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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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Cablevision Sues Verizon Over False Wi-Fi Advertising

January 29, 2015 4:50 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

“This is yet another in a long line of Verizon advertising falsehoods designed to fool the public and we are calling on the court to stop Verizon."                                                


Google Shares Sink on 4Q Earnings

January 29, 2015 4:28 pm | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Google has gotten into the habit of missing analysts' earnings targets, frustrating investors who believe the online search leader would be more profitable it wasn't pouring so much...                         


FCC Pushes New Rules to Improve E911 Location Accuracy

January 29, 2015 3:11 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The new rules acknowledge that wireless carriers will need to time to implement technology that will help to improve location data on "E911" calls...                                          


Study Shows Too Much Competition May Doom Carriers

January 29, 2015 3:01 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The pressured margins that both AT&T and Verizon reported in the fourth quarter may be the new normal for wireless carriers...                                       


Washington Glowing Over AWS-3 Auction Results

January 29, 2015 2:12 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

“This is great news.  I don’t think anyone imagined we’d raise this much money,” U.S. Senator Nelson said in a statement.                                                                 


Microsoft Launches Outlook App for iOS

January 29, 2015 11:09 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The new app comes as Microsoft continues to push its suite of Office applications to more platforms. Versions of Microsoft Excel, Word are currently...                                           


FirstNews Briefs: Sierra Wireless, weBoost, Radisys, AT&T

January 29, 2015 10:58 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Sierra Wireless announced the launch its Sierra Wireless AirLink gateways.                                                        


LG Scores Big Smartphone Boost Amid 4Q Loss

January 29, 2015 10:54 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Despite the gains made in 2014, LG is expecting a “challenging year ahead with greater competition globally from...                                            


Nokia Swings to 4Q Profit on Strong North American Sales

January 29, 2015 10:03 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Nokia said an 8 percent increase in net sales from $3.5 billion in the fourth quarter of 2013 to $3.84 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014 was primarily due to...                       


Update: AWS-3 Auction Ends, Pulls in $44.9 Billion

January 29, 2015 10:00 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

On Thursday, the AWS-3 auction came to a close, netting total revenue just short of $44.9 billion. The FCC said it will announce results within the next few business days.                                          


Samsung's Earnings Reveal Defeat in Chinese Phablet Market

January 29, 2015 9:30 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Samsung is struggling in countries such as China because "they're sort of being eaten from the bottom up by regional players" including...                                        


Qualcomm Chipsets See Record Sales in 1Q

January 28, 2015 5:26 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | Comments

Qualcomm reported record revenue in the first quarter but faces concerns about the accuracy of their numbers reported in...                                                 


Facebook’s Mobile Ad Revenue Skyrockets

January 28, 2015 4:38 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Facebook today is reporting its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings, which show impressive growth for ad revenue generated by mobile.                              


Facebook Photos on iOS Now Load Faster, Use Less Data

January 28, 2015 2:54 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Facebook says did it by building support for progressive JPEG (PJPEG) into its mobile platform.                                                                


TracFone to Pay $40 Million for Deceptive Throttling Practices

January 28, 2015 1:45 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

The FTC alleges TracFone advertised unlimited data for $45 per month under its brands including Straight Talk and Net10 but “drastically” throttled...                                 



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