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  • Study: T-Mobile paid an average of 30 cents/MB in U.S. data roaming costs in 2013

    31 October 2014, 1:16 pm

    As T-Mobile US and AT&T Mobility continue to duel over potential changes to the FCC's data roaming rules, a filing by an economics professor in support of T-Mobile's position reveals that in 2013, T-Mobile paid an average 30 cents per MB for data roaming data…
  • U.S. Cellular to launch small LTE roaming deal soon, is negotiating larger one

    31 October 2014, 12:37 pm

    U.S. Cellular will launch an LTE roaming deal with a smaller carrier in the next few weeks and is currently negotiating an LTE roaming deal with a major carrier, according to CEO Ken Meyers.
  • AT&T responds to Sprint, Verizon, increases data allotments on $40, $70 plans

    31 October 2014, 12:16 pm

    AT&T Mobility today said it will slightly increase the amount of data that is available on its $40 and $70 Mobile Share Value plans. AT&T previously offered 2 GB on its $40 per month plan and on Sunday it will increase that to 3 GB. On the carrier's $70 per…
  • Amazon exec: We flubbed the Fire phone's pricing, but will keep improving the experience

    31 October 2014, 11:47 am

    Amazon bungled the pricing of the Fire phone, its first smartphone, but is not giving up in the market and will continue to enhance the user experience on the device, according to an Amazon executive.
  • FCC allows 70 companies - including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Dish - to bid in AWS-3 auction

    31 October 2014, 11:14 am

    A total of 70 companies have qualified to bid in the FCC's upcoming AWS-3 spectrum auction, which starts Nov. 13 and will be the country's largest spectrum auction since 2008.
  • Sprint names SoftBank executive Miyakawa as its new network chief

    31 October 2014, 10:50 am

    Sprint named an executive from its parent company SoftBank as its new top network executive. The posting comes at a time when sprint is trying to catch up to its rivals in LTE network coverage and expand its deployment of its tri-band Spark LTE service,…
  • Swisscom says smartphones now mainstream among teenage users

    31 October 2014, 7:31 am

    Swisscom said smartphones finally became a mainstream product among Switzerland's youth in 2014, with latest research showing that young people typically surf more than they make calls on their devices.
  • Report: Bouygues Telecom and SFR firm up network-sharing plans

    31 October 2014, 7:02 am

    It's been long in the making, but a planned network-sharing agreement between Bouygues Telecom and SFR appears to be on track after the two companies reportedly signed an amendment to the original contract from January this year.
  • Xiaomi becomes world's No. 3 smartphone vendor by market share

    31 October 2014, 6:19 am

    Xiaomi became the world's third-largest smartphone maker by market share for the first time during the third quarter, although it stands to immediately lose that status after Chinese rival Lenovo completed its acquisition of Motorola Mobility.
  • Denmark's TDC reports 'unremarkable' Q3 results

    31 October 2014, 6:03 am

    TDC's revenue and EBITDA dipped in the third quarter of 2014 as the Denmark-based operator continued to face challenges on its domestic mobile market, although the company reported a near 20 per cent rise in profit year-on-year.
  • EE launches LTE Advanced services in London, reaches 6M LTE users

    31 October 2014, 4:52 am

    EE said its LTE Advanced network has now gone live in London, as the UK operator vies with Vodafone UK to become the first operator to roll out the higher speed network across the country.
  • Report: Telecoms sector revealed as worst for customer experience in the UK

    31 October 2014, 3:34 am

    More people in the UK experience a problem with their telecoms provider (23 per cent) than with any of the 12 other sectors surveyed in a recent report from the Institute of Customer Service.
  • SK Telecom, Ericsson test Smart Wake-up to manage small cell traffic

    30 October 2014, 5:05 pm

    SK Telecom, along with vendor partner Ericsson, developed Smart Wake-up, a technology that dynamically wakes up small cells when traffic enters the cell.
  • Apple Pay rival MCX open to using NFC technology in the future

    30 October 2014, 1:02 pm

    The Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) is willing to use Near Field Communications technology like its rivals, its CEO said. MCX is a consortium of some of the country's largest retailers that is setting up a mobile payments program that will stand as a rival to…
  • Verizon will pay up to $64M to settle lawsuit claiming it over-billed for family calling plan

