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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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Report: Women Lagging in Mobile Adoption Globally

March 4, 2015 2:41 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The research showed that over 1.7 billion females in low- and middle-income countries do not own mobile phones and women on average are 14 percent less...             


All 2016 Audi Models Getting AT&T LTE

March 3, 2015 3:16 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

AT&T and Audi are expanding the LTE connectivity relationship they began in 2014 with the A3.                                     


Wheeler Takes Controversial Title II Pitch on the Road

March 3, 2015 1:13 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

“Do we have a set of rules that says activities should be reasonable and somebody who can throw the flag if they’re not?”                              


AT&T, Cisco Team Up on Connected Car

March 3, 2015 11:42 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

At Mobile World Congress, the companies announced that AT&T would begin using Cisco’s virtualized...                                  


A Deal with A Heart: Wireless Masters Talk M&A

March 3, 2015 11:36 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

Mats Granryd, President and CEO of Tele2 Group, stressed the importance of acquisitions as a key part of...                                 


Verizon CFO: OTT Video, IoT will Drive Revenue Growth

March 3, 2015 10:56 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Shammo said Verizon’s efforts around IoT and OTT will extend to its 100 million subscriber base.                                      


FirstNews Briefs: Brite:Bill, Sprint, Accuris, PCTEL, CETECOM

March 3, 2015 9:51 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

​Brite:Bill has been selected to serve as a billing communications solutions provider for Sprint Corp.                                    


BlackBerry Shares Up on New Phone, Partnership News

March 3, 2015 7:14 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

The BlackBerry Leap smartphone was announced at a morning press conference at Mobile World Congress. The new phone features a 5-inch display and 2800 mAh battery that BlackBerry promises will fuel 25 hours of heavy use.


MWC: Mastercard, Others Beat Drum for Inclusion

March 3, 2015 6:55 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

It’s a story the wireless industry knows well—farmers in the developing world need mobile service so they can check the price of crops at market without making a long...


Mitel Buys Mavenir Systems for $560 Million

March 2, 2015 2:34 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

Under the terms of the merger, Mitel will acquire all outstanding shares of Mavenir, valued at $560 million.                                   


Zuckerberg: Internet for Everyone is Good for Everyone

March 2, 2015 1:26 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

“What the program basically does is give people some basic services…and that serves as an on-ramp,” Zuckerberg said.                                 


MWC: AT&T Making Steady Progress with Domain 2.0

March 2, 2015 11:15 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Comments

John Donovan, AT&T’s SVP of Technology and Operations, says things are going better than expected.                                   


MWC: T-Mobile Partners Up to Make LTE-Unlicensed Happen by 2016

March 2, 2015 11:11 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Comments

T-Mobile is partnering up with Alcatel-Lucent and Qualcomm in its latest effort toward deploying License Assisted Access (LAA)...                            


HP Buys Aruba Networks for $2.7 Billion

March 2, 2015 10:53 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Comments

Palo Alto, Calif.-based HP said the deal will boost its commercial technology business as it prepares to split...                                 


MWC: Google Confirms MVNO Plans, Announcement in "Coming Months"

March 2, 2015 10:49 am | by Joseph Wilson, Associated Press | Comments

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Google will soon be offering cellular network plans.                                             



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