Um Yeah, Wireless Companies Are Gonna Need More Of Your Money

Fueled by climbing fees, rapidly consolidating wireless service providers are flirting with squeezing their customers past the point of no return. While bills skyrocket, customers aren’t really seeing their quality of services keep apace and it’s getting insulting.

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It’s The Joey Chestnut-est of Times In Wireless

 

This year, Joey “Jaws” Chestnut won the annual July 4th Nathan’s hot dog eating contest for the 11th time, wolfing down a mind blowing 74 hot dogs in 10 minutes — a new world record. In 2007, when Chestnut first defeated previous champ Kobayashi, he only needed to get down 66 hot dogs to seal victory. And much like Chestnut, the most American of heroes, wireless companies too are embattled in a constant quest to feed themselves with more data, more users, more content, more everything, just to stay on top.

This week’s news, fitting for the competitive eating season, reflects the frenzied, ravenous state of wireless networks and their hamster-wheel pursuit to keep stuffing themselves overfull, just to stay in the game. Happy Independence Day America, your wireless network could always use a little something to eat. Whatcha got?

Those Fun Apps Are Spying On You

Rating: Cotton Candy 

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Scientists in Boston studied 17,000 popular Andriod apps and found that almost half of them allowed access to their users’ device camera and microphone. Oh, and by the way, that Fortnite game you can’t get enough of? It’s what they call a “magnet for malware.” Those fun games are sweet and delicious going down, but they’re actually terrible for you.

 

T-Mobile Gets On Board WIth RCS

Rating: Kombucha 

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RCS Messaging, which was just announced will be supported by T-Mobile, makes texting look more standard and like messaging, but right now only Sprint and T-Mobile are on board, meaning it’s not compatible with other, larger, carriers. Are they first adopters or chasing a technology no one’s looking for? For now, there’s likely to be a group of hard core fans while most other people just don’t really get what all the fuss is about.

 

Sling Goes A La Carte

Rating: Turkey Burger 

Cable is too heavy and weighs you down, but every once in a while you want to watch something and only cable will do. Now OTT player Sling offers a la carte options, without a subscription. All the gratification without the guilt.

 

Government Blocks China Mobile Bid For US License

Rating: Freedom Fries 

Competition is cool and all, but now that China Mobile has made moves to get licenses to operate in the U.S. the government has some serious security concerns with the operator closely tied to the Chinese government.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 Reasons 5G Will Kill Telecom

By Lanie Glittersparkle — Special to Daily Wireless News

 

If Mobile World Congress 2018 taught us anything it’s that telecom loves the idea of 5G’s future. But the industry is quickly realizing it has no idea how to get there. Because mobile operators are too often paralyzed by legacy tech and organizational inertia, 5G will be the ton of bricks that breaks their collective backs. Here are three reasons why 5G will kill the telecom industry:

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PAWR Initiative Will Pump Money Into Building 5G Test Networks In These Two U.S. Cities

In the global race for widespread 5G deployment, researchers along with the telecom industry has pushed the limits of lab testing and are ready to create larger test beds for 5G applications including VR and autonomous travel. The National Science Foundation has announced it will invest $100 million over then next seven years to build 5G test bed networks, starting with two U.S. cities, New York and Salt Lake City.

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