US carriers partner on a better mobile authentication system

Steve Dent, Engadget, 9/22/17 Two-factor authentication (2FA) via SMS and a smartphone provides a heavy dose of additional security for your data, but as the US government declared last year, it’s not without its flaws. To fix that, the big four US mobile operators, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and AT&T have formed a coalition called the Mobile Authentication Taskforce to […]

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Posted on September 22, 2017 at 3:38 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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T-Mobile is trying to revolutionize the way you use your phone number

Daniel Howley, Yahoo!News, 12/8/16 T-Mobile has introduced a new service it hopes will reinvent how you use your phone number. Called Digits, the initiative lets you use your regular old number across multiple devices; we’re talking Android phones, iPhones, tablets, computers, smart watches, the works. Conversely, you’ll also be able to add multiple phone numbers […]

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Posted on December 8, 2016 at 10:06 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Google is rolling out RCS, the successor to SMS, on the Sprint network

Kyle Wiggers, Digital Trends, 11/13/16 In a mobile world full of capable messaging apps such as Allo, Snapchat, Line, WeChat, and others, plain old text messaging seems a bit antiquated by comparison. Due to the technological constraints imposed by simple messaging service (SMS), the cellular standard which powers basic text messaging, cellular messaging lacks support for the […]

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Posted on November 13, 2016 at 8:30 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Wi-Fi vs. LTE could be the start of a mobile rollercoaster

Stephen Lawson, ComputerWorld, 10/11/16 More mobile services will start sharing spectrum, so your speeds could vary more The long fight over LTE networks sharing frequencies with Wi-Fi may be just the first of many battles as device makers and service providers try to make the most of the limited available spectrum. Around the world, regulators and […]

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Posted on October 11, 2016 at 5:13 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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T-Mobile’s 5G speed is mind-bogglingly faster than Verizon

Roger Cheng, CNET, 9/22/16 The nation’s third-largest carrier gets into 5G in a big way. T-Mobile has mocked the other carriers for making ridiculous promises and hyping up 5G, or the next generation of wireless technology. So what does it do on Tuesday? Hype up 5G. T-Mobile Chief Technology Officer Neville Ray laid out his […]

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Posted on September 22, 2016 at 1:00 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Look out cell phone carriers, Comcast is launching its own mobile service in 2017

Lulu Chang, Yahoo!, 9/22/16 Look out Verizon, your competitive pool is about to get a bit deeper. On Tuesday, Comcast revealed that after years of delays, it is finally ready to make its official debut. Well, almost. Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia conference in New York, Comcast CEO Brian Roberts told an audience that a […]

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Posted on September 22, 2016 at 12:57 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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LTE-U’s window is closing and bigger 5G disputes may be coming

The Register, 8/22/16 Verizon and Qualcomm slam Wi-Fi Alliance’s proposed test framework One of the presumed outcomes of the 5G process is full convergence of licensed and unlicensed spectrum, with one or more air interface standards which can span both, using frequencies entirely flexibly according to requirement. This is a very long way off, if […]

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Posted on August 22, 2016 at 4:43 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Everything you need to know about Wi-Fi calling

Lynn La, CNET news, 8/2/16 Curious about Wi-Fi calling and what it entails? CNET has the rundown on what you need to know. In addition to offering customers a cheaper alternative to their phone plans, one of the main draws of networks that integrate Wi-Fi technology like Republic Wireless and Google’s Project Fi is they […]

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Posted on August 2, 2016 at 10:18 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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FCC votes to begin working toward 5G wireless networks

Jacob Kastrenakes, The Verge, 7/15/16 In a unanimous vote this morning, the Federal Communications Commission approved a plan to begin readying the United States for 5G wireless networks. The proceedings will lead to the commission opening up airwaves that allow for faster data speeds; rights to those airwaves will then be auctioned off to companies […]

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Posted on July 15, 2016 at 9:02 am by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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Verizon hopes to set 5G agenda with latest milestone

Roger Cheng, CNET news, 7/11/16 The carrier and its partners agree to a set of standards — a move that pushes the 5G effort forward and that reinforces Verizon’s leadership in the upcoming wireless tech. The reality of 5G, wireless connectivity that’s faster than our speediest home internet service, is years away. But that isn’t […]

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Posted on July 11, 2016 at 12:52 pm by lesliemanzara · Permalink · Leave a comment
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