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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.                                           

Walmart Slashes Prices on iPhone, Galaxy S5

December 12, 2014 10:05 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The new promotions are part of a larger trend by retailers to keep people shopping beyond...                                  


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).                                                       

New Apps to Smash Your Phone, Corrupt Your Children

December 11, 2014 11:15 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Blogs | Comments

Mobile apps can inflict a lot of damage,  from the run of the mill (gobbling up memory) to the extremely serious (gathering information on kids).                                                    

LTE Multicast: Revolutionizing Delivery of Mobile Video

December 11, 2014 11:00 am | Videos | Comments

Thanks to a feature of LTE-Advanced called Multicast (eMBMS), watching video over a carrier network will be more efficient by...                      

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.                                                

Engineering Live: How Do We Get More Kids Into STEM? (On Demand)

December 10, 2014 9:52 am | by ECN Staff | Videos | Comments

It’s easy to say we need more kids interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), the challenge comes in finding ways to accomplish it.                                

Feeding the Beast: How Long Can Sprint and T-Mobile Keep Up?

December 10, 2014 9:47 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | Blogs | Comments

There's no longer any denying the spectrum crunch, nor the kind of money and scale ultimately needed to...                                     

FirstNews Briefs: Smappee, Texas Instruments, Publishers Clearing House, HyprKey

December 10, 2014 9:45 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Smappee, a new home energy management system designed to help consumers reduce unnecessary consumption, has launched in the United States today.                                     

T-Mobile Rolls Out New Unlimited LTE Family Plans

December 9, 2014 4:06 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

T-Mobile today announced it will offer an unlimited family plan that starts at $100 for two lines with unlimited talk, text and data.                                           

MVNO Ting to Support GSM and CDMA Devices

December 9, 2014 2:20 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

MVNO Ting today announced that it will now allow GSM and CDMA devices to exist under...                                      

Facebook Puts Graph Search on Mobile

December 9, 2014 11:09 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Facebook announced Graph Search is coming to its iPhone app this week.                                                                          

New Arguments Heard in NSA Surveillance Appeal

December 9, 2014 10:56 am | by Gene Johnson, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal appeals court heard arguments Monday in an Idaho woman's challenge to the National Security Agency's...                                  

NBC Brings Fitness Network to Smartphones, Tablets

December 9, 2014 10:48 am | by David Bauder, AP Television Writer | News | Comments

Consumers will be able to follow video of workouts in many disciplines, including...                                   

T-Mobile Starts Stock Sale to Raise Spectrum Capital

December 9, 2014 10:37 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

T-Mobile late Monday announced it is kicking off a convertible offering in hopes of raising money for general corporate purposes.                                              

Verizon Feels Heat as Guidance Points to Pressure in 4Q

December 9, 2014 10:22 am | by Andrew Berg, Senior Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Shares of Verizon were down four percent in early trading Tuesday, as the carrier said in a press release that...                               

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