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Alcatel-Lucent-Nokia Merger Rumors Pop Up Again

December 18, 2014 11:07 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent are reportedly once again considering a tie-up.                                                                        

Analysis: Tablets Keep Sprint Afloat While T-Mobile Misses Potential for Growth

December 18, 2014 10:51 am | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

According to new...

Wireless Week’s 2014 State of the Networks Report

December 18, 2014 9:56 am | by Wireless Week | Articles | Comments

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FirstNews Briefs: McDonald's, FCC, Verizon Wireless, Sprint

December 18, 2014 9:45 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

McDonald’s franchises in Columbus, GA are integrating beacon technology, powered by Bluetooth low-energy beacon solution provider Piper.                                                    

BlackBerry Harkens Back to Bold with New Classic

December 17, 2014 11:33 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

BlackBerry today officially took the wraps off its new BlackBerry Classic.                                                                                                          

T-Mobile CEO Justifies Data Stash as Analysts Balk

December 17, 2014 11:07 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

When asked why T-Mobile named the new program ‘Data Stash’ instead of just rollover data, CEO John Legere said, “Because it’s cooler.”                                                 

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Apple Halts iPhone Sales in Russia as Ruble Sinks

December 17, 2014 9:53 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple has halted online sales of its iPhones, iPads and other products in Russia amid financial turmoil triggered by the steep decline in the country's currency.                                

FirstNews Briefs: Sprint, Microsoft, NASCAR, Vuzix, Anritsu

December 17, 2014 9:45 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Citing a need to focus more directly on its core business priorities, Sprint announced it has informed NASCAR...                                                                

Verizon Signs Patent Deal with Google, Slams Trolls

December 17, 2014 9:12 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Verizon announced it has entered into a “long-term patent cross-license agreement” with Google.                                                                         

AT&T's Donovan Vows 75% of Network Virtualized by 2020

December 16, 2014 5:14 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

That's the word from John Donovan, AT&T SVP of technology and opertations. In a end-of-year blog, Donovan called the 2020 target...                            

T-Mobile Announces Data Stash Rollover Data Program

December 16, 2014 10:49 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

T-Mobile today announced it will begin offering Data Stash, letting customers rollover their unused data from month to month.                                                        

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FCC Changes Rules Again as AWS-3 Auction Creeps Up on $44B

December 16, 2014 10:09 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The FCC has once again altered the bidding activity requirements for its ongoing AWS-3 auction as total bids slowly progress toward $44 billion.                                                      

FirstNews Briefs: Verizon, Ericsson, Nexmo, Virtual Piggy

December 15, 2014 10:46 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Verizon Communications today announced a program to provide its small shareowners with a way either to round their Verizon holdings up to...                                                

T-Mobile Announcing Uncarrier 8.0 Tuesday

December 15, 2014 10:38 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

T-Mobile will announce its newest Uncarrier initiative on Tuesday, Dec. 16.                                                                                                                 

T-Mobile Lights Up Wideband LTE in NYC, 120 Metro Markets Total

December 15, 2014 10:35 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

T-Mobile today announced it has switched on Wideband LTE in New York City.                                                                         

Wireless Week in Review: Dec. 8-12

December 12, 2014 11:16 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

As the week winds down join Wireless Week for a look back at the biggest stories in from the past seven days.                                                             

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Vodafone Inks MVNO Deal with T-Mobile for Multinational Customers

December 12, 2014 10:48 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The British carrier said the addition of wireless services for Vodafone’s U.S. MNC customers complements its...                           

Report: SoftBank Downsizing U.S. Operations, Giving Up on T-Mobile Bid

December 12, 2014 10:34 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

SoftBank is scaling down its Silicon Valley operations in a move that could signal the end of the company’s quest to acquire T-Mobile, according to Reuters.                                           

FirstNews Briefs: Qualcomm, Trimble, Murata, Peregrine, AT&T

December 12, 2014 10:00 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Qualcomm Incorporated today announced that it and its subsidiaries have committed to invest an aggregate of $40M into four Chinese companies...                                         

Qualcomm Bakes CA into Snapdragon 810 with LTE Cat. 9 Support

December 11, 2014 11:19 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Qualcomm today announced that its Snapdragon 810 chipset will now support LTE Cat. 9 Carrier Aggregation (CA).                                                       

23,000 United Airlines Flight Attendants Getting an iPhone 6 Plus

December 11, 2014 10:56 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

United Airlines today announced plans to equip 23,000 flight attendants with an iPhone 6 Plus.                                                                  

U.S. Cellular Selling Towers, Swapping PCS Spectrum

December 11, 2014 10:29 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

U.S. Cellular today announced it will sell 595 towers to Vertical Bridge Holdings, LLC for $159 million.                                                                         

FirstNews Briefs: T-Mobile, Rayovac, Accenture, Krispy Kreme

December 11, 2014 9:48 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

T-Mobile today announced that the greater Sacramento, CA area joins the other markets in California to get a Wideband LTE upgrade.                                                                        

AT&T Exec: “We’re Going to Have a Reliability Advantage in VoLTE”

December 10, 2014 11:49 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

AT&T is expecting to have a leg up on its competitors with VoLTE as the carrier ramps up its rollout.                                      

AT&T Expands VoLTE Coverage, Looks to Interoperability with 'Other' Carriers

December 10, 2014 11:42 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

In a blog on the topic, AT&T SVP of Technolgy and Operations John Donovan said that AT&T's internal testing shows the VoLTE network performance is...           

AT&T Announces New Vendors for Domain 2.0

December 10, 2014 11:31 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Susan Johnson, senior vice president, AT&T Global Supply Chain, said in a statement that AT&T is seeking out "agile and disruptive suppliers...                       

T-Mobile Still Building Value for Shareholders, Possible Suitor

December 10, 2014 11:15 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

CFO Braxton Carter, speaking Wednesday at a UBS investor conference, asserted that T-Mobile is really "the only U.S. wireless asset...                      

Apple, IBM Introduce First Batch of iOS Enterprise Apps

December 10, 2014 10:35 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

IBM and Apple today announced the first batch of their collaborative IBM MobileSmarts for iOS mobile applications and supporting cloud services.                                                

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