Apple intros new iPhone trade-in program; Ericsson sees 25 Gbps with 5G tests

More wireless news from across the Web:

> AT&T is now supporting a landline texting service for businesses. Wireless Week article

> PayPal updated its mobile app. TechCrunch article

> Samsung announced a new processor for mid-range phones. Engadget article

> Ericsson said it recorded speeds of up to 25 Gbps with its 5G network tests. Release

> Apple announced its new Trade Up With Installments plan, which allows customers to turn in an old iPhone, Android phone or Windows phone and apply the value of that gadget toward a new iPhone that they can pay for in installments over 24 months. Cnet article

> Skype announced group video calling in for iOS and Android. Blog post

Telecom News

> Level 3 Communications has named company veteran Laurinda Pang as its new regional president for North America and Asia Pacific, replacing John Blount, the former COO and president of tw telecom who retired at the end of 2015. Article

Wireless Tech News

> SpiderCloud Wireless says it is working with Qualcomm Technologies (NASDAQ:QCOM) to use its chipset technology for its forthcoming LTE-U products, marking the first time it will use Qualcomm chipsets instead of Broadcom's. Article

> While T-Mobile US executives are busy this week challenging what rivals AT&T and Verizon are doing in 5G, they're also touting their own network progress and saying that they will be there in 5G as well, all in good time. Article

Cable News

> Dish Network today reported full-year subscriber losses of 81,000 for 2015. As analyst firm MoffettNathanson points out, that implies a loss of 12,000 during the fourth quarter, better than the Street consensus that predicted the satellite TV provider would lose 24,000 subscribers. Article

> Arris reported a 12.7 percent decline in fourth quarter revenue to $1.1 billion, with sales suffering because of sluggish telco TV business and an overall slowdown in operator orders for CPE. Article

And finally… Top Twitter executives have purchased more stock in the company. Article


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