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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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Nokia Acquires SON Provider Eden Rock Communications

May 27, 2015 9:32 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

As a part of the acquisition process, Eden Rock will spin-off a new company with its spectrum sharing solutions, technology and patents. The company says that the technologies, which were...


FirstNews Briefs: Cambium, Sierra Wireless, Syniverse, KORE

May 27, 2015 9:20 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Sierra Wireless today announced commercial availability of FirstNet Band 14 LTE support for the InMotion Solutions oMG2000...            


Verizon Changes Device Upgrade Policy for Edge Program

May 26, 2015 4:22 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Starting May 31, Edge customers will be able to upgrade at any point once their device is 100 percent paid off.                        


Android, iOS Lose Share to Windows as Smartphone Shipments Decline

May 26, 2015 3:49 pm | Comments

According to IDC, Android and Apple are slated to lose share between now and 2019, with Android dropping from 79.4 percent of the global market in 2015 to to 79 percent in 2019. Apple meanwhile will fall from 16.4 percent in 2015 to...


Charter Buys Both Time Warner Cable and Bright House

May 26, 2015 2:08 pm | by Brian Santo, Editor In Chief CED Magazine, @CEDMagazine | Comments

Charter had attempted to take over TWC last year, with a $132 bid that TWC management and investors considered both hostile and lowball. Comcast elbowed Charter to the...


Hyundai First to Market with Android Auto Connected Car Platform

May 26, 2015 11:26 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Android Auto incorporates smartphone features like navigation into the vehicle’s built-in display.                                          


BlackBerry to Cut Jobs in Device Unit as Acquisition Rumors Swirl

May 26, 2015 11:22 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

In the coming months, BlackBerry said it will ramp up marketing around its customer-facing activities.                                         


Microsoft's Cortana Takes Over iOS, Android Devices

May 26, 2015 10:15 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The Phone Companion App is really about offering instructions on how to download Microsoft's suite of new Office apps that have already been released for...


Docomo Seeks to Make Passwords Unnecessary

May 26, 2015 9:49 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The carrier expects to become the world's first mobile operator to integrate online services with smartphones capable of FIDO-enabled multiple ...


FirstNews Briefs: Qualcomm, Daimler, Nok Nok Labs, PeopleNet

May 26, 2015 9:41 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Trimble announced that PeopleNet, a Trimble Company, has acquired the assets of privately held Cadec Global Inc.                            


Samsung Merges Companies with Heir in Mind

May 26, 2015 9:19 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Business Writer | Comments

Samsung said Tuesday that its defacto holding company Cheil Industries Inc. will acquire Samsung C&T Corp. by offering 0.35 new Cheil shares for...


Apple Taps Ive as First Chief Design Officer

May 26, 2015 9:14 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Ive, who as a lead designer with the company helped conceive the iconic Apple looks of products like the iPod, iPad and Apple Watch, confirmed the promotion in an interview published Tuesday in the Daily Telegraph.


FreedomPop Adding Free Wi-Fi to Uber Rides During Indy 500

May 22, 2015 12:44 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The MVNO will give UberBlack and UberSelect customers free access to Wi-Fi during their rides in Indianapolis this weekend.


Google’s Project Fi Won’t Fully Roll Out Until Mid-Summer

May 22, 2015 10:10 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

In an email sent late Thursday, Google said that given the number of requests it’s received...                                                  


FirstNews Briefs: Novatel Wireless, MarketsandMarkets, weBoost, SimbaPay

May 22, 2015 8:21 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Novatel Wireless and Next Seguros, a subsidiary of GRUPO NEXT, an automobile insurance solution offering reduced premium usage based insurance programs, today announce that the Novatel Wireless MiFi Drive MT3060 OBD II device has been...



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