"What that means is that when the network gets crowded, Verizon will prioritize 4G customers who buy their data by the gigabyte over unlimited plan customers who fall into the top fifth percentile of monthly data usage," explains Gigaom's Kevin Flitchard.
On Tuesday (May 20) Telstra announced plans to create one of the world's largest public Wi-Fi networks, by interconnecting tens of thousands of its customers' home broadband modems with dedicated public hotspots across Australia.
"The telco will roll out special home broadband modems that perform their regular function but take any unused spectrum to create a public Wi-Fi hotspot for anybody nearby to use," wrote the AAP (May 20).
Gigaom reported today that the Federal Communications Commission intends to limit the amount of wireless spectrum the two largest U.S. carriers can buy.
The FCC recently circulated proposed rules for low-band spectrum auction "that would limit Verizon and AT&T’s ability to bid on all licenses in markets where competition for frequencies is particular intense," wrote Gigaom's Kevin Flitchard.
As CTIA 2012 kicked off in New Orleans today, the tech media and analysts were on the lookout for latest in mobile payment technology.
"Credit card companies are poised to make their pitch in the mobile payments space, an arena where startups like Square and Silicon Valley tech companies like Intuit and eBay's PayPal have been dictating much of the conversation," wrote CNBC's Jon Fortt yesterday.