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  • UK mobile operators join forces to combat text spam

    U.K. mobile network operators EE, O2, Three and Vodafone have teamed up with the U.K. Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) to try to stop and punish companies that are sending spam text messages.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs20 March 14 12:34
  • Embedded SIM spec ushers in new era for machine communications

    The GSM Association, operators and vendors have published a specification that enables remote provisioning of embedded SIM identification modules, which should cut the cost of connecting cars and utility meters to the Internet.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs19 Dec. 13 17:06
  • Mobile devices: Too much of a good thing?

    Most of us have apparently decided we can't live without our favorite mobile device. Whether on public transportation, shopping or just walking down the street, you're more likely than not to be surrounded by people swiping screens, adjusting their earbuds or typing on a virtual screen.

    Written by Mary Brandel06 May 13 13:00
  • WhatsApp could face prosecution on poor privacy

    A yearlong investigation by government privacy watchdogs in Canada and the Netherlands identified major weaknesses in the way the WhatsApp cellphone messaging application handled the personal information of its users.

    Written by Martyn Williams28 Jan. 13 20:42
  • European operators join forces on communication services

    The largest European mobile operators are joining forces to launch their own instant messaging and content sharing applications under the "joyn" brand as they try to claw back some of traffic lost to Internet services.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs28 Nov. 12 19:34
  • HD Voice makes steady progress in mobile networks

    This year the number of operators that have implemented HD Voice has almost tripled, and more phones are also compatible with the technology, according to a report by industry organization GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association).

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs23 Nov. 11 03:21
  • China Mobile, China Unicom back NFC technology

    China Mobile and China Unicom, two of the country's largest mobile operators, said they plan to bring SIM card-based Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to their customers.

    Written by Michael Kan16 Nov. 11 15:41
  • Spectrum for rural 4G auctioned off in Sweden

    Four operators will be able to offer mobile broadband in the 800MHz band, which is especially well-suited for rural areas, after a spectrum auction in Sweden, local telecommunications regulator PTS said on Friday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs05 March 11 05:17
  • Five things you need to know about LTE

    1. It really is fast. TeliaSonera, the Swedish carrier that in 2009 launched the first major commercial long-term evolution (LTE) service, delivered an average downstream speed of 33.4Mbps in informal tests last year. Verizon Wireless, which is using narrower spectrum bands, estimates that even on a fully loaded network, individual subscribers will get between 5Mbps and 12Mbps downstream and about 2Mbps to 5Mbps upstream.

    Written by Stephen Lawson25 Feb. 11 04:17
  • Voice over LTE inches closer to reality

    Mobile network operators and their equipment suppliers are working hard to make telephony over data-oriented LTE (Long-Term Evolution) mobile networks a reality, with the number of demos at Mobile World Congress a sign they are getting closer.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs14 Feb. 11 22:17
  • Remote-controlled SIMs could expand the mobile market

    A task force led by the GSM Association will take a look at how SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) cards embedded in non-phone devices can be remotely programmed and activated, in an effort to expand the use of mobile broadband , the organization said on Thursday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs18 Nov. 10 22:43
  • New 'Kraken' GSM-cracking software is released

    The GSM technology used by the majority of the world's mobile phones will get some scrutiny at next week's Black Hat security conference, and what the security researchers there have to say isn't pretty.

    Written by Robert McMillan22 July 10 12:18
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