Apple launches Android phone trade-in program; U.S. Cellular to sell weBoost signal boosters

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> Foxconn reported its highest earnings growth in five years, likely due to the success of Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. Article

> As previously rumored, Apple has launched an in-store trade-in program for Android phones, with an eye toward boosting iPhone sales. Article

> American Tower said its $5 billion purchase of Verizon Wireless' towers has closed. Release

> AT&T's wireless and wireline network in central Texas suffered an outage. Article

> Customers who purchase Apple's high-end Apple Watch Edition smart watch will receive 24/7 support and other perks. Article

> Microsoft is increasing the number of phones that can run its Windows 10 operating system. Post

> China Telecom will use equipment from Alcatel-Lucent to roll out FDD LTE network technology. Article

> U.S. Cellular will soon start selling signal boosters from weBoost. Release

Wireless Tech News

> Spirent Communications introduced Spirent Landslide Diameter, a system that tests signaling protocols at scale so carriers can ensure efficient and optimized Diameter services. Article

> AT&T says it wants to make it easy for businesses to keep their customers connected with AT&T Wi-Fi--Small Site. Businesses with small locations can self-install the service to give their customers free public Wi-Fi from AT&T, while keeping their internal Wi-Fi traffic separate and secure. Article

Telecom News

> CenturyLink may be facing new competition from Google Fiber in Salt Lake City, but the telco has some ambitious plans to expand its 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) service by bringing it to 505 new multi-unit housing developments this year in Utah. Article

Cable News

> Responding to the latest back-and-forth from a coalition opposing its proposed merger with Time Warner Cable, Comcast shot back at the assertion that it rejected an opportunity to have NBCUniversal participate in Apple's upcoming over-the-top pay-TV service. Article

European Wireless News

> Bouygues Telecom has launched what it describes as France's first Internet of Things (IoT) network based on Long Range (LoRa) technology and designed to connect all manner of devices and "objects" to the Internet. Article

> Telekom Austria's domestic unit A1 added a new mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) to its roster after signing up a subsidiary of Turkish football club Fenerbahce. Article

And finally… HP's former CEO Carly Fiorina is likely planning to run for president. Article

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