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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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Ericsson’s Telecordia Takes Over for Neustar as LNP Administrator

March 26, 2015 3:43 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Today’s announcement doesn’t award a contract yet. It opens up negotiations between North American Portability Management (NAPM) and Telecordia.                                                                      


HTC Launches M9 in Face-off with Samsung's S6 Devices

March 26, 2015 11:06 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

According to a press release, HTC will launch its new device online in the U.S. at 12:01 a.m. ET on Friday, March 27 and in-store on...


AT&T Upgrades Wireless, Wireline Amid Municipal Broadband Debate

March 26, 2015 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — AT&T says it has invested $1.2 billion on its wired and wireless networks in Tennessee since 2012.                                                                                 


Sprint, CCA Members Make Case for Joint Bidding in 600 MHz Auctions

March 26, 2015 11:00 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

“That’s why I think partnering makes sense,” Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said.                                                                                                                        


T-Mobile Promises Immediate Shipping on New Galaxy S6 Pre-Orders

March 26, 2015 10:32 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Samsung announced its new phones during a media event in Barcelona ahead of Mobile World Congress. The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge feature higher quality materials than...


FirstNews Briefs: IBM, Bell Labs, SIGFOX, NarrowNet, CSG

March 26, 2015 9:33 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

IBM today announced two Network Innovation Centers located in Nice, France, and Dallas, Texas...                                                                                                  


Facebook Adds New Features to Messenger

March 25, 2015 3:58 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Messenger will also be adding the ability to display store receipts and shipping information to help consumers keep track of their interactions with...


T-Mobile Offers Free Netflix with Galaxy S6 Devices

March 25, 2015 1:07 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Consumers can currently register to get one of Samsung's new devices when it launches sometime this month. That said, pricing is still unknown for Samsung's new flagship line. 


Sprint: Lifeline Mobile Broadband Pilot Sees Weak Adoption

March 25, 2015 11:17 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

While 70 percent of Assurance Wireless Lifeline subscribers report having no access to Internet, Sprint said that any kind of upfront cost, which ranged from $30 to $70 depending on the offer, was a "significant barrier" to adoption. 


Standard General Wins RadioShack Assets

March 25, 2015 10:44 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The move comes after Sprint announced that last month that it had agreed to lease and co-brand the stores with RadioShack. 


ZTE 2014 Profits Up 94% on Strong Smartphone Sales

March 25, 2015 9:48 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Net profits for 2014 hit $423.5 million, according to the annual results announcement posted by ZTE today. Revenue rose 8.3 percent to about $13.1 billion.


FirstNews Briefs: Qualcomm, AMC Health, RADWIN, Kyocera

March 25, 2015 9:32 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Kyocera Communications Inc. today announced a nationwide cell-phone ‘Take Back’ recycling program, free to consumers wishing to...                                                                            


Hutchison Agrees To Buy O2 from Telefonica

March 24, 2015 1:25 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The deal is the result of a period of exclusive discussions between the two companies and is subject to the usual regulatory approvals. 

MetroPCS Undercuts Cricket, Boost in Prepaid Price Wars

March 24, 2015 11:29 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

MetroPCS’s new plan included unlimited talk, text with the first 1GB of data at “up to 4G speeds.”                                                                                                          


Initial Filings Spark Legal Battle Over Title II

March 24, 2015 11:23 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

USTelecom on Monday has asked an a federal District of Columbia appeals court to review the FCC's Order that reclassifies Internet service providers (ISPs) under...



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