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Archive for September, 2012

Dish Planning Internet-based TV Service?

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 28th, 2012

Dish Network is acquiring content for an Internet-based television service that would play live channels, according to Bloomberg. Dish and Viacom have reportedly been in talks about a deal for about a year since Dish first approached the company about a potential TV service. But the companies are far from a deal, says Bloomberg. Dish’s […]

T-Mobile Sells Towers to Crown Castle

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 28th, 2012

T-Mobile USA said today, that Crown Castle International has agreed to buy the rights to about 7,200 T-Mobile towers for $2.4 billion in cash to help its parent Deutsche Telekom pay back debt. Over a minimum of 10 years, T-Mobile will maintain its communications facilities on the towers and will have the right, subject to […]

AT&T MiFi:10 Hrs + Touchscreen

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 27th, 2012

AT&T’s MiFi Liberate sports a vibrant 2.8” color touchscreen display says Novatel Wireless. The device can be used on AT&T’s LTE network, now in more than 70 cities, as well as its much more broadly available HSPA+ and 3G networks. The global-ready MiFi Liberate offers connectivity in more than 200 countries (but probably not Verizon). […]

Dish Turns On Satellite Broadband

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 27th, 2012

DISH, a leading national provider of satellite TV, has finally launched their High Throughput Satellite, dishNET, for satellite broadband. Available Oct. 1, dishNET starts at $40 a month, for 5 Mbps down & 1Mbps up with a 10GB data cap. Dish says it offers customers the convenience of one bill, one installation, one customer service […]

AT&T Likely to Get 2.3 GHz

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 27th, 2012

The FCC will likely approve AT&T’s plan to use WCS spectrum during the next open meeting scheduled for October 17, 2012, the FCC said today. AT&T wants to offer mobile broadband service on 20MHz of 2.3 GHz spectrum it purchased in August along with spectrum holding company NextWave Wireless. According to AT&T’s FCC filing, the […]

Qualcomm Aims for Everything with S4 Processor Family

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 27th, 2012

Qualcomm announced this week two new budget Snapdragon S4 mobile processors: the MSM8225Q with an embedded single-mode UMTS 3G modem and the MSM8625Q with an embedded dual-mode CDMA and UMTS modem. Both are members of the Snapdragon S4 Play processor tier, optimized for a broad range of smartphone users. Qualcomm recently announced their higher tier, […]