$224 Million Lawsuit Filed Against AT&T Over SIM Swap Fraud

A $224 million lawsuit has now been brought against AT&T by Michael Terpin alleging “SIM swap” fraud, the result of what happens when someone contacts a carrier with the intention of swapping the data associated with someone else’s SIM card to one they control. This isn’t an uncommon occurrence and has even been presented as […]

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RootMetrics Ranks Top U.S. Cities For Mobile During 1H 2018

Knoxville, St. Louis, and Minneapolis have been listed as the top three cities for the best overall mobile experience according to the 1H 2018 U.S. metropolitan rankings recently released by research firm RootMetrics. Although not the biggest cities in the country, of the 125 listed in the report, those three stood above the majority of […]

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FCC Seeks Input On LTE Speeds For Yearly Telecom Inquiry

In accordance with the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the FCC is now opening its annual investigation to ensure that the data rates being delivered to wireless customers qualify as “advanced telecommunications.” The goal of the act is to ensure that the latest available telecommunications technology — in this case, 4G LTE — is available to every American […]

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DHS-Funded Research Reveals Mobile Flaws Affecting Millions

New vulnerabilities that affect millions of smartphone users in the U.S. alone have now been reported by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at this year’s Black Hat USA 2018 conference. The news follows DHS-funded research conducted by Kryptowire, with manufacturers of the devices receiving notification of the problem back in February. The flaws themselves […]

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“Nearly Impossible” For The US To Catch China In 5G: Deloitte

China is now outspending the United States in the global 5G race and is deploying next-generation wireless technologies at an unprecedented pace, a Tuesday report from market insight firm Deloitte found. Together with a number of other countries in the region, China is on its way to create “a 5G tsunami,” making it “nearly impossible” for […]

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DOJ Argues AT&T-Time Warner Approval Ignored Common Sense

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has officially filed an appeal in response to D.C. District Judge Richard Leon’s ruling in favor of a merger between Time Warner and AT&T. The agency hopes to block the merger from proceeding despite the transaction having already been closed by the carrier, stating that the ruling was “erroneous” […]

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DISH Says It Shares The FCC’s 5G Ambitions: To Make The US No. 1

DISH Network’s ambitions for a 5G wireless network are the same as the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC), according to new comments that have been attributed to DISH’s Chairman, Charlie Ergen during the company’s quarterly earnings call. As a result, Ergen argued the FCC should completely support DISH’s 5G plans and ambitions. These comments were largely […]

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FCC Votes To Change Access To Utility Poles For 5G Rollout

The FCC is aiming both to promote the spread of broadband and prepare for 5G networking with a new “One Touch Make Ready” approach to U.S. infrastructure handling. Previously, each company with equipment attached to a pole was required to move its own hardware around to make room for new utilities and that had to be […]

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T-Mobile To Announce Next Un-carrier Move On August 15

T-Mobile has now confirmed its next “Un-carrier” move will take place on August 15, 2018. Although that was largely the extent to the information provided due to T-Mobile not offering any indication as to what will be on offer with this latest industry announcement. In fact, T-Mobile’s CEO, John Legere, specifically remaining coy when making […]

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Report: Comcast & Charter Only ISP Option For 68M Americans

According to a new report that was published today, about 68 million Americans have to choose from either Charter or Comcast for decent Internet speeds (25Mbps up and 3Mbps down). The report also found that while AT&T and Comcast have built out some gigabit Internet around the country, it has really only been built in […]

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