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SmartWatch: T-Mobile Won’t Settle Until It Takes All Verizon’s Subscribers

May 7, 2015 12:27 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Andrew Berg, Ben Munson | Videos | Comments

T-Mobile CEO John Legere’s best Twitter shots typically come at the expense of AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson. But Stephenson can rest easy knowing that T-Mobile’s latest targeted attempt to poach customers is aimed solely at Verizon Wireless. 

AT&T Relaxes Throttling Policy for Legacy Unlimited Plans

May 6, 2015 2:19 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

AT&T customers using LTE data on legacy unlimited plans could enjoy less throttling once they’ve exceeded their monthly data caps.                                                                                  

Netflix Urges FCC To Kill AT&T, DirecTV Deal

May 5, 2015 11:35 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

In an ex parte filing, Netflix argued that the proposed merger would harm the development of online video services in the marketplace. 

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Sprint Retains No. 3 Spot as Churn Improves

May 5, 2015 10:03 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Sprint’s improved postpaid churn came during a quarter in which its competitors also saw record-low postpaid churn rates. AT&T reported at 1.02 percent, Verizon reported at 1.03 percent, and T-Mobile saw...

Survey: AT&T, Verizon Can Improve on Enterprise Offerings

May 4, 2015 9:44 am | News | Comments

Ovum’s report surveyed ICT decision-makers and influencers and provides an analysis of CIOs’ and telecoms managers’ ratings of their primary telecoms operators, where these operators are suppliers of global ICT services

AT&T Finishes Acquisition of Nextel Mexico

May 1, 2015 11:15 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The deal, valued at $1.875 billion after about $427 million of adjustments, will merge Nextel Mexico with Iusacell...                                                                                     

LTE Summit Fingers Bureaucracy Not Technology as FirstNet's Achilles

April 30, 2015 5:19 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Blogs | Comments

While $7 billion in funding for a nationwide interoperable first responder's network has already been allocated...

AT&T President Slator Fired, Sued for $100M for Racist Texts

April 29, 2015 10:19 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Slator was president of content and advertising for AT&T. He and a number of other executives were accused this week by Knoyme King, an African American, of subjecting her to...

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Tuesdays with Roger: Can Verizon, Rest of the Pack Handle More Mobile Video?

April 28, 2015 1:34 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In this episode of Tuesdays with Roger, we take a look at the growth of online video and its affect on the network. Our discussion looks at how operators are maintaining the health of their networks, while also promoting video as the next great driver of data consumption. Join us!  

Verizon Announces Vendors for SDN Strategy

April 28, 2015 11:03 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Verizon said it has "co-authored" with its vendors a comprehensive SDN network architecture document, which includes all interface specifications and...

New Citi Credit Card Earns You an AT&T Smartphone, For a Price

April 23, 2015 10:53 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The reimbursement offer can be applied to any smartphone in AT&T’s portfolio but $650 won’t cover the cost of all devices.                                                                                 

AT&T 1Q Wireless Profits Squeezed as More Move to Mobile Share Plans

April 22, 2015 5:41 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

AT&T reported 1.02 percent churn for the quarter, which it says was the lowest it’s ever recorded.                                                                                                             

GM Expects In-Car LTE to Drive Profit

April 20, 2015 10:30 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The connected car market continues to grow, as Gartner expects 10 percent of all revenue from the auto industry to be generated from connected broadband platforms by 2020. 

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AT&T Files Separate Legal Challenge to FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules

April 15, 2015 11:23 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

AT&T’s suit is somewhat surprising as the carrier was expected to allow wireless industry organizations lead...                                                                                                        

Verizon: You Don't Need or Want Unlimited Data

April 13, 2015 11:37 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

As Sprint and T-Mobile both offer variations on the unlimited plan, Verizon has posted a blog penned by Jack Gold, president and founder of J. Gold Associates, which laments network congestion...

AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon Get AWS-3 Licenses; Dish Still Waiting

April 9, 2015 10:27 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The list does not include Northstar or SNR Wireless, the two designated entity (DE) bidding partners Dish aligned itself with during the auction.                                                                 

AT&T Fined $25M Over Consumer Privacy Violations

April 8, 2015 2:27 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Data center employees confessed to selling personal information obtained to a third party known as “El Pelon.”                                                                                       

AT&T’s Cricket Wireless Intros Three New Phone Payment Plans

April 8, 2015 10:35 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Cricket also announced a promotion for customers who switch from other carriers one free...                                                                                                                 

Can Phone Companies Do More to Block Robocalls?

April 8, 2015 9:37 am | by Anne Flaherty, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Federal Communications Commission is being asked to consider whether more can be done to block the automated phone calls, but the options appear to be limited.                                           

AT&T: No CDMA 700 MHz Voice Roaming Until VoLTE is Deployed

April 6, 2015 11:39 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

AT&T last week held a conference call with the FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau to clarify...                                                                                                                   

Judge Overturns AT&T Claim of Exemption from FTC Lawsuit

April 6, 2015 11:37 am | by Helena Fahnrich, @CEDmagazine | News | Comments

The Federal Trade Commission sued AT&T last October due to the company selling its customers so-called “unlimited” data plans that in effect reduced those customer’s data speeds by up to 90 percent.

Google Working on International Roaming with Hutchison

April 6, 2015 10:28 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief | News | Comments

Rumors of a Google MVNO that will operate on Sprint, T-Mobile and over Wi-Fi, were essentially confirmed by Google Vice President Sundar Pichai during...

Cricket Wireless To Sell BYOD SIM Through Amazon

April 2, 2015 7:48 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a press release, Cricket Wireless, which is now owned by AT&T, is just beginning the work of making its products available through the online retailer. 

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 networks in Tennessee since 2012.                                                                                 

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 Congress. The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge feature higher quality materials than...

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