Vodafone said it will increase its planned investments under its "Project Spring" network upgrade to £7 billion ($11.13 billion), up from £6 billion, over the next two years to strengthen networks and services in major markets and accelerate its strategy of focusing on data, enterprises and emerging markets.
Sprint took another step into the crowded home phone business with the launch of its new Phone Connect System 1, hoping to get cord cutters over to its wireless network.
AT&T Mobility is starting to refarm its 1900 MHz PCS spectrum for LTE service in New York City, according to a GigaOM report.
Ulf Ewaldsson, Ericsson's CTO and senior vice president, spoke to FierceWirelessTech Editor-in-Chief Sue Marek about the company's view of LTE Broadcast technology, Voice over LTE and what exactly 5G will be. "We are looking at tough requirements for 5G with download speeds of up to 20 Gigabits and latency below 1 millisecond," Ewaldsson explained. For more, check out this FierceWirelessTech Hot Seat.
Time Warner Cable said Wednesday that it won't send free Galaxy tablets to new subscribers who respond to its promotion with Samsung until they pay their bills for two months.
Verizon Wireless took the wraps off its rumored Ellipsis 7 tablet, and hinted that further products in the Ellipsis family could be coming. However, the carrier did not explicitly detail any new mobile video, voice and data service--Verizon last month filed a trademark for a new mobile video, voice and data service under the name "ELLIPSIS."
When Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) began the nation's first major LTE network deployment in 2010, the carrier not surprisingly focused on the speeds that the network technology could enable. And...
By the middle of next year most Tier 1 carriers' macro LTE buildouts are expected to be largely completed. Some carriers, such as AT&T Mobility, have indicated that the next phase of network evolution, to LTE Advanced, will be largely the result of software upgrades to existing network equipment. However, in an interview with FierceWireless, Crown Castle CEO Ben Moreland contended that despite that trend, there will still be a lot of cell site activity and amendments in the next few years.
Google unveiled its Nexus 5 Android smartphone, built by LG, which Google will sell unlocked starting at $349 for the 16 GB model. Google said the LTE-capable phone will be sold by Sprint, T-Mobile US and AT&T Mobility, according to reports, but that the phone will not work on Verizon Wireless' network.
Sprint said the FCC should "carefully scrutinize" Verizon Wireless' proposal to narrow the scope of the agency's anti-collusion regulations for bidding in spectrum auctions.