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Confirmed: T-Mobile Going After VZW's A Block Spectrum

November 20, 2013 | by Andrew Berg | Comments

Verizon CFO Fran Shammo has confirmed to Reuters that the carrier will consider selling its lower 700 MHz A Block spectrum to T-Mobile USA. Shammo's comments come after Reuters on Tuesday reported that T-Mobile had approached Verizon about acquiring the airwaves. 

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FreedomPop Adding Free Wi-Fi to Uber Rides During Indy 500

May 22, 2015 12:44 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The MVNO will give UberBlack and UberSelect customers free access to Wi-Fi during their rides in Indianapolis this weekend.


Google’s Project Fi Won’t Fully Roll Out Until Mid-Summer

May 22, 2015 10:10 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

In an email sent late Thursday, Google said that given the number of requests it’s received...                                                  


FirstNews Briefs: Novatel Wireless, MarketsandMarkets, weBoost, SimbaPay

May 22, 2015 8:21 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Novatel Wireless and Next Seguros, a subsidiary of GRUPO NEXT, an automobile insurance solution offering reduced premium usage based insurance programs, today announce that the Novatel Wireless MiFi Drive MT3060 OBD II device has been...


BlackBerry Buying Back Shares as Chen’s Pay Plummets

May 22, 2015 8:07 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

BlackBerry CEO John Chen said the company hopes to offset “dilution that may result from our proposed employee share purchase plan...” 


Google Developing IoT Platform Under Android Brand

May 22, 2015 7:52 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Such a platform could put Google in direct competition with Samsung, which currently connects everything from smartwatches to refrigerators.


Senate Expected To Act on NSA Collection of Phone Records

May 22, 2015 7:35 am | by Ken Dilanian, Associated Press | Comments

The House has left town, having passed a bill to end NSA's collection of domestic phone metadata, while replacing it with case-by-case searches and extending two other expiring surveillance provisions used by the FBI to pursue...


New PayPal CEO Promises Renewed Focus on Mobile

May 22, 2015 7:32 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

PayPal will be spinning off from parent company eBay later this year at a time when it's facing new competitive challenges. Alibaba, Amazon and even Facebook are promoting online payment systems, while Apple Pay and...


German Car Makers Seek Better Bid for HERE

May 21, 2015 1:54 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Reuters cites an industry source that said General Atlantic is looking to take a 30 percent stake in what will be a consortium led by the auto industry...


Deutsche Telekom Still Seeking Partners for T-Mobile

May 21, 2015 11:10 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

DT has entertained a few offers for T-Mobile in the last year.                                                                               


FirstNews Briefs: Qualcomm, Boku, Salesforce, 5 Bars

May 21, 2015 10:27 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Qualcomm Incorporated today announced that it has entered into accelerated share repurchase agreements...                             


Sprint Names TV Exec as New CMO

May 21, 2015 10:11 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Sprint today announced the appointment of Kevin Crull as the company’s new chief marketing officer.                                     


Obama Again Nominates Rosenworcel for Commissioner

May 21, 2015 10:06 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Rosenworcel has been a staunch advocate for the FCC's recently passed Open Internet rules, as well as for the reclassification of Internet Service Providers under Title II of the Communications Act. 


Lenovo Posts Record Revenues on Strong PC, Smartphone Sales

May 21, 2015 9:52 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

For the year, which has included two quarters of contributions from Motorola), China accounted for 59 percent of Lenovo’s smartphone volumes, while markets outside China saw...


HP Unloads Stake in Chinese Server Unit

May 21, 2015 9:34 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Hewlett-Packard is selling a 51 percent stake in its China server, storage and technology storage unit for about...


T-Mobile Kicks Off Memorial Day with A Free Phone

May 20, 2015 2:58 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

As part of its Memorial Day promotions, T-Mobile is also offering a free memory upgrade on the...


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