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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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Cook Congratulates Employees on Long Line of New Products

October 21, 2014 10:48 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

To be sure, Apple has manged to roll out quite a few new products this year. Check out our coverage of all of them here...                        

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Here's Where You Can Use Apple Pay

October 21, 2014 10:32 am | by Associated Press | Comments

More than 200,000 payment locations in the U.S. are equipped to accept so-called contactless payments, including Apple Pay. Smaller merchants tend to be among the several millions that don't have the required equipment yet.

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FirstNews Briefs: Freescale Semiconductor, IDT, Samsung

October 21, 2014 10:16 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor today introduced the QorIQ LS1043A communications processor – a power-efficient 64-bit ARM-based processor for the new virtual network. The system-on-chip helps edge network equipment manufacturers scale power and performance to meet...

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VZW Sees Shift to Postpaid as Tablets Drive 3Q Growth

October 21, 2014 9:42 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

While margins slipped slightly year over year to 48.5 percent on $12.6 billion in capital expenditures, revenue for the company’s wireless segment was...           

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Apple Sells 39M iPhones as 4Q Profits Jump

October 20, 2014 5:31 pm | by Ben Munson | Comments

Apple sold more than 39 million iPhones during its fiscal fourth quarter, jumping out ahead of analysts’ estimates of around 38 million and well ahead of the near 34 million it sold in the year-ago quarter. The big handset sales were due at least in part to...

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Report: Lenovo Crafting Bid for BlackBerry

October 20, 2014 12:27 pm | by Andrew Berg | Comments

BlackBerry stock got a nearly 8 percent bump in early trading Monday as new rumors surfaced that Lenovo may...                             

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T-Mobile Claims Roaming Better in South Africa than On AT&T in South Dakota

October 20, 2014 11:08 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

T-Mobile claims its customers have a better roaming experience in South Africa than they do on AT&T’s network in South Dakota. The carrier says its customers got speeds twice as fast and unlimited...

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Apple Pay Makes Debut with Today's iOS 8.1 Release

October 20, 2014 10:05 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

Devoted iPhone users in the United States will get a bevy of new features with today's release of iOS 8.1 and perhaps the most anticipated of all...                                   

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FirstNews Briefs: Tizen, Datalink, Freescale, Dexcom

October 20, 2014 9:47 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

The Tizen Association, launched in November 2013. announced that 16 new partners have joined the organization just as the the second Tizen Developer Summit kicks off in Shanghai. The new members are...

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IBM Takes Big 3Q Hit to Unload Costly Chip Business

October 20, 2014 9:36 am | by Michelle Chapman, AP Business Writer | Comments

IBM Director of Research John E. Kelly III said in an interview Monday that handing over control of the semiconductor operations will allow it to...                           

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Sprint Job Cuts Hit Overland Park

October 20, 2014 9:28 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Before the newly disclosed layoffs, about 7,500 worked for Sprint in the Kansas City area, including some employees who weren't at the...                                      

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FCC Looks Above 24 GHz for More Spectrum

October 17, 2014 3:16 pm | by Andrew Berg | Comments

The inquiry comes on a recommendation from the Technological Advisory Council to better understand how it can make use of millimeter wave spectrum above...                  

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New iPad Air Supports AT&T, Verizon, Sprint or T-Mobile

October 17, 2014 10:54 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

The feature could be a catalyst for competition in the space of...                                                                                                

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Analyst: Verizon’s Strong Postpaid Sub Adds Equal Solid Q3

October 17, 2014 10:44 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

Verizon has reported strong postpaid subscriber net additions throughout the third quarter and will post solid quarterly results next week, according to Canaccord Genuity analyst Greg Miller. Miller raised estimates for Verizon’s postpaid net adds from...

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FirstNews Briefs: Cisco, Sensity, Nokia, Vuzix, SAP, PakSense

October 17, 2014 9:55 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Cisco and Sensity Systems, a provider of Light Sensory Networks (LSN), today announced that the two companies have entered into a strategic relationship that utilizes Sensity’s NetSense platform as a foundation for...

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