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Cricket Wireless and WWE announced a new multi-year agreement that will provide Cricket with significant visibility and consumer engagement at WWE’s biggest events of the year, including WrestleMania, SummerSlam, Royal Rumble and Payback.

WWE’s relationship with Cricket Wireless is highlighted by a sponsorship of WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 direct-to-consumer network, that includes all live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library. WWE will also utilize its platforms including broadcasts on USA Network, the exclusive home of Monday Night Raw and SmackDown, as well as live events, digital and social media to generate awareness and exposure for Cricket Wireless. WWE Superstar John Cena will serve as a Cricket brand ambassador and promote the sponsorship through social and digital media. Cena will also be featured in Cricket Wireless marketing materials and through custom branded content. Additionally, WWE Superstar Dolph Ziggler, who began serving as a brand ambassador last year, will continue his relationship with Cricket. 

ABI Research has released a new forecast that anticipates mobile VR device shipments will hit more than 50 million by 2020. The figure represents a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 84.5 percent.

U.S. Senators Deb Fischer (R-NE), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) introduced the “Developing Innovation and Growing Internet of Things” (DIGIT) Act, which directs the FCC to complete a report, in consultation with other relevant agencies, assessing spectrum needs required to support the Internet of Things (IoT).

The Connectify team has launched a new app, called Speedify Mobile, that allows users to combine Wi-Fi, mobile data and Bluetooth connections for faster download speeds and more reliable connectivity.

The app, which works on both iOS and Android devices, uses a “channel bonding” technology that works like a VPN to deliver speed and reliability. Speedify Mobile also utilizes a scalable worldwide infrastructure of Speed Servers in the cloud to intelligently spread packets of data across Wi-Fi and cellular connections with zero configuration to ensures a seamless handoff.

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