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  • Report: Apple unlikely to start shipping iWatch until early 2015

    29 August 2014, 12:24 pm

    Apple is expected to announce its first wearable device at its Sept. 9 media event, but according to a new Re/code report it won't be shipping the gadget until a few months after that, likely in early 2015.
  • AT&T offers customers $100 credit if they activate a smartphone via Next upgrade plan

    29 August 2014, 12:12 pm

    AT&T Mobility is giving a $100 bill credit to new and existing customers who activate a new line of service with a smartphone under AT&T's Next device installment plan. The promotional offer, which runs through Sept. 30, is the latest in a series of price…
  • Nokia to bring HERE mapping platform to Android via partnership with Samsung

    29 August 2014, 11:49 am

    Nokia said it will bring its HERE mapping platform to devices that run Google's Android software starting with Samsung Electronics' Galaxy smartphones. The deal represents a major win for Nokia since the company sold its devices business to Microsoft in April.
  • Rumor Mill: Sprint, SoftBank to combine forces and launch Sony Xperia Z3

    29 August 2014, 11:21 am

    Sprint and its parent SoftBank will partner with Sony Mobile Communications to launch Sony's next flagship Xperia-branded smartphone, according to multiple reports. The launch would represent the first time either carrier partnered with Sony for a phone…
  • Apple will reportedly include NFC, powered by NXP, for mobile payments in iPhone 6

    29 August 2014, 10:54 am

    Now that Apple has officially notified the world that it is hosting a media event Sept. 9, the rumors about its next products are flying fast and furious. One major new one is that, according to Wired, the next iPhone will contain support for Near Field…
  • Labor Day holiday

    29 August 2014, 8:18 am

  • Samsung prepares to debut its first connected smart watch at IFA trade show

    29 August 2014, 6:31 am

    Samsung is readying a new smart watch that it claims will redefine the meaning of the term 'wearable device' by offering wireless connectivity without being tethered to a smartphone.
  • LTE Broadcast still at a limited stage in Europe

    29 August 2014, 5:42 am

    At least 16 operators worldwide have confirmed they are either trialling or deploying LTE Broadcast, although operators in only five European markets have publically revealed trials to date.
  • Eircom agrees long-term network sharing deal with Three Ireland

    29 August 2014, 5:29 am

    Eircom agreed a key network sharing deal with Three Ireland that will see the two operators share existing mobile infrastructure and split the cost of deploying new cell sites through 2030.
  • Bouygues Telecom reports 29% drop in earnings in H1 2014

    29 August 2014, 4:18 am

    Bouygues Telecom reported a 29 per cent drop in core earnings in the first half of 2014, as the French operator continued to suffer from ongoing pricing adjustments on France's mobile telecoms market.
  • Meet the 2014 Most Influential Women in Wireless

    29 August 2014, 2:41 am

    Fierce editors have been tracking the top female stars in the wireless industry since 2008, and we have just completed the FierceWireless "Most Influential Women in Wireless" list for 2014.
  • Report: DT willing to part with T-Mobile if it gets an offer of $35 per share or more

    28 August 2014, 2:25 pm

    T-Mobile US parent Deutsche Telekom is willing to talk about a sale of the unit if it receives an offer that values the company at $35 per share or more, according to a Bloomberg report. However, Reuters reported that, according to an unnamed source, DT…
  • Microsoft takes steps to clean up its app store and remove misleading apps

    28 August 2014, 12:40 pm

    Microsoft is taking steps to clean up its application storefront by removing apps whose name, category listing or icon might mislead customers. So far, Microsoft has removed 1,500 such apps and plans to keep on working with developers in an effort to clean up…
  • LG, Samsung unveil dueling wearables with G Watch R, 3G-powered Gear S

    28 August 2014, 12:29 pm

    Rivals LG Electronics and Samsung Electronics announced new wearable devices ahead of the IFA trade show next week in Berlin, intensifying competition as smartphone companies vie for consumer attention--and their wallets--in what some see as the next frontier…
  • NTelos launches $45/month promotional plan with 10 GB of data

    28 August 2014, 11:59 am

    Sprint wholesale partner nTelos Wireless is launching a promotion in conjunction with its new equipment installment plan that gives its subscribers unlimited voice, texting and 10 GB of data for $45 per month.
  • Vivendi enters into exclusive talks with Telefónica on GVT

