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Google's Loon refines processes, gets close to rolling out 'thousands' of balloons

Since launching a handful of balloons in New Zealand at its Project Loon launch in 2013, Google says it has flown millions of test kilometers around the world trying to learn what it will take to provide Internet connectivity with balloons.

Sprint expected to help provide free Wi-Fi network for smart city project in Kansas City

Sprint will likely be helping to power a free Wi-Fi network for downtown Kansas City, Mo., as part of a smart cities project the city has developed in collaboration with network vendor Cisco Systems. The project is expected to cost around $15 million over the next decade.

América Móvil to spin off wireless towers into a new company

América Móvil shareholders on Friday approved a plan to spin off the company's wireless tower assets into a new company called Telesites. The new firm will lease space on the 10,800 towers it controls to competitors of América Móvil, as most of the towers can support equipment from multiple carriers.

Infonetics: Carrier router, switch market remained flat at $14.6B over carrier hesitation on SDN

Service providers' continual hesitation about how to implement software-defined networking (SDN) into their networks continued to be a drag on the service provider router and switch market as 2014 total revenue remained flat at $14.6 billion.

Ericsson adds Intel Security to managed services portfolio

Ericsson added a security element to its managed services offering, forging a deal with Intel Security it said will enable operators to mitigate future security risks for consumers and enterprises.

Nokia/Alcatel-Lucent combination to create 5G powerhouse, analysts say

Is Nokia Networks' $16.6 billion acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent all about becoming a 5G powerhouse? Some analysts believe that's the case.

Ericsson comes under spotlight after Nokia-AlcaLu unveil plans to merge

Speculation over Ericsson's future strategy has intensified following Nokia's announcement this week that it plans to buy Alcatel-Lucent, with some saying the Sweden-based vendor will be forced to expand its fixed-line business.

Hutchison Whampoa launches Hue as MVNE

Hutchison Whampoa is expanding its wholesale business with the launch of a mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE) to help new mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) launch services on its networks in Europe and Asia.

ZTE touts 5G breakthrough with MUSA technology

China's ZTE is claiming a 5G breakthrough with its new multi-user shared access (MUSA) technology, which the company said can triple overload capacity on wireless access networks.

Keeping track of Q1 earnings from Verizon, Ericsson, Qualcomm and more

The first-quarter earnings season is getting underway. Be sure to  check back here frequently  to stay updated on the financials and key metrics of the major players.