Little is known about Google's forthcoming MVNO, but according to a leaked Android application unearthed by the blog Android Police, the service will charge customers based on how much data they use, will let customers get a credit for unused data, and will support shared data plans as well.
Nokia is considering selling its HERE mapping unit to focus more on wireless network gear, according to multiple reports.
Silicon maker Altera has broken off talks about a potential acquisition by chipset giant Intel, according to multiple reports, apparently after a disagreement over the price.
Sprint MVNO FreedomPop expects to know whether it will enter into a strategic deal with another company in the next four to six weeks, according to CEO Stephen Stokols. The company is also pushing ahead with its normal business, unveiling a new software feature that will make the handoff between VoIP and cellular calls more seamless.
Intel is in advanced talks to buy chipset vendor Altera Corp., according to multiple reports, in a deal that could top more than $10 billion. Altera makes specialized chips that are widely used in cellular base stations, so the deal could be a way for Intel to get a tighter grip of the wireless market while it is trying to get its silicon into more mobile devices.
Mobile startup Cyanogen, which aims to cut into Google's control over the Android platform by offering a modified version of the software, raised $80 million in fresh funding.
T-Mobile US' new rate plans and offerings for businesses are likely going to have more success in the small and medium-sized business (SMB) market than with major corporations, where Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility are strongest, according to financial analysts.
NEW YORK--T-Mobile US launched new plans aimed at business customers with a simplified rate structure that the company says will let it take away business from Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility.
A MVNO called Total Wireless is launching exclusively through Walmart, and it is likely partnering with Verizon Wireless, though the company did not confirm it is a Verizon MVNO. What sets Total Wireless apart from some of its MVNO brethren is that it will let customers purchase data that doesn't expire after a month.
Mobile startup Cyanogen, which is seeking to chip away at Google's control over Android by offering a modified version of the software, is close to getting a new $110 million round of financing, according to a Bloomberg report. However, the report, which cited unnamed sources familiar with the matter, said that Microsoft declined to invest in Cyanogen.