    28 August 2014, 8:46 am

    Vivendi confirmed on Thursday it has entered into exclusive negotiations with Telefónica on the Spanish company's offer to buy its Brazilian broadband unit Global Village Telecom (GVT), in a blow to Telecom Italia.
  • Telecom Italia offers €7B for GVT as Telefónica ups bid

    28 August 2014, 4:28 am

    Vivendi confirmed it has received binding offers for its Brazilian subsidiary Global Village Telecom (GVT) from both Telecom Italia and Telefónica, marking the official start of a bidding war in Brazil between the two European telecoms heavyweights.
  • Anite, Global Wireless Solutions roll out upgraded testing tools

    28 August 2014, 1:15 am

    Anite announced the new version of a network testing tool that now lets carriers test the capacity of LTE Advanced wireless networks, while Global Wireless Solutions unveiled an upgraded mobile benchmarking application for Google Android OS devices.
  • Verizon Wireless using Danal m-commerce platform to battle fraud

    28 August 2014, 1:02 am

    Verizon Wireless will employ Danal's mobile identity and authentication services to provide mCommerce merchants with device identification, fraud prevention and consent-based mobile account details. The vendor said its mobile identity platform links in real…
  • Opera's Skyfire optimizing streaming audio to prevent buffering and stalling

    27 August 2014, 10:06 pm

    Skyfire's Rocket Optimizer now offers streaming audio optimization designed to work with most of the world's most popular streaming music services. The company, a unit of Opera Software, noted the move comes as more mobile operators are partnering with digital…
  • Wi-Fi group attracts cable companies Charter, Liberty Global as new members

    27 August 2014, 8:52 pm

    The importance of Wi-Fi to cable operators, mobile carriers and telcos is evidenced by the list of 14 companies joining the Wireless Broadband Alliance, whose mission includes enabling Wi-Fi interoperability and roaming. The group said the new members "have…
  • GSA: 16 mobile operators are testing or deploying LTE Broadcast

    27 August 2014, 7:46 pm

    The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) is reporting that LTE Broadcast has attracted the attention of at least 16 mobile network operators, which are trialing or deploying the technology in Australia, China, France, Germany, India, the Netherlands, the…
  • Microsoft's latest TV white space effort connects 28 schools in Namibia

    27 August 2014, 6:42 pm

    TV white space (TVWS), the spectrum that sits between channels in traditional TV band spectrum, continues to generate interest in Africa, and a new trial of the technology in Namibia is being called the largest yet in terms of geography covered.
  • The list of 2014's Most Influential Women in Wireless is published

    27 August 2014, 5:55 pm

    FierceWireless has released its annual list of the Most Influential Women in Wireless. The 2014 list takes a look at female leaders who are helping guide the industry and whose efforts inspire others in the business.
  • Labor Day publishing schedule

    27 August 2014, 4:27 pm

  • Myanmar's MPT beefs up network to compete with Telenor and Ooredoo

    27 August 2014, 6:55 am

    Myanma Posts & Telecommunications (MPT) is gearing up to compete with its two new rivals in Mynamar, saying it anticipates adding "millions of new users by 2016."
  • du increases LTE expansion target as data demand grows

    27 August 2014, 6:50 am

    du is ramping up its LTE network rollout, pledging to extend the deployment by a quarter to meet surging demand for mobile data in the UAE, the operator's home market.
  • Cosmote Romania picks ZTE for LTE network build

    27 August 2014, 5:52 am

    Cosmote Romania has awarded a contract to build a new LTE network in southern Romania to Chinese equipment manufacturer ZTE, in a deal that will require the construction of more than 3,000 base stations.
  • Madden: 5G should focus on cost reduction too

    26 August 2014, 11:25 am

    Every time a new "G" comes around, the engineers try to define what it means in terms of technology. This worked fairly well for 2G, 3G, and 4G, where each generation involved a new way of scrambling the bits for highest spectral efficiency.
  • Alcatel-Lucent exec says LTE Advanced Release 12 freeze may be delayed to 2015

    25 August 2014, 2:05 am

    Though many in the industry expected September to bring a functional freeze for 3GPP Release 12, this latest set of specifications for LTE-Advanced is now not slated for finalization until December. And the freeze date may be pushed back by an additional…

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