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Sprint Offers International Wi-Fi Calling

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 29th, 2014

Sprint will begin offering International Wi-Fi Calling back to the United States at no additional cost starting with an over-the-air software update to Samsung Galaxy S 4 with Sprint Spark rolling out now. This new feature allows those traveling abroad with Wi-Fi Calling enabled phones to make and receive calls to friends and family in […]

CTIA Wants Faster Cell Siting

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 29th, 2014

CTIA President Meredith Attwell Baker wants the FCC to take further steps to reform the wireless cell siting process to speed up the deployment of network infrastructure, notes Fierce Wireless. In an op-ed in The Hill, Baker wrote that “a commonsense national approach to further streamline and modernize the wireless siting process is long overdue” […]

Samsung Adds Nokia Maps to Phone and Watch

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 29th, 2014

Nokia’s Here Maps are coming to Samsung Android and Tizen phones, report Engadget. Nokia’s maps work offline, so no celluar connection is required once regional maps are downloaded to the device. HERE for Android will let you download entire countries and regions, much like TomTom, or OpenStreetMap-powered alternatives such as Skobbler (now owned by Telenav). […]

Deutsche Telekom: Buy US for $35/share

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 29th, 2014

Deutsche Telekom put a valuation of at least $35 a share to any business willing to buy its T-Mobile US unit, the fourth-largest wireless carrier in the U.S., reports Bloomberg. T-Mobile’s stock price rose 0.3 percent to $29.92 at 9:48 a.m. in New York, adding to yesterday’s 1.4 percent gain. Deutsche Telekom owns 67 percent […]

Samsung Gear S: Smartwatch Untethered

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 28th, 2014

Samsung is taking the wraps off the Gear S with can send and receive messages or make calls without an accompying smartphone. There’s a 3G modem inside. While it may not be especially fast, it doesn’t require a Bluetooth-connected phone or WiFi. It features a 2-inch AMOLED screen plus a dual-core 1GHz CPU along with […]

OpenBTS: 3G Cellular Data Goes Open Source

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 27th, 2014

Range Networks (Twitter) is simplifying cellular networks using Open Source hardware and software. OpenBTS software is a Linux application that uses a software-defined radio to present a standard 3GPP air interface to user devices. OpenBTS (Open Base Transceiver Station) allows standard GSM-compatible mobile phones to be used as SIP endpoints in Voice over IP (VOIP) […]