Cisco trumpets 19 TB of data at MWC; Sprint's Ting supports iPhone 5

Quick news from around the Web.

> Cisco said the Wi-Fi Network at the 2014 Mobile World Congress trade show supported nearly 81,000 connections and carried 19 terabytes of data in four days. Release

> AT&T and Aruba Networks built a new Wi-Fi system in the American Airlines Center in Dallas. Article

> Chetan Sharma released a detailed look at the U.S. mobile market, including its progress toward $100 billion in mobile data revenues. Post

> HTC's new One sold on eBay with Verizon packaging for $500. Article

> European regulators today mandated interoperable chargers for phones and tablets. Article

> Sprint's Ting MVNO now supports the iPhone 5. Article

> Apple reduced its return window for the iPhone to 14 days. Article

> Green America is calling for a ban on Apple iPhones and iPads due to toxic threats to Chinese workers. Release

> Apple wants Samsung to pay it $40 per device for patent licensing. Post

> Starbucks' new app allows users to tip their coffee makers. Article

> A new feature in Google Wallet allows users to track their online shipments. Article

> United Airlines said it will offer iOS users streaming movies and other content via its iOS app. Article

> Google is reportedly planning to open its first retail store in New York. Article

> Amazon is reportedly eyeing overseas markets for its smartphone launch. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Oceus Networks has told the FCC that a bi-directional sharing framework providing military access to the paired 1755-1780 MHz and 2155-2180 MHz bands could fulfill training requirements on remote bases and ranges with limited impact to auction revenues. Article

> The Internet of Things, and the billions or trillions of devices that will be communicating in coming years, is driving the need to make LTE more power-efficient. With that in mind, researchers at Ericsson are proposing a number of ways to make LTE more suitable for IoT applications Article

> The board of the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) agreed on a roadmap that should set the stage for creation of a definitive business plan and also voted to continue negotiating a spectrum lease agreement with Harris County, Texas, home of the nation's only operating 700 MHz public-safety LTE network. Article

Telecom News

> AT&T's IP transition trial should consider the impact on business customers. Editor's Corner

> Canada's Bell Aliant is investing $4.3 million to light up three new towns in Newfoundland and Labrador with its fiber to the home (FTTH)-based FibreOP service. When the telco completes this latest build, it will serve a total of 8,100 customers in Harbour Grace, Deer Lake and Stephenville. Article

Cable News

> Comcast's $45.2 billion agreement to acquire Time Warner Cable could make the idea of a potential DirecTV merger with Dish Network more attractive to regulators, DirecTV CEO Mike White suggested at an investor conference Tuesday. Article

And finally… Samsung pitchman LeBron James tweeted that his phone rebooted and erased all his content--then he immediately deleted the Tweet. Article