Are consumers going to shell out big bucks for VoLTE-capable handsets, instead of making do with their existing smartphones and less than great voice service for a lower price? Probably not. That's why carriers will rely on the enterprise market to be more lucrative for VoLTE.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Monday, Dec. 22, including Disney World's acceptance of Apply Pay and Google Wallet, industrial use of IoT devices and the MEMS market, T-Mobile reaching settlement for cramming, network testing gear may get a boost from problems with VoLTE and mobile broadband's takeover as biggest mobile data revenue generator.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, Nov. 5, including a federal judge's orders to publicly release documents related to the bankruptcy of Apple's sapphire supplier GT, Verizon and AT&T's work for VoLTE interoperability by next year, Google and LG's long-term patent cross-licensing agreement, retailers targeting mobile promotions to capitalize on unique features of smartphones and the 49ers use Aruba Networks stadium beacon network and location-based app.
Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Friday, July 11, including FTC complaints against Amazon for unauthorized in-app purchases by kids, how mobile site redirects are hurting e-retailers, Apple's CarPlay is to be installed in 24 million cars in 2019, VoLTE driving IMS deployments and the first chip shipment from TSMC to Apple.
One thing Unified Communications has not done yet is render the circuit-switched network obsolete. The technology that was supposed to have done that ten years ago, may be making a comeback.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, April 23 including home screen customization apps becoming the next mobile obsession, BlackBerry's BES 10 security patch for Heartbleed vulnerability, the surge in marketing budgets this year according to IDC, increased investment by mobile operators in deep packet inspection and IP multimedia subsystem as an alternative to UC in the enterprise.
Mobile deployments are fueling strong growth in the policy management market, which reached $1 billion last year and is expected to grow to $2.5 billion by 2018, according to Infonetics Research.
Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT stories for Friday, 3/21 including: the hot demand for VoLTE services by carriers, tests for Android phone use in the traditionally pro-BlackBerry White House has begun, why mobile paid search bargains is ending, BlackBerry's plan to sell more than 3 million square feet of real estate in Canada and the use of iBeacons to offer ticket upgrades to sports fans in the nosebleed section.
Quick takes on the latest mobile IT news for Friday, 1/24 including: VoLTE spending, Apple and Samsung's top spots in semiconductor spending, Bluetooth's role in driving mobile commerce growth, consumer reaction to wearable devices and how spectrum license fee increases in the U.K. could slow 4G deployment.
As mobile users transition to 4G LTE handsets, they will increasingly bring those devices into enterprises through BYOD. This is expected to fuel increased spending on technologies to integrate LTE handsets and services, such as voice-over-LTE, into the corporate network.