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  • Orange aims for 5% annual revenue growth in Africa and the Middle East

    3 July 2015, 6:43 am

    Orange CFO Ramon Fernandez said the company is targeting annual revenue growth of around 5 per cent in Africa and the Middle East by 2018 and is looking for further opportunities to expand in the region.
  • Ofcom slaps £1M fine on EE for poor handling of customer complaints

    3 July 2015, 6:12 am

    Ofcom on Friday imposed a fine of €1 million (€1.4 million/$1.5 million) on EE for misleading customers who made complaints about the company's mobile and fixed voice and data services.
  • du, Huawei ink 3-year UAE mobile broadband network deal

    3 July 2015, 5:53 am

    du teamed with Huawei to construct what the pair said will be the most advanced mobile broadband network in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
  • Lebanon targets nationwide 4G coverage in 2 years

    3 July 2015, 5:38 am

    Lebanon's telecommunications minister, Boutros Harb, targeted country-wide 4G deployment in two years as part of a new five-year plan for the telecoms market unveiled this week.
  • Deutsche Telekom plans to drive cloud car dealership software into retail sector

    3 July 2015, 4:35 am

    Deutsche Telekom announced plans to extend cloud-based customer experience software into the retail market after a successful deployment at car dealerships in Germany and elsewhere.
  • Kantar: Apple iPhone demand remains strong in Europe as Android dips

    3 July 2015, 4:05 am

    In the top five European markets, Android's share dropped 2.9 percentage points to 70.8 per cent while Apple's share increased by 2.4 percentage points to 18.7 per cent in the three months to May.
  • Sprint's Claure calls out T-Mobile's Legere on Twitter

    2 July 2015, 12:38 pm

    Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure and T-Mobile US CEO John Legere have gotten into spats on Twitter before. But Claure took it up a notch when he tweeted yesterday at Legere to express his frustration and displeasure with T-Mobile's new "Jump On Demand" phone leasing…
  • Carriers, Apple, Samsung, Microsoft and others put anti-theft measures in place for smartphones

    2 July 2015, 12:26 pm

    CTIA said that a group of wireless carriers and smartphone makers had implemented a set of voluntary principles aimed at stopping smartphone theft. The announcement came just as a California law requiring smartphones sold in the state to have a "kill switch"…
  • FCC pushes TracFone to start unlocking handsets as part of settlement

    2 July 2015, 12:01 pm

    The FCC reached a settlement with América Móvil's U.S. MVNO, TracFone Wireless, which will force TracFone to unlock its customers' handsets.
  • T-Mobile, AT&T each worried about bidding manipulation in 600 MHz auction

    2 July 2015, 11:40 am

    T-Mobile US likely has lost the fight over the size of the spectrum reserve in next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum. But the carrier is now proposing the FCC change a rule on when bidding for that reserve will kick in.Meanwhile,…
  • Sprint brags of 4,500 retail stores, strikes deal with Dixons Carphone for U.S. pilot project

    2 July 2015, 10:57 am

    Sprint said it is now selling its service at 4,500 retail locations across the country thanks in large part to its partnership with RadioShack. The carrier also announced a partnership with European mobile retailer Dixons Carphone to launch a pilot program of…
  • NGMN Alliance, 5G PPP, 4G Americas separately move to build 'foundation' for 5G

    2 July 2015, 10:05 am

    A surprisingly wide range of companies, trade groups and technical associations this week announced plans to work on the building block of 5G networks, news that further underscores the wireless industry's interest in moving past LTE and into 5G.
  • Independence Day Holiday

    2 July 2015, 9:24 am

    In observance of the Independence Day holiday, FierceWireless will not be publishing on Friday, July 3. We will be back in your inbox on Monday, July 6.
  • Analysts: Verizon scored in Q2 thanks to $80/10 GB and $100/15 GB shared data plan pricing

    1 July 2015, 3:29 pm

    Verizon Wireless likely added more postpaid customers in the second quarter than analysts at Wells Fargo had previously thought, as the carrier scored thanks to promotions it launched in April.
  • Report: MediaTek gains ground on Qualcomm in LTE baseband market

    1 July 2015, 12:54 pm

    Qualcomm has been the leader in the LTE baseband chipset market, and it still is, but it now has a clear strong competitor in the form of MediaTek, according to a new report from research firm Strategy Analytics.
  • LightSquared to GPS industry: Work with us on interference testing or stop complaining

