C Spire expanding LTE coverage with 700 MHz, 850 MHz spectrum; Alcatel reportedly plans Windows 10 'superphone'

More wireless news from across the Web:

> Yahoo shut down its Screen video portal. WSJ article

> According to Flurry, Apple scored almost half of all worldwide device activations during the holiday. Business Insider article

> C Spire Wireless said it is adding 700 MHz and 850 MHz low-band spectrum to more than 500 existing cell sites over the next nine months to expand its coverage. Release

> Consumers still appear wary when it comes to smart home applications. WSJ article

> Alcatel plans to build a Windows 10 "superphone." Cnet article

> Asus plans to sell its Zenfone Zoom Android smartphone in the United States. PhoneScoop article

> Orange is in talks to acquire Bouygues Telecom in France. NYT article

> Lenovo's newest Android smartphone is the Vibe S1 Lite. PhoneScoop article

> AT&T's Cricket plans to sell a pair of rugged Kyocera phones. 9to5Google article

Mobile Developer News

> What are employers looking for in Android developers? Feature

> Virtual reality may disrupt the telecom ecosystem. Editor's Corner

Telecom News

> NTS Communications, an emerging alternative fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) provider, is bringing its new 1 Gbps service to Abilene, Texas, challenging local incumbent telco AT&T. Article

Cable News

> Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (Shentel) has entered an agreement to purchase West Virginia's Colane Cable TV for $2.4 million. Article

> The FCC has paused its "shot clock" on its six-month review of Charter Communication's proposed purchases of Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks. Article

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