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AT&T's sponsored data plan could have enterprise appeal, but some argue it is anti-competitive

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.

More automakers offering LTE-based Wi-Fi hotspots in vehicles

Automakers are increasingly offering LTE-based Wi-Fi hotspots in their automobiles for infotainment systems, observes ABI Research.

Wireless carriers willing to unlock mobile phones for a price--literally

Five U.S. wireless carriers told the FCC they're willing bow to the pressure of customers who want their phones unlocked--but they have a few demands of their own. Chief among them, customers better be ready to pony up some cash.

Sprint one step closer to buying T-Mobile

While it didn't exactly sneak up on anyone who's been watching the wireless mobile space,  The Wall Street Journal  is reporting that Sprint is close to bidding on the purchase of mobile wireless provider T-Mobile in early 2014. In an odd twist, it appears the Department of Justice's antitrust settlement on the merger of American Airlines and US Airways may have given Sprint the final shove it was looking for. 

Microsoft, Apple undercut mobile WebRTC development

The lack of support from Microsoft and Apple for WebRTC technology, which provides high-quality video and audio capabilities for mobile and desktop browsers, is slowing the adoption of WebRTC, judged ABI Research.

Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile to gain M2M customers from AT&T's plan to shut down 2G network

AT&T's plans to shut down its 2G network are pushing machine-to-machine customers toward Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile, according to a new report by ABI Research.

New AT&T Foundry center aimed at networking innovation

AT&T opened it newest Foundry center in Atlanta last week, aimed at developing networking innovation. The Atlanta center joins the firm's Foundries in Plano, Texas, Palo Alto, Calif., and Israel.

Mobile broadband tablet subscriptions expected to generate $20B in revenue by 2017

Mobile broadband tablet subscriptions are forecast by Strategy Analytics to generate 500,000 terabytes of mobile data traffic and $20 billion in operator service revenue in 2017.

Rising above the cacophony is so 20th century

Companies have already forgotten how they survived the dark ages of marketing prior to the dawn of data analytics. And those who remember won't go back. 

Apple gets patent for push-to-talk technology

Apple this week was granted a patent for push-to-talk technology, a stable of communications on constructions sites, taxi companies, and first responders, according to a report by AppleInsider.