China-based ZTE has partnered with Verizon Wireless to offer the Salute phone, an entry-level device that will sell for about $20. The alliance with Verizon is ZTE's first with a top-tier U.S. carrier; it previously made phones for MetroPCS.
U.K. media regulator Ofcom has decided to allow companies to make use of low-powered Ultra-Wideband for devices without having to have a license. "Where possible, we want to remove restrictions on the use of spectrum to allow the market to develop new and innovative services ...," Ofcom's Chief Executive Ed Richards said.
Telecom Argentina grew its wireless-subscription base in the second quarter, fueled in large part by economic growth in the country where mobile-phone penetration has reached 82%. Combined with the sale of its phone book division, the subscriber increase helped the company to double its second-quarter profit to $80 million.
Consumers continue to rid themselves of cable clutter as a variety of wireless technologies have entered the marketplace. In this article, BBC News details several popular wireless technologies, such as Zigbee, NFC, wireless USB and the ever-present Bluetooth.