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Yahoo Launching $2 Billion Stock Buyback

March 27, 2015 10:02 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Yahoo says it will buy back $2 billion in company stock as it prepares to spin off its stake in Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba.                                                                

Review: Samsung's Galaxy S6 Phones are its Best Yet

March 27, 2015 9:58 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — A better design, sharper camera and easier to use software make the new Galaxy S6 phones the best Samsung has yet to offer.                                                                            

FirstNews Briefs: AT&T, Spirent, GSMA, Bell ID

March 27, 2015 9:52 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

AT&T announced AT&T Wi-Fi – Small Site. Businesses with small locations can self-install the service to give their customers free public Wi-Fi...                                                                      

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Ericsson’s Telecordia Takes Over for Neustar as LNP Administrator

March 26, 2015 3:43 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Today’s announcement doesn’t award a contract yet. It opens up negotiations between North American Portability Management (NAPM) and Telecordia.                                                                      

HTC Launches M9 in Face-off with Samsung's S6 Devices

March 26, 2015 11:06 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a press release, HTC will launch its new device online in the U.S. at 12:01 a.m. ET on Friday, March 27 and in-store on...

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.                                                                                 

Sprint, CCA Members Make Case for Joint Bidding in 600 MHz Auctions

March 26, 2015 11:00 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

“That’s why I think partnering makes sense,” Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said.                                                                                                                        

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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FirstNews Briefs: IBM, Bell Labs, SIGFOX, NarrowNet, CSG

March 26, 2015 9:33 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

IBM today announced two Network Innovation Centers located in Nice, France, and Dallas, Texas...                                                                                                  

Facebook Adds New Features to Messenger

March 25, 2015 3:58 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Messenger will also be adding the ability to display store receipts and shipping information to help consumers keep track of their interactions with...

T-Mobile Offers Free Netflix with Galaxy S6 Devices

March 25, 2015 1:07 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Consumers can currently register to get one of Samsung's new devices when it launches sometime this month. That said, pricing is still unknown for Samsung's new flagship line. 

Sprint: Lifeline Mobile Broadband Pilot Sees Weak Adoption

March 25, 2015 11:17 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

While 70 percent of Assurance Wireless Lifeline subscribers report having no access to Internet, Sprint said that any kind of upfront cost, which ranged from $30 to $70 depending on the offer, was a "significant barrier" to adoption. 

Standard General Wins RadioShack Assets

March 25, 2015 10:44 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The move comes after Sprint announced that last month that it had agreed to lease and co-brand the stores with RadioShack. 

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ZTE 2014 Profits Up 94% on Strong Smartphone Sales

March 25, 2015 9:48 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Net profits for 2014 hit $423.5 million, according to the annual results announcement posted by ZTE today. Revenue rose 8.3 percent to about $13.1 billion.

FirstNews Briefs: Qualcomm, AMC Health, RADWIN, Kyocera

March 25, 2015 9:32 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Kyocera Communications Inc. today announced a nationwide cell-phone ‘Take Back’ recycling program, free to consumers wishing to...                                                                            

MetroPCS Undercuts Cricket, Boost in Prepaid Price Wars

March 24, 2015 11:29 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

MetroPCS’s new plan included unlimited talk, text with the first 1GB of data at “up to 4G speeds.”                                                                                                          

Initial Filings Spark Legal Battle Over Title II

March 24, 2015 11:23 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

USTelecom on Monday has asked an a federal District of Columbia appeals court to review the FCC's Order that reclassifies Internet service providers (ISPs) under...

FirstNews Briefs: GreenPeak, NETGEAR, NetComm, Bluetooth SIG

March 24, 2015 10:44 am | News | Comments

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) is proud to welcome Fitbit, Google, Under Armour and...                                                                                                         

Verizon CEO Landed Big Raise in 2014

March 24, 2015 10:30 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Verizon is prepping for its annual shareholders meeting in May and the company’s proxy statement reveals...                                                                                                    

Tuesdays with Roger: LTE-U's Gain is Wi-Fi's Loss?

March 24, 2015 10:14 am | by Alex Shanahan, Ben Munson, Eric Sorenson | Videos | Comments

Recon Analytics founder Roger Entner is walking through the questions raised as major carriers, including T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless, plan to launch LTE into unlicensed territory.                           

Google Appoints Ruth Porat as New CFO

March 24, 2015 9:43 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Google has announced a successor to outgoing Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette who announced his retirement earlier this month. 

Barron's Bumps Verizon from 400 Index

March 23, 2015 5:11 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The changes come as the company rebalances its index. As part of the process, Barron's added Starbucks, Ameriprise Financial and American Airlines, among others.

FTC Preparing to Protect Consumers from the Internet of Things

March 23, 2015 3:32 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The Commission will replace its Mobile Technology Unit (MTU) with the Office of Technology Research and Investigation (OTRI).                                                                                   

Microsoft Expands Mobile Partnerships with Samsung, Other OEMs

March 23, 2015 2:40 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a press release, Samsung is planning to pre-install Microsoft services and apps on its portfolio of Android devices and will secure those apps through a...

Euro Carriers Accelerate DSL to 170 Mbps

March 23, 2015 1:43 pm | by Brian Santo, @CEDMagzine | News | Comments

Telefonica, BT, and Orange, have wrapped a 2-year-long set of lab trials of G.fast technology, in which they were able to accelerate DSL on local loops to...

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