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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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FirstNews Briefs: Verizon, Motorola Solutions, IHS, Anite

April 1, 2015 11:08 am | Comments

Verizon today announced that it is starting pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Verizon is offering a $100+ trade-in program for customers who want to upgrade to one of the new devices. 


Verizon Allows Customers Way To Exit 'Supercookie' Program

April 1, 2015 10:56 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Verizon announced the "Relevant Mobile Advertising" program back in April. It allows Verizon to attach a unique identifier called a UIDH to individual customers as they browse the Internet. 


Charter To Spend $10.4B to Acquire Bright House

April 1, 2015 10:04 am | by Helena Fahnrich, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @CEDmagazine | Comments

Charter sounds confident that all the dominos will fall, and is already making plans to extend its current product strategy to the...


Amazon Announces Connected Buttons for Ordering Products

April 1, 2015 9:49 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Amazon customers can request an invitation to the initial testing phase of the product on the company's website, and the online retailer is working with partners to help them develop their own buttons. 


Google, Microsoft Compete on Tablet, PC Prices

April 1, 2015 9:31 am | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writers | Comments

Google is releasing its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft's Windows franchise and gaining ground in even more classrooms.


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.



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