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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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Apple Beats Expectations on Record iPhone, App Store Growth

April 27, 2015 4:48 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

CEO Tim Cook said in a press release that Apple continue to court newcomers to its mobile platform. “We’re seeing a higher rate of people switching to iPhone than we’ve...


ESPN Sues Verizon Over Custom Video Plans

April 27, 2015 1:48 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Verizon's FiOS Custom bundle starts at $59.99 per month, which includes a base package of 35 channels plus two additional channel packs. For instance, a customer might get the base package plus...


FirstNews Briefs: Comverse, INComm, Zone Access Technology, Kajeet, Novatel Wireless, Time Warner Cable

April 27, 2015 11:04 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Comverse announced today that Informa Telecoms & Media, an analyst firm covering the converging worlds of IT, telecoms and media, has awarded Comverse its Policy Control Award.


Microsoft's Nokia Acquisition Floundering

April 27, 2015 10:53 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Microsoft's newly acquired handset division posted revenue of $1.4 billion for the period, with cost of revenue exceeding sales by $4 million. A ComputerWorld report points out that this means the company lost about...


Petition To Enable 911 Texts Tallies 35K Signatures

April 27, 2015 10:14 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Barbara Palmer, chief revenue officer for CallFire, said in a statement that there are many situations, from domestic altercations to home invasions, where making a phone call to 911 is not...


Nokia: Reports of New Phones Are False

April 27, 2015 9:23 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

According to a statement on the company's website originally noted by Reuters, Nokia is denying recent reports that it would be making another...  


Samsung Hints at New Wearable as Apple Watch Hits Stores

April 24, 2015 11:16 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

A promotional ad for the next wearable states, "Get Ready for the Next Gear," featuring a picture of a round display, which would be a break from...


Apple Watch Arrives With Over 3,000 Apps

April 24, 2015 10:40 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The Apple Watch officially begins shipping today, and developers and companies are scrambling to be the first apps popping up on those 1.32-inch displays.                                                      


FirstNews Briefs: Apple Watch Edition

April 24, 2015 9:48 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Good Technology, an enterprise mobility management (EMM) vendor, announced support policy management and productivity on Apple Watch devices.                                                                             


Amazon Leans Heavily on Cloud Services in 1Q

April 24, 2015 9:19 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Amazon Web Services is a suite of products and services offered to businesses by way of the "cloud," remote servers that enable users to access applications on any machine with an Internet connection.


Microsoft Beats Expectations with Solid Quarter

April 24, 2015 9:17 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

While overall revenue increased, thanks to sales by the newly acquired Nokia phone business, the company saw a 26 percent drop in Windows licensing revenue for...


Google Investors Gain Confidence on Solid 1Q

April 24, 2015 9:03 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Investors were encouraged by a healthy gain in the number of people looking at Google's ads, even as the average prices for those marketing messages extended a three-and-half year slump. 


Verizon Quietly Brings Back $80 10GB Shared Plan

April 23, 2015 3:28 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

A Verizon spokesperson confirmed that the $80 plan was just reinstated today and that it’s a limited-time promotion.                                                                                  


Sprint's M2M/IoT Services Portal Goes Worldwide

April 23, 2015 2:34 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The revamped device management platform updates Sprint’s original Command Center announced four years ago...                                                                                           


Qualcomm Slumps Aftermarket on Reduced Outlook

April 23, 2015 11:19 am | by The Associated Press | Comments

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Chipmaker Qualcomm Inc. cut its outlook Wednesday, saying sales of its Snapdragon processor are down...                                                                          



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