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Yellowstone Park Considers Bumping Up Bandwidth for Mobile

November 3, 2014 9:48 am | by Matthew Brown, Associated Press | Comments

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Can Old Faithful compete with Netflix? The prospect of streaming wireless service deep inside Yellowstone National Park is re-igniting the debate over whether there should be any place off limits to...      

FirstNews Briefs: Sequans, Best Buy, Verizon, LoopPay, Actions Semiconductor

November 3, 2014 9:40 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Sequans Communications S.A. announced that its LTE chip technology has been adopted by Best Buy for its latest Insignia tablet, the first 4G LTE tablet in Best Buy’s Insignia product line. The Insignia 4G tablet is an 8-inch Android tablet with embedded LTE certified for the network of...


AT&T Drops Two New Data Plans on Halloween

October 31, 2014 2:07 pm | by Andrew Berg | Comments

The carrier also said it's extending its Double the Data offer on Mobile Share Value plans from 15GB to 50GB until Nov. 15, 2014...                              


Sprint Appoints Miyakawa as New Head of Networks

October 31, 2014 1:53 pm | by Andrew Berg | Comments

According to a press release Junichi Miyakawa has been named to the newly created position of Technical Chief Operating Officer, effective tomorrow. Miyakawa led Softbank's...              


FirstNews Briefs: Cellular Sales, Royal Philips, Madstar Mobile

October 31, 2014 11:09 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Cellular Sales, a Verizon retailer, has selected Cellebrite to implement Cellebrite DeskTop to all its 550 stores to perform secure transfers of data from customers’ old phones to their new devices.  


U.S. Cellular Adds 52K PostPaid Customers in 3Q

October 31, 2014 11:05 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

While the company wasn't making money during the quarter, it did manage to attract 52,000 net postpaid customers, which was a big improvement from...                 


Android Co-Founder Andy Rubin Exits Google

October 31, 2014 9:34 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Rubin, who most recently has been heading up Google's robotics division, is leaving to create...                    


Sony Takes 3Q Hit on Poor Phone Sales

October 31, 2014 9:31 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | Comments

The Tokyo-based maker of the PlayStation 4 video game machines, Spider-Man movies and Xperia smartphones had reported a...                          


Study: Xiaomi Now World’s Third Largest Smartphone Vendor

October 30, 2014 11:34 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

The rising China-based OEM shipped 18 million smartphones during the third quarter, good enough to give it nearly...                                      


Microsoft Intros Cross-Platform Fitness App and Wearable

October 30, 2014 10:57 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

Microsoft has jumped into the current wearables fray with the introduction of Microsoft Band. The company also rolled out Microsoft Health, its new...                          


FirstNews Briefs: CTIA, Syntonic, CloudOn, Anritsu, Celltick, Intex

October 30, 2014 10:06 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Anritsu Electronics, Ltd. announced at the Canadian Wireless Trade Show that it has entered into a partnership with Swift Labs, Inc. to support Swift Labs’ intent to provide development testing, pre-compliance and...


Lenovo Says Hello to Moto as Acquisition from Google Closes

October 30, 2014 8:11 am | by Andrew Berg | Comments

Lenovo said that Google will maintain ownership of a majority of the Motorola Mobility patent portfolio, while Motorola will receive a license to the...                 


Tepid Samsung Galaxy S5 Sales Sink 3Q Profits

October 30, 2014 7:49 am | by Youkyung Lee AP Technology Writer | Comments

Samsung plans a significant change in smartphone strategy for next year to seek more "efficiency," implying that the number of new...                     


MCX Denies Fines for Members Accepting Apple Pay

October 29, 2014 4:35 pm | by Andrew Berg | Comments

MCX was formed by a group of major U.S. retailers here in the United States and has made news this week as member companies such as...                    


Sprint Turns On 17 More Spark Markets

October 29, 2014 10:35 am | by Ben Munson | Comments

Sprint has launched Spark in 17 more cities, bringing the total to 46 markets. Spark is the name given to the carrier’s tri-band LTE offering, which promises downlink speeds of...            



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