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LTE in Wi-Fi spectrum shows great potential, says NTT DoCoMo

In the hunt for new ways to handle growing data volumes, NTT DoCoMo and Huawei Technologies have demonstrated that LTE can be deployed over 5GHz, which today is used for Wi-Fi networks....


Sprint drops second shoe: $60 unlimited voice, text, data plan

Sprint on Thursday announced a $60-per-month unlimited talk, text and data plan -- its second price cut in four days -- that's designed to undercut competitors....

AT&T to get the M8 for Windows, too; it's not just Verizon

Less than a day after the HTC One (M8) for Windows went on sale "exclusively" on Verizon Wireless, AT&T also said it will carry the new smartphone, too....

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Sprint's cut in data prices won't help its network woes

Sprint's new lower-priced shared data plan sounds ambitious, but analysts say it doesn't go far enough and won't address the carrier's network performance sore spot....

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Verizon is tops in network performance, reliability, speed in 2014 tests

Verizon Wireless beat out the other three national carriers for overall network performance, reliability and speed in the first half of 2014, according to an analysis by RootMetrics released Tuesday....

Sprint plans price cuts and eventual layoffs, new CEO tells workers

Sprint's new CEO Marcelo Claure addressed employees for the first time Thursday and promised price reductions as soon as next week, according to a report....

AT&T beats other carriers on customer purchase satisfaction

AT&T topped all four national carriers for the third time in a row for customer purchase satisfaction in-store, on the phone or on the Web, according to market research firm J.D. Power....

Former Sprint CEO's severance could top $38M

Former Sprint CEO Dan Hesse, whose last day was Monday, could get more than $38 million in severance pay....

FCC mandates emergency texting services from carriers, texting apps

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted Friday to require U.S. mobile carriers and many text-messaging apps to enable users to text emergency dispatch centers, even after questions about whether the centers will be ready by...

How Claure can fix Sprint as it battles T-Mobile

What incoming Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure can do to reverse the carrier's declining subscriber base and turn the company around....

T-Mobile could soon be bigger than Sprint

The tables could turn by the end of this year in the drama of the U.S. mobile underdogs, with T-Mobile possibly passing Sprint to become the third-largest carrier in the country....

Why unlimited wireless data is a myth

All of the major wireless carriers "throttle" customers who use what the companies think is too much data, but Verizon's policy is tougher than its competitors....

Blu unveils quartet of unlocked sub-$150 smartphones

Blu Products has launched four new low-cost, no-contract smartphones that all run Android 4.4....

Marcelo Claure, Softbank's choice to lead Sprint, fits the mold by breaking it

Marcelo Claure, Sprint's incoming CEO, knows how to corner a market and make billions doing behind-the-scenes tasks that are pretty unglamorous -- except when he's on stage with J. Lo....

Sprint confirms new CEO amid reports of abandoning T-Mobile merger

Sprint confirmed today that CEO Dan Hesse will be replaced by board member Marcelo Claure, effective Monday....

Report: Sprint gives up on pursuit of T-Mobile USA

Sprint is giving up its plan to acquire T-Mobile USA and will name a new CEO as soon as Wednesday, according to several news reports....

Telefonica bids $9B to acquire Brazilian telecom operator

Telefonica has submitted an offer for Brazilian telecom operator GVT (Global Village Telecom) worth $9 billion, as it seeks to build up its business in Brazil by integrating mobile and fixed broadband with pay-TV services....

Who wins if Iliad buys T-Mobile?

French carrier Iliad's surprise unsolicited bid for T-Mobile US may be good news for everyone but Sprint....

French carrier Iliad offers to buy T-Mobile US

French mobile operator Iliad has offered to buy T-Mobile US, the fourth-largest U.S. cellular carrier, in a bid that could complicate an offer reportedly in the works at Sprint....

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