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CWA: Verizon's Pay Increase A 'Smokescreen'

June 23, 2015 4:11 pm | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) says Verizon's offer to raise pay for 38,000 wireline employees is a ruse. 

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Sprint CTO Stephen Bye to Retire July 24

June 23, 2015 3:13 pm | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Bye oversaw Sprint's transition from WiMax to LTE, as well as the company's ambitious Network Vision initiative. He leaves now amid a major network overhaul that include expansion of coverage, as well as a major densification project. 

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T-Mobile Prepping for June 25 'Un-Carrier Amped" Promo

June 23, 2015 1:55 pm | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The last Un-Carrier initiative, Uncarrier for Business, was announced back in March at an event in New York. At that event, T-Mobile announced new plans that start at...

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First Net Neutrality Complaint Filed Against TWC

June 23, 2015 11:24 am | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | Comments

TWC told the Post it is open to entering into free peering agreements with content partners if they have a large amount of traffic at several locations around the U.S. According to TWC, its behavior is consistent with...

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Sprint's Claure May Have Confirmed Death of Unlimited

June 23, 2015 11:07 am | Comments

Speaking at a Recode conference last month, Claure warned that his company may have to increase the cost of unlimited plans or eliminate it all together as more subscribers begin to access video across mobile networks.

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Verizon Offers Pay Bump to 38K Workers

June 23, 2015 10:27 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The raises are part of package proposed during negotiations with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. 

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U.S. To Raise Breach of Government Records at Talks with China

June 23, 2015 10:10 am | by Matthew Pennington, Associated Press | Comments

China has openly denied involvement in recent cyberattacks. Obama administration officials have said they are increasingly confident that China's government, not criminal hackers, were responsible.

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T-Mobile Casts AT&T, Verizon as Super Villains in Latest Video

June 23, 2015 10:00 am | Comments

T-Mobile is again casting AT&T and Verizon as the "evil duopoly," this time in an animated short on par with superhero comics...

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BlackBerry's 1Q Misses Street Forecasts

June 23, 2015 9:18 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

BlackBerry Ltd. reported worse-than-expected first-quarter financial results as phone sales continued their long slide, but software revenue increased as...

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FirstNews Briefs: Freewave, Buick, Apple, Novatel Wireless, NXP Semiconductors

June 23, 2015 9:15 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

FreeWave Technologies today announced that Patrick Lazar has joined the company as Vice President of Engineering. 

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Apple Changes Tune on Royalties After Swift Complains

June 22, 2015 11:44 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Apple has maintained that it negotiated revenue-sharing at rates that are slightly higher than the industry standard, to compensate for the three months that it plans to offer...

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Dorsey Would Have to Give Up Square To Be Twitter CEO

June 22, 2015 11:36 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Dorsey was named interim CEO after Dick Costolo stepped down effective July 1 amid criticism over Twitter's disappointing financial performance and share price decline.

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Analysts: Latest Sprint Promo Is Bad for Everyone

June 22, 2015 11:25 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Particularly troubling for the research firm is Sprint's most recent offer from its Boost prepaid brand, which promises to halve bills for Cricket and MetroPCS customers.

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FirstNews Briefs: InSite Wireless, Murata, PeeeM, Jabra

June 22, 2015 10:04 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

InSite Wireless Group has announced that Richard M. Grimes, former Chief Executive and Co-Founder of Capital Tower Group, LLC (CTG), will join InSite...

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Boost Targets Cricket, MetroPCS Customers with New "Half" Promo

June 19, 2015 12:43 pm | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The promotional pricing only lasts for 12 months, after which the customer is moved to a higher rate plan, and Boost stipulates that...

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