Gigaom today published a fascinating infographic detailing "a visual history of U.S. mobile companies" (excerpt shown above). The timeline highlights the many mergers and acquisitions leading to the creation of the "Big Four" carriers serving the U.S. mobile marketplace today.
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.
The Associated Press reported today that U.S. carriers -- via wireless lobbying group CTIA -- made an about face on 'kill switch' legislation requiring manufacturers and carriers to offer consumers a means of rendering their phones inoperable if stolen.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 hit store shelves today and although Samsung was touting a new feature called "Download Booster," three of the Big Four U.S. carriers (Verizon, AT&T and Sprint) have removed the feature.