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Google-led plan to upend wireless industry gains momentum

A Google-led plan to overhaul how valuable airwaves are used for calls and texts is gaining momentum across the wireless industry, giving the company the chance to play a central role in networks of the future.


New iPhone tests a wireless industry scarred by price wars

A new iPhone means another opportunity for America’s wireless companies to engage in a knock-down, drag-out price war – if the carriers still have the stomach for it.


Mobile industry tiptoes towards 5G

Running short of dramatically new phone designs, leaders of the world's wireless industry agree their next big idea is 5G, shorthand for the fifth generation of networks they expect to have up and running by 2020.


US wireless carriers on mute as Supreme Court hears big privacy case

The US Supreme Court is set to consider a major cellphone privacy case later this month, but leading players in the wireless industry that is at the centre of the closely watched dispute are keeping their distance.


Deal to spur better 911 call locating for US cellphone users

Emergency responders will be able to better locate callers who dial 911 on their cellphones from indoors as the US wireless industry improves caller-location for the majority of such calls over the next six years.


Apple’s new iPhones said to miss out on higher-speed data links

Verizon Corp, AT&T Inc and the rest of the US wireless industry have a big boast for this year’s crop of smartphones: thanks to network upgrades, devices will be able to download as much as a gigabit of data in a single second – speeds 100 times faster than before.


Google says will not participate in 2016 US airwaves auction

Alphabet Inc's Google will not participate in the US Federal Communications Commission's upcoming auction of broadcast airwaves that can help the wireless industry improve coverage.


What to watch for in gadgets, deals from the biggest mobile show

Mobile World Congress, the wireless industry’s biggest conference, begins next week in Barcelona, where more than 100,000 people are set to see the latest smartphones, artificial intelligence devices and autonomous drones exhibited by roughly 2,300 companies.


Google Loon balloon web service taps board to lift business

Loon, the balloon-borne rural Internet service from Google parent Alphabet Inc, has recruited three wireless-industry leaders to help the company’s years-long effort to get the business off the ground.


Top gadgets at Mobile World Congress

From headsets that help you lose weight without dieting to a smart meat thermometer, here are five eye-catching devices on display at the Mobile World Congress, wireless industry's biggest conference which got underway Monday in Barcelona.