AT&T debuts new international data plans; LG and Samsung are losing tablet market share

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> AT&T Mobility announced several new data plans for international travelers. Release

> LG and Samsung appear to be losing some of their market share in tablets, according to IHS. Article

> A group of regional wireless carriers is calling AT&T's bluff when it comes to claimed interference issues in the lower spectrum bands of the 700 MHz frequency. Article

> Apple and Samsung are headed to trial over their patent disputes. Article

> The Alliance for Broadband Competition filed a petition with the FCC requesting that it probe Verizon's proposed acquisition of 122 AWS spectrum licenses from SpectrumCo. Article

> Consumer Cellular signed a Letter of Intent with T-Mobile USA to sub-lease the carrier's call center in Redmond, Ore. Release

> Mavenir Systems completed the testing of IR.92--compliant VoLTE interoperability testing (IOT) of Imagination's HelloSoftV.VoIP mobile device client. Release

Mobile Content News

> T-Mobile USA is teaming with Boku to enable Android application and game developers new carrier billing options within the T-Mobile Mall digital storefront. Article

> Zynga CEO Mark Pincus said the company aspires to evolve into a mobile gaming network comparable to Microsoft's Xbox Live online multiplayer platform. Article

>  Microsoft unveiled Photosynth, a free application enabling Windows Phone users to create panoramic 3D images from conventional 2D photos. Article

Broadband Wireless News

> British Telecom will have half a million Wi-Fi hotspots deployed in time for the London 2012 Olympic Games this summer. Article

> Devicescape cut a deal with Intel that will enable ultrabooks and tablets equipped with the chipmaker's Smart Connect Technology to automatically connect with Devicescape's virtual network of 8 million Wi-Fi hotspots. Article

> WiMAX Forum President Declan Byrne said that Alvarion's recent admission that it is exploring options for its WiMAX unit could have a positive impact on the industry. Article

European Wireless News

> Deutsche Telekom launched an "M2M Marketplace" platform with the aim of attracting companies that want to sell their M2M hardware, software and applications. Article

>  France Telecom (FT) Orange expects domestic average revenue per user to fall by 10 per cent this year due to the impact of low-cost offers from Iliad's Free Mobile. Article

> KPN has dismissed América Móvil's unsolicited offer of €2.64 billion for 27.7 per cent of the company saying it substantially undervalues its assets. Article

> Standard & Poor's said revenues from Nokia's smartphones could start rising by year-end and help bring stability to the company. Article

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