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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."


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...                                                                                             


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.                                                                                                    


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.


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.


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.


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...                                                                                                     


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)...                                                                                                        


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.                                                                                                       


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.


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.                                                                


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...                                                                      


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.                                                                      


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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