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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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T-Mobile, Verizon Swap AWS, PCS Licenses

August 3, 2015 4:51 pm | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

In a filing with the FCC asking for approval of the transfers, the companies said that Verizon and T-Mobile will continue to provide services on the licenses and that the swap wouldn't result in...

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Analysts Say Apple Has Potential in Reported MVNO Bid

August 3, 2015 3:52 pm | by Diana Goovaerts, Associate Editor | Comments

In the wake of a Monday report from Business Insider that Apple is considering a venture to become a mobile virtual network operator, or MVNO, analysts have expressed their belief that the project could be a success, despite potential backlash from major carriers fearing a takeover.

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FirstNews Briefs: NaviSite, Dialog, Alcatel-Lucent, Global Mobile Internet Conference, Microsoft

August 3, 2015 11:20 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

NaviSite, Inc., a Time Warner Cable company that provides hosting and managed cloud services, has expanded its offerings with VMware to provide...

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In Wake of DirecTV Deal, AT&T Bundles Wireless and Cable

August 3, 2015 10:51 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

According to a press release, AT&T will offer a wireless and cable bundle that includes HD and DVR basic TV service for up to four receivers, unlimited talk and text for four wireless lines, and...

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Yahoo Tries to Get More Fashionable with Polyvore Purchase

August 3, 2015 10:23 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Polyvore is an 8-year-old startup that specializes in connecting merchants with consumers browsing for ideas on clothing, health, beauty and...

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U.S. Cellular Continues Turnaround with 2Q Profit

August 3, 2015 10:16 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

U.S. Cellular ended the quarter with a subscriber base of 4,779,000 million, up from 4,653,000 million in the year-ago quarter. The company said it added...

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Negotiations Between Verizon, CWA Continue Without Strike Despite Contract Lapse

August 3, 2015 10:11 am | by Diana Goovaerts, Associate Editor | Comments

Negotiations between Verizon and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) continued Monday despite the lapse of the employment contracts covering more than 37,000 wireline employees in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

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Nokia Confirms Sale of HERE Map Service to German Automakers

August 3, 2015 10:04 am | by Diana Goovaerts, Associate Editor | Comments

On Monday, Nokia formally announced it has agreed to sell its HERE mapping business to German automakers – including Audi, AG, BMW and Daimler AG - for $3.07 billion. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2016, subject to regulatory approvals.

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Broadcom Posts Healthy 2Q Amid Avago Acquisition

July 31, 2015 3:54 pm | by Diana Goovaerts, Associate Editor | Comments

Semiconductor manufacturer Broadcom Corporation posted unaudited second quarter figures on Thursday that reflected increased revenue both sequentially and annually, with a net revenue of $2.10 billion.

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Apple, Huawei Buck Slow Growth Trend in Q2 Global Smartphone Shipments

July 31, 2015 2:32 pm | by Diana Goovaerts, Associate Editor | Comments

The growth of global smartphone shipments slowed in 2015, reaching just under 340 million units in the second quarter, a new report from Strategy Analytics revealed Thursday. The 15 percent annual growth rate marked the smartphone industry’s slowest growth rate in six years.

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Nokia Profit Grows as Networks Division Leads Turnaround

July 31, 2015 11:33 am | by Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press | Comments

Nokia enjoyed a solid 60 percent rise in net profit in the second quarter, with a good performance in its core networks division suggesting the Finnish company is succeeding...

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Recap: Top Stories from July 27-31

July 31, 2015 11:22 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

This week saw T-Mobile report glowing second-quarter earnings, while Samsung sank on poor Galaxy S6 performance. Meanwhile, Sprint took on T-Mobile with a new 10GB family plan. 

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CTIA, AT&T Argue Open Internet Rules Unlawful, Arbitrary

July 31, 2015 10:50 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The brief calls the FCC's Order, which reclassifies Internet Services Providers (ISP) under Title II of the Communications Act, "unlawful, arbitrary, and the product of improper procedures." 

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AT&T's Cricket Offers Calls, Texts to Mexico and Canada

July 31, 2015 10:08 am | by Diana Goovaerts, Associate Editor | Comments

As of Sunday, Cricket Wireless customers will be able to talk and text freely to and from Mexico and, starting later in the month, Canada, the carrier said in a Friday morning press release.

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Senators’ Call for LTE-U Oversight by FCC Draws Mixed Reactions

July 31, 2015 9:51 am | by Ben Munson, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The lawmakers also urged the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology to hold a series of meetings “to ensure that constructive dialogue between technical expert...

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