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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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AT&T’s Stephenson: ‘This Will Be A Very Different Company’

January 27, 2015 5:53 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Stephenson was talking about the diversification of AT&T revenue stream through it’s pickup of DirectTV, as well as recent acquisition of wireless players in Mexico...                         

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FirstNews Briefs: Voxbone, Wi-SUN Alliance, Berg Insight, QLogic, Broadcom

January 27, 2015 10:42 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Voxbone today announced the availability of national and international outbound SMS capabilities for its mobile DID numbers. Unlike similar offerings, SMS messages are delivered using direct routes to ensure...             

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Ericsson 4Q Sinks as North America Curtails Deployments

January 27, 2015 10:31 am | by Associated Press | Comments

The Stockholm-based company says that despite strong growth in consumer demand and data traffic in North America, operator investments had...                                                   

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Watch: T-Mobile Lands Kim Kardashian for Super Bowl Spot

January 27, 2015 9:47 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

According to a post on Forbes by Rob Siltanen, founder and chief creative officer of Siltanen & Partners, a 30-second spot during the big game will sell for about...                         

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IBM Calls Reports of Mass Layoffs 'Ridiculous'

January 27, 2015 9:25 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

IBM previously has announced layoffs affecting "several thousand people," only "a small fraction" of the number predicted last week by a...                                 

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Microsoft Falls on 4Q Earnings Despite Surface, Lumia Successes

January 27, 2015 9:20 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

BGC Partners analyst Colin Gillis said investors are reacting to results in Microsoft's "core" business of Windows software, which he called...                                       

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Verizon Reaches $5M Settlement with FCC on Rural Call Completion

January 26, 2015 3:36 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

This is the fourth major resolution of a rural call completion investigation. The Bureau entered into consent decrees related to rural call completion performance with...                         

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T-Mobile's Legere Visits FCC To Talk Low-Band Spectrum

January 26, 2015 2:43 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

According to an ex parte filed with the FCC that describes Legere's meeting with Chairman Wheeler and a number of other regulators, Legere gave...                           

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T-Mobile Launching Device Discount Program for $5/Month

January 26, 2015 10:33 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

T-Mobile customers who opt for Score will be eligible for a free entry-level smartphone—like the Alcatel ONETOUCH Evolve 2—after six months...                                            

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Freewheelin' Cablevision Launches $30 Wi-Fi Plans

January 26, 2015 10:21 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

Cablevision's Optimum WiFi network is available at 1.1 million access points and includes both indoor and outdoor locations as well as an expanding...                          

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FirstNews Briefs: ip.access, Amdocs, nTelos, nuPSYS, Cisco, ZTE

January 26, 2015 9:53 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

ip.access has today announced a global collaboration with Amdocs to accelerate the operator and enterprise roll-out of small cells.                                                 

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Waze's Police Tracking Ways Draw Sheriffs' Ire

January 26, 2015 9:28 am | by Eileen Sullivan, Associated Press | Comments

 Waze has fifty million users in 200 countries that turn to the free service for real-time traffic guidance and warnings about nearby congestion, car accidents, speed traps or...        

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Motorola Brings Trio of New Smartphones to China

January 26, 2015 9:16 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | Comments

Motorola unveiled three smartphone models on Monday for its return to China following a two-year absence from the most populou...                                   

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AT&T Seeks 'North American Service Area' with Another Mexico Buy

January 26, 2015 9:11 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

AT&T said that it plans to create a "North American Mobile Service area" that will cover over 400 million consumers and businesses in Mexico and the United States, and...             

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Hutchison Makes $15B Bid for Telefonica's O2 UK

January 23, 2015 10:21 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

While the FCC may have put a damper on further consolidation of the U.S. wireless industry, Europe is rumored to be on the verge of a major merger.                    

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