Quick takes on mobile IT news for Tuesday, 12/3 including: the desire of consumers for in-store mobile payment options, a restaurant chain's plans to invest in over 100 grand tablets for tables, drones that will deliver your packages, smart shipments high in Western Europe and the fate of the 2G and 3G spectrum.
AT&T has agreed to pay Verizon $1.9 billion and turn over advanced wireless service spectrum licenses to Verizon in exchange for 700 MHz of spectrum used by AT&T to provide 4G LTE services.
Dish Network's bid to steal Clearwire out from under Sprint Nextel could signal the satellite TV provider's interest in partnering with the terrestrial broadband wireless provider.
Having enough wireless spectrum available is vital to ensuring that mobile broadband continues to be an engine of economic growth, according to a panel of experts who spoke at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show being held here in Las Vegas this week.
U.K. mobile operator Three is rolling out a cloud machine-to-machine platform for companies that want to use its network to provide M2M connectivity.
The Federal Communications Commission is accelerating efforts to free up spectrum for mobile broadband services.
The spectrum acquisition will allow T-Mobile the spectrum in several markets that it needs to build out its LTE network. Adding the AWS spectrum, and refarming the 1900 MHz frequencies will allow T-Mobile to deploy LTE system wide in 2013.
We face a transformative moment in the history of commercial communications. After nearly 80 years of licensing bands of radio frequencies in small increments, often at nominal cost to the licensor, the FCC has run out of new spectrum, at least within bands current technology can effectively use.
Wireless companies do have options beyond just buying up spectrum.
The Federal Communications Commission, in a series of moves announced at its public meeting March 20, will be opening up new spectrum for wireless activities and is launching a new Incentive Auction