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Verizon’s Shammo: No Need to Buy Overpriced Spectrum

March 10, 2015 11:16 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

Shammo said that until the cost of spectrum comes down there is “no reason for us to go into the secondary market and buy spectrum at this price. It just doesn't make sense.”


Verizon's Tony Melone To Retire Amid Reorganzation

March 10, 2015 10:51 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Verizon's head of networks, Tony Melone, is preparing to retire, according to comments made Tuesday by Verizon CFO Fran Shammo during an investor conference. 


Qualcomm Sees Big Opportunities in China, IoT

March 10, 2015 9:20 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

CEO Steve Mollenkopf, speaking at Qualcomm’s annual stockholders meeting, said that with the resolution in China, the company now has a big opportunity to be a player in China’s market for multi-modal LTE.


Apple Watch Coming April 24, $10K Version Available

March 9, 2015 2:56 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The Apple Watch will initially be available in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.                           


FirstNews Briefs: Sprint, Techstars, Verizon, Subsentio

March 9, 2015 10:41 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Sprint and Techstars today announced the 10 teams participating in their second annual mobile health accelerator...                                  


BlackBerry Dives 5% on Goldman Downgrade

March 9, 2015 10:35 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Competing with companies like AirWatch and VMware that operate in the mobile device management space, BlackBerry has set a target of $500 million in software revenues for its full-year fiscal 2016, up from $250 million in its fiscal 2015. 

T-Mobile CFO: ‘We’re the Kingmaker Asset in the U.S.’

March 9, 2015 9:58 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

“We’re confident we can keep growing and generating cash on a fully levered basis,” said T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter.                               


Apple Watch: What To Expect from Today's Announcement

March 9, 2015 9:32 am | by Anick Jesdanun, Technology Writer, Associated Press | Comments

The Apple Watch. CEO Tim Cook is expected to unveil the company's newest device and make the case for why it's a must-have gadget at a San Francisco event later Monday.


Apple Bumps AT&T from DOW

March 6, 2015 10:30 am | by Associated Press | Comments

S&P Dow Jones Indices said it's making the move in response to a planned stock split for Visa, another member of the 119-year old barometer of the stock market.


SAP Slashes 2,200 Jobs

March 6, 2015 10:17 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The move is part of the company’s overall transition from a traditional software company to a provider of cloud-based applications.


Google’s Wireless Service Will Only Support One Phone

March 6, 2015 10:03 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

As an MVNO, Google enters a crowded and competitive market. Increasingly MVNOs are trying to bring prices down by depending on devices specifically designed to seamlessly move to a Wi-Fi network when one is available. 


FirstNews Briefs: ZTE, NI, Intel, Pexip, Vodafone

March 6, 2015 9:03 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

ZTE Corporation has signed a deal to build Algeria Telecom’s LTE Phase II project.                                            


T-Mobile CFO Praises Dish’s Ergen, Again Suggests Partnership

March 5, 2015 1:24 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

“Charlie Ergen’s done a masterful job of creating a very differentiated mid-band spectrum position.”                                     


AT&T Slams Netflix’s Apparent Flip-Flop on Net Neutrality

March 5, 2015 11:29 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

“Netflix has spun a lot of tales during this FCC proceeding."                                           


Softcard Shutting Down March 31

March 5, 2015 10:46 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The same report sites sources who say that the Softcard app will be pulled from Google Play by...                                     



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