Amazon issues software update for Fire phone; Apple could brand 5.5-inch phone the iPhone 6L

Quick news from around the Web.

> The FCC extended its deadline to accept comment on net neutrality to Sept. 15. Article

> Spreadtrum Communications announced its next-generation multimode LTE modem, the SC9620. Release

> The rumored, forthcoming iPhone with a 5.5-inch screen might be called the iPhone 6L. Article

> NQ Mobile's CFO resigned from the company, citing what he said were family reasons. Article

> Apple said it has worked with its supplier Quanta to improve worker conductions. Article

> Amazon said it improved the battery life of its new Fire phone with a software update. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Frontier Communications is gaining new revenue streams by deploying Wi-Fi services. Article

> In a special board meeting held via teleconference, the First Responder Network Authority finally approved a spectrum manager lease agreement (SMLA) with the state of Texas for Harris County's LTE-based public-safety network, which uses 700 MHz spectrum licensed to FirstNet. Article

Telecom News

> TDS Telecom continues to charge ahead to its broadband-stimulus-project finish line, announcing that it has completed a project serving a mix of local businesses and about 1,350 area residents around the Oklahoma towns of Cyril, Elgin, Fletcher, Inola and Kellyville. Article

> Telstra has tapped Ericsson to be its ongoing supplier of optical transport equipment while providing a foundation to implement software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) functionality in its network. Article

Cable News

> As top Comcast executives visited the FCC to continue lobbying for their proposed $45 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable, elements complicating the deal continued to emerge. Article

> Further solidifying its position of Los Angeles regional sports network supremacy, Time Warner Cable has added five additional Pac-12 Networks channels to its local Sports Pass bundle. Article

European Wireless News

> Vodafone remains at loggerheads with India's government over a long-running tax dispute, resulting in both parties being forced to extend a deadline for arbitration of the matter by a month. Article

> Telecom Italia is ready to outbid Spanish rival Telefónica in the race to acquire Brazilian broadband provider Global Village Telecom (GVT) from French media company, Vivendi. Article

And finally… The latest in tech: Face-tracking projection. Article

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