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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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Sprint Posts Loss for Quarter; Announces Plan to Cut 2,000 Jobs

Sprint continues to struggle as new CEO Marcelo Claure attempts to transform the company. For the quarter just ended, the carrier posted a loss of 19 cents per share on revenue of $8.5 billion. That figure is worse than analysts had been expecting, with their projections calling for a loss of 6 cents per share [...]

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Solution Providers Honored at AT&T Partner Exchange Summit

Several top solution providers were honored at the inaugural AT&T Partner Exchange Summit last week, according to a report from Channel Partners. AT&T Partner Exchange is the carrier’s program working with solution providers in the channel. Among the companies honored was network and cloud hosted communications solutions provider AireSpring. The business VoIP provider received the [...]

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T-Mobile Keeps Impressive Customer Growth Going in Q3

T-Mobile continues to add customers at a rapid rate. The carrier announced that it added 2.3 million customers in the third quarter, with 1.4 million of them bring postpaid customers. In comparison, AT&T added 2 million customers, while Verizon added 1.5 million. The strong customer increases are not a surprise, given that T-Mobile has had [...]

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Microsoft Drops Nokia Name from Lumia Smartphones

The time has finally come to say goodbye to Nokia smartphones. Microsoft announced today that it is dropping the Nokia brand from Lumia devices, which will now be known as Microsoft Lumia. The technology giant acquired Nokia’s phone business back in April for $7.2 billion. That deal allowed Microsoft to continue using the Nokia name [...]

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AT&T Adds 2 Million Customers including Connected Cars in Q3

Verizon released its financial report for the third quarter yesterday, which means that today is AT&T’s turn to reveal its numbers. AT&T reported earnings per share of 63 cents and revenue of $33 billion, up 2.5 percent from the same period last year. The carrier’s numbers were slightly below expectations, with net profit for the [...]

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Verizon Sees Steady Growth in Q3

Verizon remained steady in the third quarter as the carrier largely stayed above the price war among its rivals. For the third quarter, Verizon reported earnings of 89 cents per share and a 4.3 percent increase in revenue to $31.59 billion. Those numbers were mostly in-line with analyst forecasts of 90 cents a share and [...]

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Apple Pay Arrives with Release of iOS 8.1

Today marks the launch of Apple Pay as Apple releases iOS 8.1. The latest version of the company’s operating system will allow iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus users to make payments using those devices’ NFC chips. Apple Pay is also supported by the new iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3, but the tablets [...]

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New iPads from Apple allow Users to Change Carriers

Apple unveiled the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 at an event on Thursday, following up on the recent launch of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. However, what is perhaps the most interesting feature of the new iPads didn’t even earn a mention during the show. The cellular-equipped models of the new [...]

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Iliad Abandons T-Mobile Bid after Second Rejection

French mobile provider Iliad is abandoning its efforts to acquire T-Mobile. The company made an initial bid for 56.6 percent of T-Mobile back in July at a price of $33 per share. After that bid was rejected, Iliad set a mid-October deadline to decide whether it would raise its bid or walk away. It turns [...]

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