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From Sprint to Microsoft: The 5 biggest job cutters in wireless in 2014

Last week the U.S. economy marked a major milestone: The official unemployment rate dipped to 5.9 percent, the first time it has been below 6 percent since the summer of 2008. Indeed, some companies in the wireless industry that shed thousands of jobs in recent years are now on the mend. But, despite those improvements, continued shifts in the mobile market have forced thousands of workers out of their jobs this year. Here is a list of the biggest job cuts so far this year:

Sprint to shutter WiMAX network around Nov. 6, 2015

Sprint confirmed it will shut off service on its mobile WIMAX network on or around Nov. 6, 2015, giving further clarity on its network evolution.

Verizon Wireless' dark fiber backhaul quest poses opportunities, challenges for wholesalers

DALLAS--Verizon Wireless' desire to get dark fiber as its wireless backhaul medium is seen as both a blessing and a curse for many wholesale service providers serving the wireless industry.

Report: AT&T's Samsung Galaxy S5 Active ad more effective than T-Mobile's 'Music Freedom' spot

AT&T Mobility has run the most effective wireless TV advertisement so far this year, according to metrics from TV and video advertising analytics firm Ace Metrix.

Wireless in the third quarter of 2014

How did the wireless industry perform in the third quarter of 2014? Check here throughout the third-quarter earnings report season for full earnings reports from the wireless industry's carriers, handset makers, equipment suppliers and others.

FCC's Wheeler: IP transition is not a license to limit competition

DALLAS—FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, like his commission colleagues, is a champion of the IP transition and the capabilities it will bring to service providers but wants to ensure it does not affect competition.

Sprint to slash more jobs, including those who worked on Network Vision project

Sprint indicated it is cutting more jobs as it seeks to slim down and become more efficient amid intensifying competition. Sprint did not say how many jobs it is planning to cut, but the cuts come on top of at least 1,400 the company made earlier this year.

AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Dish and smaller carriers line up for AWS-3 auction

As expected, the list of bidders for the FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction includes heavyweight wireless carriers Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile US, as well as Dish Network, according to a list of bidders released by the FCC. The list also includes a number of smaller wireless carriers looking to get chunks of spectrum that are divided along smaller geographic areas.

Verizon drops policy to throttle heaviest LTE users with legacy unlimited data plans

Verizon Wireless abandoned plans to throttle the data speeds of customers who are on legacy unlimited data plans who crossed into 5 percent of data users on Verizon's LTE network when they are on high-traffic cell sites.

Verizon wades into double-data promotional battle with Sprint, AT&T

Verizon Wireless is jumping into the game of increasing the size of its data buckets for shared data plans, too. The carrier is launching two new promotions after rivals Sprint and AT&T Mobility launched promotional offers to increase the size of the data buckets they offer for high-usage customers.