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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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Verizon's McAdam: Internet At Risk

March 30, 2015 11:15 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

In a strongly worded letter, McAdam lamented that the free and open Internet is at risk of being over regulated and urged Congress to "return to its rightful place and set policy."

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American Tower Closes $5B Cell Site Deal with Verizon

March 30, 2015 10:49 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The deal between Verizon and American Tower will give American Tower 28 years of exclusive lease rights over...                                                                                             

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U.S. Cellular to Offer Its Customers Cell Signal Boosters

March 30, 2015 10:32 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

WeBoost says that U.S. Cellular will be the first U.S. carrier to sell its cell boosters directly to its customers.                                                                                                    

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Holes in the Web: Outages Reveal Broadband Vulnerabilities

March 30, 2015 10:15 am | by Felicia Fonseca, David Lieb, Associated Press | Comments

Because Internet service is largely unregulated by the federal government and the states, decisions about network reliability are left to the service providers.

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Apple's Tim Cook Responds to Indiana Law

March 30, 2015 10:11 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The bill creates a legal framework for individuals, mostly business owners, to claim that a law or regulation mandated by the government infringes on their religious beliefs.

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T-Mobile Touts User Experience with New Coverage Maps

March 30, 2015 9:49 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

T-Mobile's map now reflects "near real-time customer experiences" on its network, information that is based on more than 200 million actual customer usage data points every day.

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FirstNews Briefs: GreenPeak, ZTE, Alcatel-Lucent, China Telecom

March 30, 2015 9:24 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Alcatel-Lucent has been named by China Telecom as one of its top three suppliers for the rollout of...                                                                                                     

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FCC Releases Order for Spectrum Sharing in 3.5 GHz Band

March 27, 2015 3:22 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The FCC today released a Report and Order regarding the creation of the Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS)...                                                                                                        

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Dish’s Ergen Gets Big Payoff as LightSquared Bankruptcy Finally Settled

March 27, 2015 10:54 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Philip Falcone's LightSquared filed bankruptcy almost three years ago, after the FCC denied...

BlackBerry Eyes Sustainable Profit in Near Future

March 27, 2015 10:39 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

BlackBerry managed a small profit during its fiscal fourth quarter even as its revenue slides.                                                                                                       

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Google's New CFO Lands Massive Payday

March 27, 2015 10:04 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The lucrative pay package disclosed in a Thursday regulatory filing underscored how much Google prized Porat, who is considered to be among Wall Street's most powerful women.

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Yahoo Launching $2 Billion Stock Buyback

March 27, 2015 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Yahoo says it will buy back $2 billion in company stock as it prepares to spin off its stake in Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba.                                                                

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FirstNews Briefs: AT&T, Spirent, GSMA, Bell ID

March 27, 2015 9:52 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

AT&T announced AT&T Wi-Fi – Small Site. Businesses with small locations can self-install the service to give their customers free public Wi-Fi...                                                                      

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Ericsson’s Telecordia Takes Over for Neustar as LNP Administrator

March 26, 2015 3:43 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Today’s announcement doesn’t award a contract yet. It opens up negotiations between North American Portability Management (NAPM) and Telecordia.                                                                      

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HTC Launches M9 in Face-off with Samsung's S6 Devices

March 26, 2015 11:06 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

According to a press release, HTC will launch its new device online in the U.S. at 12:01 a.m. ET on Friday, March 27 and in-store on...

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