    1 July 2015, 12:41 pm

    LightSquared is serving notice to the GPS industry, its longtime nemesis: participate in new tests on interference between LightSquared's spectrum and GPS receivers or waive your right to complain, according to a lawyer representing LightSquared.
  • Kantar: Samsung's Galaxy S6 helps cut into Apple's share of U.S. smartphone market

    1 July 2015, 12:24 pm

    Thanks in large part to the introduction of Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S6 smartphone, Google's Android platform saw its market share in the U.S. inch up at the expense of Apple's iOS, according to a new report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
  • Report: Adult video usage forecast to grow to 136B views globally by end 2015

    1 July 2015, 6:46 am

    Over 136 billion adult videos will be watched in 2015 alone, with the figure set to grow to 193 billion by 2020.
  • TeliaSonera and Telenor pick CEO for planned Danish JV

    1 July 2015, 6:35 am

    Telenor and TeliaSonera appointed Hilde Tonne as CEO of their future joint venture in Denmark, as the two Nordic giants press ahead with plans to merge their respective businesses in the country.
  • Nokia Networks leads new 5G RAN and core network research consortium

    1 July 2015, 6:15 am

    Nokia Networks, Alcatel-Lucent, Deutsche Telekom, Orange and Telefónica are among 13 telecom industry players that teamed up to develop a 5G mobile network architecture as part of the 5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership (5GPPP) initiative.
  • Operators under pressure to innovate as EC signals end of roaming fees

    1 July 2015, 5:31 am

    The European Parliament, Council and Commission reached an agreement this week to eradicate mobile roaming charges across the 28 member states of the European Union by June 15, 2017 and to require telecoms operators to treat all Internet traffic equally with…
  • Qualcomm runs more tests to prove LTE-U, LAA are not Wi-Fi's enemy

    30 June 2015, 7:10 pm

    Responding to claims that LTE Unlicensed (LTE-U) will interfere with Wi-Fi under certain conditions, Qualcomm ran additional tests to show that LTE-U not only plays nice with Wi-Fi, but it also protects Wi-Fi to a greater degree than Wi-Fi protects itself.
  • NTT DoCoMo outlines phased approach to 5G, 5G+

    30 June 2015, 5:23 pm

    Japan's NTT DoCoMo shared an update on its plans for launching 5G in 2020, and it will be split into two phases, one termed 5G and another dubbed 5G+.
  • NENA 'aggressive' in making sure FirstNet, NG911 work together, official says

    30 June 2015, 3:30 pm

    As FirstNet moves forward, it must be compatible with next-generation 911, said a National Emergency Number Association official. The next-gen 911 system will be IP-based to improve the flow of emergency information (including texts, videos and pictures) from…
  • Fastback Networks deploys NLOS gear with nod to VoLTE, LTE-A

    30 June 2015, 2:14 pm

    Fastback Networks' hyper-focus on latency is starting to pay off as more and more advanced technologies rely on super-low latency. 
  • Meet the big winners in pay-TV industry's executive compensation

    30 June 2015, 1:51 pm

    Despite all the talk about competition from over-the-top and consumers' increasing desire to cut the cord, 2014 was a pretty good year for pay-TV executives. FierceCable created a list of the highest-paid executives in the cable and pay-TV industry. Special…
  • SK Telecom, Ericsson team up for 5G small cell demo

    28 June 2015, 3:53 pm

    Super-low latency is expected to be one of the cornerstones of 5G, and SK Telecom and Ericsson are paving the way with a successful demonstration of small cell technology with super-low latency.
  • Apple inventions could signal new geofencing features for iPhone

    28 June 2015, 3:51 pm

    Two Apple patent applications were published last week that demonstrate Apple's ongoing interest in mobile device location sharing, including one that details a new form of indoor request-and-answer location notifications reliant on node-based triangulation,…
  • Gogo: Antenna is important component for in-flight communications

    26 June 2015, 7:37 pm

    In case there was any doubt, executives at in-flight connectivity provider Gogo made it clear during their analyst day that the design of their antenna makes a big difference in how the company will serve the aviation industry now and into the future.
  • AT&T remains mum on LTE-Advanced, VoLTE for network in Mexico

    26 June 2015, 4:28 pm

    AT&T is talking about investing $3 billion to build an LTE network in Mexico that will tie into its U.S. wireless network, but so far it's not saying much about whether it will deploy LTE-Advanced or VoLTE.

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