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T-Mobile champions co-existence amid calls for FCC intervention in LTE-U

Just as wireless companies like Qualcomm and T-Mobile US are urging the FCC to stay out of LTE Unlicensed (LTE-U) technologies, a group of six senators is calling on FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler to assert more oversight on potential interference LTE-U could have on Wi-Fi.

Comcast's X1 upgrade automatically extends recordings of sports events that go into overtime

Continuing to evolve pay-TV's most technologically advanced-- and expensive-- platform, Comcast has unveiled a new DVR feature for its X1 service that automatically extends recordings of live sports events that go past their scheduled run time.

AT&T's Cricket offers unlimited voice and SMS to and from Mexico and Canada- but no data

AT&T Mobility's Cricket Wireless prepaid brand said that as of yesterday it is offering unlimited voice and SMS messaging to and from Mexico. Later this month it will also add those features for Canada.

Analysts: T-Mobile's smartphone upgrades, EIP programs could crimp free cash flow

T-Mobile US' rising smartphone upgrades and the capital required to support equipment installment plans is a key worry on the horizon, according to a report from analysts at Macquarie Capital.

Frontier to refresh its FiOS platform, expand FTTH footprint after Verizon deal closes

Frontier plans to revamp its FiOS platform and expand the FTTH network in the three markets it will enter once its pending acquisition of Verizon's wireline assets takes place.

AT&T combines wireless, DirecTV service starting at $200/month

Less than two weeks after AT&T closed its $48.5 billion deal to buy DirecTV, it's crowing about its ability to do what no other U.S. wireless carrier can: sell bundled nationwide TV service. AT&T is offering a discount for its wireless customers to get them to sign up for DirecTV service and is throwing in credits and other benefits to sweeten the offer.

AT&T bundles wireless with DirecTV pay-TV services … again

A little over a week after closing its $49 billion takeover of DirecTV, AT&T has already debuted an asterisk-heavy bundled promotion that combines pay-TV and wireless services.

No strike yet: Verizon, CWA, IBEW unions to continue negotiations as contract expires

Verizon and members of the Communications Workers of America and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers unions said they will continue negotiating a new labor contract covering 39,000 workers after the current one expired on Saturday.

Madden: The carrier Wi-Fi market is upside down

High-tech business is normally pretty simple: End users pay big bucks for a service. The service provider pays medium-sized bucks for equipment. The OEM pays a few bucks for semiconductors. The carrier Wi-Fi market doesn't follow this pattern. In Mobile Experts' recent survey of the carrier Wi-Fi market, we found that $900 million dollars were spent last year on carrier Wi-Fi infrastructure with only $270 million in service revenue.

EE launches 2 new European roaming tariffs featuring voice, SMS and data

EE pledged to end bill shock for subscribers travelling in mainland Europe with the launch of new roaming tariffs it said enables users to enjoy unlimited calls and texts, and a large data allowance for £4 (€5.68/$6.24) per day.