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Global Wireless Solutions launches new version of enterprise-grade network diagnostic app

This one is for consumers
New iPhone app based on same powerful engine used in GWS’s enterprise product
Consumer app features streamlined interface for network testing

MARCH 24th 2015. Global Wireless Solutions (GWS), the world’s leading independent mobile network testing and analysis company, has released an iOS version [Apple iPhone] of its enterprise benchmarking app for consumers. The enterprise version of GWS’s app (currently only available on Android devices) is the most configurable diagnostic app on the market and was designed to allow RF engineers and other wireless experts to measure real-time engineering level data. Continue reading

microsoft band Microsoft Band tech info

Wearable bracelet with smartwatch-like capabilities

Full Technical Specifications

Supported mobile devices: Windows Phone 8.1 update with Bluetooth; iOS 7.1 or later (iPhone 4S, 5, 5C, 5S, 6, 6 Plus) & Android 4.3 – 4.4  with Bluetooth

Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0 (Low Energy)

Battery life: 48 hours of normal use; advanced functionality like GPS use will impact battery performance Continue reading

backhaul is weak link in LTE/5G chain - duffy Fastback Networks & Sub10 Systems merge

Press release

March 17th 2015. Fastback Networks.and Sub10 Systems have announced the merger of the two companies to create a single best of breed wireless backhaul company. The combined company is positioned on the leading edge of innovation for the high performance backhaul solutions essential to enable the pervasive deployment of LTE, LTE-A, VoLTE, 4G and 5G mobile networks. The combined entity will address what is forecast to be a $1.6 billion1 market for sub-6 GHz and millimeter-wave solutions, the fastest growing segments of the mobile backhaul market. Continue reading

Motorola Moto G (with LTE) – details

Tech Specifications
Operating System: Android 4.4.4, KitKat
System Architecture/Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU, Adreno 305 with 450 MHz GPU
Memory: (RAM): 1GB
Storage: 8GB Removable storage: Supports up to 32GB microSD card
Dimensions: Height: 141.5mm (5.57 inches); Width: 70.7mm (2.78 inches);
Curve: 6.0-11.0mm (0.24-0.43 inches)
Weight; 3G:149 grams (5.26 ounces); 4G: 155 grams (5.47 ounces)
Display: 5.0″ 720p HD 720×1280 [...]

MOTO_G_2ND The new Moto G now with 4G LTE

Exceptional phone; exceptional price – now faster

Press release

March 10th 2015: When Motorola launched the Moto G in 2013, it flipped the mobile industry on its head. Motorola proved that a truly great smartphone experience isn’t just a luxury for the few, but a choice for everyone. People around the world were thrilled. Its premium experience, combined with its exceptional price, has made the Moto G the company’s best-selling smartphone ever. Building off the success of the original, Motorola has recently announced here the second-generation Moto G with a larger, sharper display and an SD slot for expandable storage, among other features. Now, Motorola is offering consumers even more choice with the addition of 4G LTE speed to Moto G. Continue reading

merges hardware & software like never before - ive Apple Watch available in nine countries on April 24th

Press release

March 9th 2015. Apple has announced that Apple Watch, its most personal device yet and the newest innovative addition to Apple’s ecosystem, will be available on Friday April 24th [2015] to customers in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the UK and the USA. Apple Watch is an incredibly accurate timepiece, an intimate and immediate communication device and a groundbreaking health and fitness companion. Highly customisable for personal expression, Apple Watch also brings an entirely new way to receive information at a glance and interact with the world through third-party app experiences designed specifically for the wrist. Continue reading

travelsim_logo TravelSim launching flat unlimited worldwide data roaming billing

Q2 ’15 will see the pre-paid international communications leader introduce the 1st flat monthly data roaming rates worldwide

Press release

March 3rd 2015. Telecoms innovator, Top Connect has announced that its world’s leading pre-paid international mobile communications service – Travel Sim will introduce flat rate billing and unlimited 3G roaming from Q2 2015. Flat rate roaming will apply only to existing and new subscribers of its data only package. TravelSim has been in lengthy negotiations with its worldwide network of Tier One GSM carriers and agreement has now been reached with all to enable TravelSim to announce flat roaming charges covering 190 countries. Continue reading

ikea home spot New IKEA Collection blends style with Qi wireless charging functionality

IKEA’s home furnishings embed charging spots and propel Qi further into mainstream adoption

