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DOJ Prods FCC to Side with Smaller Carriers on Auction Rules

June 25, 2015 11:35 am | by Ben Munson, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The Justice Department appears to be siding with T-Mobile, Dish Network, Sprint and other interested parties who’ve implored the FCC to increase the...

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Report: Apple Will Restrict Sharing of App Data with Advertisers

June 25, 2015 11:19 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The move would make it harder for advertisers to target consumers by keeping app developers from accessing app download data and...

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Verizon OTT Service Signs Content Deal with Food Network, Travel Channel

June 25, 2015 10:45 am | by Ben Munson, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The multi-year deal will offer original programming from channels including Food Network, HGTV, DIY Network, Travel Channel and the Cooking Channel.

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Vivint Launches 100Mbps Fixed Wireless Broadband Service

June 25, 2015 10:41 am | by Ben Munson, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Vivint Internet promises up to 100 Mbps speeds for download and upload made available through a model that leverages fiber-connected cell towers and...

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FirstNews Briefs: NUU Mobile, Gemalto, ParkerVision, Amdocs

June 25, 2015 10:24 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Amdocs today announced an integrated solution to optimize multi-vendor, multi-technology, heterogeneous networks (HetNets). The Amdocs Centralized Management and Optimization solution is a radio access network (RAN) optimization...

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T-Mobile Offers Three Device Upgrades Per Year

June 25, 2015 10:20 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The new offer is part of the recently announced "Un-Carrier Amped" program, which aims to tweak existing Un-Carrier promotions. Jump! On Demand does away with the monthly $10 fee that is part of...

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CTIA: FCC Estimate for Spectrum Need Is Low

June 24, 2015 4:41 pm | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The Brattle Group said its analysis relies on current projections that show a six-fold increase in data demand by 2019 even after offload to unlicensed...

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FirstNews Briefs: IHS, Nokia Networks, Bell Labs, Zebra Technologies

June 24, 2015 10:17 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Consumer awareness of wireless charging technology has doubled, reaching 76 percent of consumers in the United States, United Kingdom and China in the last 12 months.

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As It Closes AOL Deal, Verizon Teases New Video Service

June 24, 2015 9:58 am | by Tali Arbel, AP Business Writer | Comments

The country's largest wireless provider teased a few details of its upcoming offerings Tuesday while announcing it had completed its $4.4 billion purchase of AOL Inc. 

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Box, IBM Partner on New Enterprise Solutions

June 24, 2015 9:49 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The news marks an expansion of IBM's existing partnerships. In July of last year, IBM announced a partnership with Apple that centers around a new class of business apps that will run on iOS devices.

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CWA: Verizon's Pay Increase A 'Smokescreen'

June 23, 2015 4:11 pm | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) says Verizon's offer to raise pay for 38,000 wireline employees is a ruse. 

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Sprint CTO Stephen Bye to Retire July 24

June 23, 2015 3:13 pm | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Bye oversaw Sprint's transition from WiMax to LTE, as well as the company's ambitious Network Vision initiative. He leaves now amid a major network overhaul that include expansion of coverage, as well as a major densification project. 

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T-Mobile Prepping for June 25 'Un-Carrier Amped" Promo

June 23, 2015 1:55 pm | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The last Un-Carrier initiative, Uncarrier for Business, was announced back in March at an event in New York. At that event, T-Mobile announced new plans that start at...

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First Net Neutrality Complaint Filed Against TWC

June 23, 2015 11:24 am | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | Comments

TWC told the Post it is open to entering into free peering agreements with content partners if they have a large amount of traffic at several locations around the U.S. According to TWC, its behavior is consistent with...

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Sprint's Claure May Have Confirmed Death of Unlimited

June 23, 2015 11:07 am | Comments

Speaking at a Recode conference last month, Claure warned that his company may have to increase the cost of unlimited plans or eliminate it all together as more subscribers begin to access video across mobile networks.

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