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China iPhone Launch Delayed: Threat to National Security?

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 11th, 2014

Apple is facing a potential setback in China, reports the NY Times, delaying the introductions of the new iPhone models in China. On Wednesday, Apple told China’s three big state-owned mobile service providers that it would not release the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in mainland China on Sept. 19, when sales start elsewhere. […]

Mobile Carriers Object to Increased Net Neutrality Rules

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 11th, 2014

This week speec FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler hinted the agency is considering net neutrality guidelines that would apply to wireless carriers. In its original guidelines, the FCC drew a line between wired and wireless networks, getting wireless operators off the hook due to their limited spectrum. Wheeler highlighted Microsoft’s letter to the FCC, saying the […]

AWS Auction Prevents Current Dish Move for T-Mobile?

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 8th, 2014

Dish Network’s Charlie Ergen is still interested in a deal with T-Mobile, according to a Bloomberg report. Merger talks between T-Mobile and Sprint broke down last month. Iliad in late July made a $15 billion bid for 56.6 percent of T-Mobile, valuing the carrier at $33 per share. Earlier, AT&T wanted to buy T-Mobile for […]

GM & Ford to Build Self-Driving Cars for Michigan Testbed

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 8th, 2014

General Motors announced Sunday it plans to introduce Cadillac models in two years that incorporate hands-free driving and Wi-Fi-enabled vehicle-to-vehicle communications with similarly equipped vehicles, reports C/Net. GM brands, Chief Executive Mary Barra announced the initiative in a speech at the Intelligent Transport Systems World Congress in Detroit on Sunday. In May, Google unveiled a […]

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” […]

California Mandates Smartphone Kill Switch

Posted by Sam Churchill on August 26th, 2014

California Governor Jerry Brown signed a law that will mandate all smartphones to come with a kill switch by July 2015. Kill switch software allows consumers to disable a phone after the device has been reported stolen and reactivate it only with a correct password or personal identification number. The bill, introduced by State Senator […]