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Corning taps into optical fiber for better indoor wireless

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Bringing wireless indoors, which was once just a matter of antennas carrying a few cellular bands so people could get phone calls, has grown far more complex and demanding in the age of Wi-Fi, multiple radio bands and more powerful antennas.DAS (distributed antenna systems) using coaxial cable have been...
Corning taps into optical fiber for better indoor wireless
AT&T to acquire Alltel for $780 million

AT&T To Acquire Alltel Network Assets, Retail Business, And Subscribers For $780 Million

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As Verizon’s brass is busy discussing the company’s recent earnings release, AT&T and the little-known Atlantic Tele-Network Incorporated have just gone and stolen some of their thunder. The two companies have just announced that they have inked a deal that will see AT&T acquire ATNI’s rural Alltel wireless business for...
AT&T To Acquire Alltel Network Assets, Retail Business, And Subscribers For $780 Million
Reed Hastings, meet Carl Icahn. And good luck.

Dish's Ergen Says Wireless Network Needed to Reach Customers Outside the Home

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While it is best known for its position in the satellite business, Dish Networks has been building up wireless spectrum for quite a while. “First and foremost we are a video company,” Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen said in an interview at D: Dive Into Media. But Ergen said once the...
Dish's Ergen Says Wireless Network Needed to Reach Customers Outside the Home

Verizon Q4 loss doubles thanks to Sandy, pension costs

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The telecommunications provider saw revenue rise nearly 6 percent on strong customer growth in the wireless business. [Read more]...
Verizon Q4 loss doubles thanks to Sandy, pension costs

Exclusive: Meet The 22-Year Old College Student Who Hopes to Shake Up the Cell Phone Business

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John Mardini still has another year left before he gets his college degree, but he’s already onto his third business and this time he’s aiming big. Mardini, with the backing of family and friends, is launching Voyager Mobile, a start-up that aims to bring cut-rate cell phone services to the...
Exclusive: Meet The 22-Year Old College Student Who Hopes to Shake Up the Cell Phone Business

AT&T buys 700MHz mobile sprectrum from Verizon for $1.9 billion to boost its US LTE deployment

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In a move to further boost its 4G LTE deployment in the US, AT&T has acquired a batch of 700 MHz B band spectrum from its major rival Verizon in a $1.9 billion cash deal. AT&T says that the 700 MHz licenses will cover more than 42 million people across 18...
AT&T buys 700MHz mobile sprectrum from Verizon for $1.9 billion to boost its US LTE deployment

Google in talks with Dish to build wireless network, report says

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It already sells phones and tablets, provides a wealth of online services and has been laying high-speed fiber to people's homes. Now Google is apparently considering a wireless network service as well. Google has been in talks with satellite TV provider Dish Network over a possible partnership to build...
Google in talks with Dish to build wireless network, report says

Dish Made Bid for MetroPCS Before T-Mobile Deal

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Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen made a bid to acquire MetroPCS in August for about $4 billion, the latest sign that the executive has pursued serious steps to enter the wireless business....
Dish Made Bid for MetroPCS Before T-Mobile Deal

Verizon's Q3 Earnings Got A Nice Boost From iPhone Sales (VZ, AAPL)

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(Updates with profitability starting in first paragraph.) Oct. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Verizon Communications Inc., the second-largest U.S. phone company, reported an increase in profitability at its wireless unit that topped analyst estimates as sales of Apple Inc.'s iPhone boosted customers' bills. The profit margin in the Verizon Wireless business, based...
Verizon's Q3 Earnings Got A Nice Boost From iPhone Sales (VZ, AAPL)

Meet The Brilliant Rainmaker Who Almost Saved Silicon Valley's Most Disastrous Startup

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If Path, the private, mobile-focused social network, starts minting money, it's not going to be because of the colorful stickers it introduced in a new version of its app last week. It's because of Tamara Steffens, a former executive who left now-defunct photo-sharing startup Color last fall to run business...
Meet The Brilliant Rainmaker Who Almost Saved Silicon Valley's Most Disastrous Startup
Here's AT&T's $14B plan to kill its copper network and leave rural America behind

Dish's 'Seinfeld' play: It all comes together with Sprint

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Dish founder Charlie Ergen has made some wild moves over the past few years, but it all goes back to owning a wireless business. [Read more]...
Dish's 'Seinfeld' play: It all comes together with Sprint

Blockbuster Is Literally 1/10th The Chain It Used To Be

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Blockbuster Is Literally 1/10th The Chain It Used To Be: Alex Sherman for Bloomberg: Dish Network Corp's Blockbuster will begin selling mobile phones in its movie-rental stores as a test for Dish's planned entry into the wireless business, according to two people with knowledge of the matter. This is actually...
Blockbuster Is Literally 1/10th The Chain It Used To Be
Amazon will start selling prepaid wireless in Japan — this was inevitable

WSJ: Google in talks with Dish Network to build new wireless service

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Just as Google’s new gigabit internet service starts to heat up in Kansas City, last night a new report from The Wall Street Journal claimed Google is currently in talks with satellite TV company Dish Network for a new wireless service. According to the report, which cited “people familiar with...
WSJ: Google in talks with Dish Network to build new wireless service

