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  Sprint Launches New Loyalty Program Aimed at iPhone Users
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  Iliad Drops T-Mobile Bid
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  SoftBank Continues Content Push with DramaFever Buy
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  Samsung Gooses Wi-Fi Transmission Speeds with 60 GHz
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  Twitter to Be Used for Payments in France

Requirements for VoLTE Success

With LTE networks now a growing commercial reality, migrating traditional voice services to LTE becomes more pressing and introduces functional, performance and quality challenges. Meeting those challenges and ensuring VoLTE's success requires comprehensive testing of VoLTE-enabled mobile devices.


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Sprint Launches New Loyalty Program Aimed at iPhone Users

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According to a press release, Sprint is launching a new program that will reward our loyal existing customers and enable them to acquire the iPhone 6 for $5 per month, including their monthly service plan).                                                              


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Iliad Drops T-Mobile Bid

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Iliad today said it is dropping its bid to acquire T-Mobile. The French mobile provider said in a press release that Deutsche Telekom (DT), majority owner of T-Mobile, and select board members of T-Mobile’s board “refused to entertain its new offer.”


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SoftBank Continues Content Push with DramaFever Buy

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SoftBank today announced it has acquired DramaFever, a Korean online video subscription service. DramaFever houses series and films from more than 70 broadcasters and studios across Asia, Europe and the Americas. The company also syndicates a portion of its library to Hulu, Netflix, Amazon, and iTunes. DramaFever says it has a reach of approximately 20 million unique monthly viewers.


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Wireless Week’s SmartWatch video series

SmartWatch brings in-depth analysis and a bit of levity to the wireless industry’s major news. Join Andrew Berg and Ben Munson every Thursday as they run down the latest headlines and work in a few laughs along the way.


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Samsung Gooses Wi-Fi Transmission Speeds with 60 GHz

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Samsung Electronics said it has enabled a five-fold increase in Wi-Fi data transmission speeds by using the 60 GHz band. Samsung said its 60 GHz Wi-Fi technology enabled data transmission speeds of up to 4.6 Gbps, or 575 MB per second, a five-fold increase from 866 Mbps, or 108 MB per second, which is the maximum speed possible with existing consumer electronics devices.


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Twitter to Be Used for Payments in France

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PARIS (AP) — Did someone spot you money for lunch two weeks ago? In France, Twitter users can now publicly repay debts, donate to charity or chip in for a gift with a new payment service backed by the country's second-largest banking service. Group BPCE, which includes Banque Populaire and Caisses d'Epargne, announced the service — called S-money — on Tuesday.


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The Benefits of Cloud-RAN Architecture in Mobile Network Expansion

Operators seeking to expand their networks have several options available. This paper examines the benefits of implementing Cloud-RAN architecture.


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FirstNews Briefs: DataXoom, Sprint, Google, Box, Vonage, Exalt

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Box today announced that Oxfam, the worldwide development organization, is bringing Box’s cloud content sharing and collaboration platform to employees working across more than 90 countries. In addition to providing mobile access to content, Box will also centralize management and security for Oxfam’s 17 international affiliates.


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Wi-Fi: An Important Tool & Opportunity for Carriers

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• How Wi-Fi is evolving to meet the needs of end users and carriers.
• What Passpoint Technology is and if carriers are planning on leveraging it.


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SmartWatch, Episode 22: WiMAX and Other Endangered Species

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In this week's episode of SmartWatch, sponsored by Sandisk, we observe the passing of WiMAX, as Sprint this week confirmed the expected shutdown of its ill-fated 4G network. Yes, WiMAX has gone the way of the flip phone and other wireless dinosaurs. All this and more as we take you deeper into another dimension...the SmartWatch Zone! 


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