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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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New Platform Turns Wi-Fi Hotspot in LTE Broadcast Gateway

April 21, 2015 11:06 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Sequans and Expway are hoping this platform will open up more devices to LTE broadcast.                                                                                                   

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Verizon Adding and Keeping Postpaid Subs Amid Heightened Competition

April 21, 2015 10:27 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Verizon’s postpaid churn rate also improved during the quarter, coming in at 1.03 percent...                                                                                                           

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FirstNews Briefs: Extreme Networks, Ericsson, eMOBUS, Honeywell

April 21, 2015 9:25 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Extreme Networks, Inc. today announced that it has appointed Board Chairman Ed Meyercord as its...                                                                                                                  

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Sprint Helping Bring Wi-Fi to Kansas City

April 20, 2015 4:47 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The $15 million Wi-Fi network will be based around the city's streetcar line, a 2.2-mile stretch that circles the downtown area. The ordinance specifically states Sprint as provider for a...

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Analyst: Mobile Price War Hurting Sprint the Most

April 20, 2015 11:12 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

A new survey from Cowen and Co. reveals that Sprint average revenue per account (ARPA) fell 14 percent...                                                                                                   

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Google Ads Wi-Fi Support for Android Wear Watches

April 20, 2015 10:53 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Google said it is also working to make it easier to use app on the watch. The company has announced new gesture controls, such as flicking a wrist to...

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GM Expects In-Car LTE to Drive Profit

April 20, 2015 10:30 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The connected car market continues to grow, as Gartner expects 10 percent of all revenue from the auto industry to be generated from connected broadband platforms by 2020. 

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Sprint Taps Former Verizon Exec to Head Midwest Operations

April 20, 2015 10:21 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Sprint today hired Tracy Elizabeth Nolan as the president and general manager for Sprint in Illinois and Wisconsin.                                                                                        

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Google Wallet Funds Now FDIC-Insured

April 20, 2015 10:07 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

News that Google is insuring Wallet users' funds is significant, as competing services such as PayPal and Venmo do not offer FDIC insurance. 

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FirstNews Briefs: Ericsson, Intel, IHS, RootMetrics

April 20, 2015 9:42 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

IHS Inc. has completed its acquisition of RootMetrics. IHS announced its intent to acquire RootMetrics on April 6, 2015; closing occurred on April 17.                                                     

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Wireless Industry Applauds FCC’s OK on Shared Spectrum in 3.5 GHz Band

April 17, 2015 1:40 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The Order approves the 3550-3700 MHz bands for mobile broadband and other commercial use.                                                                                                                      

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T-Mobile’s Walmart Family Mobile Catching Up with Data Boost

April 17, 2015 10:32 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Starting April 18, all new and existing customers will automatically get the new data plans.                                                                                                                     

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Amazon Kills Appstore TestDrive Service

April 17, 2015 10:23 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

In a post on the company's blog, Amazon said that due to the increasing use of 'free to play' business models, it has seen a significant decline in customers...

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FirstNews Briefs: Orange, Broadsoft, Telit, Anritsu, EMITE

April 17, 2015 9:40 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Orange Business Services announced the acquisition of Ocean, a provider of fleet management and vehicle tracking solutions.                                                                              

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Verizon Hacks Up Cable Bundles

April 17, 2015 9:19 am | by Associated Press | Comments

Large cable bundles laden with dozens of channels and big price tags have pushed more people into cheaper streaming services like Netflix and Amazon and Hulu. Other late entries include...

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