Posts tagged with: mobile

AT&T mobile traffic dropped 10% in some cities during Facebook outage

AT&T saw notable drops in mobile traffic in major cities earlier this week when Facebook and its popular Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger apps went offline for hours during a massive global outage. In two cities, mobile traffic declines hit double digits...

Best way to deploy 5G mmWave? Use repeater tech, says Mobile Experts

What’s the best way to deploy a high capacity 5G millimeter wave network? Incorporate a mix of commercially available repeater tech, according to new research by Mobile Experts, which found operators could cut costs by as much as 52% compared...

Report: Altice looking to buy Ryan Reynolds-backed Mint Mobile

Mint Mobile has been enjoying brisk business the past year, and a report Thursday said it’s being shopped around to a new buyer for anywhere from $600 million to $800 million. The main contender in the buying spree is Altice...

Altice rebrands MVNO wireless service to Optimum Mobile

Altice USA on Friday announced a rebranding of its mobile service to Optimum Mobile nationwide, as the MVNO renews a push for wireless. The cable operator launched Altice Mobile-branded wireless service in 2019, originally riding on the legacy Sprint network...

Ericsson loses share, Nokia secures 5G win with China Mobile

China Mobile announced vendor awards for its latest round of 5G contracts, with Ericsson losing ground against a backdrop of geopolitical tensions and Nokia notably scoring a 5G RAN win in China. Ericsson had already warned it was at risk...

Rakuten Mobile shows high-speed processing in 5G core trial with NEC, Intel

Rakuten Mobile achieved high-speed processing for containerized user plane function (UPF) in a standalone 5G core lab trial, with partners NEC and Intel. In a disaggregated 5G network architecture, the control plane and user plane can be decoupled, enabling independent...

Yahoo Mobile prepares for shutdown

Yahoo Mobile, one of Verizon’s prepaid brands, is shutting down and giving customers an “amazing option” for cell phone service. That option happens to be Visible, another one of Verizon’s prepaid brands. Visible is the all-digital brand, targeting Millennials, and...

Boost Mobile bets on DraftKings as a partner

Boost Mobile is betting that online betting will boost its appeal to new customers. The Dish Network-owned reseller of T-Mobile’s service announced a partnership Thursday with DraftKings that will spot Boost subscribers in the right states a little extra money...

Rakuten Mobile losses rise to $887 million in Q1

Rakuten Mobile saw operating costs rise higher in the first quarter as the carrier aims to cover 96% of Japan’s population with service by this summer. April marked the one-year anniversary of Rakuten Mobile’s 4G LTE network launch, which touts...

Boost Mobile takes new tack with telemedicine, wireless bundle

Dish-owned Boost Mobile is looking to enhance its value proposition for wireless customers by adding access to doctors and telemedicine through a new partnership with mobile platform K Health. Starting early this summer Boost is offering K Health healthcare services...