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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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General Wireless Secures $75M in New Funding

July 6, 2015 10:41 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The company said the new money will allow it to continue investing in and improving the RadioShack brand by "enhancing its...


FirstNews Briefs: C Spire, Intersil, Gilat Satellite, Peregrine Semiconductor

July 6, 2015 10:36 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

​C Spire said it is helping consumers regain control of their mobile phone bills by stopping surprise overage charges that routinely cost them thousands of dollars a year.


HTC Takes Loss in 2Q Earnings

July 6, 2015 10:18 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The Taiwanese handset maker recorded an operating loss of $166 million on just over $1 billion in revenue. Net losses before taxes were...


Amazon Brings Cloud Drive Apps to iOS

July 6, 2015 9:52 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The online retailer had earlier rolled out Android apps for the service and just pushed the new iOS apps live over the weekend. 


Seattle Wary of Amazon's Rapid Growth

July 6, 2015 9:39 am | by Gene Johnson, Associated Press | Comments

Thickets of yellow cranes have crowded the skyline, where new glass-sided office buildings, hotels and apartment towers blot out views of the mountains and the Space Needle. 


Intel President Renee James to Leave Chipmaker

July 2, 2015 11:23 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

James has agreed to stay with Intel until January to oversee the transition of her responsibilities and will be paid $4 million to do so, according to a filling with...


Recap: Top Stories for June 29 - July 2

July 2, 2015 10:53 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

This week Sprint came with an aggressive $80 unlimited plan that includes device payments in the price. Meanwhile, Apple launched its long-awaited streaming music service. 


Xiaomi Missing on Shipment Forecast in First Half of 2015

July 2, 2015 10:44 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

While 34 million shipped devices still represents growth of 33 percent over the same period last year, the company had forecasted...


Hewlett-Packard Moves Forward with Plan to Split

July 2, 2015 10:03 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

HP said in a regulatory filing Wednesday that the new company called Hewlett Packard Enterprise will include units of the old HP that sold...


Report: AT&T, DirecTV merger gets thumbs up from DoJ

July 2, 2015 9:49 am | by Ben Munson, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The FCC will reportedly be placing conditions on the deal which will include requiring the combined company to provide affordable standalone...

Claure Cries 'Bullsh*t' on Legere's Un-Carrier Spin

July 2, 2015 9:38 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The outburst was an unusual offensive for Claure in a market that has been dominated recently by Legere's constant Twitter presence and profanity-laced rants on topics ranging from unlimited data to spectrum. 


CTIA Lauds Carriers, OEMs for Committing to Anti-Theft Measures

July 1, 2015 1:07 pm | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Device manufacturers, including Apple, Samsung, LG and HTC, among others, have all agreed to include anti-theft technologies on new model phones, including...

Report: New Chip Could Double Next iPhone's LTE Speeds

July 1, 2015 12:34 pm | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The report includes a photo of the chip in an iPhone prototype. The Qualcomm chip can reportedly produce twice the theoretical LTE speeds of the current iPhone 6. 

FirstNews Briefs: xG Technology, D-Link, enTouch Systems, olloclip

July 1, 2015 10:38 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

xG Technology announced today that it has received an order for approximately $309,000 for xMax mobile broadband wireless equipment and services which will be integrated into a dedicated...


General Wireless Closes Acquisition of RadioShack

July 1, 2015 10:36 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

General Wireless acquired 1,743 RadioShack stores back in April, and Sprint has announced its "The Sprint Store at RadioShack" partnership with the new RadioShack that will allow it to sell its service and devices at the stores. 



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