The biggest news, though it wasn't much of a surprise, at Apple's iPhone unveiling Tuesday was the introduction of the "mid-range" iPhone 5C alongside the higher-end iPhone 5S. However, it looks like the iPhone 5C is going to be a dud, at least in terms of attracting subscribers to carriers that offer low-cost or no-contract service.
Verizon Communications is on track for the biggest sale of corporate debt ever--as much as $20 billion--in order to finance its $130 billion acquisition of Vodafone's 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless, according to multiple reports.
ExteNet Systems said Sprint and Verizon Wireless will extend their coverage via a distributed antenna system (DAS) the company is deploying at the Empire State Building in Manhattan.
The long-awaited court fight over net neutrality has finally arrived: Verizon Communications and the FCC are set to square off in federal court today over the FCC's open Internet rules, with the fate of net neutrality for wireless and wired networks in the balance.
T-Mobile US could benefit more than other U.S. carriers if it launches the cheaper version of the iPhone that Apple is widely expected to announce at a media event Tuesday at its headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., alongside a new high-end model, analysts said.
BERLIN—Verizon Communications' decision to pay $130 billion to purchase Vodafone's 45 percent share of Verizon Wireless was not a surprise to Sprint CEO Dan Hesse. Speaking here at the IFA trade fair, Hesse told the audience that Verizon Wireless was the most important part of Verizon's business and therefore it was necessary for the operator to have full control of its business.
This week finally provided answers to ongoing questions about the future of Vodafone's 45 per cent stake in Verizon Wireless and Nokia's devices unit. Some industry leaders are worried about the impact these deals will have on Europe's efforts to regain its lost leadership in mobile innovation.
BRUSSELS--Europe has been falling behind in mobile innovation, as illustrated by its low LTE penetration compared to the US, and recent events such as Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia's devices business and Vodafone's sale of its stake in Verizon Wireless will not help the region reverse this situation, according to Telecom Italia CEO Franco Bernabe.
Sprint and AT&T Mobility both appear to be preparing their networks for a launch of RCS-based messaging services, which the GSMA and some European carriers are promoting through the "joyn" brand. However, it remains unclear exactly how Sprint and AT&T will launch their respective services, and whether they too will offer them under the "joyn" brand.
Verizon Wireless has partnered with the Matanuska Telephone Association (MTA) as part of Verizon's LTE in Rural America (LRA) program in order to more broadly deploy LTE in Alaska. The newly constructed MTA network, covering 1,552 square miles, can connect to Verizon's LTE core network.