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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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CWA Rallies New York Mayors, Attack Ads in Union Fight with Verizon

July 30, 2015 1:03 pm | by Ben Munson, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The CWA says the mayors of Albany, Syracuse, Kingston, Rome and Utica, as well as the town supervisor of Brookhaven, have all echoed its claims that Verizon is refusing to build out its FiOS broadband and TV services in certain lower-income communities.


T-Mobile's Network, Earnings Continue Roll in 2Q

July 30, 2015 12:57 pm | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Overall T-Mobile posted $361 million in net income, or $0.42 earnings per share, on $8.2 billion in total revenue. 


FirstNews Briefs: Emerson Network Power, Uros, UTStarcom, EarthBend

July 30, 2015 10:11 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Emerson Network Power today introduced firmware updates to its Avocent Universal Management Gateway (UMG) appliance that further harden the UMG platform. 


Facebook 2Q Results Soar as User Base, Mobile Ads grow

July 30, 2015 9:58 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Facebook grew not just profit and revenue, but also its already-massive user base and mobile advertising, as well as usage of its "family" of...


Galaxy S6 Fails to Reverse Profit Decline at Samsung

July 30, 2015 9:54 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Samsung Electronics suffered a fifth straight drop in quarterly earnings as the Galaxy S6 failed to reverse its declining fortunes in...


NCTA Slams Qualcomm’s “Attacks” on LTE-U Opponents

July 29, 2015 2:13 pm | by Ben Munson, @wwbenmunson | Comments

In a filing with the FCC, the NCTA responded to Qualcomm’s “extraordinary claims” and reiterated the need for open collaboration to address... 


Sprint Shares Up on New Family Plan Promo

July 29, 2015 2:07 pm | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The "Family Share Pack" announced today entices families to switch to Sprint for a $100 plan that includes four lines, with unlimited talk, text and 10GB of high-speed data.


Report: Tablets with Data Plans to Double by 2021

July 29, 2015 11:06 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

As smartphone penetration increases, carriers are increasingly looking to tablets for growth. Strategy Analytics points out that in the United States, three of the four top carriers have grown tablet connections to nearly 10 percent of their subscriber base.


Intel, Micron Make Breakthrough with Faster Flash Memory

July 29, 2015 10:52 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Experts say the new 3D XPoint (pronounced "cross point") technology has enormous potential, but some caution that it....


Verizon's New Solution Tackles IoT for Utility Companies

July 29, 2015 10:14 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Now available in the U.S., Grid Wide offers electric utility companies an integrated solution for smart metering, demand response, meter data management and distribution monitoring and control.


Twitter 2Q Revenue Grows Sharply but User Growth Stays Slow

July 29, 2015 9:59 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Twitter failed to add users at a quick enough pace for investors in the second quarter even as revenue grew sharply, feeding concerns about whether it can ever become a mass-market service like Facebook or Google.


FirstNews Briefs: Qualcomm, Dell'Oro Group, NUU Mobile, Anritsu

July 29, 2015 9:46 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Qualcomm Incorporated and BRUSA Elektronik AG today announced that they have entered into a Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging (WEVC) patent license agreement. 


Why Do We Need More Licensed Spectrum?

July 29, 2015 9:31 am | Comments

In advance of CTIA President and CEO Meredith Attwell Baker’s testifying before the Senate Commerce Committee this morning, CTIA released a short video that shows that more licensed spectrum is a necessity in order to meet Americans’ demand for mobile. 


Verizon To Launch Go90 Beta Test in Coming Weeks

July 28, 2015 12:46 pm | by Ben Munson, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Aside from announcing content distribution deals with companies including ESPN, Scripps Networks, DreamWorks and more, Verizon has provided small insights into what the service will be like.

Samsung "Unpacked 2015" Event Primed for August Note 5 Launch

July 28, 2015 11:52 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

A Reuters report from earlier this month suggested the Galaxy Note 5 could come as early as August. The Note 3 and 4 were both launched in September. 


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