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Motorola Solutions wins $175M LA-RICS' contract while FirstNet rejigs contractor lineup

Motorola Solutions will develop the LTE-based public-safety broadband network for Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communication System Authority (LA-RICS), which was the first jurisdiction to approve a 700 MHz spectrum-lease pact with the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet).

T-Mobile's Ray knocks RootMetrics report, lays out LTE vision

T-Mobile US CTO Neville Ray pushed back hard against a recent report from network testing firm RootMetrics that placed T-Mobile last in overall network performance and reliability and third in speed.

RootMetrics: Verizon tops overall network performance tests, T-Mobile comes in last

Verizon Wireless topped the overall rankings for network performance in a new nationwide test conducted by network testing firm RootMetrics, outpacing rival AT&T Mobility.

Verizon's McAdam sees opportunity for converged video and security solutions

Verizon Communications' new product development group will focus on combining the company's wireless and wireline assets in areas including video and security, according to Verizon Communications CEO Lowell McAdam.

Verizon cuts prepaid prices, data allotments with new 'AllSet' plans

Verizon Wireless reworked the pricing for its prepaid plans by reducing prices but also cutting the amount of data in the plans. The new prepaid plans come weeks after Verizon updated its shared data plans, changing the name of those plans from "Share Everything" to "More Everything" and increasing the data allotments for some plans.

AT&T admits to VoLTE delay, won't offer new launch date

BARCELONA, Spain--AT&T Mobility's Kris Rinne acknowledged the carrier has delayed its planned launch of Voice over LTE technology. The carrier had previously said it would launch the service by the end of 2013, but Rinne confirmed to  FierceWireless  that AT&T is still working on its VoLTE implementation.

Boingo inks Wi-Fi offload deal with Verizon, hopes for 'significant revenue' from Hotspot 2.0

BARCELONA, Spain--Wi-Fi network vendor Boingo inked a Wi-Fi offloading agreement with Verizon; Boingo said it now counts Wi-Fi offload agreements with three of the nation's four Tier 1 wireless carriers. Moreover, Boingo said the offloading agreements pave the way for Boingo to generate significant revenues from the deployment of Hotspot 2.0 technology.

T-Mobile notches 1.6M new subs in Q4, will shutter 3 MetroPCS CDMA markets this year

T-Mobile US reported adding another 1.6 million new customers in the fourth quarter of 2013, and used its end-of-2013 results to trumpet the progress of its "uncarrier" initiatives, which it launched at the beginning of last year. Specifically, T-Mobile said it was able to garner 2 million branded postpaid net adds in 2013, ahead of its guidance of 1.6 million to 1.8 million, and that it earned 2013 adjusted EBITDA of $5.3 billion, directly in line with its previous guidance range of $5.2 billion to $5.4 billion.

Verizon's Walden to head up new emerging business division

On the heels of Verizon Communications' close of its $130 billion purchase of Vodafone's 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless, the company announced today that it is forming  a new product development and management group that will be headed by Marni Walden, formerly the COO of Verizon Wireless.

AT&T expands LTE roaming to 13 more countries, but Verizon remains silent

AT&T Mobility said it will offer LTE roaming services in 13 additional countries, bringing the total number to 15 and easily outclassing all other U.S. carriers. No other U.S. carrier has yet announced an international LTE roaming agreement.