Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT news for Friday, 3/14 including: the approved acquisition of prepaid wireless provider Leap Wireless by AT&T, the new iOS update's features may help enterprises, the rise of the wireless smart home monitoring devices, Bosch takes the crown from STMicroelectronics as top MEMS supplier and finally... BYOx--bring your own anything.
Smart city projects, which use machine-to-machine communications and platforms to automate transportation systems, traffic and parking management and utilities, among other things, were a hot topic at this year's Mobile World Congress.
AT&T is giving its business customers more control over their service destiny with the introduction of a user-defined network cloud concept.
Comcast Business and Time Warner Cable continue to make a name for themselves in the medium-sized business market selling Ethernet services, according to Vertical Systems Group's latest U.S. Ethernet Leaderboard.
Masergy is helping business customers bring their third-party cloud service to their network fold by becoming one of Amazon's Web Services Direct Connect partners.
The pursuit of competitive advantage is the number one driver for enterprises to adopt machine-to-machine services, according to a survey of IT purchase decision makers at 163 North American enterprises by market research firm Infonetics.
These services now represent a $9 billion annualized revenue stream and are more than a quarter of business wireline revenues.
AT&T is giving its existing VPN network customers another cloud connection option by embedding its NetBond technology into a number of Equinix's data centers.
For those living in a cone of silence, the US Court of Appeals knocked over net neutrality on Tuesday.
Last week, AT&T announced its sponsored data program, which allows users to "browse websites, stream video and enjoy apps … without impacting [their] monthly data allowance" by permitting companies sponsoring data content to pick up the tab on customers' charges. But some are questioning whether the move is anti-competitive.