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A very fond Fierce farewell

FierceWireless Editor Phil Goldstein bids goodbye in his final column for the publication and reflects on how the wireless industry has changed during the seven years of his tenure.

Analysts: T-Mobile likely to win over consumers with Binge On video streaming offer

T-Mobile US' Binge On video streaming plan, in which video quality is optimized down to 480p but the streams from 24 different video services don't count against customers' data buckets, will help T-Mobile gain market share, according to research firm Strategy Analytics. Meanwhile, Binge On received a cautious endorsement from FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, who said yesterday it promotes innovation and competition but that the agency would be keeping an eye on the program and how it affects consumers and the market.

T-Mobile execs: Binge On uses proprietary adaptive bitrate optimization technology

LOS ANGELES-- T-Mobile US executives here on the sidelines of the carrier's latest Uncarrier announcement explained that the operator's new Binge On service makes use of video optimization strategies that will effectively reduce the weight of video on T-Mobile's network, thus allowing the carrier to offer video streaming to all its Simple Choice customers for no extra cost.

Rumor Mill: T-Mobile's 'Uncarrier 10' plan to let customers stream Netflix, HBO without chewing through data

T-Mobile US plans to let customers use unlimited high-speed data for watching certain streaming video services, and presumably not have that usage count toward their LTE data bucket, according to reputable mobile news leaker Evan Blass, also known as @evleaks.

EU causes uproar with roaming rate, net neutrality decisions

The European Commission (EC) faced a backlash from consumer groups after MEPs voted to abolish mobile roaming rates from mid-2017, and cleared controversial net neutrality rules.

Verizon won't throttle speeds of customers who have hung onto unlimited data plans

Verizon Wireless customers who have managed to hang onto unlimited data plans will not see their speeds throttled even if they use large amounts of data, according to Verizon Communications CFO Fran Shammo.  

Sprint to start throttling unlimited plan customers if they use more than 23 GB of data in a month

Sprint said it will start throttling the speeds of customers on its unlimited smartphone data plans who use more than 23 GB of data in a billing cycle for the remainder of their billing cycle, but only at times and locations where the network is constrained.

AT&T now lets customers with unlimited data plans use 22 GB before throttling them

AT&T Mobility quietly increased the amount of data customers on its legacy unlimited data plans can burn through before they see their speeds throttled. Previously, the upper limit was 5 GB but the carrier has increased the threshold to 22 GB in a change that takes effect today.

Apple teams with Cisco to create 'fast lane' to optimize iOS business data traffic

Apple and Cisco Systems are collaborating to optimize Cisco's networking gear for iOS enterprise users, part of a larger push Apple is making to get its iPhones and iPads into more business customers' hands.

AT&T calls FCC's proposed $100M fine for throttling 'unprecedented and indefensible'

AT&T Mobility hit back hard against the FCC's proposed $100 million fine for not being transparent enough with its grandfathered unlimited data plan customers about how and when their speeds would be reduced if they use too much data. In its formal response to the agency, the carrier called the fine "unprecedented and indefensible" and said a court would toss it out if the FCC decided to levy the penalty.