Terms like 4G and LTE have been tossed around with abandon the past year or so. Every carrier is either touting their LTE network, or promising you’ll have it soon. LTE is definitely our future, but it’s not our present. We are on the brink of some really fast data transmission speeds, so let’s get to know our new friend LTE. Is it really the new Standard? More importantly, when will you get it?
Four top European telecommunication companies are planning to launch a consolidated EU-wide service. Will this be beneficial to customers and businesses?
A merger with well-established regional carrier MetroPCS is very close to happening, but that’s not all T-Mobile is counting upon to get back in the fight. We also know the carrier’s radical views on the iPhones are slowly, but surely shifting, while an LTE rollout is bound to happen next year.
Orange mobile has entered into an agreement with Lookout Mobile Security. The deal will see the Lookout security app preloaded onto Orange smartphones and tablets starting in early 2013. Whether it’ll go the way of bloatware or if people will actually use it is anyone’s guess.
After hearing about the breathtaking figure of worldwide cellphone subscriptions just a couple of weeks back, we now have some new numbers shedding light on the telecommunication companies that are leading this “mobile phone revolution”.
With Softbank having confirmed the $20.1 billion Sprint acquisition earlier today, there doesn’t seem to be anything standing in the way of the T-Mobile/MetroPCS love affair.
After a very short time talking, Deutsche Telekom and MetroPCS have made a deal. Deutsche Telekom will pay MetroPCS $1.5 billion dollars and the 6th biggest cell carrier will merge with T-Mobile. For now, the companies plan to remain separate entities and manage their different user bases under their current names. The deal is expected to be finalized in early 2013.
Reports have it that Deutsche Telekom is planning to acquire super-regional carrier MetroPCS. While Deutsche Telekom’s planned sell-off of its T-Mobile subsidiary to AT&T last year did not push through, will the company succeed in merging T-Mobile with MetroPCS?
Mastercard was one of the first in the financial world to adopt mobile payments, and they were the first credit card company to embrace Google Wallet (Visa support came a few months later). So it’s... obvious they are serious about leading this market, because they think this is the future. But they may want something more than just partnering with their competitors and to make it universal for all user...