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VZW Sees Shift to Postpaid as Tablets Drive 3Q Growth

October 21, 2014 | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

While margins slipped slightly year over year to 48.5 percent on $12.6 billion in capital expenditures, revenue for the company’s wireless segment was...           

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The Global Explosion of M2M Connections

October 21, 2014 4:26 pm | Events

Register now for the ECN's webinar on M2M. According to Berg Insight states that the global number of mobile network connections used for wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) communication will increase by 21% in 2014 to reach 213.9 million at the year-end. Over the next five years, the global number of wireless M2M connections is forecasted to grow 22.9% each year to reach 599.7 million connections in 2019.  

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T-Mobile Goes Uncarrier on 3Q Earnings, Adds Twitter Q&A

October 21, 2014 12:45 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

The carrier is promising to keep the scripted remarks to a minimum to make more time for “free-flowing dialogue” with analysts, investors, and media on the call. T-Mobile will also be answering questions via its new investor relations Twitter account...

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Analysts: AWS-3 Auction is Going to Be a Street Fight

October 21, 2014 10:52 am | by Ben Munson | Articles | Comments

In total, 80 potential bidders have submitted both complete and incomplete applications to participate in Auction 97. In addition to the big name players, smaller carriers like Guam-based Docomo and Bluegrass Wireless have thrown their hats in the ring. But four competitors stand out from the rest.

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Samsung Note 4 Pushing Back Against iPhone 6 Plus

October 21, 2014 10:40 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

Even though reviews for the Galaxy Note 4 have been favorable, analysts said its redesign may not be enough as Apple Inc. has entered the large-screen smartphone category with the iPhone 6 Plus. "It will not be easy," said Lee Sei-chul, an analyst at Woori Investment & Securities. The Note 4 "is a nice product but...

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FirstNews Briefs: Freescale Semiconductor, IDT, Samsung

October 21, 2014 10:16 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor today introduced the QorIQ LS1043A communications processor – a power-efficient 64-bit ARM-based processor for the new virtual network. The system-on-chip helps edge network equipment manufacturers scale power and performance to meet...

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Report: Lenovo Crafting Bid for BlackBerry

October 20, 2014 12:27 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

BlackBerry stock got a nearly 8 percent bump in early trading Monday as new rumors surfaced that Lenovo may...                             

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T-Mobile Claims Roaming Better in South Africa than On AT&T in South Dakota

October 20, 2014 11:08 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

T-Mobile claims its customers have a better roaming experience in South Africa than they do on AT&T’s network in South Dakota. The carrier says its customers got speeds twice as fast and unlimited...

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Apple Pay Makes Debut with Today's iOS 8.1 Release

October 20, 2014 10:05 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Devoted iPhone users in the United States will get a bevy of new features with today's release of iOS 8.1 and perhaps the most anticipated of all...                                   

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FirstNews Briefs: Tizen, Datalink, Freescale, Dexcom

October 20, 2014 9:47 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

The Tizen Association, launched in November 2013. announced that 16 new partners have joined the organization just as the the second Tizen Developer Summit kicks off in Shanghai. The new members are...

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IBM Takes Big 3Q Hit to Unload Costly Chip Business

October 20, 2014 9:36 am | by Michelle Chapman, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

IBM Director of Research John E. Kelly III said in an interview Monday that handing over control of the semiconductor operations will allow it to...                           

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Sprint Job Cuts Hit Overland Park

October 20, 2014 9:28 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Before the newly disclosed layoffs, about 7,500 worked for Sprint in the Kansas City area, including some employees who weren't at the...                                      

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FCC Looks Above 24 GHz for More Spectrum

October 17, 2014 3:16 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The inquiry comes on a recommendation from the Technological Advisory Council to better understand how it can make use of millimeter wave spectrum above...                  

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Because it’s Friday, Here’s Sting Singing Ringtones

October 17, 2014 11:10 am | by Ben Munson | Videos | Comments

It’s Friday and we’ve been working all week so here’s Sting singing ringtones. The former Police frontman last night obliged Jimmy Fallon and sang some Sting versions of a few classic ringtones (Stingtones). Stick around to the end to see...

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New iPad Air Supports AT&T, Verizon, Sprint or T-Mobile

October 17, 2014 10:54 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The feature could be a catalyst for competition in the space of...                                                                                                

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Analyst: Verizon’s Strong Postpaid Sub Adds Equal Solid Q3

October 17, 2014 10:44 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Verizon has reported strong postpaid subscriber net additions throughout the third quarter and will post solid quarterly results next week, according to Canaccord Genuity analyst Greg Miller. Miller raised estimates for Verizon’s postpaid net adds from...

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