Verizon Reports Q3 2012 Results: $29B In Revenue, Earnings Of $.56 Per Share, 1.5M New Postpaid Wireless Subscribers

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Telecommunications giant Verizon has just released its Q3 2012 earnings, reporting double digital growth for the third consecutive quarter. Wireless service revenues accounted for a good chunk of income on the backs of record high profit margin. And once again, analysts were right on the money with Verizon reporting $29B...
Verizon Reports Q3 2012 Results: $29B In Revenue, Earnings Of $.56 Per Share, 1.5M New Postpaid Wireless Subscribers

Verizon's Loss Widens

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Verizon posted a wider loss on restructuring charges and superstorm Sandy related expenses, while revenue grew more than expected thanks to new contracts in the wireless business....
Verizon's Loss Widens

Verizon shared data plans are due in mid-summer, target users with multiple devices

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On a call discussing Verizon's Q1 earnings report, CFO Francis Shammo has once again touched on the company's promised shared data plans, targeting their launch in mid-summer. He also noted that he expected this to drive growth in the wireless business, because the plan is apparently designed to allow...
Verizon shared data plans are due in mid-summer, target users with multiple devices

Your car is a device: Verizon buying Hughes Telematics for $612M

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Verizon Communications this morning announced an agreement to acquire automotive technology company Hughes Telematics for $612 million in cash — a deal that underscores the emergence of the car as a connected device, as much as the smartphones in our pockets. The move will be closely watched in the Seattle...
Your car is a device: Verizon buying Hughes Telematics for $612M

Exec shuffle focuses AT&T on the real prize: mobile

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AT&T's Ralph de la Vega is now solely responsible for wireless With its executive reshuffling this week AT&T returned to a structure that more accurately reflects where its businesses are heading: mobile. The wireless division juggernaut that drives most of AT&T’s revenues is now firmly in the hands of former...
Exec shuffle focuses AT&T on the real prize: mobile

Enter Telcel América: A Straight Talk for Mexican nationals

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Telcel may not be a household name in the U.S., but it is among the millions of Mexican nationals and Mexican Americans here that grew up, lived or have done business in Mexico. Now América Móvil has quietly brought the Telcel brand to the U.S., launching it as one of...
Enter Telcel América: A Straight Talk for Mexican nationals

Is Ericsson rolling out 3G using someone else’s technology?

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When Ericsson bought Nortel’s wireless business in 2009 it instantly propelled itself to the top of the North American mobile infrastructure heap, largely because the deal exposed the Swedish vendor to the dominant network technology in the U.S., CDMA. But the CDMA portfolio Ericsson bought wasn’t entirely Nortel’s own. Rather...
Is Ericsson rolling out 3G using someone else’s technology?

AT&T’s Q1 By The Numbers: $31.8 Billion In Revenue, 5.5 Million Smartphones Sold

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We’re in the thick of earnings season now, and earlier today telecom titan AT&T jumped into the fray with their Q1 2012 financials. AT&T posted a profit of $0.60 per share on revenues of $31.8 billion — a 1.8% leap year over year — beating analyst expectations. Of that $31.8...
AT&T’s Q1 By The Numbers: $31.8 Billion In Revenue, 5.5 Million Smartphones Sold

What we'll see in 2013 in mobile

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Mobile advances over the last 12 months show no sign of stopping. Improvements in hardware, software, services and networks all add up to more online activities and subscriber growth for network operators. What will the next wave of innovation bring? Rather than reiterate some ideas that haven’t yet taken root...
What we'll see in 2013 in mobile
Verizon reports strong Q1: 734K new retail wireless customers, 47 percent of customers now use smartphones

Sprint Ups Its Offer For Clearwire Shares To Around $2.5B

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More developments in the Sprint acquisition foodchain saga. As expected, Sprint is upping its offer for outstanding Clearwire shares to $3.40 per share, working out to an offer of about $2.5 billion. This comes after originally making an offer of $2.2 billion, based on $2.97 per share. The new offer...
Sprint Ups Its Offer For Clearwire Shares To Around $2.5B

Time Warner Cable abandons wireless business plans, sells 7.2 percent Clearwire stake

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Time Warner Cable has decided against entering the wireless business, and as such, it's selling the 7.2 percent stake in Clearwire it picked up in 2008. Thanks to the dwindling value of the network provider, it's $550 million investment is now only worth around $73 million. Current investors have...
Time Warner Cable abandons wireless business plans, sells 7.2 percent Clearwire stake

Dish Made Bid for MetroPCS Before T-Mobile Deal

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Dish Network Corp. Chairman Charlie Ergen made a bid to acquire MetroPCS in August for about $4 billion, according to people familiar with the matter, the latest sign that the executive has pursued serious steps to enter the wireless business. Mr. Ergen offered to buy MetroPCS for $11 a share,...
Dish Made Bid for MetroPCS Before T-Mobile Deal
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