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FirstNews Briefs: Mavenir Systems, Stoke, Cricket, BURG, Radisys

November 14, 2014 9:26 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Mavenir Systems, a provider of software-based networking solutions, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Stoke, Inc., subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were...

AWS-3 Auction Tops $2B in First Two Rounds of Bidding

November 13, 2014 3:53 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

The FCC’s auction of 65 MHz of AWS-3 began today and it’s already drawn heavy interest from the 70 approved bidders. Total bids exceeded...                              

Sprint Extends Leasing Program to iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3

November 13, 2014 2:02 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Sprint today announced it is opening up its device leasing program to the iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. Both models are LTE-compatible and the iPad Air 2 works on the Sprint Spark network.               

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T-Mobile Grabbing Subs After Long Wait for New iPhones

November 13, 2014 10:36 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The long wait for the iPhone 6 has left many at AT&T and Verizon off contract, which T-Mobile sees as a major opportunity...                       

Ericsson Plans Job Cuts as Part of Savings Plan

November 13, 2014 9:59 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

As part of the company's 2014 Capital Markets Day, the Swedish telcom equipment maker said it is looking to...                                     

Samsung Adds Developer Tools for Health, Home, VR

November 12, 2014 4:13 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

At the company’s developer conference Wednesday, Won-Pyo Hong, president of Samsung’s Media Solution Center, began the conversation...                       

AT&T Pauses Fiber Expansion On Title II Concerns

November 12, 2014 11:07 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Stephenson's comments come just days after President Obama's strongest statement yet on...                                 

Qualcomm LTE Direct Coming in 2016

November 12, 2014 10:54 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Speaking Tuesday at the Open Mobile Summit, Mahesh Makhijani, senior director for Qualcomm Research, fit the technology in with Release 12 and said...                   

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Verizon CFO Plans Consistent Spending, Focus on Wireless

November 12, 2014 10:44 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Verizon CFO Fran Shammo said that it was likely that spending on the company's wireless network may go up, while spending on wireline...                               

Verizon Offers Free Goodies on Nov. 26 "Connection Day"

November 12, 2014 10:12 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Big Red has launched a landing page where anyone, regardless of which carrier they're on, can sign up for...

Verizon Multicast to Leverage OnCue Assets for Mobile Pay TV

November 11, 2014 2:59 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Speaking Tuesday at the Open Mobile Summit in San Francisco, Carey talked about how the OnCue assets Verizon acquired from Intel will factor into...                                   

Wireless Week Live: LTE Multicast and the Mobile Video Revolution

November 11, 2014 2:39 pm | Webinars

The way video is delivered to mobile devices everywhere is about to get turned on its head. Thanks to a feature of LTE-Advanced called Multicast (eMBMS), watching video over a carrier network will be more efficient by leveraging Multicast's point to multi-point approach. Verizon has already demonstrated the technology at last year's Super Bowl in New York, and there's a lot of talk about the possibilities going forward.

Review: Is the Mobile Wallet Just A Pipe Dream?

November 11, 2014 10:11 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

Attempt at your own risk: For an entire week, I left all my cash and credit cards at home to see how well wallet-free...                          

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GoGo Shares Up Big After AT&T Shelves In-Flight LTE PLans

November 11, 2014 10:01 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

AT&T had previously announced that it was preparing to build an “air-to-ground network” to provide the connectivity, which at the time it said...                    

Microsoft's Dual-SIM Lumia 535 Comes Sans Nokia Branding

November 11, 2014 9:26 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Microsoft Tuesday revealed the first of its smartphones to launch without Nokia branding. The Lumia 535 comes bearing...                                 

American Cities Struggle with Optimizing Connectivity for Greater Good

November 10, 2014 11:18 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Ericsson today rolled out its annual Networked Society City Index, which links investment in Internet and Communications Technology (ICT) with overall...                

Obama Urges Title II Classification for ISPs

November 10, 2014 10:32 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

President Obama Monday stirred up a hornet's nest with his strongest comments yet in favor of stronger rules to protect the...                         

AT&T Buying Mexico Wireless Provider Iusacell for $2.5B

November 7, 2014 4:45 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

The deal nets AT&T Iusacell’s licenses, network assets, retail stores as well as its approximately...                                                              

Microsoft Teases First Rebranded Lumia

November 7, 2014 11:58 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Microsoft put up a new webpage teasing the imminent arrival of its first rebranded Lumia device. The site places “#morelumia” next to an image on an orange phone. Microsoft doesn’t offer much more detail but promises to reveal the device on...

Amazon Echo App Extends to Smartphones, Tablets

November 7, 2014 11:11 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Amazon is introducing a voice-recognition service called Amazon Echo that comes with a speaker-like wireless device...                                         

Sprint Takes Another $105M Charge on Layoffs

November 7, 2014 11:00 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Sprint disclosed that it’s taking another $105 million charge for severance and other costs related to its ongoing workforce reduction plan. The additional charge, coming during the quarter ending in September, is on top of...

Symbian Actually Gained Share in the U.S.

November 7, 2014 10:25 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Although incremental, Symbian actually gained share among smartphone platforms in the U.S., according to Comscore’s latest numbers. After holding steady with 0.2 percent...                

Microsoft Makes Office Apps Free for iOS

November 7, 2014 9:56 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The apps released Thursday, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, replace a limited iPhone version and upgrade a more powerful set of apps that the company released for iPad tablets in March.

Wearables, Smartphones Shift Power from Doctors to Patients

November 7, 2014 4:30 am | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

The amount of information and data that patients have at their fingertips is forcing major changes across an otherwise antiquated...                    

SmartWatch Ep. 26: 3Q Carrier Battles & VoLTE Friendships

November 6, 2014 10:52 am | by Wireless Week | Videos | Comments

Andrew is across the pond but while we weren’t raiding his desk for snacks, we still managed to film a brand new episode of SmartWatch.                                             

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