Mobile Technology Association of Michigan news, topics and events.

Smart City/Mobility Expert Carla Bailo On CAAT Conference And Mobility

GRAND RAPIDS - Carla Bailo recently returned to Michigan to lead the Center for Automotive Research as its President and CEO after her groundbreaking work at The Ohio State University led them to win the 2016 U.S. Department of Transportation Smart City Challenge. Now Carla shares her expertise with a Michigan audience as the keynote

AT&T Boosts Mobile Internet Capacity At DTW

DETROIT - AT&T announced it has boosted its mobile internet capacity around Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport by upgrading an antenna system that will give customers faster, more reliable wireless service. The network upgrade is on the Distributed Antenna System, which consists of strategically placed antennas to distribute AT&T’s wireless network coverage to the North

By |2018-02-23T12:19:45-05:00February 23rd, 2018|Connected Tech, ESD, Mobile MI|

Global Smartphone Sales Decline For First Time Since 2004

EGHAM, United Kingdom - For the first time since 2004, smartphone sales to consumers declined in the fourth quarter of 2017 from the same three months a year before as people keep their phones longer or upgrades slow. Gartner reported global sales of smartphones to end users totaled nearly 408 million units in the fourth

By |2018-02-22T21:41:20-05:00February 22nd, 2018|Connected Tech, Mobile MI|

CloudTech1 CEO Beckers Talks IoT TechConnect, Disaster Recovery As A Service

ROYAL OAK - Rick Beckers, CEO of CloudTech1.Com, is co-producing IoT TechConnect with MITechNews.Com. He joins Mike Brennan on M2 TechCast to discuss the event scheduled for April 4 at the Troy Marriott. Rick said he’s hoping to attract far more than one thousand attendees. Highlights of IoT TechConnect is an IoT Pitch Competition hosted

By |2018-02-17T14:41:59-05:00February 17th, 2018|Connected Tech, IoT, M2 TechCast, Podcasts|

MTAM Seeks Volunteers To Serve Mobile Monday Michigan Events

DETROIT – Have you enjoyed attending an MTAM Mobile Monday Michigan event at one of our chapters in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids or Lansing? Have you benefitted from education you received from an expert speaker, or contacts you made at one of our monthly events? Have you thought about finding a way to be

By |2018-02-09T09:47:39-05:00February 9th, 2018|Connected Tech, Mobile MI|

J.D. Power Study: Unlimited Data Plans Magic Elixir For Wireless Quality, BYOD Not So Much

COSTA MESA, Calif. - Unlimited data plans are the magic elixir for wireless network quality, while “bring your own device” promotions are having the opposite effect, according to the J.D. Power 2018 U.S. Wireless Network Quality Performance Study –Volume 1. The study finds that customers with unlimited data plans experience a lower incidence of overall network problems,

By |2018-02-04T16:01:57-05:00February 4th, 2018|Connected Tech, Mobile MI|

J.D. Power Study: Could Social Media Get Better Response From Wireless Carriers?

COSTA MESA, Calif - Could social media be realizing its true calling as the ultimate customer service channel? According to the J.D. Power 2018 U.S. Wireless Customer Care Full-Service Performance Study overall satisfaction is highest when customers ask questions or make requests of their wireless carriers via social media. “Personalized feedback, rapid-fire response time and interaction

By |2018-01-28T16:37:32-05:00January 28th, 2018|Connected Tech, Mobile MI|

Mobile Monday Detroit To Hear CES, NAIAS Recaps From Michiganders Who Attended

DETROIT – As is always the case, January is a busy month in terms of major industry events for Michigan businesses, and 2018 was no exception. Two major events took place in January that are of great importance to firms in our state, CES in Las Vegas, and NAIAS in Detroit. Mobile Monday Detroit has

By |2018-01-26T08:40:03-05:00January 26th, 2018|Connected Tech, Mobile MI|

PlanetM To Recognize Mobility, Connected Tech Award Winners At Detroit Auto Show

 DETROIT - PlanetM, the mobility effort launched by Gov. Rick Snyder, announced Tuesday the category winners and finalists for the 2018 PlanetM Awards that showcase innovations in mobility platforms and technologies. Winners will be recognized at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in January at Cobo Center.  The PlanetM Awards are a partnership between PlanetM,

By |2017-12-14T20:28:40-05:00December 13th, 2017|Connected Tech, Featured, IoT, Mobile MI|

57 Mobility Startups To Showcase Auto Tech At NAIAS AutoMobili-D

DETROIT – The North American International Auto Show announced Thursday that 57 automotive technology startups will showcase their technologies as part of the NAIAS’ startup event, AutoMobili-D. 2018 NAIAS Chairman Ryan LaFontaine, CEO of the LaFontaine Automotive Group in Highland Township, noted that the number of startups exhibiting is up nearly 40 percent from the event’s

By |2017-12-07T14:36:40-05:00December 7th, 2017|Connected Tech, ESD, Mobile MI|