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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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AT&T Ready to Fold on Net Neutrality Rules for DirecTV Approval

June 2, 2015 5:20 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

AT&T may agree to abide by a good portion of the FCC's new Open Internet rules, which are set to go into effect June 12 That would mean AT&T would have to submit to the FCC's...


Lenovo Shuffles Leadership at Mobile Division

June 2, 2015 4:32 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Lenovo on Tuesday announced that Liu Jun, executive vice president of the company's mobile business, will be stepping down from his position. Jun will become a special consultant to...


Sprint Prepaid Users Get Rollover Data, Sports TV Package

June 2, 2015 12:04 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Sprint will offer rollover data to plans starting at $35 a month. Prepaid customers can store up to 30GB of unused data with no expiration. The offer is similar to those...


NSA Phone Collection Bill Clears Senate Hurdle

June 2, 2015 11:47 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | Comments

The Senate sped toward passage Tuesday of legislation to end the National Security Agency's collection of Americans' calling records...     


Intel Buys Altera for $16.7B as Chip Industry Consolidation Heats Up

June 2, 2015 10:16 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Intel intends for the acquisition to help facilitate its migration into data center and Internet of Things (IoT) markets.                 


Wearable Maker FitBit Ups IPO Mark to $478M

June 2, 2015 9:45 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Today's announcement is a revision of the an S-1 Fitbit filed with the SEC last month. In that filing, the company, which sold 20.8 million fitness trackers as of...


FirstNews Briefs: Intel, AT&T, IBM, weBoost, Movimento

June 2, 2015 9:09 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Intel's latest gateway reference design offers expanded choice in silicon and software with the addition of...                           


WWDC Could Bring News of New Apple Streaming Service

June 1, 2015 4:48 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The new service, which could be announced at Apple's upcoming Worldwide Developer Conference (June 8-12), is expected to be launched through an...


ARM Looks to Buy Sansa for IoT Security

June 1, 2015 10:50 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Sansa produces a Internet of Things security platform. The company reports that it ships 150 million units annually, with its solution embedded in flagship...


FirstNews Briefs: Telit Wireless, Agnik, Globecommm, Emcore, VoIPStudio

June 1, 2015 10:28 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Telit Wireless Solutions and Agnik, a distributed data analytics software company with both onboard and in-cloud capabilities, today announced their collaboration on...


Google Revamps Security, Privacy Controls

June 1, 2015 10:20 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Google is offering a "Privacy Checkup and Security Checkup," which includes a step-by-step guide through a user's settings. Users can then manage the information that...


NSA's Phone Record Collection Program in Limbo

June 1, 2015 9:59 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | Comments

In a remarkable turnaround, Senate Republicans have agreed to debate a House bill that would overhaul the National Security Agency's handling of Americans' calling records while preserving other domestic surveillance provisions.


Mobile Focused Windows 10 Will Arrive July 29

June 1, 2015 9:54 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The company said Monday that Windows 10 is designed with mobile computing in mind, allowing users to switch seamlessly between personal...


Google Making Progress on Project Loon

June 1, 2015 9:47 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Mike Cassidy, vice president of Project Loon for Google, said that the project is progressing to the point that it could be ready for commercial deployment as soon as...


Recap: Top Stories for May 25-29

May 29, 2015 9:36 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

This week saw Google unveil the latest iteration of Android, which included offline maps, a new photos app and Android Pay, among many other new features. Meanwhile, Avago Technologies made a big splash in the semiconductor market, and Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure throws uncertainty around unlimited. And last but not least be sure to catch our exclusive interview with Dan Hesse on this week's episode of Tuesdays with Roger!  



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