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Analysts Say Apple Has Potential in Reported MVNO Bid

August 3, 2015 | by Diana Goovaerts, Associate Editor | News | Comments

In the wake of a Monday report from Business Insider that Apple is considering a venture to become a mobile virtual network operator, or MVNO, analysts have expressed their belief that the project could be a success, despite potential backlash from major carriers fearing a takeover.

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T-Mobile, Verizon Swap AWS, PCS Licenses

August 3, 2015 4:51 pm | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

In a filing with the FCC asking for approval of the transfers, the companies said that Verizon and T-Mobile will continue to provide services on the licenses and that the swap wouldn't result in...

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FirstNews Briefs: NaviSite, Dialog, Alcatel-Lucent, Global Mobile Internet Conference, Microsoft

August 3, 2015 11:20 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

NaviSite, Inc., a Time Warner Cable company that provides hosting and managed cloud services, has expanded its offerings with VMware to provide...

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In Wake of DirecTV Deal, AT&T Bundles Wireless and Cable

August 3, 2015 10:51 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a press release, AT&T will offer a wireless and cable bundle that includes HD and DVR basic TV service for up to four receivers, unlimited talk and text for four wireless lines, and...

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Yahoo Tries to Get More Fashionable with Polyvore Purchase

August 3, 2015 10:23 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Polyvore is an 8-year-old startup that specializes in connecting merchants with consumers browsing for ideas on clothing, health, beauty and...

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Broadcom Posts Healthy 2Q Amid Avago Acquisition

July 31, 2015 3:54 pm | by Diana Goovaerts, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Semiconductor manufacturer Broadcom Corporation posted unaudited second quarter figures on Thursday that reflected increased revenue both sequentially and annually, with a net revenue of $2.10 billion.

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Apple, Huawei Buck Slow Growth Trend in Q2 Global Smartphone Shipments

July 31, 2015 2:32 pm | by Diana Goovaerts, Associate Editor | News | Comments

The growth of global smartphone shipments slowed in 2015, reaching just under 340 million units in the second quarter, a new report from Strategy Analytics revealed Thursday. The 15 percent annual growth rate marked the smartphone industry’s slowest growth rate in six years.

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Nokia Profit Grows as Networks Division Leads Turnaround

July 31, 2015 11:33 am | by Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Nokia enjoyed a solid 60 percent rise in net profit in the second quarter, with a good performance in its core networks division suggesting the Finnish company is succeeding...

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Recap: Top Stories from July 27-31

July 31, 2015 11:22 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

This week saw T-Mobile report glowing second-quarter earnings, while Samsung sank on poor Galaxy S6 performance. Meanwhile, Sprint took on T-Mobile with a new 10GB family plan. 

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CTIA, AT&T Argue Open Internet Rules Unlawful, Arbitrary

July 31, 2015 10:50 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The brief calls the FCC's Order, which reclassifies Internet Services Providers (ISP) under Title II of the Communications Act, "unlawful, arbitrary, and the product of improper procedures." 

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AT&T's Cricket Offers Calls, Texts to Mexico and Canada

July 31, 2015 10:08 am | by Diana Goovaerts, Associate Editor | News | Comments

As of Sunday, Cricket Wireless customers will be able to talk and text freely to and from Mexico and, starting later in the month, Canada, the carrier said in a Friday morning press release.

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Senators’ Call for LTE-U Oversight by FCC Draws Mixed Reactions

July 31, 2015 9:51 am | by Ben Munson, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The lawmakers also urged the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology to hold a series of meetings “to ensure that constructive dialogue between technical expert...

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T-Mobile Takes Top Honors In Customer Care Survey

July 31, 2015 8:52 am | by Diana Goovaerts, Associate Editor | News | Comments

For the second year in a row, T-Mobile took first place among the big four wireless carriers in the United States in a J.D. Power study that measures the quality of customer care. With the highest overall index score, this year’s win marks the 13th time T-Mobile has topped the study in its 22 publications.

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CWA Rallies New York Mayors, Attack Ads in Union Fight with Verizon

July 30, 2015 1:03 pm | by Ben Munson, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The CWA says the mayors of Albany, Syracuse, Kingston, Rome and Utica, as well as the town supervisor of Brookhaven, have all echoed its claims that Verizon is refusing to build out its FiOS broadband and TV services in certain lower-income communities.

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T-Mobile's Network, Earnings Continue Roll in 2Q

July 30, 2015 12:57 pm | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Overall T-Mobile posted $361 million in net income, or $0.42 earnings per share, on $8.2 billion in total revenue. 

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FirstNews Briefs: Emerson Network Power, Uros, UTStarcom, EarthBend

July 30, 2015 10:11 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Emerson Network Power today introduced firmware updates to its Avocent Universal Management Gateway (UMG) appliance that further harden the UMG platform. 

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