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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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Sprint Pegs Chicago as Its First LTE-Advanced Market

March 31, 2015 11:00 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

As part of a wider set of investments in the city, Sprint will work on juicing up peak speeds to 100 Mbps...                                                                                               


Sprint Settles in Class-Action Nextel Lawsuit

March 31, 2015 10:48 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Plaintiffs in the case had argued that Sprint said it was receiving billions in benefits from the merger, when in fact it was churning subscribers and losing money to the tune of...


IBM Allocates $3B to IoT over Next Four Years

March 31, 2015 9:56 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

IBM aims to help its customers integrate data from IoT devices and more traditional sources. IBM believes that 90 percent of the data generated from connected devices is never acted upon. 


Microsoft Announces Surface 3

March 31, 2015 9:39 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Microsoft is making a cheaper version of its Surface Pro 3 tablet computer in an effort to...                                                                                                              


FirstNews Briefs: Deloitte, Verizon, Openbay, Openwave, T-Mobile

March 31, 2015 9:35 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Deloitte and Verizon Enterprise Solutions today announced a strategic alliance to deliver a set of...                                                                                                          


Huawei's 2014 Gets Boost from Smartphones

March 31, 2015 9:30 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Huawei is privately held but has released annual results in recent years in an attempt to ease concern in the United States and some other countries that the company might be a security risk.


Verizon's McAdam: Internet At Risk

March 30, 2015 11:15 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

In a strongly worded letter, McAdam lamented that the free and open Internet is at risk of being over regulated and urged Congress to "return to its rightful place and set policy."


American Tower Closes $5B Cell Site Deal with Verizon

March 30, 2015 10:49 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The deal between Verizon and American Tower will give American Tower 28 years of exclusive lease rights over...                                                                                             


U.S. Cellular to Offer Its Customers Cell Signal Boosters

March 30, 2015 10:32 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

WeBoost says that U.S. Cellular will be the first U.S. carrier to sell its cell boosters directly to its customers.                                                                                                    


Holes in the Web: Outages Reveal Broadband Vulnerabilities

March 30, 2015 10:15 am | by Felicia Fonseca, David Lieb, Associated Press | Comments

Because Internet service is largely unregulated by the federal government and the states, decisions about network reliability are left to the service providers.


Apple's Tim Cook Responds to Indiana Law

March 30, 2015 10:11 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The bill creates a legal framework for individuals, mostly business owners, to claim that a law or regulation mandated by the government infringes on their religious beliefs.


T-Mobile Touts User Experience with New Coverage Maps

March 30, 2015 9:49 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

T-Mobile's map now reflects "near real-time customer experiences" on its network, information that is based on more than 200 million actual customer usage data points every day.


FirstNews Briefs: GreenPeak, ZTE, Alcatel-Lucent, China Telecom

March 30, 2015 9:24 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Alcatel-Lucent has been named by China Telecom as one of its top three suppliers for the rollout of...                                                                                                     


FCC Releases Order for Spectrum Sharing in 3.5 GHz Band

March 27, 2015 3:22 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The FCC today released a Report and Order regarding the creation of the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS)...                                                                                                        


Dish’s Ergen Gets Big Payoff as LightSquared Bankruptcy Finally Settled

March 27, 2015 10:54 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Philip Falcone's LightSquared filed bankruptcy almost three years ago, after the FCC denied...


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