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T-Mobile: All Band 12 LTE devices on our network must support VoLTE, E911

T-Mobile US is not forcing smartphone makers to drop support for its 700 MHz A Block spectrum using LTE Band 12, as some reports have indicated, but it does require that OEMs that want to include Band 12 support also support Voice over LTE and E911 capabilities.

Swisscom claims European first after combining Wi-Fi calling with VoLTE

Swisscom said it is the first operator in Europe to combine voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) with Wi-Fi calling to overcome weak mobile signals in heavily insulated buildings.

Israel's Cellcom mulls purchase of rival Golan Telecom

Israel-based Cellcom said it will examine a possible acquisition of Golan Telecom after its smaller rival appointed an investment bank to explore options including a merger or sale.

Bouygues Telecom boasts 42% of mobile customers are now on 4G

Bouygues Telecom said it had 4.1 million 4G customers at the end of June this year, meaning that 42 per cent of its mobile customer base excluding M2M is now using the high-speed mobile service.

Sprint targets AT&T by offering DirecTV customers 1 year of free service for switching

Sprint is not content to let AT&T Mobility lure DirecTV customers to its wireless service with the promise of savings through a bundled offer-- it's offering them something else entirely: a year of free service for if they switch to Sprint.

AT&T takes $427M in CAF II funding, sets plan to bring wireline, wireless broadband to 18 states

AT&T has joined fellow Tier 1 telco CenturyLink, Consolidated Communications and others in accepting $427 million annually in phase two of the FCC Connect America Fund (CAF-II) program, allowing it reach 2.2 million rural locations in 18 of the 21 states in its operating territory with broadband services.

Qualcomm's 'Why Wait?' slogan gets put to the test

Qualcomm has seen its share of wireless technology wars, and it survived. Now it's got a new war on its hands, one involving LTE-U and Wi-Fi, as well as adversaries like Google. How will it survive this one? 

Charting the cable industry's consolidation over the last 10 years

Thanks to a handy chart was created by Stacey Horne for  FierceCable, we have a depiction of the major acquisitions and mergers consummated by today's top five cable operators during the past 10 years.  Special report

Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox and Cablevision led cable's consolidation charge

Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox and Cablevision may be known today as the top five U.S. cable operators, but like the wireline telco industry they achieved their dominant positions by purchasing a number of smaller, regional operators, including major providers like Optimum West and wholesale provider Duke Net.

T-Mobile joins CCA's data roaming hub to expand reciprocal roaming deals with smaller carriers

T-Mobile US is joining the Competitive Carriers Association's LTE data roaming hub, giving small and rural carriers another partner to work with as they seek to expand their network coverage.