Mobile data traffic is expected to grow by 61 percent annually into 2018, and wearables will increasingly play a role, Cisco researchers estimate.
Short-distance wireless groups supporting NFC and Bluetooth have agreed to jointly create greater interoperability between the complementary technologies.
Cisco started warning wireless carriers and consumers years ago about the coming barrage of video traffic over networks, and it has arrived with the promise of more congestion to come.
Starbucks also plans to expand its mobile wireless charging to its shops in San Francisco.
In the continuing war between Verizon and AT&T, the battle has come down to LTE network size vs. LTE network speed. But new LTE technology isn't far over the horizon.
Overwhelming global demand may limit initial supplies of the Galaxy S4 smartphone, Samsung said Wednesday, while both Sprint and T-Mobile USA confirmed there would be delays for them in receiving the phones.
A U.S. Department of Defense spokesman said Thursday that a report that suggests the defense agency is dumping BlackBerry devices was inaccurate, and that BlackBerry is still part of ongoing DoD mobile device deployment plans.
The wireless carrier will probably formalize its plans to offer smartphones with no contract, possibly an iPhone, and announce new LTE service.
Samsung Monday announced an improved version of its SAFE management and security system for popular Samsung-branded smartphones and tablets.
HTC and Nokia are separately expected to announce super-high-quality cameras in new smartphones expected to be unveiled the next week.
AT&T is putting the pedal to the metal on its LTE deployments, saying Thursday it has added seven more markets to its list, atop of the four market launches it had announced three days earlier.
AT&T said it is ahead of schedule for 4G LTE network deployments and has now reached 103 cities in the U.S.
Sprint said it plans to sell the LG Mach smartphone over 4G LTE this fall, adding a second slider-style smartphone with a physical Qwerty keyboard.
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