### Artemis is building a 4G network in SF to prove its pCell tech works

For the last year WebTV creator Steve Perlman has been trying to convince a skeptical wireless industry that his most recent startup…

### Cisco wades deeper into small cell waters with $310M Ubiquisys purchase Another month, another big acquisition to bolster Cisco's portfolio for mobile carriers. This time it's Ubiquisys, the highly-rated purveyor of small cells, SON technology and other operator-focused treats.… Read More ### JDSU picks up Arieso for$85M to help carriers serve heavy mobile data users

Arieso's technology analyzes mobile connection events to spot exactly where the heaviest users are, so operators can deploy small cells in those locations. For JDSU, this makes for a more comprehensive network testing portfolio.…

### AT&T shoots for 2015 launch of new LTE network

AT&T aims in three years to have a new LTE network up in the airwaves the FCC just approved for 4G use. In the rather plodding world of telecom, three years is a quick timeline. But AT&T has political and strategic reasons for moving soon.…

### Who’s eating up AT&T’s data capacity? It’s not new customers

What does a mobile network hosting 41.2 million smartphones look like? It’s a network where growth in data traffic far exceeds data revenue growth. AT&T is selling a lot of smartphones, but even millions of new iPhones don’t fully account for its huge spikes in traffic.…

### Verizon: In the game of 4G, spectrum trumps technology

Verizon has seen the future of cellular networking -- and it doesn’t look much different from today. In an FCC filing, Verizon dismissed a bevy of new wireless technologies and claimed the only way it can grow capacity is to layer more airwaves onto its current networks.…

### AT&T’s data traffic is actually doubling annually

AT&T is now claiming that its mobile data traffic is doubling every year, rather than increasing at a more modest 40 percent annual rate. The distinction is important because the faster AT&T’s networks become overloaded the more pressure it faces to find more spectrum.…

### Despite critics, Cisco stands by its data deluge

Cisco Systems’ oft-cited Visual Networking Index of the world’s projected mobile data consumption fell under some criticism this year as some operators' rapid growth seemed to peter off, but Cisco isn’t changing its forecasts. Rather, it is revising them upward, predicting even greater traffic growth.…

### AT&T: We did fine at the Super Bowl, but give us more spectrum

At the Super Bowl AT&T’s networks carried 215 GB of traffic, placed 74,204 phone calls and transmitted 722,296 SMS messages. AT&T reported no problems in handling the traffic and had, but in what is now becoming a common refrain, it used the event to lobby for more spectrum.…

### Is the spectrum crisis a myth?

Mobile operators insist we are fast approaching a mobile datapocalypse where their networks will no longer be able to meet mobile broadband demands. But are these claims of a spectrum crisis red herrings? A couple of telecom industry commentators think so, and they're calling the carriers out.…

### AT&T punishes its customers for T-Mo merger’s failure

Wondering why AT&T smartphone data rates just went up? Because the operator was denied its acquisition of T-Mobile – at least that’s what AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson implied Thursday. Ma Bell is still bitter about AT&T-Mo's failure and it's taking it out on its customers.…