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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.                                                                                  

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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. 

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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.                                                                                                                

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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. 

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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.                                                                                                             

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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.                                                                                                     

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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...                                                                                                      

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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. 

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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.                                                                                                  

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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