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Verizon's Shammo throws cold water on licensing Dish's spectrum

Verizon Wireless does not feel a need to strike a deal with Dish Network, to get access to its mid-band wireless spectrum, according to a senior Verizon executive. The comments from Verizon Communications CFO Fran Shammo at an investor conference could cool speculation that a deal for Verizon to lease Dish's airwaves is imminent.

Ericsson, Cisco come together in network partnership to 'turbocharge' carriers' shift to SDN

Ericsson and Cisco's announcement of a partnership to resell each other's products and services and collaborate on network design will accelerate U.S. carriers' shift to software-defined networking (SDN) and IP communications more broadly, according to top Ericsson and Cisco executives.

Verizon and T-Mobile remain steady wireless network spenders in Q3, with less clarity on AT&T and Sprint

As has been the case for much of 2015, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile US led the way in terms of capital expenditures for wireless network gear in the third quarter, with AT&T Mobility and Sprint appearing to be hanging back in terms of major capex spending. However, Sprint is just beginning its network densification efforts and some tower companies do expect AT&T to begin ramping up spending next year.

AT&T leads carriers' TV ad spending in October, topping charts for 3 months in a row

AT&T Mobility continues to lead all of its competitors in TV advertising spending in October, according to a new report from TV advertising measurement firm iSpot.tv. AT&T also led the market in TV ad spending in September and August, according to iSpot.tv, while T-Mobile US was the leader in July.

Verizon teams with NBA to bring exclusive content to Go90 video service

Verizon Wireless struck a deal with the National Basketball Association to have exclusive NBA digital content appears in its Go90 over-the-top mobile video application, as part of a broad, multiyear content marketing agreement between the carrier and the sports league.

AT&T and Verizon could use the 600 MHz spectrum reserve to pressure T-Mobile- and lots of other smaller carriers

With Sprint choosing to sit out the 600 MHz incentive auction, it has been widely assumed that T-Mobile and other competitive carriers will be able to bid for the "set aside" airwaves-- up to 30 MHz in a given market-- without having to worry about AT&T and Verizon Wireless. However, that likely won't be the case, and in many rural markets AT&T and Verizon will be able to fully bid on reserve spectrum and put pressure on smaller carriers during the auction, and potentially after it as well.

Apple's iPhone leasing program has a fan in T-Mobile, less so in Verizon and AT&T

Apple's entrance into direct-co-consumer smartphone leasing is being embraced by T-Mobile US and is a tactic pioneered by Sprint. However, AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless remain wary of leasing, preferring instead to get customers on equipment installment plans, in which subscribers can keep their devices after fully paying for them in installments.

Verizon to consolidate regional operations and slash jobs as a result

Verizon Wireless plans to cut management positions as it consolidates its regional offices to speed up decision-making and get employees closer to customers. However, it's unclear how many layoffs will come as a result of the changes.

Verizon plans to move forward with C-RAN technology deployments

Verizon Wireless is pushing ahead with plans to deploy Cloud-RAN network architecture and also will keep deploying small cells and distributed antenna systems (DAS) to handle growing capacity requirements in urban markets.

Verizon unveils Motorola's Droid Turbo 2, claims phone's screen is 'shatterproof'

For Verizon Wireless and Lenovo's Motorola Mobility unit, Droid still does. The carrier teamed up with Motorola to keep the companies' years-long partnership going and unveiled two new Droid-branded smartphones, including one with a screen that is being marketed as "shatterproof."