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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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After Billing Woes, U.S. Cellular Signs BSS/OSS Deal with Amdocs

January 28, 2015 11:22 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Amdocs will continue handling service activation, customer care and retail interaction, and billing for both business and retail customers.                                     


Former Samsung Engineer Develops File Sharing App

January 28, 2015 10:52 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

Nicole Kim worked for Samsung for six years, then took her career to smaller companies in the fields of engineering and product management before founding...                                                       


Verizon Wireless Raising Activation and Upgrade Fees

January 28, 2015 10:32 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

“Verizon Wireless is committed to the fees remaining competitive within the wireless industry.”                                                                  


FirstNews Briefs: AT&T, Snapchat, Vuzix, Thread Group, FiberTower

January 28, 2015 9:57 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

AT&T is set to launch a scripted entertainment series on Snapchat, an ephemeral social platform.                                                                                     


CommScope Acquires $3B Worth of TE Connectivity's Business

January 28, 2015 9:30 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The businesses, made up of 65 facilities and approximately 10,000 employees, had annual revenue of about $1.9 billion in fiscal 2014.                                   


Yahoo's Spinoff of Alibaba Stake Puts Mayer in Spotlight

January 28, 2015 9:26 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is losing a precious security blanket now that she is spinning off the Internet company's prized stake in China's Alibaba Group.                          


iPhone Sales Smash Apple Record

January 27, 2015 7:42 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

CEO Tim Cook announced that quarter earnings hit $18 billion, an all-time record and a 38 percent increase over last year. Total revenue grew 30 percent...                        


AT&T’s Stephenson: ‘This Will Be A Very Different Company’

January 27, 2015 5:53 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Stephenson was talking about the diversification of AT&T revenue stream through it’s pickup of DirectTV, as well as recent acquisition of wireless players in Mexico...                         


FirstNews Briefs: Voxbone, Wi-SUN Alliance, Berg Insight, QLogic, Broadcom

January 27, 2015 10:42 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Voxbone today announced the availability of national and international outbound SMS capabilities for its mobile DID numbers. Unlike similar offerings, SMS messages are delivered using direct routes to ensure...             


Ericsson 4Q Sinks as North America Curtails Deployments

January 27, 2015 10:31 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The Stockholm-based company says that despite strong growth in consumer demand and data traffic in North America, operator investments had...                                                   


Watch: T-Mobile Lands Kim Kardashian for Super Bowl Spot

January 27, 2015 9:47 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

According to a post on Forbes by Rob Siltanen, founder and chief creative officer of Siltanen & Partners, a 30-second spot during the big game will sell for about...                         


IBM Calls Reports of Mass Layoffs 'Ridiculous'

January 27, 2015 9:25 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

IBM previously has announced layoffs affecting "several thousand people," only "a small fraction" of the number predicted last week by a...                                 


Microsoft Falls on 4Q Earnings Despite Surface, Lumia Successes

January 27, 2015 9:20 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

BGC Partners analyst Colin Gillis said investors are reacting to results in Microsoft's "core" business of Windows software, which he called...                                       


Verizon Reaches $5M Settlement with FCC on Rural Call Completion

January 26, 2015 3:36 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

This is the fourth major resolution of a rural call completion investigation. The Bureau entered into consent decrees related to rural call completion performance with...                         


T-Mobile's Legere Visits FCC To Talk Low-Band Spectrum

January 26, 2015 2:43 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

According to an ex parte filed with the FCC that describes Legere's meeting with Chairman Wheeler and a number of other regulators, Legere gave...                           



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