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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 Gets Snarky in Response to FCC’s Net Neutrality Ruling

February 26, 2015 4:29 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The press release is made to look like it was composed on a typewriter and the carrier referred to...                                   


Apple Schedules March 9 Event, Likely for Watch

February 26, 2015 12:54 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

March 9 is the day after Daylight Savings begins.                                                               


ISPs Fall Under Title II After 3-2 FCC Vote

February 26, 2015 12:28 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The new rules will ban paid prioritization agreements; outlaw the blocking and throttling of lawful content and services and will apply to wireless providers. 


LG Adds LTE, NFC to Watch Urbane, Leaves Out Android Wear

February 26, 2015 11:08 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

As its name suggests, the LG Watch Urbane LTE will connect to high-speed 4G networks...                                            


Android Saw Its 4Q Smartphone Profit Share Evaporate

February 26, 2015 10:34 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Apple’s record fourth quarter added up to a significant erosion in Android’s share of global smartphone profits...                                     


'Vandals' Cut All Internet, Mobile Service to Northern Arizona

February 26, 2015 10:07 am | by Felicia Fonesca, Associated Press | Comments

Businesses couldn't process credit card transactions, ATMs didn't function, law enforcement databases were unavailable, and even weather reports were affected in an area stretching from...

IBM Plots New Course to Focus on Cloud, Mobile

February 26, 2015 9:50 am | by Associated Press | Comments

In a media briefing ahead of an investor conference in New York on Thursday, Virginia Rometty said the company plans that the new tech markets should make up...                     


FirstNews Briefs: TE Connectivity, Mavenir, GENBAND, Wind River

February 26, 2015 9:43 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

TE Connectivity (TE) today announced the availability of TDD-LTE technology in its FlexWave Prism and InterReach Fusion...                               


Sprint Shares Soar as Reports of Network Expansion Swirl

February 25, 2015 4:38 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Sprint has apparently already approved and funded two smaller, regional projects, but the remaining 8,000 are...                                     


MVNO Ting Opens GSM Network Beta to Public

February 25, 2015 11:58 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The new open beta comes after earlier alpha and invite-only beta rounds of testing and Ting says there are still issues...                                 


Republican Lawmakers Scrap Internet Bill Ahead of FCC Vote

February 25, 2015 11:43 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Republicans were championing a bill that would have given the FCC certain powers to regulate Internet Service Providers (ISPs) but would have stopped short of...


U.S. Cellular Posts Loss Amid Revenue, Customer Growth

February 25, 2015 11:25 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The revenue boost came as the carrier was able to grow its subscriber base, adding 98,000...                                         


Apple Ordered to Pay $532.9M in iTunes Patent Dispute

February 25, 2015 11:17 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

A federal jury says Apple should pay nearly $533 million to resolve claims that the payment system tied to its iTunes...                                


Galaxy S6 May Come with Outsized Pricing

February 25, 2015 11:12 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Samsung took home 29 percent of the U.S. smartphone market in the fourth quarter of 2014, while Apple managed a 41.7 percent share. 


Moto E Launches with Modest Specs, Bargain Price

February 25, 2015 10:45 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Starting today, the new Moto E will begin rolling out in more than 50 countries in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. 



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