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Sprint, CCA Members Make Case for Joint Bidding in 600 MHz Auctions

March 26, 2015 | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

“That’s why I think partnering makes sense,” Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said.                                                                                                                        

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AT&T Upgrades Wireless, Wireline Amid Municipal Broadband Debate

March 26, 2015 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — AT&T says it has invested $1.2 billion on its wired and wireless networks in Tennessee since 2012.                                                                                 


FirstNews Briefs: IBM, Bell Labs, SIGFOX, NarrowNet, CSG

March 26, 2015 9:33 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

IBM today announced two Network Innovation Centers located in Nice, France, and Dallas, Texas...                                                                                                  


Facebook Adds New Features to Messenger

March 25, 2015 3:58 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Messenger will also be adding the ability to display store receipts and shipping information to help consumers keep track of their interactions with...


Sprint: Lifeline Mobile Broadband Pilot Sees Weak Adoption

March 25, 2015 11:17 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

While 70 percent of Assurance Wireless Lifeline subscribers report having no access to Internet, Sprint said that any kind of upfront cost, which ranged from $30 to $70 depending on the offer, was a "significant barrier" to adoption. 


Standard General Wins RadioShack Assets

March 25, 2015 10:44 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The move comes after Sprint announced that last month that it had agreed to lease and co-brand the stores with RadioShack. 


Take A Look: Smartphone OS Share Around the World

March 25, 2015 9:52 am | by Kantar Worldpanel | Articles | Comments

Kantar Worldpanel offers an in-depth, interactive look at markets around the world where Android, BlackBerry, iOS, and Windows Phones are battling it out for share.


ZTE 2014 Profits Up 94% on Strong Smartphone Sales

March 25, 2015 9:48 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Net profits for 2014 hit $423.5 million, according to the annual results announcement posted by ZTE today. Revenue rose 8.3 percent to about $13.1 billion.


FirstNews Briefs: Qualcomm, AMC Health, RADWIN, Kyocera

March 25, 2015 9:32 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Kyocera Communications Inc. today announced a nationwide cell-phone ‘Take Back’ recycling program, free to consumers wishing to...                                                                            


Hutchison Agrees To Buy O2 from Telefonica

March 24, 2015 1:25 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The deal is the result of a period of exclusive discussions between the two companies and is subject to the usual regulatory approvals. 

MetroPCS Undercuts Cricket, Boost in Prepaid Price Wars

March 24, 2015 11:29 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

MetroPCS’s new plan included unlimited talk, text with the first 1GB of data at “up to 4G speeds.”                                                                                                          


Initial Filings Spark Legal Battle Over Title II

March 24, 2015 11:23 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

USTelecom on Monday has asked an a federal District of Columbia appeals court to review the FCC's Order that reclassifies Internet service providers (ISPs) under...


FirstNews Briefs: GreenPeak, NETGEAR, NetComm, Bluetooth SIG

March 24, 2015 10:44 am | News | Comments

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) is proud to welcome Fitbit, Google, Under Armour and...                                                                                                         


Verizon CEO Landed Big Raise in 2014

March 24, 2015 10:30 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Verizon is prepping for its annual shareholders meeting in May and the company’s proxy statement reveals...                                                                                                    


Tuesdays with Roger: LTE-U's Gain is Wi-Fi's Loss?

March 24, 2015 10:14 am | by Alex Shanahan, Ben Munson, Eric Sorenson | Videos | Comments

Recon Analytics founder Roger Entner is walking through the questions raised as major carriers, including T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless, plan to launch LTE into unlicensed territory.                           


Google Appoints Ruth Porat as New CFO

March 24, 2015 9:43 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Google has announced a successor to outgoing Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette who announced his retirement earlier this month. 



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