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Sprint Ends Throttling of Unlimited Plans

June 18, 2015 10:46 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

In what could be a big win for consumers, Sprint has reportedly done away with the practice of throttling customers on unlimited plans. 


FCC Delays Review of New Incentive Auction Rules

June 18, 2015 10:25 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Early Monday, the FCC said it had scratched an item from its open meeting agenda that would have taken up a revised set of rules governing how the incentive auction will be run. 


Cuban Govt Is Expanding Wi-Fi Access, Making It Cheaper

June 18, 2015 8:10 am | by Michael Weissenstein - Associated Press | Comments

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba says it's expanding Internet access by adding Wi-Fi capacity to dozens of state-run Internet centers and more than halving the cost that users pay for an hour online. The government announcement Thursday is the first significant expansion of the Internet in Cuba since President...


FCC Fining AT&T $100M Over Misleading Customers on Unlimited Data

June 17, 2015 2:01 pm | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

By doing this, AT&T violated the 2010 Open Internet Transparency Rule, says the FCC.                                       


U.S. Justice Dept. Signs Off on Nokia-Alcatel-Lucent Merger

June 17, 2015 11:44 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The U.S. Justice Department has granted early termination of the antitrust waiting period for the proposed merger...            


Microsoft Shuffling Exec Team, Elop Departing

June 17, 2015 11:32 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

“We are aligning our engineering efforts and capabilities to deliver on our strategy and, in particular, our three core ambitions,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said.


Officials Say Security Lapses Left System Open to Hackers

June 17, 2015 11:04 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | Comments

Years of fundamental cybersecurity lapses left the government's personnel agency wide open to a pair of hacks that have exposed the private information about nearly every federal employee...


FirstNews Briefs: Dynatrace, Keynote, Mitel, Ericsson, Sierra Wireless

June 17, 2015 10:12 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Digital Performance software company Dynatrace, today announced that Keynote is becoming part of Dynatrace. The company says the strategic move strengthen...


Report: Americans Used 4.1 Trillion Megabytes in 2014

June 17, 2015 10:04 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Driving growth in usage was the increasing adoption of smartphones and tablets. There were 208 million smartphones in the United States, and...


Report: Comcast in talks with DT about buying T-Mobile

June 17, 2015 9:44 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The German publication reports Comcast’s early edge relates to the U.S. cable company’s financial strength...                         


Frontier Taking $283M in Connect America Funds to Expand Broadband

June 16, 2015 11:20 am | by Ben Munson, CED | Comments

The company will use the government funds to reach rural customers in nearly 660,000 homes and businesses across 28 states with in-home broadband speeds of at least...


FirstNews Briefs: Novatel Wireless, Wind River, Avenza Systems, Mosaik Solutions

June 16, 2015 11:06 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Mosaik Solutions today at HITEC announced new in-building wireless network testing capabilities to help hoteliers improve their guests’ connected experience. Signal Insights is an economical, easy-to-use and scalable software-as-a-service...


RootMetrics Targets Consumers with Money Magazine Partnership

June 16, 2015 10:51 am | Comments

The cellphone plan picker, which launches today, allows consumers to enter information such as location, the number of lines they want, and each user’s data needs, then click to...


Verizon CFO: 'No' on Dish Acquisition

June 16, 2015 10:30 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Shammo said Verizon will keep media assets like Huffington Post and Tech Crunch, which the company acquired in its $4.4 billion acquisition of AOL, but he was very clear...


Report: Chinese OEMs Will Gain on Carrier Aggregation Push

June 16, 2015 10:00 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

According to a new report from Stategy Analytics, China will be first to scale mobile phone chipsets that support carrier aggregation. 



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