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  • FCC votes to adopt new 3.5 GHz spectrum sharing plan for 'Innovation Band'

    17 April 2015, 12:57 pm

    The FCC voted today to adopt new spectrum sharing tools and policies to make 150 MHz of spectrum available for mobile broadband and other commercial uses. The radio waves sit in the 3.5 GHz band that previously was locked up by the U.S. Department of Defense…
  • Apple Watch likely won't be in stores until June, as analyst estimates 2.3M global pre-orders

    17 April 2015, 12:08 pm

    Apple does not expect customers to be able to go into an Apple retail store and buy the firm's new Watch until June, according to a memo from the iPhone maker's retail chief.
  • T-Mobile completes $56M purchase of PCS spectrum from nTelos

    17 April 2015, 11:40 am

    Sprint wholesale partner nTelos Wireless closed a deal to sell some of its 1900 MHz PCS spectrum to T-Mobile US for $56 million. The transaction was announced in December as part of nTelos' plan to exit from its Eastern Markets. NTelos wants to focus on…
  • Analysts: T-Mobile likely to beat Verizon, AT&T and Sprint in handset subs in Q1

    17 April 2015, 11:21 am

    T-Mobile US is likely going to best Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and Sprint in terms of handset subscriber additions in the first quarter, according to a new report from financial analysts at Wells Fargo. However, the other carriers likely will continue to…
  • FCC to probe changes to its designated entity rules ahead of incentive auction

    17 April 2015, 10:21 am

    The FCC will consider what changes it should make to its rules governing designated entities (DEs) that bid in spectrum auctions, ahead of next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum.
  • T-Mobile Austria seeks billing edge with virtualised Openet system

    17 April 2015, 7:42 am

    T-Mobile Austria future-proofed its billing systems with a deal to deploy an Openet fully converged and virtualised billing system, the Ireland-based BSS company said.
  • MTN Business Namibia puts 30% stake up for sale

    17 April 2015, 7:24 am

    MTN Business Namibia's managing director Manfred Engling said the company had invited local investors to purchase a 30 per cent stake in the operator as part of its licensing terms, rather than a need to raise cash.
  • Cinven confirms bid for Telekom Slovenia

    17 April 2015, 6:48 am

    Cinven, a private equity company, confirmed it has made a binding offer for the Slovenian government's stake in Telekom Slovenia (or Telekom Slovenije), but revealed few details as to the size of the offer.
  • Ericsson comes under spotlight after Nokia-AlcaLu unveil plans to merge

    17 April 2015, 6:07 am

    Speculation over Ericsson's future strategy has intensified following Nokia's announcement this week that it plans to buy Alcatel-Lucent, with some saying the Sweden-based vendor will be forced to expand its fixed-line business.
  • Hutchison Whampoa launches Hue as MVNE

    17 April 2015, 5:27 am

    Hutchison Whampoa is expanding its wholesale business with the launch of a mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE) to help new mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) launch services on its networks in Europe and Asia.
  • Report: Sub-Saharan Africa leads way in mobile money take-up

    17 April 2015, 4:33 am

    According to the World Bank's Global Findex Database for 2014, 12 per cent of adults in Sub-Saharan Africa have a mobile money account, compared to just 2 per cent of adults worldwide.
  • ZTE touts 5G breakthrough with MUSA technology

    16 April 2015, 5:01 pm

    China's ZTE is claiming a 5G breakthrough with its new multi-user shared access (MUSA) technology, which the company said can triple overload capacity on wireless access networks.
  • T-Mobile's Legere renews call for Verizon, AT&T and Sprint to drop data overage charges

    16 April 2015, 1:52 pm

    T-Mobile US CEO John Legere is keeping up the pressure on Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and Sprint to drop overage charges on their domestic plans, as T-Mobile did a year ago. Legere said in a new video that if a petition he started on the issue, which has…
  • Keeping track of Q1 earnings from Verizon, Ericsson, Qualcomm and more

    16 April 2015, 12:14 pm

    The first-quarter earnings season is getting underway. Be sure to check back here frequently to stay updated on the financials and key metrics of the major players.
  • CCS Insight: N. American smartphone sales growth to peak in the near future

    16 April 2015, 12:03 pm

    North America and Western Europe are going to peak in terms of smartphone sales growth in the next couple of years, according to a new report from research firm CCS Insight.
  • AT&T study finds less than 20% interference in 600 MHz band from Mexican and Canadian TV stations

