The FCC's AWS-3 auction, which is still going on, is now more successful than anyone ever dreamed. As of this morning, the auction has raised a total of more than $24 billion in provisionally winning bids after just six days of bidding. But beyond the big, round numbers, what other conclusions can we draw from the AWS-3 results so far?
The newest instance of network parity isn't around the corner. It's looking like we'll achieve network party in 2016 and beyond. This could perhaps give us a two-to- three-year period of network parity. In this period, we should expect the carriers to heavily market their networks as being just as good as any other carrier in the market, if not better.
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Google has settled patent litigation with a consortium of companies backed by Apple, Microsoft and other tech giants, according to a court filing. Financial terms of the settlement were not disclosed.
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Bids in the FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction keep climbing: After 20 rounds the auction has raised a total of $25.77 billion in provisionally winning bids.
Apple plans to bundle the Beats Music subscription streaming music service it acquired earlier this year into its iOS software, according to reports from the Financial Times and the New York Times.
Google is making a tentative move back to the Chinese mobile market by allowing Chinese developers to develop and sell apps through its Google Play application and media store outside of China.
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