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FirstNews Briefs: Mobeam, NEC, NetCracker, AT&T. Anatole, UTelcom

July 21, 2015 10:40 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Mobeam today announced it has appointed George Garrick as the company’s president and CEO. The company also has tapped Joseph Battoe as executive vice president of retail and consumer solutions.

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As Un-Carrier Lurks, Verizon 2Q Churn Hits Three-Year Low

July 21, 2015 10:32 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

In the second quarter, Verizon managed a 0.9 percent churn rate, down sequentially and annually, marking the carrier's lowest...

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Report: FCC Sets Date for 2016 Incentive Auction

July 20, 2015 10:50 am | by Ben Munson, @wwbenmunson | Comments

As Broadcast Law Blog points out, within the FCC’s list of items currently being circulated among the Commission is an item setting March 29, 2016 as the...

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Shares of PayPal Rise on 1st Day of Trading

July 20, 2015 10:45 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

PayPal processed $235 billion in total payment volume last year and logged revenue of about $8 billion. It plans to grow market share in mobile and...

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Huawei Smartphone Shipments, Revenue Continue to Grow

July 20, 2015 10:29 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Huawei missed its 2014 target of 80 million smartphone shipments by 5 million but things appear to be picking up. The company on Monday reported a...

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Google Shareholders Revel in Record 1-Day Windfall of $65.1B

July 20, 2015 9:46 am | by Michael Liedtke, Marley Jay, AP Business Writers | Comments

Google's stock roared out of a long slumber Friday to produce the biggest shareholder windfall in U.S. history as investors rewarded the Internet company fo...

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FirstNews Briefs: MetroPCS, FIME, KT, Juniper Research, Nokia Networks,

July 20, 2015 9:38 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Customers who activate a new line with MetroPCS on a $40 or higher monthly rate plan will get an extra 1GB of LTE data on top of their existing high-speed data bucket for...

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T-Mobile Agrees to $17.5M Payment over 911 Outages

July 17, 2015 10:59 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

As part of the settlement, T-Mobile has also agreed to strengthen its 911 service procedures and to adopt measures to ensure it doesn't happen again. 

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America Movil Offers U.S. Roaming, Readies $8B Network Investment

July 17, 2015 10:48 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

America Movil will reportedly charge about $3 for the roaming addition to its postpaid plans and is looking to offer the same to its prepaid customers, which make up about 80 percent of its base. 

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Shareholders Approve Samsung Deal Paving Way for Succession

July 17, 2015 9:27 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Business Writer | Comments

Samsung construction company Samsung C&T said that 69.5 percent of shareholders who voted supported the takeover of it by another Samsung company, Cheil Industries.

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Google's 2Q Signals New Era of Austerity with New CFO

July 17, 2015 9:19 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

After years of big spending on risky projects that CEO Larry Page proudly hails as "moonshots," Google may be launching into a new orbit of financial discipline.

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Dish May Lose Discounts as FCC Adopts New DE Rules

July 16, 2015 4:00 pm | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The possibility of Dish losing the discounts sent shares of the company into a slide. Dish was down just under 3 percent on the news to...

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Top Stories for July 13-17

July 16, 2015 1:58 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

This week T-Mobile rolled out its most aggressive family plan yet, and the FCC continued its stall on considering rules for the upcoming 2016 broadcast incentive auction. 

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U.S. Cellular Promises It Can Beat Verizon, AT&T Pricing

July 16, 2015 12:22 pm | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

To qualify for a $50 incentive, customers must port their number from Verizon or AT&T and choose one of U.S. Cellular’s Shared Connect plans with device installment pricing.

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FCC Again Delays Vote On Incentive Auction Rules

July 16, 2015 11:07 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The decision to delay a vote came after Senators Fred Upton (Rep-Mich.), Chairman of the House Commerce Committee, and Greg Walden (R-Ore.), Chairman of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee, sent a letter to...

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