Cell Phones and Cellular Technology

  • August 10, 2009 10 Aug'09

    Want mobile carrier openness? Be careful what you wish for!

    What would happen if the carrier exclusivity that we've grown accustomed to for our mobile devices were to end? In this article, Jack Gold of J. Gold Associates looks at the pros and cons if exclusivity arrangements were to be regulated out of ...

  • August 05, 2008 05 Aug'08

    Verizon may offer global solution with CDMA, GSM-enabled phone

    Verizon might be planning to offer a Motorola phone with both CDMA and GSM support to satisfy global road warrior customers.

  • May 20, 2008 20 May'08

    CDMA and GSM: What's the difference?

    The differences between competing cell phone technologies, CDMA and GSM, are discussed in this article inspired by a reader's question.

  • March 24, 2008 24 Mar'08

    Verizon gains 700 MHz spectrum, beats Google's bid

    Though Google put on a great show for moving into wireless service, Verizon recently beat out all bids on the 700 MHz spectrum auction. The nationwide wireless service provider obtain both its C block of the spectrum in addition to numerous licenses...

  • April 18, 2007 18 Apr'07

    Cellular signal strengthened by multi-carrier approach

    Cellular signals got a boost at a Florida healthcare organization after it deployed an internal multi-carrier system.

  • August 24, 2005 24 Aug'05

    Wireless A-Z

    Cellular wireless WAN technology means that IT pros have a new set of acronyms to learn.

  • May 14, 2004 14 May'04

    Cracked Bluetooth

    Opinion: The security issues surrounding Bluetooth are creating a dilemma for some IT shops. Should they ban Bluetooth outright and risk unregulated usage, or find another approach? Right now, there's no clear answer.

  • February 27, 2004 27 Feb'04

    A good week for the road warrior

    As I started writing this column, I received an e-mail update from Tony Roman, T-Mobile's manager for international data roaming. He had followed up with Telestet, the Greek mobile operator, regarding the January 08, 2004 08 Jan'04

    Analyst: Enterprises poised to benefit from carrier swapping rules

    Beginning Nov. 24, U.S. wireless customers gained the option of keeping their phone numbers when they switch from one wireless carrier to another. The change, known as wireless local number portability (WLNP) was forced on reluctant carriers by the ...

  • September 18, 2003 18 Sep'03

    MIPI Alliance: Standards group or Nokia's pawn?

    Nokia has been the driving force behind the budding MIPI Alliance standards group, but some believe the organization is merely Nokia's attempt to lock competitors out of the cellular handset industry.

  • June 04, 2003 04 Jun'03

    New vendors take aim at CDMA market

    Qualcomm has owned the market for CDMA handsets from the beginning, but a rash of competitors are moving in. The451 says more vendor options could spur an intense round of CDMA device pricing wars.