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Report: Comcast, Verizon may renegotiate MVNO deal

Comcast and Verizon Communications are discussing whether and how they should renegotiate a contract dating from 2011 that lets Comcast operate as an MVNO of Verizon Wireless, according to a  Wall Street Journal article. The wireless industry has shifted significantly since the deal was struck, and Comcast is exploring how much flexibility it would have to sell shared data plans.

Analysts: Smartphone shipments growth slows to worst level in six years during Q2

Smartphone shipments continued to rise during the second quarter of 2015, but the rate of growth slowed compared to previous years according to separate announcements from analysts at Strategy Analytics and Juniper Research.

IDC: Worldwide tablet market continues to decline as vendor landscape evolves

The worldwide tablet market declined by 7 per cent year-on-year in the second quarter of 2015 with shipments totalling 44.7 million units.

Boingo scores Deutsche Telekom roaming agreement

Boingo Wireless inked a global roaming agreement with Deutsche Telekom that will give DT's business customers access to Boingo's more than 1 million hotspots in more than 50 countries.

Nokia boosts Q2 profits as North American network sales jump 16%

Nokia  reported stronger sales overall in its core networking business and a strong increase in sales in North America. The company had its most profitable quarter overall since it sold its handset business to Microsoft in April 2014, according to Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri.

Samsung says it will be 'flexibly adjusting' Galaxy S6 prices as Q2 numbers disappoint

Samsung Electronics' mobile sales and profit fell in the second quarter, as the company's flagship Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge phones failed to meaningfully boost revenue or earnings compared to last year. Samsung signaled it will be cutting the price of its premium phones but it insisted that its supply shortage of the S6 Edge is over.

Analyst: Verizon considers Sprint's 2.5 GHz spectrum an option- but no deals are in motion

Verizon considers Sprint's 2.5 GHz airwaves something that could fit into its spectrum portfolio, but has not made any moves to look into buying that spectrum, according to a report from J.P. Morgan analyst Philip Cusick.

Report: Cellular-enabled tablet subs to jump to 200M by 2021, with U.S. a leading market

The number of tablets with mobile data subscriptions will basically double over the next years to more than 200 million, according to a new report from research firm Strategy Analytics. The forecast comes as many U.S. carriers continue to rely on tablet subscriptions for growth, with a long runway of tablet subscriber additions potentially ahead of them.

LG's smartphone sales dip in Q2 despite G4 launch

LG Electronics said sales in its mobile unit were flat in the second quarter and smartphone shipments declined. The company's mobile unit hit a snag despite the introduction of its latest flagship smartphone, the G4, which went on sale in the U.S. in early June after being introduced in April.

Verizon Wireless customers to get HBO Now access; HBO content coming to OTT video service

Verizon Wireless said that its subscribers will be able to access HBO Now, the offering from the premium TV network that lets customers access its content without a TV subscription. Verizon also said that HBO content, though not necessarily HBO Now, will be part of its over-the-the-top mobile video service, which is continuing to get fleshed out.