Comcast announced plans to roll out Xfinity Prepaid Services, which is a pay-as-you-go option that lets customers sign up for TV or Internet service and “refill” their subscription any time, for either seven or 30 days.
Comcast also inked a deal with Boost Mobile to offer Xfinity Prepaid at select Boost Mobile locations later this year and all 4,400 Boost Mobile locations within Comcast’s service area by the end of next year.
A new report from Zenith Optimedia has predicted mobile devices will overtake fixed devices to become the main platform for viewing online video this year. The report says consumers around the world will spend an average of 19.7 minutes a day viewing online videos on their mobile devices (smartphones and tablets), compared to 16 minutes on fixed devices (desktop computers and smart TV sets).
Verizon is now accepting preorders for the Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Force Droid and Moto Mods. The smartphones will be available in Verizon stores on July 28.
Huawei and Vodafone have completed a 5G millimeter wave field test at Vodafone Emerald House in Newbury, United Kingdom. The test covered SU-MIMO (Single User Multiple Input Multiple Output) with a strong reflection path to reach 20 Gbps UE peak rate, and MU-MIMO (Multi User Multiple Input Multiple Output) for long-range UE to reach 10 Gbps peak rate. It is the world’s first 5G outdoor field test at E-Band reaching 20 Gbps peak rate for a single user device with high spectrum efficiency, Huawei said.
T-Mobile said it will offer postpaid customers unlimited high-speed data, talk and text in Brazil for the entire month of August in honor of the 2016 Olympics. The Un-carrier said it is also giving the families of U.S. athletes free T-Mobile service along with a Samsung Galaxy S7 edge and a Samsung Gear 360 camera through October.
Valencell, a wearable and hearable biometric sensor company, announced Samsung Electronics has licensed Valencell’s patent portfolio for use in its hearable devices, including the Samsung Gear IconX cord-free fitness earbuds.
Openet, a supplier of real-time business support and customer engagement systems, announced it has enabled a new in-car WiFi service for Orange Slovakia. The new solution enables connectivity via WiFi to the Orange Slovakia’s mobile network. Orange Slovakia now supports multiple devices connected to different content via a single in-car router.