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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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ThroughTek Survey Ranks Apple “Most Recognizable” IoT Brand

August 4, 2015 12:26 pm | by Diana Goovaerts, Associate Editor | Comments

A report from ThroughTek, an Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions provider, has found that Apple leads the field as the most recognizable IoT devices among consumers.

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Apple Denies MVNO Rumor

August 4, 2015 12:05 pm | by Diana Goovaerts, Associate Editor | Comments

Tech giant Apple on Tuesday shot down a Business Insider report that the company was in talks to position itself as a MVNO.

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Appeals Court to Hear Net Neutrality Arguments in December

August 4, 2015 11:08 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The court has set Dec. 4 as the day to hear the arguments from trade associations like USTelecom and CTIA, which have filed lawsuits aimed at...

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Sprint Shuffles Leadership, Names New CFO

August 4, 2015 10:46 am | by Diana Goovaerts, Associate Editor | Comments

Sprint, the No. 3 U.S. cellphone carrier, shuffled its leadership Monday, naming 50-year-old Tarek Robbiati as the company’s new chief financial officer following the resignation of current CFO, Joseph Euteneuer.

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Sprint Soars on Continued Turnaround, Major Network Upgrade Plans

August 4, 2015 10:35 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Masayoshi Son, CEO of Sprint's parent company Softbank, acknowledged during an earnings call that he has regained some of the confidence...

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FirstNews Briefs: Green Dot, Federated Wireless, NUVU, BlackBerry, Siyata

August 4, 2015 9:50 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT) unveiled a new cash processing technology that enables customers to securely add cash to their accounts at participating retail locations using their mobile device.

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T-Mobile, Verizon Swap AWS, PCS Licenses

August 3, 2015 4:51 pm | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

In a filing with the FCC asking for approval of the transfers, the companies said that Verizon and T-Mobile will continue to provide services on the licenses and that the swap wouldn't result in...

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Analysts Say Apple Has Potential in Reported MVNO Bid

August 3, 2015 3:52 pm | by Diana Goovaerts, Associate Editor | Comments

In the wake of a Monday report from Business Insider that Apple is considering a venture to become a mobile virtual network operator, or MVNO, analysts have expressed their belief that the project could be a success, despite potential backlash from major carriers fearing a takeover.

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FirstNews Briefs: NaviSite, Dialog, Alcatel-Lucent, Global Mobile Internet Conference, Microsoft

August 3, 2015 11:20 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

NaviSite, Inc., a Time Warner Cable company that provides hosting and managed cloud services, has expanded its offerings with VMware to provide...

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In Wake of DirecTV Deal, AT&T Bundles Wireless and Cable

August 3, 2015 10:51 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

According to a press release, AT&T will offer a wireless and cable bundle that includes HD and DVR basic TV service for up to four receivers, unlimited talk and text for four wireless lines, and...

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Yahoo Tries to Get More Fashionable with Polyvore Purchase

August 3, 2015 10:23 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Polyvore is an 8-year-old startup that specializes in connecting merchants with consumers browsing for ideas on clothing, health, beauty and...

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U.S. Cellular Continues Turnaround with 2Q Profit

August 3, 2015 10:16 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

U.S. Cellular ended the quarter with a subscriber base of 4,779,000 million, up from 4,653,000 million in the year-ago quarter. The company said it added...

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Negotiations Between Verizon, CWA Continue Without Strike Despite Contract Lapse

August 3, 2015 10:11 am | by Diana Goovaerts, Associate Editor | Comments

Negotiations between Verizon and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) continued Monday despite the lapse of the employment contracts covering more than 37,000 wireline employees in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

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Nokia Confirms Sale of HERE Map Service to German Automakers

August 3, 2015 10:04 am | by Diana Goovaerts, Associate Editor | Comments

On Monday, Nokia formally announced it has agreed to sell its HERE mapping business to German automakers – including Audi, AG, BMW and Daimler AG - for $3.07 billion. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2016, subject to regulatory approvals.

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Broadcom Posts Healthy 2Q Amid Avago Acquisition

July 31, 2015 3:54 pm | by Diana Goovaerts, Associate Editor | Comments

Semiconductor manufacturer Broadcom Corporation posted unaudited second quarter figures on Thursday that reflected increased revenue both sequentially and annually, with a net revenue of $2.10 billion.

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