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FirstNews Briefs: Airtel Gabon, Qualcomm, Ruckus Wireless, Broadcom

July 27, 2015 9:25 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Airtel Gabon has selected Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) as its sole supplier for the deployment of a new LTE network. The agreement also includes transformation of the existing mobile radio access and core network infrastructure. he new network will enable Airtel to deliver a superior mobile broadband experience to their customers.


Done Deal: FCC Approves AT&T, DirecTV Merger

July 24, 2015 3:09 pm | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

As was previously reported, the FCC's approval came with a number of conditions, not the least of which is a guarantee from AT&T that it will expand its deployment of fiber to an additional 12.5 million customer...


Trade Deals Wipe Out Tariffs on More than 200 Tech Products

July 24, 2015 10:43 am | by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Reporter | Comments

Dozens of countries have agreed to abolish duties on more than 200 technology products — from advanced computer chips to GPS devices, printer cartridges and video-game consoles.


Honda Unveils Accord with Support for Apple, Android Platforms

July 24, 2015 10:28 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

At the opening even of a new Honda R&D facility in Silicon Vallye, the automaker unveiled a refreshed 2016 Honda Accord with support for...


EU Gives Blessing to Nokia, ALU Deal

July 24, 2015 9:37 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The approval follows previously disclosed antitrust clearances in Brazil and Serbia and the expiration of the antitrust review period in the United States. The U.S. Justice Department signed off on the deal back in mid June. 


Recap: This Week's Top Earnings Reports

July 24, 2015 9:19 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Earnings, earnings, earnings! Check out how things stacked up over the past quarter for Amazon, Apple, AT&T, Microsoft, Yahoo, and Verizon. 

Amazon's Birthday Present: Surprise 2Q Profit

July 24, 2015 9:08 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Tech Writer | Comments

In a call with analysts, new Amazon CFO Brian Olsavsky said the company would continue to look for ways to keep costs in check while at the same time investing in "things that we think are big and important."


AT&T Shares Up on Strong 2Q Report

July 23, 2015 5:04 pm | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Shares of AT&T were up in after-hours following a second-quarter earnings report that showed earnings per share of $0.69, up 11 percent annually, on $33 billion in consolidated revenue. 


Dish Rebukes FCC’s Plan to Withhold $3B in Auction Credits

July 23, 2015 10:58 am | by Ben Munson, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Representatives from Dish and its bidding partners, SNR Wireless and Northstar Wireless, met Wednesday with the FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. According to Dish, the FCC said it has circulated a draft order...


Qualcomm to Cut 15 Percent of Workforce

July 23, 2015 9:29 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The announcement comes as the wireless technology company reported a massive drop in its third-quarter revenue and profit and gave a weak quarterly outlook.


FirstNews Briefs: EXIN, Huawei, Sequans, WBA, Cartesian, Nokia

July 23, 2015 9:20 am | by Wireless Week | Comments

EXIN and Huawei Technologies are joining forces for the development of ICT professionals based on the e-Competence Framework (e-CF).


Report: Apple Watch Snags 75% of Market on Shipment of 4M Units

July 22, 2015 3:14 pm | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The numbers come after shares of Apple sank on a lack of specifics in the company's recent earnings call around how the Apple Watch performed.


T-Mobile Announces RCS-Based Messaging Service

July 22, 2015 12:44 pm | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray said the offering was an extension of its Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) offering. With the new messaging service, users will be able to...


Study: 59 percent of people watch mobile TV

July 22, 2015 11:33 am | by Ben Munson, @wwbenmunson | Comments

According to Arris’ 2015 Consumer Entertainment Index (CEI), 59 percent of respondents said they watch TV away from home on mobile devices, up from...


FirstNews Briefs: Nokia Networks, Smartrac, Rhapsody, Qlogic

July 22, 2015 10:35 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Nokia Networks has partnered with NTT DOCOMO to explore the potential of Nokia Networks' 5G radio technology in the 4.4-4.9 GHz band. In the joint research project, both companies are...



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