Communications

FCC Asks VoIP Services to Report Service Outages

February 16, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

In a move to make a more reliable 911 emergence call-in system than what exists now, the top body of telecommunications in the country – the Federal Communications Commission – has decided to ask every interconnected Voice Over Internet Protocol service providers to report service outages with their office in a similar way the telephone […]

AT&T Data Traffic Up by A Hundred Percent

February 16, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

More smartphones also means more data usage. The smartphone industry is indeed on a growth track, enabling more people to use more data on the go. Now AT&T is claiming that its mobile data traffic is doubling every year, rather than increasing by the just 40 percent annual rate it detailed in recent investor and analyst calls. […]

AT&T Throttling of Users With Unlimited Plans Raises Concerns

February 14, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

If you are an ardent bandwidth eater and you are on AT&T’s Unlimited Plan, you may already know what this post is about. AT&T has recently started throttling the data speed of the 5 percent of the top data users subscribed under their unlimited plans in an area. The move has raised a lot of […]

Vonage Mobile App Hits Android Market and App Store; Seen as Skype Rival

February 10, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Skype is not the last word when it comes to calling and texting friends free of cost. To make a change in the way the game progresses, Vonage Mobile has launched an app for iPhones and Android devices that will let users call and text friends in around 90 countries, having the app, free of […]

Qualcomm Makes Voice Call Over LTE for the First Time

February 6, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Well, we are now witness to a milestone in our journey to more advanced communication networks. Qualcomm has successfully tried handling a voice call over an LTE mobile network for the first time ever. Long Term Evolution Networks, pet named LTE networks, are now in popular use, but they are not yet actually used for […]

US Cellular 4G LTE Foray Next Month, with Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy S Aviator

February 2, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Finally, US Cellular is making their foray into the fast 4G LTE network arena. These days almost all carriers are busy offering their high-speed 4G LTE network services to the customers. The carrier has decided to kick-start their 4G LTE services with a Sammy flavor. US Cellular’s entry could make the scene more exciting, we […]

AT&T Accuses Sprint for Utilizing Roaming Rules to Downsize Its Own Network

January 25, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Current news in the communication world is centered around AT&T and Sprint. Recently, AT&T had accused Sprint of reducing their own cellular coverage in several markets. AT&T points out that Sprint has violated the FCC regulations to downsize its network. According to the reports, Sprint has shut down their networks in Kansas and Oklahoma, where […]

Bath and North-East Somerset Gets Nod for Super-Fast Internet

January 17, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The United Kingdom is in a new phase of technological advancement. The government has initiated a number of undertakings to bring high- speed internet to the rural areas. As a part of this initiative, a new scheme is before the council, which would deliver super- fast internet to homes and businesses across the Bath and […]

Wait Until You Get Wallet-Enabled Google Nexus on Sprint

January 11, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

It’s confirmed. Sprint’s version of the Galaxy Nexus will come sporting Google Wallet. The carrier announced their plan to integrate the Isis mobile payment initiative to the device at the CES, where they unveiled their future LTE device portfolio. But they will have to wait until mid-year when Sprint launches their LTE service. Sprint will […]

Wilson Sleek 4G-V LTE Signal Booster Shows Immense Promise

January 4, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The upcoming CES event will not just bring before your tech enthusiastic eyes a plethora of tablets and smart handsets. Other gizmos that would prove helpful in your day to day endeavors will also be on the show racks. It is this space that cellular signal booster maker Wilson seems to have booked. Wilson has […]

Look What 2012 has in Store for Operators and Customers

December 29, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Well, this is interesting; Sandvine’s top 5 projections for the New Year on how consumers use their mobile and wireline broadband connections have been released. It goes through many of the major trends in the usage of mobile devices today. And some of them come across as a pretty big surprise. Sandvine predicts that pooled […]

AT&T LTE Network Faster Than Verizon’s

December 23, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

It is known that AT&T and Big Red are the two major players in the 4G LTE space. And Verizon was considered the best. But now that AT&T is in the picture, Metrico Wireless, a firm that does network and mobile device analytics, thought it was necessary to compare the 4G LTE service of both […]

Verizon Galaxy Nexus Owners Facing Signal Issues

December 17, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The Galaxy Nexus Android Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone is in many hands now in the US on Verizon’s 4G LTE network. The device, as you know, opened to some rave reviews soon after release. And now, the handset has popped up again in the news due to some signal issues. Customers have begun complaining of […]

AT&T Galaxy Note Featuring 4G LTE Coming Soon; to Sport Differences

December 16, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The Samsung Galaxy Note is all set to roll out on to the AT&T lineup early next year. The phone will bear the title SGH 1717, where as its earlier international version is called GT-N7000. The grapevine has it that the SGH 1717, like its international version, will show up with a 5.3 inch screen highlighting […]

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