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Verizon Refarming 3G Spectrum for LTE in 10 Markets

December 5, 2014 10:58 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

Verizon Vice President of Network Operations Mike Haberman didn’t specify which markets would see the switch—though Gigaom’s report mentions...                                          


GCI Buys Alaska Communications' Wireless Assets

December 5, 2014 10:43 am | by Becky Bohrer, Associated Press | Comments

Anchorage-based Alaska Communications announced plans Thursday to sell its remaining wireless assets in the state to...                         


Mobile Offers Much Cheaper Thrills than Cable

December 5, 2014 10:25 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

According to new research published in a post by Flurry President and CEO Simon Khalaf, Americans pay .64 cents per hour of cable TV...


Uber's Latest Funding Round Raises Valuation to $40 billion

December 5, 2014 9:29 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Uber raised $1.2 billion in its latest round of funding from venture capitalists, a sign investors were little fazed by the ride-hailing app's recent spate of bad publicity over privacy violations and its corporate culture.


FirstNews Briefs: Sprint, Anritsu, Mavenir, T-Mobile, AT&T

December 5, 2014 9:23 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Sprint is teaming with ComputerTalk to integrate contact center capabilities into Sprint Complete Collaboration with...                                            


AWS-3 Auction Nears $41B as FCC Shortens Bidding Rounds

December 4, 2014 11:23 am | by Ben Munson, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The FCC’s AWS-3 auction continues to add up as the bid total now sits at $40.85 billion after the completion of 50 rounds.                                        


Barnes & Noble Ends Microsoft Partnership, Stock Sinks 12 Percent

December 4, 2014 10:02 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Amid ugly second quarter earnings, Barnes & Noble said that it was ending a partnership wtih Microsoft...                                  


FirstNews Briefs: Broadcom, WeMo, Holmes, T-Mobile, Lumosity

December 4, 2014 9:49 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

T-Mobile today switched on Wideband LTE in the San Diego market, bringing its total to 24 Wideband LTE markets.                                                 


Microsoft Shareholders Approve Huge Payday for Nadella

December 4, 2014 9:32 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Microsoft shareholders gave a lukewarm vote of approval Wednesday for CEO Satya Nadella's pay package after an investor advisory group said...                      


iPhone 6 Plus Grabs 41% of U.S. Phablet Sales

December 3, 2014 10:54 am | by Ben Munson, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Kantar says that phablet sales now account for10 percent of total smartphone sales, up from...                                                        


LA City Attorney Sues to Harsh Buzz of Pot Delivery App

December 3, 2014 10:25 am | by Robert Jablon, Associated Press | Comments

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles city attorney filed a lawsuit Tuesday to shut down a mobile phone application that arranges medical marijuana home deliveries.                         


Cyber Monday Sales Jump 17 Percent to Over $2B

December 3, 2014 10:09 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Online shoppers set a set a single-day spending record on Cyber Monday, despite deals being stretched out this holiday season.                                


FirstNews Briefs: Qualcomm, Bluetooth, Mobidia, Alcatel-Lucent

December 3, 2014 9:45 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) officially adopted version 4.2 of the Bluetooth core specification this week. Key updates in 4.2 improve privacy and increase speed, and a soon-to-be ratified profile will enable IP connectivity.


Sprint CFO: Sprint Network Vision 'Substantially Complete'

December 3, 2014 9:45 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Euteneuer said that by year end, the carrier hopes to have fully 100 million people covered with its...                                


nTelos Leaving Its Eastern Markets, Selling Spectrum to T-Mobile

December 2, 2014 12:15 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

nTelos today announced a “strategic refocus” that will see the Sprint wholesale partner shift its focus entirely to its West Virginia and western Virginia markets.                             



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