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Breaking down U.S. wireless carrier TV ad spending in July

U.S. wireless carriers spent an estimated $183.4 million on TV advertising in July, down $450,000 from June. Partnering with TV advertising measurement firm iSpot.TV,  FierceWireless  has a full breakdown of U.S. wireless TV ad spending.

Strategy Analytics: U.S. to have 387M LTE subscriptions in 2020

LTE networks will become more ubiquitous and popular in the years ahead, with the number of LTE subscriptions ballooning from around 210 million this year to around 387 million in 2020, according to a new report from research firm Strategy Analytics.

Cable, get ready: A look at the wireless biz's 10-year journey into consolidation

How did the U.S. wireless business come to a position in which four Tier 1 carriers control 90 percent of the market? FierceWireless along with Quexor Group graphically examine the industry's 10-year journey, during which major players like Alltel, Leap Wireless and MetroPCS were all gobbled up.

Wireless' Q1 report cards: Grading the top 8 operators

Shiny red apples and sweet talk won't carry a major U.S. wireless operator very far when it comes to the quarterly grades given out by FierceWirelessTech. You want that "A"? You've got bring solid ARPU, revenue and other key metrics to the classroom.

USTelecom, Alamo Broadband file lawsuits against FCC's net neutrality rules

Well, that didn't take long. Broadband industry trade group USTelecom and a small Texas-based ISP, Alamo Broadband, filed lawsuits challenging the FCC's recently approved net neutrality rules. However, the petitions are likely going to be tossed out for being filed too early.

T-Mobile MVNO Solavei plans to expand to Mexico, launch new social commerce tools this year

T-Mobile US MVNO Solavei, which is seeking to emerge from bankruptcy protection in the next few weeks, plans to expand to Mexico and other Latin American markets later this year, according to CEO Ryan Wuerch. The company also plans to launch new offerings on its Solavei Marketplace program by the end of June.

Report: Verizon to let CTIA, NCTA lead legal fight over FCC's net neutrality rules

Verizon Communications, AT&T, Comcast and other carriers and ISPs are likely going to let industry trade associations take up the legal fight against the FCC and sue the agency over its net neutrality rules, according to a Reuters report.

T-Mobile MVNO Solavei to exit bankruptcy, merge with mobile solutions provider ASPIDER

Six months after T-Mobile US MVNO Solavei announced it was going to launch into a new phase of its development, the company said it filed a bankruptcy reorganization plan to merge with ASPIDER, a Netherlands-based Infrastructure as a Service provider that works with mobile operators. Terms of the deal remain confidential.

FCC publishes net neutrality rules, takes hard line on network management practices

The FCC published its full net neutrality rules and gave wireless carriers insight into three key elements of the regulations: what constitutes "reasonable network management;" how future wireless data practices will be evaluated to make sure they comply with the rules; and why wireless networks are covered in the first place.

Bell Mobility, Wind and Telus were big winners in Canada's $1.7B AWS-3 auction

Bell Mobility, Eastlink, Telus, Videotron and Wind Mobile were the winners in the Canadian government's auction of AWS-3 spectrum licenses, spending a combined total of $2.6 billion in the event. Rogers, one of Canada's largest wireless carriers, was conspicuous in its absence from the list of winning carriers. The results of Canada's auction are notable considering the U.S. government recently raised a record $44.9 billion in its own AWS-3 spectrum auction.