Press release

March 1st 2015. Global home furnishings retailer, IKEA, has announced a product launch of Qi-powered bedside tables, lamps and desks that eliminates cable mess and makes it easier to stay connected with always-charged mobile devices. IKEA said the wireless charging home furnishings will be available in Europe and North America this April, followed by a global rollout. The announcement here girds support for Qi – the leading global wireless charging standard from the Wireless Power Consortium. Continue reading

blackberry_leap BlackBerry introduces BlackBerry Leap

Press release
Intended for young mobile professionals who value security & privacy
Modern & powerful design package

New five-inch all-touch smartphone with BlackBerry 10.3.1 OS, long battery life and best-in-class virtual keyboard optimizes personal productivity and control

March 3rd 2015. BlackBerry Limited, a global leader in mobile communications, has introduced the new BlackBerry Leap smartphone for 4G LTE networks. The BlackBerry Leap is an affordable all-touch smartphone in a modern and powerful design that is built for career builders and companies who value security and privacy when pushing their productivity to the next level. Continue reading

Smartphone ownership hits historic high among US millennial moms, surpassing laptop/PC ownership for the first time

New international study from IAB & BabyCenter shows reported time spent on mobile exceeding or approaching parity with TV in the USA, Brazil, Canada, China and UK

Press release

February 10th 2015. The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB), its Mobile Marketing Center of Excellence, and BabyCenter today released ‘2015 State of Modern Motherhood: Mobile and Media in the Lives of Moms,’ a research report that compares and contrasts the technology habits and media behaviors of online moms ages 18 to 32 in the USA, Brazil, Canada, China and the UK – revealing the importance for brands to focus on mobile to reach the coveted demographic of millennial moms around the world. Continue reading

UK’s telco businesses set to grow 4x faster than GDP in 2015

The picture is even brighter for 2016 – with average expected growth rising to 13%

Press release

February 9th 2015. Barclays’ Fast Growth Tech survey, which questioned owners and CEOs of UK tech firms1, has revealed that many of the telecom industry’s bright lights are feeling confident about delivering a stellar year of growth in 2015. The research, independently commissioned by Barclays’ Technology, Media and Telecoms team revealed that on average, telecoms businesses surveyed predicted that they will grow by 11 per cent over the course of the year. That’s over four times faster than the UK’s GDP forecast for 20152 (2.6 per cent). Continue reading

Goodspeed provides low cost data roaming in the Baltic


Press release
Goodspeed extends coverage to the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

1GB of data daily for just £4.90 (or $7.99)
Goodspeed spells the end of data roaming bill shock for international travellers

February 3rd 2015. International travellers can now enjoy low cost, high speed, secure mobile internet in the three Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania through the Goodspeed mobile Wi-fi service. Spelling the end of data roaming bill shock, the Goodspeed service now covers 64 countries including China, Western Europe, USA, South and Latin America, Canada, Russia and major destinations in Asia. The Baltic region of Northern Europe is fast emerging as popular business destination with Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania ranked in the top 25 friendliest countries in the world to conduct business.1. These European Union member countries are renowned for their advanced information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure with Estonia described as the most wired country in the world. Continue reading

Adyen Mobile Payments Index reveals 26% of global online transactions now over mobile

Latest figures from Adyen

Press release

January 28th 2015. Adyen, the global payments technology company, has published its quarterly Mobile Payments Index, which tracks mobile payment data from web-based transactions across Adyen’s customer base. As the world shifts to mobile, the latest Index reveals a surge in mobile payment share of online transactions, marking the first time mobile payments have accounted for more than a quarter of global online payments since Adyen started publishing the Mobile Payments Index in June 2013. Continue reading

HWL in exclusive negotiations with Telefónica to potentially acquire O2 UK

Press release

January 23rd 2015. Hutchison Whampoa Limited (HWL), parent company of UK telecom operator Three UK, has announced that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with Telefónica over a period of several weeks for the potential acquisition of Telefónica’s UK subsidiary, O2 UK, for an indicative price in cash of £9.25 billion. Thiswould be paid at closing, and deferred upside interest sharing payments of up to a further £1 billion in the aggregate payable after the cumulative cash flow of the combined businesses of Hutchison 3G UK Limited and O2 UK has reached an agreed threshold. Continue reading

- sah ZeroDesktop launches QualityTime on Play

Discover smartphone habits and manage a digital diet

Press release

January 20th 2015. ZeroDesktop launches QualityTime, a self-help Android app that allows users to reduce, monitor and be aware of the amount of time they spend on their smartphones and favourite apps. The app provides a fun, visual, and easy-to-navigate personal log or ‘timeline’ of their smartphone use. And people even have the option to share their mobile use times on social media with friends. With statistics showing that most people sleep next to their smartphones, and 90 per cent regularly overuse their device, QualityTime is ideal for those suffering from smartphone addiction. Continue reading