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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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AT&T Relaxes Throttling Policy for Legacy Unlimited Plans

May 6, 2015 2:19 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

AT&T customers using LTE data on legacy unlimited plans could enjoy less throttling once they’ve exceeded their monthly data caps.                                                                                  


German Automakers Readying Bid for Nokia's HERE

May 6, 2015 11:24 am | Comments

Meanwhile, HERE remained a bright spot for the company. The mapping division saw a 25 percent jump in profitability over the same quarter last year, attributed mainly to uptake in the automotive industry. 


Kantar: iOS’s Gains in Europe are Android’s Losses

May 6, 2015 11:10 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The shift has caused Android to lose 3.1 percentage points off its smartphone share across those countries.                                                                                                                


Candidate Fiorina Stumps Against FCC, Congress Meddling

May 6, 2015 11:00 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Fiorina said that Wheeler and company had overstepped with the Commission's highly controversial new rules and that if elected president she would seek to repeal the regulations entirely. 


Say Hello to Project Fi and Say Goodbye to Google Voice Features

May 6, 2015 10:36 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

However, Project Fi customers will be able to keep voicemail greeting, voicemails, texts and history.                                                                                                             


Googling on Mobile Devices Surpasses PCs in US for 1st Time

May 6, 2015 9:38 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Google's influential search engine has hit a tipping point in technology's shift to smartphones.                                                                                                     


FirstNews Briefs: T-Mobile, Alcatel-Lucent, NetMotion, CellMining, GSMA

May 6, 2015 9:34 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Alcatel-Lucent has signed a five-year agreement with KPN to provide its new Rapport communications software...                                                                                                      


Netflix Urges FCC To Kill AT&T, DirecTV Deal

May 5, 2015 11:35 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

In an ex parte filing, Netflix argued that the proposed merger would harm the development of online video services in the marketplace. 


FirstNews Briefs: Samsung, Cisco, Sprint, Jabra, Skype

May 5, 2015 11:11 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Samsung Electronics America, Inc. today introduced its latest memory card lineups, PRO Plus and EVO Plus.                                                                                                  


High-Tech Sensors Help Kids Keep Eye on Aging Parents

May 5, 2015 10:37 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Advances in low-cost sensors and wireless networks are fueling a boom in the so-called "smart" home. And companies are looking beyond home security and temperature control...


Sprint Retains No. 3 Spot as Churn Improves

May 5, 2015 10:03 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Sprint’s improved postpaid churn came during a quarter in which its competitors also saw record-low postpaid churn rates. AT&T reported at 1.02 percent, Verizon reported at 1.03 percent, and T-Mobile saw...


T-Mobile Targets Verizon Customers with Un-Carrier Trial

May 5, 2015 9:23 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

T-Mobile said that concurrent with the new program, it will also launch a new marketing campaign, which will focus on things like price and other items T-Mobile sees...


Periscope Jabs Pricey Mayweather Fight with Free Mobile Stream

May 4, 2015 5:21 pm | by 
Tali Arbel, AP Business Writer | Comments

Experts said it isn't likely that someone willing to pay for the fight would instead settle for a lower-quality stream that might get shut down at any time. Given that, the companies behind...


Cisco Taps Robbins as CEO, Chambers Moves to Chairman

May 4, 2015 2:56 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Robbins has been with Cisco since 1997, most recently serving as Cisco’s senior vice president of worldwide operations, leading the company’s global sales and partner...


Wheeler Confident FCC Will Beat Title II Lawsuits

May 4, 2015 12:21 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Wheeler said that part of the reason the FCC decided to move on the Open Internet rules was the overwhelming public response in the form of 4 million online comments, of which he said about three quarters...



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