AT&T eyes Cuba; Qualcomm offers VR developer kit for Snapdragon

More wireless news from across the Web:

> AT&T is eying an entry into the Cuban market. WSJ article

> Apple's Phil Schiller said the company will work to avoid featuring spam apps and rip-offs in the company's App Store. TechCrunch article

> Strategy Analytics said unlocked smartphones in the United States reached a new high-point in terms of shipments, growing 140 percent to hit 14.6 million units in 2015, with vendor Blu leading the way. Release

> Qualcomm launched a developer toolkit for virtual reality for its Snapdragon chips. VentureBeat article

> The Obama administration said it may spend $4 billion to encourage the development of autonomous-car technology. WSJ article

Telecom News

> AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink and other top telcos lost about 185,000 subscribers in 2015 -- the first year where telcos saw net broadband subscriber losses – while cable took a comfortable lead with 3.3 million new broadband customers. Article

> TDS says it has resolved a network outage that affected its broadband and IPTV customers in several states that began yesterday. Article

Wireless Tech News

> After receiving and answering hundreds of questions about the process, FirstNet is on track to make a final award for the nation's first dedicated public safety broadband network by November, officials said at an Industry Day event last week. Article

> Samsung representatives told the FCC last week that the company opposes a hybrid licensing scheme in the 37 GHz band and proposals for using a Spectrum Access System in the 28 and 37-40 GHz bands. Article

> T-Mobile US is making it crystal clear: It does not like the idea of a Spectrum Access System (SAS) for coordinating terrestrial licensees and satellite operators in millimeter wave bands. Article

European Wireless News

> Swisscom detailed plans to deploy a dedicated low power Internet of Things (IoT) network throughout Switzerland, saying the network would be the first on the market to be designed solely for the purpose of connecting 'things'. Article

Cable News

> Univision said it will keep its channels on AT&T's U-verse until Wednesday. Article

And finally… HBO's John Oliver took on the Apple battel with the FBI. Article

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