people in 2018 at a global level.
“In emerging markets, operators are seeing some success using their own-branded tablets to drive up the total addressable market for 3G / 4G tablets,” says Phil Kendall, Executive Director of Wireless Operator Strategies. “We are also seeing more ‘comes with data’ models where device purchase includes a free monthly data allowance, such as HP’s DataPass”
Posted in 3G, 4G, Mobile Devices, News, Platforms, Tablet Devices, Wireless Carriers
AT&T, the nation’s second largest mobile carrier, thinks the sky’s the limit.
For that reason, the company announced plans this week to launch a high-speed 4G LTE-based in-flight connectivity service for airlines and passengers in commercial, business and general aviation.
Few details are known beyond the stated objective to launch the service in late 2015.
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