Paul Kapustka

Senior Contributor

Opinions expressed by ICN authors are their own.

Paul Kapustka has been reporting on networking for a long list of publications since the late 1980s, with a focus on wireless systems since the early 2000s. Publications Paul's worked for include Unix Today!, Open Systems Today, CommunicationsWeek, InformationWeek, Red Herring, Light Reading and GigaOM.

Prior to starting Mobile Sports Report, Paul did research and analysis on 4G cellular deployments at his research firm, Sidecut Reports.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Paul Kapustka and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

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Wi-Fi on Buses and Trains: Better Service Ahead

In an era where Wi-Fi services are cropping up almost everywhere (you can now get Wi-Fi with your fries or while you're picking up lumber), it's still not so easy to get Wi-Fi while on the go, especially on public transit in most of...

Voice Over LTE Explained: Better Voice Quality Coming Soon to Your 4G Phone

Voice over LTE, or VoLTE, is similar to VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), which Internet voice applications such as Skype and Vonage use to support voice calls over a broadband connection.

Family Data Plans Likely Coming From Wireless Carriers

Years ago cell phone companies began offering “family plans” that provided a common bucket of voice minutes for use by anybody in the family who owned a cell phone. Now, in 2011, many voice devices have been replaced by data...

4G Wireless in America: Where We Are, Where We’re Headed

Since the wireless industry can't yet agree on a single definition for the term "4G," it should be no surprise that the 4G World show in Chicago this week saw top service providers deliver mixed messages about what consumers might be...

Why No-Contract Wireless Is on the Rise

An ever-growing number of service providers--joined most recently by Walmart and AT&T--now offer a wide array of prepaid or pay-as-you-go cellular service plans.

Samsung Craft: Hands On the First LTE 4G Phone

It was pure coincidence that I happened to be in Las Vegas on the very day MetroPCS launched the country's first Long Term Evolution (LTE) services, so I took the opportunity to chase down and test-drive the Samsung Craft phone,...

FAQ: Net Neutrality and Why You Should Care

I know, I know. You keep hearing this term and wonder what it really means. I’ve been following the story for five years now, and sometimes I still wonder myself. Is it something that could really end up affecting what I see or can’t...

Will Fed Intervention Curb or Protect Your Digital Freedom?

Considering the high-tech industry's expanding reach into everyday consumer life, it should be no surprise that Washington, D.C. has taken a closer look at the Internet economy of late.

4G Killer Apps: A Top Five

Imagine sitting on the grass in a shady park, watching flawless high-definition television on your connected tablet. Imagine pausing the program and switching over to a video call from your mother.

4G Wireless: 20 Questions Asked & Answered

As the proud owner of a 3G smartphone, you might have considered yourself a member of the leading edge of wireless services users. Then you started hearing ads and reading stories about something called "4G," and perhaps began...

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