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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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Cablevision Sues Verizon Over False Wi-Fi Advertising

January 29, 2015 4:50 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

“This is yet another in a long line of Verizon advertising falsehoods designed to fool the public and we are calling on the court to stop Verizon."                                                

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Google Shares Sink on 4Q Earnings

January 29, 2015 4:28 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Google has gotten into the habit of missing analysts' earnings targets, frustrating investors who believe the online search leader would be more profitable it wasn't pouring so much...                         

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FCC Pushes New Rules to Improve E911 Location Accuracy

January 29, 2015 3:11 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The new rules acknowledge that wireless carriers will need to time to implement technology that will help to improve location data on "E911" calls...                                          

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Study Shows Too Much Competition May Doom Carriers

January 29, 2015 3:01 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The pressured margins that both AT&T and Verizon reported in the fourth quarter may be the new normal for wireless carriers...                                       

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Washington Glowing Over AWS-3 Auction Results

January 29, 2015 2:12 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

“This is great news.  I don’t think anyone imagined we’d raise this much money,” U.S. Senator Nelson said in a statement.                                                                 

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Microsoft Launches Outlook App for iOS

January 29, 2015 11:09 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The new app comes as Microsoft continues to push its suite of Office applications to more platforms. Versions of Microsoft Excel, Word are currently...                                           

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FirstNews Briefs: Sierra Wireless, weBoost, Radisys, AT&T

January 29, 2015 10:58 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Sierra Wireless announced the launch its Sierra Wireless AirLink gateways.                                                        

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LG Scores Big Smartphone Boost Amid 4Q Loss

January 29, 2015 10:54 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Despite the gains made in 2014, LG is expecting a “challenging year ahead with greater competition globally from...                                            

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Nokia Swings to 4Q Profit on Strong North American Sales

January 29, 2015 10:03 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Nokia said an 8 percent increase in net sales from $3.5 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013 to $3.84 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014 was primarily due to...                       

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Update: AWS-3 Auction Ends, Pulls in $44.9 Billion

January 29, 2015 10:00 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

On Thursday, the AWS-3 auction came to a close, netting total revenue just short of $44.9 billion. The FCC said it will announce results within the next few business days.                                          

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Samsung's Earnings Reveal Defeat in Chinese Phablet Market

January 29, 2015 9:30 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Samsung is struggling in countries such as China because "they're sort of being eaten from the bottom up by regional players" including...                                        

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Qualcomm Chipsets See Record Sales in 1Q

January 28, 2015 5:26 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

Qualcomm reported record revenue in the first quarter but faces concerns about the accuracy of their numbers reported in...                                                 

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Facebook’s Mobile Ad Revenue Skyrockets

January 28, 2015 4:38 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Facebook today is reporting its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings, which show impressive growth for ad revenue generated by mobile.                              

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Facebook Photos on iOS Now Load Faster, Use Less Data

January 28, 2015 2:54 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Facebook says did it by building support for progressive JPEG (PJPEG) into its mobile platform.                                                                

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TracFone to Pay $40 Million for Deceptive Throttling Practices

January 28, 2015 1:45 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The FTC alleges TracFone advertised unlimited data for $45 per month under its brands including Straight Talk and Net10 but “drastically” throttled...                                 

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