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The Bright Future of Distributed Antenna Systems

Crown Castle completed its $115 million acquisition of NewPath Networks last week, which builds and operates distributed antenna systems (DAS) networks. The deal underscores the increasing importance that technology will play in the future deployment of mobile services.…

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The Case for Subsidized Femtocells

Sprint has begun offering femtocells on a case-by-case basis to users who complain about in-home coverage problems. With market expectations huge, that's a long-overdue move that will further boost carrier revenues and should be mirrored by Sprint's competitors.…

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What Mobile Can Learn From the World Cup

Much of the data regarding how we used our handsets to keep up with the 2010 World Cup has been released. Here's what we can take away regarding how we use our handsets and how prepared network operators are to deliver the goods.…

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Mobile Security and the Internet of Things

A wave of new connected devices -- from cameras to heart monitors to your refrigerator -- will present a host of security concerns as the Internet of things begins to get legs. But those same issues will mean big opportunities for vendors of mobile security software.…

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How Consumers Are Influencing Enterprise Mobility

The emergence of the iPhone and other consumer-targeted smartphones is forcing IT departments to rethink corporate policies regarding mobile devices. And end users are increasingly at the center of these new policies where the lines between work and play are blurred.…

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Apple Hasn't Sewn Up the Tablet Market Yet

The iPad may lead the tablet market by leaps and bounds right now, but Apple's device isn't without its shortcomings. Which means the door is still open for vendors who can build a better — or less expensive — mousetrap.…

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BlackBerry 6: Lipstick on a Pig?

This week, Research In Motion is expected to trot out an upgraded version of its flagship operating system. But is BlackBerry's dated OS simply too antiquated to compete in the era of the superphone?…

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