Apple Dethroned by Samsung as Smartphone Market Recovers
April 15, 2024

Apple’s reign as the world’s top smartphone maker was short-lived. The iPhone maker supplanted Samsung late last year as the number-one seller of the devices, though Samsung regained the crown during this year’s first quarter, according to a report Sunday (April 14) by IDC. That...

DHS, FBI Investigating Service Outage on AT&T Mobile Network
February 22, 2024

Several federal agencies are working with AT&T to identify the cause of a widespread service outage that struck the company’s mobile network Thursday (Feb. 22).  An undetermined number of AT&T customers in the United States were unable to use their mobile phones for a time Thursday as...

T-Mobile and SpaceX to Test Satellite-to-Cell Service
January 03, 2024

T-Mobile and SpaceX have taken another step toward their plan to build global connectivity.  SpaceX launched the first set of Starlink satellites with Direct to Cell capabilities on Tuesday (Jan. 2), enabling the beginning of field testing on a new service that will provide T-Mobile customers with connectivity...

India Outkicking Its 5G Coverage, Says Ericsson Exec at Davos
January 18, 2023

5G networks are just around the corner from being just around the corner . This, as Börje Ekholm the CEO of Ericsson AB, one of the world’s leading telecom equipment manufacturers, told a panel at the World Economic Forum’s 2023 Davos event that India is...

Google Debuts Lower-Cost Pixels as iPhone Demand Shrinks
October 06, 2022

Google unveiled a suite of new products Thursday (Oct. 6), including its first-ever watch and phones priced lower than the ones offered by market leaders Apple and Samsung. Announced in a company blog post, the products include Google’s Pixel 7 and Pixel 7 Pro phones,...

Nigeria Implements 5% Mobile Services Tax
August 12, 2022

As it deals with a growing financial crisis, Nigeria is preparing to implement a 5% tax on voice calls, text messages and mobile data. As Bloomberg News reported Friday (Aug. 12), Nigerian Finance Minister Zainab Ahmed announced the tax in a statement outlining the country’s...

5G to Transform Fan Experience at Indy 500
May 25, 2022

With the help of 5G, fans watching this weekend’s Indianapolis 500 will be able to see the action from several viewpoints, virtually stand on the track and in the pit and sit in on the drivers’ meeting.  Verizon reported Tuesday (May 24) that it will...

FAA Investigating Pilot Reports of Possible 5G Interference
February 03, 2022

Fears that pilots would experience possible interference from 5G wireless signals near U.S. airports have come true, Bloomberg reported Wednesday (Feb. 2). Since the mobile service was implemented in mid-January, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said the agency has received more than 100 pilot reports...

Mobile Carriers Roll out New Tools in Fight Against Robocalls
January 31, 2022

Wary of scams and tired of picking up what turn out to be robocalls, consumers are missing important calls due to their reluctance to answer the phone. This impacts businesses as well as consumers since they may be trying to reach a customer with information...