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Report: Verizon is testing several regional promotions

Verizon Wireless is testing a series of promotions in various markets across the country in advance of potentially launching a national promotional offer, according to a report from an industry analyst.

T-Mobile targets Verizon customers with free two-week trial

In the battle for marketshare, T-Mobile US is now putting its focus on competitor Verizon Wireless. With its new "Never Settle Trial" T-Mobile is offering Verizon customers the opportunity to try T-Mobile's network and service for up to two weeks at no cost.

AT&T launches 'Plenti' rewards program with American Express, ExxonMobil, Macy's and other partners

AT&T Mobility officially launched a new loyalty rewards program in conjunction with major brands including ExxonMobil, Macy's, Nationwide Insurance, Rite Aid, Direct Energy, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Hulu. The program, called "Plenti" and powered by American Express, lets customers earn and redeem points at any of the merchants in the alliance.

Tower companies see lower Q1 network spending from Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile- with Sprint as the wild card

Top executives from the nation's tower companies saw lower spending form the Tier 1 wireless carriers in the first quarter, but the carriers and tower firms all expect network densification and buildout activity to ramp up as the year progresses.

Crown Castle to acquire Quanta Fiber for $1B

Crown Castle is acquiring Quanta Fiber (called Sunesys), a subsidiary of Quanta Services, for about $1 billion in cash, a deal that will immediately bolster the wireless tower company's dark fiber capabilities for small cell backhaul services.

FCC still reviewing whether to grant Dish partners $3.3B in AWS-3 discounts

The FCC on Wednesday said that it approved the applications of two designated entities affiliated with Dish Network during the AWS-3 spectrum auction, along with seven other bidders. However, the FCC has not yet decided whether the Dish-affiliated companies will receive bidding discounts worth around $3.3 billion. Instead, the agency has formally opened up the companies' applications for public comment and other third parties can file petitions to deny the companies from getting the licenses or the discounts.

Analysts: Verizon working with Ericsson to add small cells, sees positive results of LTE-U trials

Verizon Communications executives are comfortable with the company's wireless spectrum position and the company is employing several strategies to densify its network, including small cells, according to a financial analyst who attended a meeting yesterday with the company's management. Additionally, Verizon is seeing positive results from its early tests of LTE-Unlicensed technology, which the carrier hopes will help augment its licensed spectrum capacity.

LG unveils flagship G4 smartphone, highlights high-end camera specs

LG Electronics unveiled the G4, its latest flagship phone, and is focusing on both high-end specifications and a refined fashion sense to set itself apart in the crowded premium smartphone market. The G4, like its predecessor the G3, will go head-to-head with flagship phones from Samsung Electronics, Apple, HTC and others.

Report: Dish's AWS-3 partners might lose out on $3.3B in bidding credits

The FCC may reject bidding credits worth $3.3 billion to two designated entities that were affiliated with Dish Network during the AWS-3 spectrum auction, according to a  Wall Street Journal  article.

Verizon teams with Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Ericsson, Juniper and Nokia on SDN push

Verizon Communications will move to a software-centric network architecture to reduce costs and deliver new services to customers faster. The company today announced that Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco Systems, Ericsson, Juniper Networks and Nokia Networks will be its five initial software-defined network vendors.