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FCC Floats 600 MHz Auction Rules

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 14th, 2014

The FCC may reserve up to a third of licenses sold in a TV airwaves auction next year for smaller wireless carriers – if a minimum revenue threshold is met – according to Re/Code. Companies that hold at least one-third of the low-band spectrum in that market wouldn’t be allowed to bid on the 30 […]

Google Buying Drone Company Titan

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 14th, 2014

Google is buying drone maker Titan Aerospace, a startup maker of high-altitude drones, reports the WS Journal. Google didn’t disclose a purchase price for Titan, of Moriarty, N.M., whose solar-powered drones are intended to fly for months at a time. Facebook was also reportedly looking to buy Titan Aerospace, and was rumored to offer $60 […]

T-Mobile’s Simple Starter: $40/mo

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 9th, 2014

T-Mobile today introduced its all-new Simple Starter value plan which offers LTE data at $40 a month along with unlimited talk and text and up to 500MB 4G LTE data with tethering. Starting at $50, T-Mobile’s Simple Choice Plans, feature unlimited talk, text and data for up to 5 lines. AT&T’s 300MB plan, by contrast, […]

ZTE: Smartphone Superpower

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 9th, 2014

China-based ZTE launched a new Android smartphone, dubbed the Redbull, which starts at $113, reports C/Net. The China-only handset features a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, a 5-inch 720p HD display, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and 5-megapixel front-facing camera. ZTE is offering two versions — a “Youth” option boasting 1GB of RAM and 4GB of storage […]

Comcast: WiFi in Merger Mix with TWC

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 8th, 2014

Comcast confirmed that it’s weighing plans to create a nationwide WiFi network using its routers. Comcast filed its 180-page merger plan with the FCC detailing their proposed $45 billion Comcast-Time Warner merger. Comcast is the largest cable operator in the nation and Time Warner Cable is the second largest. On Tuesday, David Cohen, Executive VP […]

Alca-Lu: China Mobile Getting Virtualized 4G

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 7th, 2014

Alcatel-Lucent and China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile operator, announced a one-year comprehensive frame agreement valued at up to Euro 750 million to provide an all-IP broadband network paving the way for future network functions virtualization (NFV) and cloud-based services. In 2013, China Mobile selected Alcatel-Lucent to provide its 4G LightRadio TD-LTE overlay, Evolved Packet […]