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FirstNews Briefs: Verizon, Ericsson, Nexmo, Virtual Piggy

December 15, 2014 10:46 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Verizon Communications today announced a program to provide its small shareowners with a way either to round their Verizon holdings up to...                                                

Wireless Week in Review: Dec. 8-12

December 12, 2014 11:16 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

As the week winds down join Wireless Week for a look back at the biggest stories in from the past seven days.                                                             

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.                                           

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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).                                                       

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...           

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...                      

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...                                     

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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...                               

Wireless Week in Review: Dec. 1-5

December 5, 2014 11:06 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Articles | Comments

As the week winds down join Wireless Week as we take a look back at the biggest stories in wireless from the past seven days.                                                       

Verizon Refarming 3G Spectrum for LTE in 10 Markets

December 5, 2014 10:58 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Verizon Vice President of Network Operations Mike Haberman didn’t specify which markets would see the switch—though Gigaom’s report mentions...                                          

AWS-3 Auction Nears $41B as FCC Shortens Bidding Rounds

December 4, 2014 11:23 am | by Ben Munson, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The FCC’s AWS-3 auction continues to add up as the bid total now sits at $40.85 billion after the completion of 50 rounds.                                        

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Sprint Counts on Ignorance with New Half Price Plans

December 2, 2014 11:55 am | by Andrew Berg | Blogs | Comments

In some cases, budget-minded consumers looking to take advantage of Sprint's new promotion might not be seeing savings for quite...                                  

AWS-3 Auction Pushes Past $39.5 Billion in Bids

December 2, 2014 11:54 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

The FCC’s AWS-3 auction keeps chugging along as bids today reached $39.5 billion in the forty-second round. More than $181 million in new bids came in during...                             

AT&T, T-Mobile, and More Cart Out Cyber Monday Deals

December 1, 2014 11:07 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Major U.S. carriers are getting in on today’s online shopping deal extravaganza known as Cyber Monday.                                                    

SmartWatch, Episode 29: AWS-3 Auction Approaching $40 Billion

November 26, 2014 10:55 am | by Alex Shanahan, Andrew Berg, Ben Munson | Videos | Comments

In this week's episode of SmartWatch, Product Design & Development Editor Melissa Fassbender joins us in marveling at the unfathomable amount of money the FCC's AWS-3 auction has thus far seen in total bids.             

FCC, T-Mobile Work Out Deal for Accurate Speed Tests

November 25, 2014 11:29 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

The FCC announced it has worked out an agreement with T-Mobile to ensure the carrier’s customers get accurate mobile broadband speed test readings even after...                          

FirstNews Briefs: Verizon, Cricket, GENBAND, PCTEL

November 25, 2014 9:44 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Verizon Enterprise Solutions is launching the Verizon Retail Index. Designed to identify online traffic patterns in the United States that Verizon attributes to...                                  

U.S. Cellular Raising Up to $500M for Potential Spectrum Buys

November 24, 2014 10:51 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

U.S. Cellular today announced it will raise up to $500 million by issuing debt through its existing securities registration and/or through...                                               

FirstNews Briefs: American Tower, Acculynk, PayPlum, Telit, Verizon

November 24, 2014 9:32 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

American Tower Corporation and Bharti Airtel Limited today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement...                                                

Sprint Finishes Dead Last in Latest Consumer Reports Survey

November 21, 2014 10:41 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

According to the survey, which covered opinions from over 58,000 respondents, Sprint received what Consumer Reports called...                     

Reducing Churn Shouldn’t Be About Punishing Your Subscribers

November 20, 2014 11:19 am | by Ben Munson | Blogs | Comments

Every tweak, twist, turn and total overhaul the big carriers make are usually about one thing: keeping their subscribers and stealing the other guy’s.                   

Analyst: As AWS-3 Auction Hits $24B, Dish Soars, T-Mobile Likely Out

November 20, 2014 11:14 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

The FCC’s AWS-3 auction has rocketed past its $10 billion reserve price and surpassed $24 billion in bids after only five days. The rapid pace at which the auction is climbing helped spur a 10 percent rise in...               

Data Caps Don’t Work: Thoughts for the Future of Cellular Network Congestion

November 20, 2014 10:14 am | by Fergal Toomey, Chief Scientist & Co-Founder of Corvil | Articles | Comments

How we use, how we view, and how we’re delivered data are all rapidly changing - monitoring and measurement need to advance at the same pace.            

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