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AT&T to Abandon Copper Assets as Part of Move to IP

Another telecom provider is taking a step toward removing copper from its network. A recent SEC filing indicates that AT&T plans to shut down some of its copper assets as it proceeds with its transition to an IP network. The carrier has said previously that it intends to make the switch to a fully IP [...]

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Samsung and BlackBerry Reportedly Discuss Acquisition

A new year means new telecom rumors. Samsung is apparently looking to buy BlackBerry, according to a report from Reuters, which cited an unnamed source. Executives from the two companies reportedly met last week, with Samsung proposing an initial range of $13.35 to $15.49 per share for an offer that could total as much as [...]

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T-Mobile Continues Impressive Growth through End of 2014

T-Mobile ended 2014 on a high note as it continued to beat expectations for customer growth. The carrier added 1.3 million postpaid customers and 2.1 million customers total in the fourth quarter. These additions put the full year numbers for 2014 at 4.9 million net new postpaid customers and 8.3 million net new total customers. [...]

Apple

Apple has a Happy Holiday with New Device Activations

It’s the season for giving and consumers certainly gave a lot of Apple mobile devices this holiday. Mobile analytics firm Flurry reported that Apple products accounted for 51.3 percent of device activations in the week leading up to December 25, with the majority of those devices being iPhones. Samsung took second place with 17.7 percent [...]

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Apple-Led Rockstar Consortium Sells off Smartphone Patents

The Rockstar Consortium has agreed to sell about 4,000 smartphone and other technology patents to RPX Clearinghouse for $900 million. Rockstar, which is made up of Apple, BlackBerry, Ericsson, Microsoft, and Sony, purchased the patents from the bankrupt Nortel Networks back in 2011 for $4.5 billion. RPX announced in a press release that it plans [...]


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Samsung and BlackBerry Reportedly Discuss Acquisition

A new year means new telecom rumors. Samsung is apparently looking to buy BlackBerry, according to a report from Reuters, which cited an unnamed source. Executives from the two companies reportedly met last week, with Samsung proposing an initial range of $13.35 to $15.49 per share for an offer that could total as much as [...]

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Internet

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Net Neutrality Rules Delayed to 2015 as FCC Responds to Obama’s Plan

Net neutrality has been a big topic this year and that’s set to continue into 2015. Tom Wheeler, the chair of the Federal Communications Commission, originally said that he wanted to have new rules in place by the end of the year. However, that’s unlikely after comments from President Obama earlier this week. Obama has [...]

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Mobile

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T-Mobile Continues Impressive Growth through End of 2014

T-Mobile ended 2014 on a high note as it continued to beat expectations for customer growth. The carrier added 1.3 million postpaid customers and 2.1 million customers total in the fourth quarter. These additions put the full year numbers for 2014 at 4.9 million net new postpaid customers and 8.3 million net new total customers. [...]

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AT&T to Abandon Copper Assets as Part of Move to IP

Another telecom provider is taking a step toward removing copper from its network. A recent SEC filing indicates that AT&T plans to shut down some of its copper assets as it proceeds with its transition to an IP network. The carrier has said previously that it intends to make the switch to a fully IP [...]

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Telecom News

AT&T to Abandon Copper Assets as Part of Move to IP

Another telecom provider is taking a step toward removing copper from its network. A recent SEC filing indicates that AT&T plans to shut down some of its copper assets as it proceeds with its transition to an IP network. The carrier has said previously that it intends to make the switch to a fully IP [...]

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Samsung and BlackBerry Reportedly Discuss Acquisition

A new year means new telecom rumors. Samsung is apparently looking to buy BlackBerry, according to a report from Reuters, which cited an unnamed source. Executives from the two companies reportedly met last week, with Samsung proposing an initial range of $13.35 to $15.49 per share for an offer that could total as much as [...]

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T-Mobile Continues Impressive Growth through End of 2014

T-Mobile ended 2014 on a high note as it continued to beat expectations for customer growth. The carrier added 1.3 million postpaid customers and 2.1 million customers total in the fourth quarter. These additions put the full year numbers for 2014 at 4.9 million net new postpaid customers and 8.3 million net new total customers. [...]

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Apple has a Happy Holiday with New Device Activations

It’s the season for giving and consumers certainly gave a lot of Apple mobile devices this holiday. Mobile analytics firm Flurry reported that Apple products accounted for 51.3 percent of device activations in the week leading up to December 25, with the majority of those devices being iPhones. Samsung took second place with 17.7 percent [...]

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Apple-Led Rockstar Consortium Sells off Smartphone Patents

The Rockstar Consortium has agreed to sell about 4,000 smartphone and other technology patents to RPX Clearinghouse for $900 million. Rockstar, which is made up of Apple, BlackBerry, Ericsson, Microsoft, and Sony, purchased the patents from the bankrupt Nortel Networks back in 2011 for $4.5 billion. RPX announced in a press release that it plans [...]

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T-Mobile Agrees to $90 Million Settlement over Cramming Charges

T-Mobile has reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commissions over a complaint that the carrier engaged in cramming additional charges onto customer bills. The settlement was announced by the FTC on Friday and will see T-Mobile pay at least $90 million. In addition to full refunds to customers, T-Mobile will also pay a $4.5 [...]

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Support Grows for Apple Pay

Apple has been busy adding more banks and retailers to its Apple Pay mobile payments service. SunTrust, Barclaycard, and USAA are among the companies that have recently decided to support Apple Pay. Ten more banks, including TD Bank North America and Commerce Bank, will also support the payments service as of Tuesday, according to a [...]

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AT&T and Cisco Collaborate on Cloud-Based Conferencing Service

AT&T and Cisco have partnered together to develop a new cloud-based conferencing tool for business customers. The service uses Cisco’s Collaboration Meeting Rooms (CMR) Cloud, bringing together WebEx Personal Rooms with WebEx Video Bridge to provide a video conferencing service that users can access from any connected video device. Business customers will be able to [...]

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Wireless Carriers Bid Over $24 Billion in Airwave Auction

The government auction of airwaves saw bids climb over $24 billion yesterday as wireless carriers battle it out for the valuable licenses. It’s been about a week since the auction began and already companies have shot past the reserve price of $10 billion. The demand for the airwaves, which can be used to enhance existing [...]

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Net Neutrality Rules Delayed to 2015 as FCC Responds to Obama’s Plan

Net neutrality has been a big topic this year and that’s set to continue into 2015. Tom Wheeler, the chair of the Federal Communications Commission, originally said that he wanted to have new rules in place by the end of the year. However, that’s unlikely after comments from President Obama earlier this week. Obama has [...]

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