AT&T is joining the rest of the tech world in selling anonymous, aggregated information about its customers usage habits. The surprising thing is it didn’t do this sooner.
We know the NSA is collecting our call records, but there are far bigger fonts of information carriers hold. The mobile network is highly managed, tracking our internet habits from the websites we visit to the apps we use.
The reports circulating the web that Apple is in cahoots with the carriers to restrict your iPhone’s speeds are just plain wrong.
Content providers will soon pay mobile carriers to exempt their traffic from consumers’ mobile data plans, says AT&T’s Randall Stephenson. That may seem like a good deal for consumers but in the long-term it’s actually a raw deal.
Oracle is loading up on telecom vendors that specialize in controlling and managing data and VoIP traffic as it traverses the network.
M2M outfit Jasper is investing in Tekelec’s policy server technology, which means it will be able to prioritize the traffic of certain machines over others. Why? Not all “things” in the internet of things are created equal.
Mobile operators may be key players in the mobile data revolution, building its broadband networks. But in the eyes of the markets, the telcos are seen as utilities, while their Valley counterparts are the ‘true’ high-tech innovators. A new study claims operators can change this.