China Mobile could be nearing iPhone launch; T-Mobile reportedly planning data-only Simple Choice plans

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> China Mobile could be inching closer to a launch of Apple's iPhone. Article

> The FCC has "substantially drafted" its rules for the upcoming incentive auction of broadcast TV spectrum. Article

> Microsoft is getting ready to take over Nokia's headquarters. Article

> T-Mobile US is now selling the Nexus 5 and 7 in its retail stores. Article

> T-Mobile will reportedly launch data-only Simple Choice plans. Article

> Acer's founder stepped in to run the company after its CEO and president resigned. Article

> Google Wallet now includes a debit card function. Article

 > Southwest is planning to offer gate-to-gate Wi-Fi service. Article

> Nokia relaunched its Music app as the new MixRadio service. Article

> Sharp is reportedly considering withdrawing from its mobile phone manufacturing deal with Foxconn. Article

> Microsoft sued Acacia over patents for smartphones. Article

Wireless Tech News

> National Instruments and Scotland's University of Edinburgh are partnering on a test bed to improve indoor wireless communications capacity using spatial modulation techniques combined with visible light communications to create what are being called high-density optical attocell networks. Article

> Key Bridge Global usurped Google's role as the newest TV white space database provider. Article

> Telefonica and Vodafone are testing LTE Advanced carrier aggregation in Germany. Article

Telecom News

> According to Tim Biltz, president and CEO of Lumos Networks, the company's focus on customers is a key element in its transformation to a fiber-centric provider. Hot Seat

Cable News

> Comcast's chief software architect tweeted a code that let subscribers preview the cable operator's new X2 guide. Article

> HBO is the first cable programmer to stream content to Google's Chromecast. Article

European Wireless News

> Telenor does not expect to start operating its network in Myanmar before August 2014 due to a delay in finalizing the license. Article

> Germany challenged the European Union's right to examine Telefónica's E-Plus deal. Article

> Belgacom is seeking a new CEO after the Belgian government, which owns 53.5 percent of the operator, sacked Didier Bellens from the post because of his repeated criticism of the authorities. Article

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