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Qi Wireless Charging Extends Range and Power

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 31st, 2014

Qi a wireless charging standard created by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) says later this year its standard, adopted by over 200 manufacturers and carriers, will allow you to charge your device from nearly two inches away. Mobile device manufacturers using the Qi standard include Asus, HTC, Huawei, LG Electronics, Motorola Mobility, Nokia, Samsung, BlackBerry, […]

French Operator Iliad Bids for T-Mobile US

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 31st, 2014

French upstart telecommunications company Iliad, which is known as “Free Mobile” in France, has made an offer for T-Mobile US, reports the Wall Street Journal. The bid would counter one by Sprint for the fourth-largest wireless carrier in the U.S. Iliad, in a news release, said it offered $15 billion in cash for 56.6% of […]

App Development: Doubtful Return on Investment

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 29th, 2014

The App businesses is not making enough to survive, according to VisionMobile’s latest Developer Economics report. The report says that half of iOS developers, and 64% of Android developers are operating below the app poverty line (identified as making $500 per app per month). While it may seem like a reasonable profit for work that […]

More Broadband Subs Than Video Subs

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 28th, 2014

US MSOs will soon have more broadband subscribers than video subscribers for the first time in the industry’s 65-year history, reports Moody’s. In a new report issued last week, Moody’s Investors Service predicts that US cable operators will have more high-speed data customers than pay TV customers by next year. It calculates the crossover point […]

Unlimited Voice Not Data, New Normal

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 21st, 2014

A few years ago, cellular companies charged for each call their customers made and gave most of them unlimited data, notes Recode.net. Now carriers have effectively flipped their business model, with most people now getting unlimited calling and texting and paying for the size of data plans they want. That transition in the U.S. is […]

Satellite Capacity Report: Supply & Demand

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 21st, 2014

Northern’s Sky Research has released their 2014 Global Satellite Capacity Supply & Demand report, which projects that over 3,000 new transponders and 2+ Tbps of High Throughput Satellite capacity will far outstrip demand growth over the next decade.