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Congress Expects $25 Billion in Net Proceeds from Incentive Auction

April 22, 2015 11:52 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The CBO said that the majority of the proceeds will be deposited in the Treasury’s general fund in order to pay down the national deficit.                                                                  


Senate Leaders Propose Extending NSA Phone Records Storage

April 22, 2015 10:35 am | by Ken Dilanian, AP Intelligence Writer | Comments

The bill by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and intelligence committee chairman Richard Burr would bypass...                                                                                                        


Report: Google’s Phone Service Will Only Charge for the Data You Use

April 22, 2015 10:22 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The report also cites unnamed sources who say Google’s foray into mobile service could be announced as soon as Wednesday.                                                                                


Yahoo's 1Q Disappoints, but Stock Rises on Yahoo Japan Hopes

April 22, 2015 9:37 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Yahoo disclosed Tuesday that it already has trimmed its workforce by 1,100 people during the first three months of the year to ...                                                                                   


FirstNews Briefs: IDT, IKEA, gThrive, Sierra Wireless, L&T

April 22, 2015 9:32 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (IDT) today announced that IKEA chose IDT’s wireless power transmitters to embed in its...                                                                            


New Platform Turns Wi-Fi Hotspot in LTE Broadcast Gateway

April 21, 2015 11:06 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Sequans and Expway are hoping this platform will open up more devices to LTE broadcast.                                                                                                   


Verizon Adding and Keeping Postpaid Subs Amid Heightened Competition

April 21, 2015 10:27 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Verizon’s postpaid churn rate also improved during the quarter, coming in at 1.03 percent...                                                                                                           


FirstNews Briefs: Extreme Networks, Ericsson, eMOBUS, Honeywell

April 21, 2015 9:25 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Extreme Networks, Inc. today announced that it has appointed Board Chairman Ed Meyercord as its...                                                                                                                  


Sprint Helping Bring Wi-Fi to Kansas City

April 20, 2015 4:47 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The $15 million Wi-Fi network will be based around the city's streetcar line, a 2.2-mile stretch that circles the downtown area. The ordinance specifically states Sprint as provider for a...


Analyst: Mobile Price War Hurting Sprint the Most

April 20, 2015 11:12 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

A new survey from Cowen and Co. reveals that Sprint average revenue per account (ARPA) fell 14 percent...                                                                                                   


Google Ads Wi-Fi Support for Android Wear Watches

April 20, 2015 10:53 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Google said it is also working to make it easier to use app on the watch. The company has announced new gesture controls, such as flicking a wrist to...


GM Expects In-Car LTE to Drive Profit

April 20, 2015 10:30 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The connected car market continues to grow, as Gartner expects 10 percent of all revenue from the auto industry to be generated from connected broadband platforms by 2020. 


Sprint Taps Former Verizon Exec to Head Midwest Operations

April 20, 2015 10:21 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Sprint today hired Tracy Elizabeth Nolan as the president and general manager for Sprint in Illinois and Wisconsin.                                                                                        


Google Wallet Funds Now FDIC-Insured

April 20, 2015 10:07 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

News that Google is insuring Wallet users' funds is significant, as competing services such as PayPal and Venmo do not offer FDIC insurance. 


FirstNews Briefs: Ericsson, Intel, IHS, RootMetrics

April 20, 2015 9:42 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

IHS Inc. has completed its acquisition of RootMetrics. IHS announced its intent to acquire RootMetrics on April 6, 2015; closing occurred on April 17.                                                     



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