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HTC Launches M9 in Face-off with Samsung's S6 Devices

March 26, 2015 11:06 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a press release, HTC will launch its new device online in the U.S. at 12:01 a.m. ET on Friday, March 27 and in-store on...

AT&T Upgrades Wireless, Wireline Amid Municipal Broadband Debate

March 26, 2015 11:06 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — AT&T says it has invested $1.2 billion on its wired and wireless...

Sprint, CCA Members Make Case for Joint Bidding in 600 MHz Auctions

March 26, 2015 11:00 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

“That’s why I think partnering makes sense,” Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said...

T-Mobile Promises Immediate Shipping on New Galaxy S6 Pre-Orders

March 26, 2015 10:32 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Samsung announced its new phones during a media event in Barcelona ahead of Mobile World...

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FirstNews Briefs: IBM, Bell Labs, SIGFOX, NarrowNet, CSG

March 26, 2015 9:33 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

IBM today announced two Network Innovation Centers located in Nice, France, and Dallas, Texas...                                                                                                  

T-Mobile Offers Free Netflix with Galaxy S6 Devices

March 25, 2015 1:07 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Consumers can currently register to get one of Samsung's new devices when it launches sometime this month. That said, pricing is still unknown for Samsung's new flagship line. 

Sprint: Lifeline Mobile Broadband Pilot Sees Weak Adoption

March 25, 2015 11:17 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

While 70 percent of Assurance Wireless Lifeline subscribers report having no access to Internet, Sprint said that any kind of upfront cost, which ranged from $30 to $70 depending on the offer, was a "significant barrier" to adoption. 

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Standard General Wins RadioShack Assets

March 25, 2015 10:44 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The move comes after Sprint announced that last month that it had agreed to lease and co-brand the stores with RadioShack. 

ZTE 2014 Profits Up 94% on Strong Smartphone Sales

March 25, 2015 9:48 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Net profits for 2014 hit $423.5 million, according to the annual results announcement posted by ZTE today. Revenue rose 8.3 percent to about $13.1 billion.

FirstNews Briefs: Qualcomm, AMC Health, RADWIN, Kyocera

March 25, 2015 9:32 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Kyocera Communications Inc. today announced a nationwide cell-phone ‘Take Back’ recycling program, free to consumers wishing to...                                                                            

MetroPCS Undercuts Cricket, Boost in Prepaid Price Wars

March 24, 2015 11:29 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

MetroPCS’s new plan included unlimited talk, text with the first 1GB of data at “up to 4G speeds.”                                                                                                          

Verizon CEO Landed Big Raise in 2014

March 24, 2015 10:30 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Verizon is prepping for its annual shareholders meeting in May and the company’s proxy statement reveals...                                                                                                    

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Google Appoints Ruth Porat as New CFO

March 24, 2015 9:43 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Google has announced a successor to outgoing Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette who announced his retirement earlier this month. 

Barron's Bumps Verizon from 400 Index

March 23, 2015 5:11 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The changes come as the company rebalances its index. As part of the process, Barron's added Starbucks, Ameriprise Financial and American Airlines, among others.

Microsoft Expands Mobile Partnerships with Samsung, Other OEMs

March 23, 2015 2:40 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a press release, Samsung is planning to pre-install Microsoft services and apps on its portfolio of Android devices and will secure those apps through a...

Euro Carriers Accelerate DSL to 170 Mbps

March 23, 2015 1:43 pm | by Brian Santo, @CEDMagzine | News | Comments

Telefonica, BT, and Orange, have wrapped a 2-year-long set of lab trials of G.fast technology, in which they were able to accelerate DSL on local loops to...

Sprint Won Best Mobile Performance in a Pretty Big Airport

March 23, 2015 11:24 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

After getting shut out in RootMetrics’ U.S. airport mobile network performance study for the first half of 2014, Sprint is on the board...                                                              

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CiG Wireless Sells Towers to Vertical Bridge

March 23, 2015 10:38 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

CiG Wireless announced it is selling its tower portfolio to Vertical Bridge Holdings in an all-cash deal valued at...                                                                                               

Schmidt: Google Still Working on Google Glass

March 23, 2015 9:38 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a Wall Street Journal report, Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt says that recent changes in leadership at its Glass division were meant to...

Google, Tag Heuer Partner on Smartwatch

March 20, 2015 10:23 am | by Jacob Meister, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

The company will team up with Google and Intel to create a watch which will boast Intel technology and Google’s Android Wear.

HTC's Chou Hands Off CEO Reins to Cher Wang

March 20, 2015 9:09 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Chou oversaw the successful transition of HTC from a handheld device ODM to a global branded company. He will assume a new executive position as...

T-Mobile Found Guilty of Labor Law Violations

March 19, 2015 3:30 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The NLRB said the case showed how management at T-Mobile worked to suppress workers from organizing through "unlawful corporate policies issued from the highest levels of the company." 

FCC’s Wheeler Pledges to Fix Auction Discount Loophole

March 19, 2015 11:07 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

For its part, Dish has insisted it fully disclosed its plans to use DE bidding partners in the auction and...                                                                                             

Microsoft Plans Summer Release for Windows 10

March 19, 2015 11:07 am | by Jacob Meister, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

The company announced that Windows 10 will be made available in 190 countries and 111 languages during the Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) summit in Shenzhen, China.

AT&T, Verizon to Litigate Title II Through Industry Organizations

March 19, 2015 10:57 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The news comes after AT&T and Verizon have both promised long legal fights over the recently approved Order to reclassify ISPs under what Wheeler has called "light-touch Title II" regulation. 

Microsoft Readies New Browser as Explorer Sunsets

March 19, 2015 10:16 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Explorer will still be available, but Microsoft hinted this week that its new — and as-yet unnamed — browser will get top billing in the future.                                                  

Yahoo Shutting Down Final China Operation

March 19, 2015 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Yahoo turned over control of its China operations to its partner Alibaba Group in 2005...                                                                                                           

FirstNews Briefs: AT&T, Sonim, PCS Wireless, Jenn-Air

March 19, 2015 9:46 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

AT&T is introducing new enhancements to AT&T Enhanced Push-to-Talk (EPTT) and Integrated Dispatch.                                                                                             

T-Mobile Now Also Covering All Costs for Customers Who Switch

March 18, 2015 4:39 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

T-Mobile’s move to cover device costs for switching customers comes just days after Sprint already committed to do the same.                                                                                     

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