First News Briefs for January 8, 2012
U.S. Cellular has signed an agreement with Verizon Wireless to acquire the company’s Oklahoma City 700 MHz A block license covering Oklahoma City and 31 other counties within the state of Oklahoma, in total a population of approximately 1.9 million. The transaction is subject to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approval.
Qualcomm today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., is sampling the first products in its latest generation of processors. The company has introduced the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 and 600 processors, which the company says raise the bar on performance per watt and user experiences. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processors are currently sampling and expected to be available in commercial devices by mid-year 2013.
Sprint today joined with Microsoft to announce the upcoming availability of Windows Phone 8 smartphones on the Sprint nationwide network. Sprint will bring two initial handsets to customers by summer – one each from Samsung and HTC.
Lemko Corporation, a company dealing in re-engineering and development of mobile broadband for internet economics, today reached an agreement to provide Canada’s Execulink Telecom with a solution to drive the company’s core voice, SMS and MMS functions.
AT&T said it has selected Ericsson to provide testing and verification for devices within its Global SIM Program. Ericsson will test the performance for each manufacturer's device to ensure the devices are compatible with regulatory and international carrier requirements and networks.