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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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Report: T-Mobile, Sprint Will Gain Ground Through 2020

June 30, 2015 11:46 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The new research doesn't anticipate any major shifts in the balance of power, with the wholesale and MVNO market to gain a slightly higher percent of net adds over the next couple years.


Apple Launches Music Service Today

June 30, 2015 10:46 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Potential customers are being offered a three-month trial subscription. After that, subscribers can choose between a $9.99 per-user charge, or a...


FirstNews Briefs: Interop, Nokia, Bharti Airtel, Ericsson

June 30, 2015 10:22 am | Comments

Interop Technologies today announced that Union Wireless, headquartered in Mountain View, Wyoming, has selected the Interop Technologies CorePlusXSM VoWiFi solution to offer...


Microsoft Sheds Some of Its Ad Business, Mapping Service

June 30, 2015 10:14 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella has been saying he wants to focus more on the company's core software business and related services, while warning employees of the need to...


AT&T, DirecTV Extend Merger Termination Date, Expect Approval “Shortly”

June 30, 2015 10:12 am | by Ben Munson, @wwbenmunson | Comments

As the deal nears the finish line, AT&T has been busy addressing conditions requested by Netflix, Dish Network, Cogent and advocacy groups.


Sprint Kills $50 Plan in Favor of $80 “All-In” Unlimited Offering

June 30, 2015 10:04 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

With David Beckham as the spokesperson in a new series of commercials, Sprint is offering an $80 unlimited plan, which includes service and device fees.


WISPA: Wi-Fi, LTE-U Coexistence Requires More than Just “Benign Intentions”

June 29, 2015 11:28 am | by Ben Munson, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The Wireless Internet Service Providers Association (WISPA) is calling on the FCC to take an active role in ensuring LTE-U and LAA technologies play...


Sprint Expands Home Delivery Service for Smartphones

June 29, 2015 11:18 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

'Direct 2 You' gives customers access to experts that actually visit the home to help customer with things like setting up a new phone. With today’s expansion, the service is now available in 28 cities in total. 


Samsung Researchers Say They Can Double Battery Life

June 29, 2015 11:06 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Researchers from Samsung used a silicon coating that supports pure carbon growth on top of the battery's silicon nanoparticles but does not...


AT&T Offers $200 Bill Credit for New Lines

June 29, 2015 10:20 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The carrier said in a statement that it will offer a $200 bill credit when a customer buys a smartphone on AT&T's Next Equipment Installment Plan and activates a new line. 


Supreme Court Rejects Google Appeal in Dispute with Oracle

June 29, 2015 10:08 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

The justices said Monday they won't review an appeals court ruling that said software maker Oracle Corp. could copyright portions of the...


FirstNews Briefs: Ceragon, Fastback Networks, Huawei, Alstom, Marvell

June 29, 2015 9:29 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Ceragon Networks today announced that a tier-1 mobile operator in the Southern Cone of South America is again deploying Ceragon’s solutions in preparation for a nationwide, 4G service launch.


T-Mobile's GoSmart Offers Free LTE for Facebook Access

June 26, 2015 11:01 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Beginning June 28, GoSmart Mobile is introducing a new entry-level unlimited talk, text, and web plan for $30 a month. 


Recap: Top Stories from June 22-26

June 26, 2015 10:45 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

The Un-Carrier didn't disappoint this week with T-Mobile's new upgrade program, and Sprint meanwhile lost long-time CTO Stephen Bye. These stories and more in this week's recap. 


Commissioner Pai Laments Loopholes in New Auction Rules

June 26, 2015 10:15 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

In a statement posted to the FCC's website, Pai said that he was "deeply disappointed" by the new rules, which he argues will create "yet more loopholes to allow...



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