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Report: Verizon Near $10B Wireline Asset Sale to Frontier

February 5, 2015 10:40 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The sale is in addition to Verizon’s ongoing efforts to offload $5 billion worth of cellphone towers.                                                       

Title II Elicits Range of Reactions from Wireless Industry

February 4, 2015 4:17 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

It's no surprise that both AT&T and Verizon have promised a bitter legal fight. AT&T has already addressed two strongly worded...                                      

Update: Wheeler Goes Nuclear with Title II Announcement

February 4, 2015 11:35 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The opening salvo in what could be the biggest war the wireless industry has ever seen was just launched Thursday by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler....                      

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Verizon Begins Large-Scale Price Reduction of Its Shared Data Plans

February 4, 2015 11:26 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless is lowering the cost on many of its More Everything...                                                                                     

AT&T, GE Partner on Industrial IoT

February 4, 2015 10:06 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The companies said they are jointly working on proof of concepts at the AT&T IoT Foundry in Plano, Texas.                                          

Details, Details: The Truth Behind Unlimited Plans

February 4, 2015 9:50 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

As a long-time buyer of these data plans, I'm well aware that unlimited doesn't really mean unlimited. Some carriers threaten...                                                                   

Report: AT&T Selling $2 Billion in Assets

February 3, 2015 10:48 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The potential asset sales come as AT&T owes $18.2 billion for spectrum it won in the FCC’s recently concluded AWS-3 auction.                                          

UPDATE: FCC Commissioner Slams Dish Network’s AWS-3 Auction Discounts

February 2, 2015 10:27 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai Monday released a scathing statement, slamming the FCC for allowing companies to abuse the Designated Entity (DE) program and...                                    

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How Networks in 2020 Will Meet the Needs of IoT

February 1, 2015 5:30 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Articles | Comments

If the phrase “Internet of Things” is already wearing on you, just imagine what it will feel like in 2020...                                           

AT&T Will Begin Deploying Its New AWS-3 Spectrum in 2017

January 30, 2015 4:04 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

AT&T came away from the FCC’s AWS-3 spectrum auction as the big winner, spending $18.2 billion for what it calls a “near nationwide contiguous 10x10 MHz block.”                         

AWS-3 Auction Results Show AT&T, Verizon, Dish as Big Spenders

January 30, 2015 1:57 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

AT&T poured the most money into the auction, shelling out $18.2 billion in provisional winning bids (PWB).                                                  

Chicago Taps T-Mobile to Lead Deployment of Subway DAS

January 30, 2015 10:49 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint have collectively agreed to fund the entire upgrade related to the design and construction of a next-generation...                          

AT&T’s Cricket Wireless Jumps Up With $55 20GB Plan

January 30, 2015 10:45 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

For a limited time, Cricket Wireless will be offering up a big, ol’ 20GB slab of high-speed data for $55 per month.                                                      

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FCC Pushes New Rules to Improve E911 Location Accuracy

January 29, 2015 3:11 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The new rules acknowledge that wireless carriers will need to time to implement technology that will help to improve location data on "E911" calls...                                          

Study Shows Too Much Competition May Doom Carriers

January 29, 2015 3:01 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The pressured margins that both AT&T and Verizon reported in the fourth quarter may be the new normal for wireless carriers...                                       

FirstNews Briefs: Sierra Wireless, weBoost, Radisys, AT&T

January 29, 2015 10:58 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Sierra Wireless announced the launch its Sierra Wireless AirLink gateways.                                                        

Update: AWS-3 Auction Ends, Pulls in $44.9 Billion

January 29, 2015 10:00 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

On Thursday, the AWS-3 auction came to a close, netting total revenue just short of $44.9 billion. The FCC said it will announce results within the next few business days.                                          

TracFone to Pay $40 Million for Deceptive Throttling Practices

January 28, 2015 1:45 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The FTC alleges TracFone advertised unlimited data for $45 per month under its brands including Straight Talk and Net10 but “drastically” throttled...                                 

Verizon Wireless Raising Activation and Upgrade Fees

January 28, 2015 10:32 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

“Verizon Wireless is committed to the fees remaining competitive within the wireless industry.”                                                                  

FirstNews Briefs: AT&T, Snapchat, Vuzix, Thread Group, FiberTower

January 28, 2015 9:57 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

AT&T is set to launch a scripted entertainment series on Snapchat, an ephemeral social platform.                                                                                     

AT&T’s Stephenson: ‘This Will Be A Very Different Company’

January 27, 2015 5:53 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Stephenson was talking about the diversification of AT&T revenue stream through it’s pickup of DirectTV, as well as recent acquisition of wireless players in Mexico...                         

T-Mobile's Legere Visits FCC To Talk Low-Band Spectrum

January 26, 2015 2:43 pm | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to an ex parte filed with the FCC that describes Legere's meeting with Chairman Wheeler and a number of other regulators, Legere gave...                           

AT&T Seeks 'North American Service Area' with Another Mexico Buy

January 26, 2015 9:11 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

AT&T said that it plans to create a "North American Mobile Service area" that will cover over 400 million consumers and businesses in Mexico and the United States, and...             

FirstNews Briefs: Alltel, AT&T, Elecsys, NTT DATA, Xoom Corporation

January 23, 2015 9:39 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Nearly 100,000 former Alltel wireless customers in Georgia are seeing a change as AT&T launches service for them.                                                                  

Analysts: Rollover Data Might Not Make Sense for Sprint, Verizon

January 22, 2015 4:45 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Articles | Comments

Nothing sparks churn like competitors having a high-profile feature you don’t.                                                            

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