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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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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. 

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Why Do We Need More Licensed Spectrum?

July 29, 2015 9:30 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. 

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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.

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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. 

Trio of New Motorola Phones Come with Attractive Prices

July 28, 2015 11:30 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The iteration of the G released today now features waterproof technology and 4G connectivity. A version with 8GB storage and 1GB of RAM is just $179 off contract. 

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T-Mobile Customers Can Lock In $15 Per Month Price on iPhone 6s

July 28, 2015 10:55 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

T-Mobile says that Apple Music has become the single most requested new addition to Music Freedom and counts for a full 80 percent of the requests coming in via Twitter. 

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Microsoft Launches Windows 10: Here's What That Means

July 28, 2015 10:05 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Microsoft's new Windows 10 operating system debuts Wednesday, as the longtime leader in PC software struggles to carve out a new role in a world where people increasingly rely on smartphones, tablets and information stored online.

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Nike Offers Partial Refund to End FuelBand Lawsuit

July 28, 2015 10:00 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Nike will give partial refunds or gift cards to people who bought FuelBand fitness trackers in the last 3 1/2 years, resolving a lawsuit that says the products can't accurately tally how many...

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FirstNews Briefs: Ericsson, Qualcomm, Fairview, GovDelivery

July 28, 2015 9:49 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Ericsson and Russia's Mobile TeleSystems (MTS) have successfully completed the first live deployment of the Ericsson Radio Dot System in a commercial building in Russia.

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Best Buy To Carry Apple Watch

July 27, 2015 10:37 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

According to a press release, the Apple Watch will first become available at a selection of more than 100 Best Buy stores and will also be available on online.

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AT&T Petitions FCC for Changes to Texting Tech Mandates

July 27, 2015 10:21 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

On Friday, AT&T petitioned the FCC to initiate a rulemaking proceeding that would authorize the substitution of real-time text (RTT) for...

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Report: Verizon’s Video Service is Named Go90 and It Will Be Free

July 27, 2015 9:35 am | by Ben Munson, @wwbenmunson | Comments

According to Variety, which pulled the name and other information from a website that has since been taken down, Go90 will offer...

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FirstNews Briefs: Airtel Gabon, Qualcomm, Ruckus Wireless, Broadcom

July 27, 2015 9:25 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Airtel Gabon has selected Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) as its sole supplier for the deployment of a new LTE network. The agreement also includes transformation of the existing mobile radio access and core network infrastructure. he new network will enable Airtel to deliver a superior mobile broadband experience to their customers.

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Done Deal: FCC Approves AT&T, DirecTV Merger

July 24, 2015 3:09 pm | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

As was previously reported, the FCC's approval came with a number of conditions, not the least of which is a guarantee from AT&T that it will expand its deployment of fiber to an additional 12.5 million customer...

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Trade Deals Wipe Out Tariffs on More than 200 Tech Products

July 24, 2015 10:43 am | by Paul Wiseman, AP Economics Reporter | Comments

Dozens of countries have agreed to abolish duties on more than 200 technology products — from advanced computer chips to GPS devices, printer cartridges and video-game consoles.

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