Telecoms news from USA
The USA's Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) says that it is forming the Driver Device Interface Working Group to develop industry standards and/or best practices for designing consumer electronics products ...more.
USA based AT&T has deployed a number of free phone chargers around New York City, all powered by solar energy as part of a pilot trial of the facility. ...more.
USA based Sprint has decided to take legal action after the board of its Clearwire subsidiary recommended a rival offer to buy out the minority shareholders from Dish Network. ...more.
USA based Sprint Nextel has launched its LTE network in a further 22 cities across the country. ...more.
Just six weeks after completing its merger with MetroPCS, T-Mobile USA has started the migration of MetroPCS customers onto its HSPA+ and LTE network is ahead of planned schedule. ...more.
The public transport authority in the US city of New Jersey has signed a Wi-Fi coverage agreement with Cablevision for services in stations and onboard trains. ...more.
The USA's President has announced several new initiatives to bolster the availability of wireless spectrum for mobile broadband services. ...more.
USA based MVNO, Tag Mobile has launched a new prepaid tariff across its nationwide network. ...more.
A campaign has been set up in the USA to encourage the mobile phone industry to adopt technologies that would deter theft by drying up the secondary market on which stolen devices are sold. ...more.
USA based Dish Network and nTelos have deployed a trial fixed wireless LTE service in rural Virginia using wireless spectrum in the 2.5 GHz range. ...more.
First Data has introduced the next phase of Pogo>, which first launched in 2012 as a mobile payment solution for the small business and emerging merchant community in the USA. ...more.
Apple is planning a major revamp of its advertising as the company seeks to highlight the quality and reliability of its products. ...more.
Clearwire, the USA based WiMAX to LTE network that is currently subject to a takeover bid from Sprint Nextel has voted in favour of a rival takeover bid from Dish Network, even though it would leave Sprint as the majority owner anyway. ...more.
Hands-free technologies might make it easier for motorists to text, talk on the phone, or even use Facebook while they drive, but new findings show dangerous mental distractions exist even when drivers keep their hands on the wheel and their eyes on the road. ...more.
The USA and Canada added 58 million HSPA and LTE mobile broadband connections annually at the first quarter, which translates to mobile broadband now comprising 49 percent of all mobile connections in the region, ...more.
The American Civil Liberties Union and the New York Civil Liberties Union have jointly filed a constitutional challenge to a surveillance program under which the National Security Agency (NSA) vacuums up information about every phone call placed within, from, or to the United States. ...more.
After building thousands Wi-Fi Zones in New York Gowex says that it has now deployed 450 Wi-Fi Zones in the city of San Francisco. ...more.
USA based AT&T has changed its handset upgrade policy and is scrapping the option for a customer on a 2-year contract to seek an upgrade at the 20th month. ...more.
USA based AT&T has announced the launch of Push-to-Talk capabilities for users of Apple's iPhone. ...more.
USA based Sprint Nextel is to start sales of a sub-$100 Android smartphone from later this week. ...more.