    30 October 2014, 12:33 pm

    Verizon Wireless is the latest carrier to face consequences for alleged deceptive billing practices. The carrier will pay as much as $64.2 million in cash and phone credits to settle a class-action lawsuit that claimed the carrier over-charged customers on its…
  • Alcatel-Lucent narrows loss in Q3 but U.S. sales continue to drop off

    30 October 2014, 12:10 pm

    Alcatel-Lucent reported a narrower net loss for the third quarter and an improved margin as cost cuts and a slower cash burn offset falling sales. However, in the company's crucial U.S. market, sales continued to fall in the period.
  • Lenovo completes $2.9B deal for Motorola, will pursue dual-brand strategy in emerging markets

    30 October 2014, 11:41 am

    Lenovo officially closed its $2.91 billion deal to buy Motorola Mobility from Google, a move that immediately turns Lenovo into the third largest smartphone player in the world by market share. Lenovo, which is popular in China and many markets where Motorola…
  • Counting down the top wireless, wireline nightmares

    30 October 2014, 10:54 am

    Halloween is upon us and it's time to take a look at the biggest nightmares to face the world of wireless and wireline telecom. Phil Goldstein, editor of FierceWireless, takes a look at various scary scenarios that are keeping wireless industry executives…
  • Time Warner Cable, Ruckus and others voice support for Release 2 of HotSpot 2.0

    30 October 2014, 10:39 am

    Support for HotSpot 2.0 Release 2 is gathering momentum as more vendors and service providers are expected to roll out the technology.
  • U.S. needs to put more resources into 5G--and let the world know about it

    30 October 2014, 9:54 am

    With the advent of 5G, the United States once again has an opportunity to prove it is the kind of trailblazer that can deliver leading-edge technology.
  • Reports of Exalt's death 'greatly exaggerated,' CEO says

    29 October 2014, 8:51 pm

    Exalt Communications may be long gone, but its successor, Exalt Wireless, is in for the long haul. So says the company's CEO, who's still bullish on the company's long-term prospects.
  • FirstNet gets earful from interest groups: 122 responses to its RFI, 63 on its Public Notice

    29 October 2014, 8:41 pm

    If you're planning on building a nationwide LTE network for first responders, you'd better be prepared to hear from a cadre of interest groups. Such is the case for the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), which recently closed the comment period on…
  • Marriott rolls out wireless charging stations with Qi technology

    29 October 2014, 8:33 pm

    Marriott Hotels is providing wireless charging stations in the lobbies of 29 of its hotels this month thanks to portable charging stations from Kube Systems that use Qi technology.
  • Senators request hearing on Internet of Things before year's end

    29 October 2014, 1:43 pm

    It was probably just a matter of time. Given the range and ramifications of the Internet of Things (IoT), it's no surprise that members of Congress are pushing for congressional attention on the issues. In fact, a group of senators wants  a hearing…
  • Telenor Q3 profit slips despite revenue rise

    29 October 2014, 8:06 am

    Telenor's net profit slipped in the third quarter even though the company generated what it described as "all-time high" revenues, increased EBITDA and cut capex compared to the same period of 2013.
  • Ericsson teams up with Tibco for OSS/BSS boost

    29 October 2014, 7:53 am

    Ericsson has added software from Tibco to its roster of OSS/BSS services as the Sweden-based vendor pursues its strategy of partnering with other vendors to tackle the growing challenges faced by telecoms operators.
  • VimpelCom remains open to Wind Italy deal after failure of talks so far

    29 October 2014, 6:59 am

    VimpelCom said it will continue to explore deals that would add value to its Italian mobile unit Wind, but confirmed that discussions so far have failed to reach a successful conclusion.
  • KPN chief bullish on full year despite Q3 losses

    29 October 2014, 6:51 am

    KPN failed to profit from subscriber growth in the third quarter, with the company slipping to a net loss during the period as group revenue fell.
  • Chicago, L.A. install Bluetooth beacons in transit areas

    27 October 2014, 10:22 am

    The Chicago Transit Authority is launching a pilot project that involves the use of beacon technology for transit authorities, consumers and brands, including the potential for coupon offers for travelers within range of a store, Mobile Marketer reports.
  • After Broadcom imbroglio, Open Interconnect Consortium, AllSeen Alliance wrestle with IP issues in…

    27 October 2014, 9:26 am

    The Open Interconnect Consortium and the AllSeen Alliance are both working to standardize the Internet of Things space and make devices interoperable--and in doing so they pit some of the industry's biggest giants against one other. And that battle appears to…

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