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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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FCC Releases Order for Spectrum Sharing in 3.5 GHz Band

March 27, 2015 3:22 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The FCC today released a Report and Order regarding the creation of the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS)...                                                                                                        

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Dish’s Ergen Gets Big Payoff as LightSquared Bankruptcy Finally Settled

March 27, 2015 10:54 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Philip Falcone's LightSquared filed bankruptcy almost three years ago, after the FCC denied...

BlackBerry Eyes Sustainable Profit in Near Future

March 27, 2015 10:39 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

BlackBerry managed a small profit during its fiscal fourth quarter even as its revenue slides.                                                                                                       

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Google's New CFO Lands Massive Payday

March 27, 2015 10:04 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The lucrative pay package disclosed in a Thursday regulatory filing underscored how much Google prized Porat, who is considered to be among Wall Street's most powerful women.

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Yahoo Launching $2 Billion Stock Buyback

March 27, 2015 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Yahoo says it will buy back $2 billion in company stock as it prepares to spin off its stake in Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba.                                                                

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FirstNews Briefs: AT&T, Spirent, GSMA, Bell ID

March 27, 2015 9:52 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

AT&T announced AT&T Wi-Fi – Small Site. Businesses with small locations can self-install the service to give their customers free public Wi-Fi...                                                                      

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Ericsson’s Telecordia Takes Over for Neustar as LNP Administrator

March 26, 2015 3:43 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Today’s announcement doesn’t award a contract yet. It opens up negotiations between North American Portability Management (NAPM) and Telecordia.                                                                      

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HTC Launches M9 in Face-off with Samsung's S6 Devices

March 26, 2015 11:06 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

According to a press release, HTC will launch its new device online in the U.S. at 12:01 a.m. ET on Friday, March 27 and in-store on...

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AT&T Upgrades Wireless, Wireline Amid Municipal Broadband Debate

March 26, 2015 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — AT&T says it has invested $1.2 billion on its wired and wireless networks in Tennessee since 2012.                                                                                 

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Sprint, CCA Members Make Case for Joint Bidding in 600 MHz Auctions

March 26, 2015 11:00 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

“That’s why I think partnering makes sense,” Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said.                                                                                                                        

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T-Mobile Promises Immediate Shipping on New Galaxy S6 Pre-Orders

March 26, 2015 10:32 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Samsung announced its new phones during a media event in Barcelona ahead of Mobile World Congress. The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge feature higher quality materials than...

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FirstNews Briefs: IBM, Bell Labs, SIGFOX, NarrowNet, CSG

March 26, 2015 9:33 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

IBM today announced two Network Innovation Centers located in Nice, France, and Dallas, Texas...                                                                                                  

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Facebook Adds New Features to Messenger

March 25, 2015 3:58 pm | by Associated Press | Comments

Messenger will also be adding the ability to display store receipts and shipping information to help consumers keep track of their interactions with...

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T-Mobile Offers Free Netflix with Galaxy S6 Devices

March 25, 2015 1:07 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Consumers can currently register to get one of Samsung's new devices when it launches sometime this month. That said, pricing is still unknown for Samsung's new flagship line. 

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Sprint: Lifeline Mobile Broadband Pilot Sees Weak Adoption

March 25, 2015 11:17 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

While 70 percent of Assurance Wireless Lifeline subscribers report having no access to Internet, Sprint said that any kind of upfront cost, which ranged from $30 to $70 depending on the offer, was a "significant barrier" to adoption. 

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