AT&T to start selling BlackBerry Priv on Nov. 6; AT&T wins contract with U.S. Census Bureau

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A new study from Juniper Research has found that the number of VoLTE connections is anticipated to reach 1 billion by 2018 and 2 billion by 2020, rising from an estimated 123 million in 2015. Release

> BlackBerry completed its acquisition of Good Technology. Release

> AT&T Mobility will launch the BlackBerry Priv on Nov. 6 for $24.67 per month on its Next 24 plan over 30 payments, or $250 with a two-year contract. Release

> T-Mobile US plans to offer new debt in Senior Notes due 2026 in a registered public offering. Release

> Starting Nov. 6, AT&T customers can order the Samsung Gear S2 and LG Watch Urbane 2nd Edition LTE. The watches are the first two smart watches that are scheduled to support AT&T NumberSync, once available. Post

> For the first time since Pew has been tracking device ownership, more younger adults aged 18-29 now have a smartphone (86 percent) than own a computer (78 percent). Post

> AT&T Mobility customers can order the HTC One A9 online for as low as $0 down on AT&T Next 24 at $17.34 for 30 payments or for $99.99 with a two-year contract. Release

> Under a five-year agreement, the U.S. Census Bureau will use AT&T's LTE network and Internet of Things services to support critical survey work performed nationwide by up to 20,000 census takers. Release

> The GSMA published a new report outlining the global socio-economic benefits that could be realized with the identification of L-band spectrum (1350-1400MHz and 1427-1518 MHz) for mobile services during the international treaty negotiations at the World Radiocommunication Conference. Cellular-News article

> Instagram followed in the footsteps of Snapchat and Twitter with its latest update and created curated content streams for specific events, and over the weekend showed it off for Halloween. Re/code article

> Sharp said on Friday it was in talks with several companies about its LCD business. Reuters article

> Vodafone UK said on Saturday hackers had accessed the accounts of 1,827 of its customers this week, the second cyber-attack on a British telecoms company in October. Reuters article

Wireless Tech News

> While Microsoft is accusing Globalstar of using misleading tactics to demonstrate its proposed terrestrial low power service (TLPS) does not interfere with Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, another company is invoking Lily Tomlin's telephone operator character Ernestine to demonstrate how archaic Globalstar's proposal is for managing interference. Article

> AT&T added Nokia to the Domain 2.0 supplier program to help develop its software-centric network. Article

European Wireless News

> CK Hutchison said it remained confident of gaining clearance for its proposed acquisition of O2 UK from Telefonica, despite the European Commission opening an in-depth investigation into the planned deal. Article

> Telenor CEO Sigve Brekke revealed that the operator is preparing to hire external lawyers in a bid to lay to rest the specter of the company's investment in VimpelCom. Article

Cable News

> European technology company The Kudelski Group announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Verizon Communications and its AOL subsidiary. Article

> Viacom has signed a deal with TiVo Research and Analytics to use the DVR maker's data from its 2.3 million set-tops in Viacom's ad sales. Article

Telecom News

> Highlands Fiber Network (HFN), an FTTH network provider serving Issaquah Highlands, Wash., has taken a page out of Google Fiber's playbook by lowering the price of its 1 Gbps service from $200 to $70 a month. Article

> AT&T is now offering its 1 Gbps service U-Verse with GigaPower in Jacksonville, Fla., as part of a broader effort to wire the state with its FTTH services. Article

And finally… Daniel Craig and "Spectre" director Sam Mendes rejected multimillion-dollar offers from Samsung and Sony for James Bond to use their phones in the upcoming movie. Article

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