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FirstNews Briefs: Ceragon, Fastback Networks, Huawei, Alstom, Marvell

June 29, 2015 9:29 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Ceragon Networks today announced that a tier-1 mobile operator in the Southern Cone of South America is again deploying Ceragon’s solutions in preparation for a nationwide, 4G service launch.


T-Mobile's GoSmart Offers Free LTE for Facebook Access

June 26, 2015 11:01 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Beginning June 28, GoSmart Mobile is introducing a new entry-level unlimited talk, text, and web plan for $30 a month. 


Recap: Top Stories from June 22-26

June 26, 2015 10:45 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

The Un-Carrier didn't disappoint this week with T-Mobile's new upgrade program, and Sprint meanwhile lost long-time CTO Stephen Bye. These stories and more in this week's recap. 


Commissioner Pai Laments Loopholes in New Auction Rules

June 26, 2015 10:15 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

In a statement posted to the FCC's website, Pai said that he was "deeply disappointed" by the new rules, which he argues will create "yet more loopholes to allow...


AT&T To Cover 100M in Mexico by 2018

June 26, 2015 10:00 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

AT&T said it expects the first phase of its build-out will be complete in the next six months and cover 40 million Mexicans, about one-third...


How It Works: T-Mobile's Jump! On Demand

June 26, 2015 9:28 am | by Anick Jesdandun, AP Technology Writer | Comments

The wireless carrier shattered longstanding industry practices two years ago by eliminating two-year service contracts and letting customers upgrade...


Apple Clears App Store of Confederate Flag

June 26, 2015 9:23 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The move comes days after Apple CEO Tim Cook called on people in a tweet to honor the victims of the Charleston, South Carolina, church shooting by eradicating racism and the symbols that feed it.


Confirmed: Wheeler Sides with AT&T, Verizon on Spectrum Reserve

June 25, 2015 3:20 pm | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

In a statement, Wheeler said that he will begin circulating a draft Order that will be voted on at the Commission's next meeting which concludes that the current reserve size of 30 MHz...


DOJ Prods FCC to Side with Smaller Carriers on Auction Rules

June 25, 2015 11:35 am | by Ben Munson, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The Justice Department appears to be siding with T-Mobile, Dish Network, Sprint and other interested parties who’ve implored the FCC to increase the...


Report: Apple Will Restrict Sharing of App Data with Advertisers

June 25, 2015 11:19 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The move would make it harder for advertisers to target consumers by keeping app developers from accessing app download data and...


Verizon OTT Service Signs Content Deal with Food Network, Travel Channel

June 25, 2015 10:45 am | by Ben Munson, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The multi-year deal will offer original programming from channels including Food Network, HGTV, DIY Network, Travel Channel and the Cooking Channel.


Vivint Launches 100Mbps Fixed Wireless Broadband Service

June 25, 2015 10:41 am | by Ben Munson, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Vivint Internet promises up to 100 Mbps speeds for download and upload made available through a model that leverages fiber-connected cell towers and...


FirstNews Briefs: NUU Mobile, Gemalto, ParkerVision, Amdocs

June 25, 2015 10:24 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Amdocs today announced an integrated solution to optimize multi-vendor, multi-technology, heterogeneous networks (HetNets). The Amdocs Centralized Management and Optimization solution is a radio access network (RAN) optimization...


T-Mobile Offers Three Device Upgrades Per Year

June 25, 2015 10:20 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The new offer is part of the recently announced "Un-Carrier Amped" program, which aims to tweak existing Un-Carrier promotions. Jump! On Demand does away with the monthly $10 fee that is part of...


CTIA: FCC Estimate for Spectrum Need Is Low

June 24, 2015 4:41 pm | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The Brattle Group said its analysis relies on current projections that show a six-fold increase in data demand by 2019 even after offload to unlicensed...



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