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Verizon Offers Pay Bump to 38K Workers

June 23, 2015 10:27 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The raises are part of package proposed during negotiations with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. 


U.S. To Raise Breach of Government Records at Talks with China

June 23, 2015 10:10 am | by Matthew Pennington, Associated Press | Comments

China has openly denied involvement in recent cyberattacks. Obama administration officials have said they are increasingly confident that China's government, not criminal hackers, were responsible.


T-Mobile Casts AT&T, Verizon as Super Villains in Latest Video

June 23, 2015 10:00 am | Comments

T-Mobile is again casting AT&T and Verizon as the "evil duopoly," this time in an animated short on par with superhero comics...


BlackBerry's 1Q Misses Street Forecasts

June 23, 2015 9:18 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

BlackBerry Ltd. reported worse-than-expected first-quarter financial results as phone sales continued their long slide, but software revenue increased as...


FirstNews Briefs: Freewave, Buick, Apple, Novatel Wireless, NXP Semiconductors

June 23, 2015 9:15 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

FreeWave Technologies today announced that Patrick Lazar has joined the company as Vice President of Engineering. 


Apple Changes Tune on Royalties After Swift Complains

June 22, 2015 11:44 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Apple has maintained that it negotiated revenue-sharing at rates that are slightly higher than the industry standard, to compensate for the three months that it plans to offer...


Dorsey Would Have to Give Up Square To Be Twitter CEO

June 22, 2015 11:36 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Dorsey was named interim CEO after Dick Costolo stepped down effective July 1 amid criticism over Twitter's disappointing financial performance and share price decline.


Analysts: Latest Sprint Promo Is Bad for Everyone

June 22, 2015 11:25 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Particularly troubling for the research firm is Sprint's most recent offer from its Boost prepaid brand, which promises to halve bills for Cricket and MetroPCS customers.


FirstNews Briefs: InSite Wireless, Murata, PeeeM, Jabra

June 22, 2015 10:04 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

InSite Wireless Group has announced that Richard M. Grimes, former Chief Executive and Co-Founder of Capital Tower Group, LLC (CTG), will join InSite...


Boost Targets Cricket, MetroPCS Customers with New "Half" Promo

June 19, 2015 12:43 pm | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The promotional pricing only lasts for 12 months, after which the customer is moved to a higher rate plan, and Boost stipulates that...


Recap: Top Stories for June 15-19

June 19, 2015 11:35 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Plenty of regulatory moves to consider this week, as well as some more chatter about major M&A action. All this and more in this week's top stories. 


Nokia Looking to Design New Smartphones

June 19, 2015 11:22 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

CEO Rajeev Suri reportedly told Germany's Manager Magazin that it plans to design phones and then make the Nokia brand name...


Sprint's Claure Throws Incentive at Employees to Attract New Customers

June 19, 2015 10:48 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The incentive comes as Sprint continues its fight to claw back market share from AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, which is now neck and neck with Sprint in terms of customer numbers. 


AT&T's Cricket Follows Boost to Cuba

June 19, 2015 10:15 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

AT&T's Cricket Wireless is following the lead of other prepaid carriers and is rolling out service offerings that connect customers to Cuba. 


ITU Starts Process of Defining 5G

June 19, 2015 9:56 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The ITU said the announcement completes its "vision" for 5G systems and that the standards organization has now defined the...



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