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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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Google Unveils New 'Android M' Operating System

May 28, 2015 3:41 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Most of the renovations unveiled Thursday at Google's annual developers' conference won't be available until late summer or early fall, around the same time that Apple is expected to release the latest overhaul of the iOS software...

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FCC Rebooting Lifeline Program

May 28, 2015 2:35 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Among the proposals that the FCC will seek comment on is a new set of minimum service standards for voice and broadband.          

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Google's Android Pay Takes on Apple at the POS

May 28, 2015 2:26 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Android Pay is a streamlined payment tap-to-pay solution that works on contactless POS systems. Users don't need to open the app to use...

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Sprint CEO: Unlimited Data May Not Be Around Much Longer

May 28, 2015 10:43 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said he expects Sprint’s network to be number one or two in the nation with 18 to 24 months.             

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Fitness Wearable Maker Jawbone Sues Rival Fitbit

May 28, 2015 10:22 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

Jawbone's lawsuit names Fitbit Inc. and five former Jawbone employees, and says it believes 10 other employees were also involved. The lawsuit says Fitbit recruiters contacted about...

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Software Glitch Can Cause iPhones to Crash

May 28, 2015 10:18 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Apple says it's aware of the problem and is working on a fix. But some pranksters are sharing information about the glitch on social media and using it to crash other peoples' phones.

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Avago Drops $37B on Broadcom Acquisition

May 28, 2015 9:58 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Broadcom said the transaction includes consideration of $17 billion in cash, as well as equity valued at approximately $20 billion as of May 27, 2015. The companies expect $750 million of...

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FirstNews Briefs: Open Interconnect Consortium, Aerohive, Altera

May 28, 2015 9:47 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

The Open Interconnect Consortium, Inc. (OIC) announced the addition of 25 new member organizations thus far in 2015.               

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New FCC Rules Aim to End Robocalls

May 27, 2015 2:30 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The Commission on Wednesday began circulating a new proposal that looks to protect Americans from unwanted robocalls, spam text messages, and telemarketing calls. The heart of the new rules...

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CCA Urges Copyright Office to Extend Legal Unlocking Rules

May 27, 2015 11:14 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The issue is near and dear to the hearts of CCA's carrier members, as customers looking to leave larger carriers often need to have their devices unlocked in order to switch to another provider.   

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Charter Sides with Sprint, T-Mobile on 600 MHz Auction Rules

May 27, 2015 10:52 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Charter is weighing in on the rulemaking process for the FCC’s upcoming 600 MHz broadcast incentive auctions...                          

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Nokia Acquires SON Provider Eden Rock Communications

May 27, 2015 9:32 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

As a part of the acquisition process, Eden Rock will spin-off a new company with its spectrum sharing solutions, technology and patents. The company says that the technologies, which were...

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FirstNews Briefs: Cambium, Sierra Wireless, Syniverse, KORE

May 27, 2015 9:20 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Sierra Wireless today announced commercial availability of FirstNet Band 14 LTE support for the InMotion Solutions oMG2000...            

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Verizon Changes Device Upgrade Policy for Edge Program

May 26, 2015 4:22 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Starting May 31, Edge customers will be able to upgrade at any point once their device is 100 percent paid off.                        

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Android, iOS Lose Share to Windows as Smartphone Shipments Decline

May 26, 2015 3:49 pm | Comments

According to IDC, Android and Apple are slated to lose share between now and 2019, with Android dropping from 79.4 percent of the global market in 2015 to to 79 percent in 2019. Apple meanwhile will fall from 16.4 percent in 2015 to...

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