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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, Huawei Buck Slow Growth Trend in Q2 Global Smartphone Shipments

July 31, 2015 2:32 pm | by Diana Goovaerts, Associate Editor | Comments

The growth of global smartphone shipments slowed in 2015, reaching just under 340 million units in the second quarter, a new report from Strategy Analytics revealed Thursday. The 15 percent annual growth rate marked the smartphone industry’s slowest growth rate in six years.


Nokia Profit Grows as Networks Division Leads Turnaround

July 31, 2015 11:33 am | by Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press | Comments

Nokia enjoyed a solid 60 percent rise in net profit in the second quarter, with a good performance in its core networks division suggesting the Finnish company is succeeding...


Recap: Top Stories from July 27-31

July 31, 2015 11:22 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

This week saw T-Mobile report glowing second-quarter earnings, while Samsung sank on poor Galaxy S6 performance. Meanwhile, Sprint took on T-Mobile with a new 10GB family plan. 


CTIA, AT&T Argue Open Internet Rules Unlawful, Arbitrary

July 31, 2015 10:50 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The brief calls the FCC's Order, which reclassifies Internet Services Providers (ISP) under Title II of the Communications Act, "unlawful, arbitrary, and the product of improper procedures." 


AT&T's Cricket Offers Calls, Texts to Mexico and Canada

July 31, 2015 10:08 am | by Diana Goovaerts, Associate Editor | Comments

As of Sunday, Cricket Wireless customers will be able to talk and text freely to and from Mexico and, starting later in the month, Canada, the carrier said in a Friday morning press release.


Senators’ Call for LTE-U Oversight by FCC Draws Mixed Reactions

July 31, 2015 9:51 am | by Ben Munson, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The lawmakers also urged the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology to hold a series of meetings “to ensure that constructive dialogue between technical expert...


T-Mobile Takes Top Honors In Customer Care Survey

July 31, 2015 8:52 am | by Diana Goovaerts, Associate Editor | Comments

For the second year in a row, T-Mobile took first place among the big four wireless carriers in the United States in a J.D. Power study that measures the quality of customer care. With the highest overall index score, this year’s win marks the 13th time T-Mobile has topped the study in its 22 publications.


CWA Rallies New York Mayors, Attack Ads in Union Fight with Verizon

July 30, 2015 1:03 pm | by Ben Munson, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The CWA says the mayors of Albany, Syracuse, Kingston, Rome and Utica, as well as the town supervisor of Brookhaven, have all echoed its claims that Verizon is refusing to build out its FiOS broadband and TV services in certain lower-income communities.


T-Mobile's Network, Earnings Continue Roll in 2Q

July 30, 2015 12:57 pm | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Overall T-Mobile posted $361 million in net income, or $0.42 earnings per share, on $8.2 billion in total revenue. 


FirstNews Briefs: Emerson Network Power, Uros, UTStarcom, EarthBend

July 30, 2015 10:11 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Emerson Network Power today introduced firmware updates to its Avocent Universal Management Gateway (UMG) appliance that further harden the UMG platform. 


Facebook 2Q Results Soar as User Base, Mobile Ads grow

July 30, 2015 9:58 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Facebook grew not just profit and revenue, but also its already-massive user base and mobile advertising, as well as usage of its "family" of...


Galaxy S6 Fails to Reverse Profit Decline at Samsung

July 30, 2015 9:54 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Samsung Electronics suffered a fifth straight drop in quarterly earnings as the Galaxy S6 failed to reverse its declining fortunes in...


NCTA Slams Qualcomm’s “Attacks” on LTE-U Opponents

July 29, 2015 2:13 pm | by Ben Munson, @wwbenmunson | Comments

In a filing with the FCC, the NCTA responded to Qualcomm’s “extraordinary claims” and reiterated the need for open collaboration to address... 


Sprint Shares Up on New Family Plan Promo

July 29, 2015 2:07 pm | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The "Family Share Pack" announced today entices families to switch to Sprint for a $100 plan that includes four lines, with unlimited talk, text and 10GB of high-speed data.


Report: Tablets with Data Plans to Double by 2021

July 29, 2015 11:06 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

As smartphone penetration increases, carriers are increasingly looking to tablets for growth. Strategy Analytics points out that in the United States, three of the four top carriers have grown tablet connections to nearly 10 percent of their subscriber base.



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