Verizon first to offer cellphone roaming in Cuba

Previously, phone communication between the two countries had to pass through third countries


NEW YORK (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc announced on Thursday it would begin to offer roaming wireless service in Cuba next week, becoming the first U.S. company to do so.

The announcement by the No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier follows the restoration of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States in July after 54 years.

The United States has set connectivity as a priority in its new relationship with the communist-run island.

Sprint's plan for new iPhone trumps other U.S. carriers

In fiercely competitive wireless industry, launch is chance for carriers to lure customers


(Reuters) - Want to own the new iPhone without burning a hole in your pocket every month? Sprint seems to be the cheapest option in the United States.

Sprint Corp's offer for the 16 GB iPhone 6S with a basic data, calling and text plan costs between $3 and $10.50 less per month than a competing offer from the other three top U.S. carriers.

The competition in the U.S. wireless industry is fierce and the launch of the newest iPhone iteration on Wednesday is a chance for carriers to lure customers away from their rivals.

Enter Samsung Pay? Smartphone giant seeks mobile payments spark

Hopes the new service will set its phones apart from competing devices


SEOUL (Reuters) - In a new Samsung Electronics Co ad, a mysterious monk strides through a supermarket to a hip-hop beat using his staff to wizard groceries into a cart. At the checkout, an acolyte whips out a smartphone to settle up using Samsung's new mobile payment system, as if by magic.

The tongue-in-cheek nod to martial arts movies is a plug for Samsung Pay, a technology to be rolled out in the United States later this month that allows customers to pay for goods by simply placing their handsets on or next to a point-of-sale terminal.

Google won't have easy ride back into China

Pulled most services out five years ago after refusing to continue self-censoring search results


SINGAPORE/BEIJING (Reuters) - Google Inc CEO Sundar Pichai has made no secret that he wants to get back into China via Google Play, the app store for its Android mobile operating system.

But it's unlikely to be a smooth ride.

Google largely pulled its services out of China five years ago after refusing to continue self-censoring its search results. Since then, it has maintained a limited presence in the world's biggest Internet market, but most of its services, including Play, have been rendered borderline inaccessible.

AT&T And Telogis Expand Efforts To Connect Fleets Across The Globe

Complete wireless network that enables two-way, real-time data communication between the vehicle and office

CTIA SuperMobility Week

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* and Telogis, a SaaS-based connected vehicle technology provider, have announced a collaboration to offer solutions for companies with mobile workforces. Connecting vehicles of all sizes from small trucks to 18-wheelers and heavy equipment, the combination of AT&T's global network and Telogis' telematics, compliance, and mobile and navigation software creates full-fleet solutions for businesses around the world.

TCS Introduces Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) for TCS Messaging and Location Technology

New architecture is expected to enable customers to build specific and individualized networks that address their changing needs

CTIA SuperMobility Week

ANNAPOLIS, Md. and LAS VEGAS, Sept. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc., a provider of secure wireless communication technology, today announced that by year's end TCS will offer Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) for all of its technology solutions for location-based services and messaging. Integrating NFV enables TCS customers, including global wireless operators and enterprises, to virtualize entire classes of network node functions into communication services that will cost-effectively run on common off-the-shelf, non-proprietary hardware platforms.

Large Mobile Operators Expand 4G Services Throughout North America with Ceragon's IP-20 Platform

Complete wireless backhaul solution that enables them to meet their operational efficiency targets

CTIA SuperMobility Week

LITTLE FALLS, New Jersey, September 9, 2015 - wireless backhaul specialist Ceragon Networks Ltd. today announced that three large North American mobile operators, all existing Ceragon customers, are deploying its IP-20 platform for their separate 4G network expansion and modernization projects.

Mosaik Solutions Empowers IoT Players with New In-Building Wireless Network Performance Testing Capability

Signal Insights enables mobile operators, system integrators, venue owners and M2M players to better manage indoor cellular and Wi-Fi user experiences

CTIA SuperMobility Week

LAS VEGAS – September 9, 2015 – Mosaik Solutions, a provider of telecom business intelligence and visualization services, today announces the new Indoor Mode for Signal Insights.  Launched at Super Mobility Week 2014, Signal Insights is the premier software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution that analyzes the signal and throughput quality of cellular and Wi-Fi networks. The Indoor Mode is easy to use and scalable for companies that depend on quality cellular and/or Wi-Fi indoor connectivity for their guests, employees, customers or M2M services.

Parsec Technologies Announces New Penta-Band LTE Antenna for IoT Applications

High Efficiency With Small Ground Plane Requirements

CTIA SuperMobility Week

Plano, Texas – Parsec Technologies, Inc., a global provider of advanced antenna and semiconductor technology announces a new line of high efficiency LTE antennas beginning with the PTA700-LTE Antenna. Parsec’s PTA-700-LTE Cellular Antenna is a penta-band, surface mount (SMT) antenna based on a revolutionary structure which provides broadband high efficiency cellular connectivity for a variety of devices in the IoT and M2M space. It delivers reliable, 60% efficiency in a design that has a small 1.5” x 2.0” ground plane requirement, with no external matching components needed.

Verizon launches trial of mobile video service in test for telecom industry

Aims to prove that telecom players can compete with mobile ad industry titans Google and Facebook


NEW YORK (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc will launch a trial version of its new mobile video service on Tuesday, aiming to prove that telecom players can compete with mobile ad industry titans Google Inc and Facebook Inc.

Verizon said its service, a mobile app dubbed "go90", will be offered initially to a select set of its own customers, with advertisements from well-known brands, which it declined to name, but without newly acquired ad technology from AOL, the media company it bought in June for $4.4 billion.

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