Apple's iPhone launch in China subdued; Verizon's Lumia 735 to launch next year

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> T-Mobile US likely enjoyed a boost from the launch of Apple's new iPhones. Article

> Verizon Wireless MVNO Page Plus Cellular, which is owned by TracFone Wireless, appears to be throttling the speeds of its newly launched LTE service. Post

> Ericsson said it is now better placed to assist companies through the minefield of mobility and cloud technologies, after completing an acquisition of network software company Sentilla. Article

> Nokia Networks said it has worked with vendors and operators to create a new European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Industry Specification Group (ISG) for Mobile Edge Computing (MEC), which Nokia said will in part focus on creating technology for its Nokia Liquid Applications effort. Release

> The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has created an effort to standardize e-commerce payments across the Web. Post

> Apple's iPhone launch in China appears to have been relatively quiet. Article

> Verizon Wireless' Lumia 735 from Microsoft isn't scheduled to be released until next year. Article

> Sony said all its Xperia Z phones will be upgraded to Android version 5.0. Article

> Transit Wireless is starting on phase three of its wireless buildout in New York City's subways. Article

Telecom News

> Cogeco subsidiary Atlantic Broadband has launched 10 gigabit metro Ethernet service to business customers across its service areas in western Pennsylvania, Miami Beach, Maryland, Delaware and South Carolina. Article

> Northern New England Fairpoint workers are going on strike after negotiations with the company broke down. Article

Cable News

> With one of its members referring to Comcast as "the worst company in America for customer service," the city council for Worcester, Mass., has voted 8-3 against a measure that would transfer control of the city's cable subscribers from Charter to Comcast. Article

> As it seeks to have the federal government reclassify it as a pay-TV company, Aereo has registered its top corporate communications executive as a lobbyist. Article

European Wireless News

> TeliaSonera enjoyed what analysts at Jefferies called a "solid" third calendar quarter on the back of improvements to its Swedish and Finnish operators, despite a near 13 per cent fall in net income year-on-year. Article

> Telefónica Deutschland announced today that it intends to cut its workforce by around 1,600 full-time positions by 2018 as a result of the Germany-based company's recent merger with E-Plus. Article

And finally… A day in the life of millennials and their smartphones. Article

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