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Sprint Raising $1 Billion for Network Expansion

February 19, 2015 1:21 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The carrier said it intends to use the proceeds for working capital requirements, retirement or...                                             


FirstNews Briefs: Sprint, LG, IBM, Atlanta Falcons, WBA, GSMA

February 19, 2015 11:16 am | Comments

Starting March 13, Sprint will offer the LG G Flex 2 in Volcano Red and Platinum Silver.                                                


T-Mobile CEO: We’re Open to Anything Dish Does with Its Spectrum

February 19, 2015 11:10 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

“I think Dish is a great opportunity for the country and possibly for T-Mobile,” said T-Mobile CEO John Legere.                                        


Ericsson, Nokia, Alacatel Ramp Up for MWC with New Products

February 19, 2015 10:00 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Ericsson, Alcatel Lucent, and Nokia Networks have all expanded their product portfolios on a number of fronts, including updates to cloud platforms, as well as new hardware and software in support of the Internet of Things (IoT) and 5G. 


T-Mobile’s Stock Jumps on Strong 4Q, Legere Rooting for Sprint

February 19, 2015 9:51 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

T-Mobile’s stock jumped almost 4 percent in early Thursday trading as the carrier reported...                                              


T-Mobile CEO Rallies Consumers Against AT&T, Verizon

February 18, 2015 5:23 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

“If the government wants a competitive wireless market, they need to establish auction rules to reflect that,” wrote Legere.                                         


Samsung Buys LoopPay for Magnetic Stripe Mobile Payments

February 18, 2015 5:16 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Prior to Wednesday's announcement, reports had already begun circulating that Samsung would be including LoopPay on its next flagship smartphone, the rumored Galaxy S6.    


Sprint Adds Spark to Dozens of New Markets Across U.S.

February 18, 2015 4:23 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Sprint customers are in for a treat as the carrier announced Wednesday that it is expanding its standard LTE and super-charged Spark offering to...


Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead Retiring

February 18, 2015 10:03 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Verizon at the same time announced that John Stratton, formerly Verizon’s president of global enterprise and consumer wireline, has...                                     


Sony's New 3-Year Plan Leaves Phones, TVs in Dust

February 18, 2015 9:52 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | Comments

The company is targeting an operating profit of 500 billion yen ($4.2 billion) and a 10 percent return on equity for the fiscal year through March 2018, but it won't target sales, highlighting its new approach...                    


FirstNews Briefs: Sierra Wireless, Razorsight, Virgin Mobile, Ntelos, Ciena

February 18, 2015 9:34 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Sierra Wireless today introduced four new AirPrime embedded modules that support...                                                 


LG Display May Be Apple Watch’s Sole Supplier

February 17, 2015 4:42 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

Components are expected to begin shipping in the first quarter of 2015 in preparation for an official launch in 2015.                                        


Verizon Says No Need for More Large Spectrum Buys, Dish Slumps

February 17, 2015 11:23 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Verizon is happy with how it did in the FCC’s Auction 97 and doesn’t anticipate it will...                                                    


Apple Watch Orders in Line with Analyst Expectations

February 17, 2015 11:02 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Those estimates are in line with analyst expectations, and the Journal reports that orders were limited for the high-end 18-karat gold version...                            


Japan Continues Adoration of the Feature Phone

February 17, 2015 10:23 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Japan has a history of technology and cultural trends that evolve independent from the rest of the world. Some refer to this as the Galapagos Effect.                                          



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