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Sprint to rollout LTE Advanced to Chicago area

Sprint plans to add more than 540 jobs and 115 stores in the Chicago area along with its first LTE-Advanced upgrade in the nation.

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T-Mobile will win the attention of business customers, if not sales

T-Mobile CEO John Legere gets laughs for his raunchy talk in public, but others are taking his announcement of simplified pricing with "Un-carrier for Business" seriously.

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T-Mobile's new business pricing targets AT&T and Verizon

T-Mobile is aggressively going after business customers by offering the same kind of low-cost, simplified pricing and monthly service plans it has successfully offered to consumers.

5G faces hurdles on its way to offering multigigabit speeds

For 5G to be successful, the whole telecom industry will need to re-evaluate how networks work and are developed.

Sprint launches turnkey wired, wireless service

Sprint today announced a turnkey wired and wireless communicationsservice for SMBs that will cost $200 a month per worker.

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FCC a 'referee,' not a regulator, of the Internet, Wheeler says

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on Tuesday defended the commission's recent vote in support of net neutrality.

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Google 'Nexus' wireless plan plan is a GO -- MVNO PDQ?

Google wants to be a wireless carrier in the U.S., it says. SVP of products Sundar Pichai announced the move at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers ponder the "Nexus" of wireless plans...

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Zuckerberg tracks early success with Internet.org

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Monday congratulated three Internet service providers for their success with early Internet.org initiatives in six countries where much of the population has never been online.

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Update: Google confirms carrier plans, details coming soon

Google has confirmed for the first time that it plans to offer connectivity directly to mobile users in the U.S., but a senior executive downplayed the competition it would be to major U.S. cellular carriers.

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Google's Pichai weighs in on Xiaomi, Cyanogen and the Apple Watch

Sundar Pichai, Google's senior vice president, offered his views on a variety of issues at the heart of the mobile telecommunications industry.

Google to buy mobile wallet technology from Softcard

Google has reached a deal with three big U.S. wireless carriers to acquire "technology and capabilities" from Softcard, a competing mobile wallet app developed jointly by the carriers.

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Both sides make last-minute push on net neutrality

The clock is running down on the chance to lobby the U.S. Federal Communications Commission before it votes on putting stronger net neutrality rules in place, and both sides of the battle are making sure their voices are heard.

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Mobile networks prep for the Internet of Things

Wireless carriers are making changes behind the scenes to make their mobile networks more efficient and flexible.

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Sprint and T-Mobile defend unlocking policies

Sprint and T-Mobile separately defended their smartphone and tablet unlocking policies on Wednesday after coming under criticism from an independent researcher.

Researcher faults unlocking policies from Sprint and T-Mobile

Sprint and T-Mobile don't fully comply with a series of voluntary smartphone and tablet unlocking policies, even though both companies were praised last week by the FCC for doing so, according to Web developer Sina Khanifar.

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New rules: How to unlock your smartphone

As of February 11, carriers must allow consumers to unlock their phones – but there are rules and caveats. Here’s what you need to know.

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U.S. carriers meet voluntary deadline for unlocking mobile phones

Unlocking a mobile phone from a single U.S. carrier has caused consumers headaches in recent years, but seven major carriers on Wednesday met a voluntary, industry-created deadline to set conditions for unlocking to occur.

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Muni broadband providers clash over Title II net neutrality reforms

Nothing comes easy in the net neutrality battle. Take how different municipal broadband providers disagree over FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal to reclassify broadband providers as public utilities under Title II of the...

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FCC member knocks net neutrality plan, warns of stealthy regulations

Republican Commissioner Pai says Wheeler's plan would allow the FCC to adopt more rules in the future

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