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Nokia Looking to Design New Smartphones

June 19, 2015 11:22 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

CEO Rajeev Suri reportedly told Germany's Manager Magazin that it plans to design phones and then make the Nokia brand name...


Sprint's Claure Throws Incentive at Employees to Attract New Customers

June 19, 2015 10:48 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The incentive comes as Sprint continues its fight to claw back market share from AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile, which is now neck and neck with Sprint in terms of customer numbers. 


AT&T's Cricket Follows Boost to Cuba

June 19, 2015 10:15 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

AT&T's Cricket Wireless is following the lead of other prepaid carriers and is rolling out service offerings that connect customers to Cuba. 


ITU Starts Process of Defining 5G

June 19, 2015 9:56 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The ITU said the announcement completes its "vision" for 5G systems and that the standards organization has now defined the...


AT&T Open Sourcing Gigabit Network Components

June 18, 2015 1:04 pm | by Ben Munson, CED | Comments

The carrier placed the term ‘disaggregation’ on its SDN/NFV process involving breaking down hardware subsystems and then in turn...


FirstNews Briefs: Amdocs, BICS, Sennheiser, Jaha

June 18, 2015 1:02 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Amdocs today unveiled a new global survey which found that senior service provider executives believe that industry CEOs will need to change their management style in order to...


Sprint Ends Throttling of Unlimited Plans

June 18, 2015 10:46 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

In what could be a big win for consumers, Sprint has reportedly done away with the practice of throttling customers on unlimited plans. 


FCC Delays Review of New Incentive Auction Rules

June 18, 2015 10:25 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Early Monday, the FCC said it had scratched an item from its open meeting agenda that would have taken up a revised set of rules governing how the incentive auction will be run. 


Cuban Govt Is Expanding Wi-Fi Access, Making It Cheaper

June 18, 2015 8:10 am | by Michael Weissenstein - Associated Press | Comments

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba says it's expanding Internet access by adding Wi-Fi capacity to dozens of state-run Internet centers and more than halving the cost that users pay for an hour online. The government announcement Thursday is the first significant expansion of the Internet in Cuba since President...


FCC Fining AT&T $100M Over Misleading Customers on Unlimited Data

June 17, 2015 2:01 pm | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

By doing this, AT&T violated the 2010 Open Internet Transparency Rule, says the FCC.                                       


U.S. Justice Dept. Signs Off on Nokia-Alcatel-Lucent Merger

June 17, 2015 11:44 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The U.S. Justice Department has granted early termination of the antitrust waiting period for the proposed merger...            


Microsoft Shuffling Exec Team, Elop Departing

June 17, 2015 11:32 am | by Ben Munson, Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

“We are aligning our engineering efforts and capabilities to deliver on our strategy and, in particular, our three core ambitions,” Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said.


Officials Say Security Lapses Left System Open to Hackers

June 17, 2015 11:04 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | Comments

Years of fundamental cybersecurity lapses left the government's personnel agency wide open to a pair of hacks that have exposed the private information about nearly every federal employee...


FirstNews Briefs: Dynatrace, Keynote, Mitel, Ericsson, Sierra Wireless

June 17, 2015 10:12 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Digital Performance software company Dynatrace, today announced that Keynote is becoming part of Dynatrace. The company says the strategic move strengthen...


Report: Americans Used 4.1 Trillion Megabytes in 2014

June 17, 2015 10:04 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Driving growth in usage was the increasing adoption of smartphones and tablets. There were 208 million smartphones in the United States, and...



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