    16 April 2015, 11:38 am

    AT&T Mobility continues to urge the FCC not to repack and place TV broadcasters into the 600 MHz band as part of next year's incentive auction. The carrier also said it conducted a study that found varying levels of interference for carriers depending upon how…
  • Analysts: Verizon's prospects for winning FirstNet project increasing

    16 April 2015, 11:36 am

    In a report reviewing American Tower's prospects for improving its tower business, analysts at Macquarie Research say they are increasingly of the view that Verizon could win the FirstNet public-safety-network project.
  • Analysts: Nokia, Alcatel-Lucent likely to face integration challenges for years to come

    16 April 2015, 11:01 am

    Nokia's $16.6 billion deal to acquire Alcatel-Lucent would bring together two large network vendors that have each gone through major mergers of their own that have been difficult, to say the least. Although the companies' leaders are defending the deal, some…
  • Wireless in the first quarter of 2015

    16 April 2015, 9:57 am

    How did the wireless industry perform in the first quarter of 2015? Check here throughout the first-quarter earnings report season for full earnings reports from the wireless industry's carriers, handset makers, equipment suppliers and others.
  • Photo tour of CableLabs provides a look into cable's future

    15 April 2015, 6:55 pm

    Step right up … and take a look at what CableLabs is doing at its digs in Louisville, Colo. This is where the organization conducts tests to help its customers better understand the Wi-Fi services they hope to provide to their customers.
  • CableLabs: TLPS Channel 14 can negatively impact nearby Wi-Fi networks

    15 April 2015, 5:21 pm

    CableLabs this week submitted a report to the FCC detailing its findings from a Globalstar demonstration of terrestrial low power service (TLPS) at FCC headquarters, saying the tests are inconclusive and urging further technical study.
  • EC opens anti-trust probe into Android licensing terms

    15 April 2015, 7:17 am

    Google's Android operating system is to be probed by the European Commission to assess whether the U.S. company breaches the region's anti-trust laws.
  • Slovenia continues telecoms sale process after receiving just one bid

    15 April 2015, 7:14 am

    Slovenian Sovereign Holding (SSH or SDH in Slovenian) said the process for the sale of a majority stake in Telekom Slovenia is continuing after it received just one bid for a 72.75 per cent stake in the state-owned operator.
  • UK operators defend tariffs as Which? reveals £300M consumer overspend

    15 April 2015, 6:37 am

    Vodafone UK, EE and Three UK defended their contract terms after consumer group Which? said UK mobile users are collectively paying £355 million (€493 million/$523 million) per year too much for their contracts.
  • Turkey to get 4G services by start of 2016

    15 April 2015, 6:36 am

    Mobile subscribers in Turkey should be able to subscribe to LTE or 4G services from the first day of 2016, according to the country's Communications Minister Feridun Bilgin.
  • Smartphone device might help doctors diagnose cancer

    14 April 2015, 4:23 pm

    Medical experts using a device that attaches to a smartphone could more accurately and economically diagnose cancer, especially in remote areas, according to research described in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a peer-reviewed U.S.…
  • Bluetooth SIG offers SDK to jump-start development around IoT

    14 April 2015, 3:24 pm

    The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) is determined to make it easier for developers to create products for the Internet of Things (IoT), culminating in the beta release of its Bluetooth Developer Studio software-based development kit.
  • Ericsson connects with Scania, Royal Institute of Technology on 5G

    14 April 2015, 2:35 pm

    As part of the "5G for Sweden" initiative, Ericsson is joining forces with Scania and Sweden's Royal Institute of Technology to develop products via their Integrated Transport Research Lab (ITRL). The joint initiative will explore areas such as autonomous…
  • LAA/LTE-U makes appearance at Brooklyn 5G summit

    13 April 2015, 10:34 am

    It just goes to show. Some topics are so hot, you can't make it through a discussion about 5G and millimeter wave (mmW) bands without the subject coming up. In this case, the subject is LTE-Unlicensed (LTE-U)/LTE Assisted Access (LTE-LAA), and it came up…
  • How do AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon compare when it comes to network latency?

    11 April 2015, 3:12 pm

    Naturally, a great deal of attention gets paid to wireless network speeds in the United States and around the world. However, not as much attention typically gets paid to 3G and LTE latency speeds even though many major operators point to improved latency as a…

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