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Ericsson Eyes Cost Savings with Job Cuts in Sweden

March 11, 2015 9:23 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Ericsson, a leading maker of mobile broadband infrastructure, said Wednesday the cuts were part of a savings plan announced in November "with an ambition to reduce operating expenses and cost of sales across all Ericsson's operations."

FirstNews Briefs: Black Hat, Barcoding, Aruba Networks, Radware

March 10, 2015 11:43 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Black Hat today opens registration for Black Hat Mobile Security Summit. The two-day summit, a part of London Technology Week and co-located with Interop London, will focus on the latest trends and vulnerabilities in the mobile security space. 

Verizon’s Shammo: No Need to Buy Overpriced Spectrum

March 10, 2015 11:16 am | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, @abmdigi | News | Comments

Shammo said that until the cost of spectrum comes down there is “no reason for us to go into the secondary market and buy spectrum at this price. It just doesn't make sense.”

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Verizon's Tony Melone To Retire Amid Reorganzation

March 10, 2015 10:51 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Verizon's head of networks, Tony Melone, is preparing to retire, according to comments made Tuesday by Verizon CFO Fran Shammo during an investor conference. 

Qualcomm Sees Big Opportunities in China, IoT

March 10, 2015 9:20 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

CEO Steve Mollenkopf, speaking at Qualcomm’s annual stockholders meeting, said that with the resolution in China, the company now has a big opportunity to be a player in China’s market for multi-modal LTE.

Mobile Innovation and the Death of Middle Management

March 10, 2015 9:12 am | by Hayes Drumwright, Founder and CEO, PoPin | Articles | Comments

Middle management has long been the butt of Dilbert-style business jokes, but workers may be having the last laugh because new mobile and enterprise crowdsourcing technologies are making the concept of middle management increasingly obsolete.

Apple Watch Coming April 24, $10K Version Available

March 9, 2015 2:56 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The Apple Watch will initially be available in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.                           

FirstNews Briefs: Sprint, Techstars, Verizon, Subsentio

March 9, 2015 10:41 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Sprint and Techstars today announced the 10 teams participating in their second annual mobile health accelerator...                                  

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T-Mobile CFO: ‘We’re the Kingmaker Asset in the U.S.’

March 9, 2015 9:58 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

“We’re confident we can keep growing and generating cash on a fully levered basis,” said T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter.                               

Apple Watch: What To Expect from Today's Announcement

March 9, 2015 9:32 am | by Anick Jesdanun, Technology Writer, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Apple Watch. CEO Tim Cook is expected to unveil the company's newest device and make the case for why it's a must-have gadget at a San Francisco event later Monday.

Why the Apple Watch May or May Not Succeed

March 6, 2015 10:50 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

The stakes are big for Apple CEO Tim Cook: the watch is the first brand-new Apple product to be launched without legendary co-founder Steve Jobs.                           

T-Mobile is Buttering Up Dish and It Might Work

March 6, 2015 10:31 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | Blogs | Comments

In Dish, T-Mobile could have a valuable partner on many levels.                                              

Apple Bumps AT&T from DOW

March 6, 2015 10:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

S&P Dow Jones Indices said it's making the move in response to a planned stock split for Visa, another member of the 119-year old barometer of the stock market.

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SAP Slashes 2,200 Jobs

March 6, 2015 10:17 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The move is part of the company’s overall transition from a traditional software company to a provider of cloud-based applications.

Google’s Wireless Service Will Only Support One Phone

March 6, 2015 10:03 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

As an MVNO, Google enters a crowded and competitive market. Increasingly MVNOs are trying to bring prices down by depending on devices specifically designed to seamlessly move to a Wi-Fi network when one is available. 

FirstNews Briefs: ZTE, NI, Intel, Pexip, Vodafone

March 6, 2015 9:03 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

ZTE Corporation has signed a deal to build Algeria Telecom’s LTE Phase II project.                                            

T-Mobile CFO Praises Dish’s Ergen, Again Suggests Partnership

March 5, 2015 1:24 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

“Charlie Ergen’s done a masterful job of creating a very differentiated mid-band spectrum position.”                                     

AT&T Slams Netflix’s Apparent Flip-Flop on Net Neutrality

March 5, 2015 11:29 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

“Netflix has spun a lot of tales during this FCC proceeding."                                           

Softcard Shutting Down March 31

March 5, 2015 10:46 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The same report sites sources who say that the Softcard app will be pulled from Google Play by...                                     

Apple Rides iPhone 6 to Highest Ever China Market Share

March 5, 2015 9:57 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

That was a record for Apple in the world's largest smartphone market, but not enough to catch up Chinese maker Xiaomi...                               

FirstNews Briefs: Spirent, Semtech, Agilysys, GSMA

March 5, 2015 9:47 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Spirent Communications announced a new capability to evaluate the Wi-Fi Offload and Voice over Wi-Fi...                                    

AT&T: We Weren’t T-Mobile’s Competition in AWS-3 Auction, Dish Was

March 4, 2015 5:17 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

“This is probably the lesson T-Mobile most wants to avoid."

Cyanogen Features Will Be Built into Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Processors

March 4, 2015 1:48 pm | by Megan Crouse, Real-Time Digital Reporter, Design Group, @abmdigi | News | Comments

Cyanogen Inc. and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. will team up to provide support for Cyanogen Operating System features...                    

AT&T Comes After Apple’s HealthKit, Google Fit with Fitness Platform

March 4, 2015 11:04 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The carrier today announced ForHealth, its free health and wellness platform.                                          

Ready to Rumble: FCC's O’Rielly Hits Back on Title II

March 4, 2015 10:44 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

“From a global market perspective, I worry that fellow regulators internationally will take the commissioner’s plan and adopt it, or worse expand on it,” O’Rielly said.                 

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