The highly touted "download booster" feature in the new Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone, which bonds both Wi-Fi and LTE radios together to accelerate the download of large files, has apparently been disabled by some carriers.
Mobile operators' deployment of high-speed 4G LTE networks has opened the door to security threats because of vulnerabilities inherent in the all IP architecture, warns Stephane Teral, principal analyst for mobile infrastructure and carrier economics at Infonetics Research
The latest in mobile IT news for March 6, including Alcatel-Lucent's place among small cell and carrier Wi-Fi product vendors, how T-Mobile plans to rollout its LTE services, Amazon's latest app for its sellers, how Disney's Magic Band leaves something to be desired and a revision on IDC's tablet growth forecast.
Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT stories for Friday, 2/28 including: Microsoft's decision to cut licensing fees for Windows Phone 8, how much NFC-enabled smartphone shipments will rise in the next five years, forecasts for the global wireless infrastructure market, the 46 percent increase in US tablet cellular connections and the results of the FCC's H-Block spectrum auction.
Mobile video stalling and buffering continues to be a problem, with stalling rates that range between 40 percent and 73 percent of all videos played in the U.S., Brazil, Russia, India and Indonesia, according to a study by web browser firm Opera, OpenSignal and On Device Research.
Enterprise use of wireless handheld and portable test equipment is forecast by Frost & Sullivan to increase signification of the next few years, with market revenues reaching $3 billion in 2019, up from $2.1 billion in 2012.
Quick takes on the latest Mobile IT news for Wednesday, 1/22 including: how mobility is changing web conferencing market, BYOD devices at the production level, the current state of LTE-capable antenna shipments and the predictions for its future, the 20 million increase for phablet shipments and who will dominate the market and where Apple's operating system stands in mobile ad revenue.
High-speed 4G LTE will account for 50 percent of U.S. wireless connections by end of this year and 79 percent by the end of 2018, predicts Strategy Analytics.
Automakers are increasingly offering LTE-based Wi-Fi hotspots in their automobiles for infotainment systems, observes ABI Research.
Give people a bigger pipe and they'll hoover up more data. Sounds self-evident, but capacity planners at Verizon were surprised by the amount of data-hogging as the company rolled out its LTE fourth-generation network.