Dish wins all H Block licenses; Qualcomm's Mollenkopf now CEO

Quick news from around the Web.

> As expected, Dish Network won all of the licenses up for auction during the FCC's H Block auction. Article

> AT&T Mobility plans to release small cells next year that support LTE, 3G and Wi-Fi connections. Article

> BlackBerry's services continue to suffer outages in Southeast Asia. Article

> According to IDC, the growth of sales of smartphones in China will slow. Article

> Qualcomm's new CEO, Steve Mollenkopf, is now taking over duties from former CEO Paul Jacobs. Release

> BlackBerry is now adding advertisements to its BBM Channels service. Article

> Microsoft's OneDrive is now available on BlackBerry. Article

> Facebook Messenger is now available on Windows Phone. Article

> SureCall, formerly Cellphone-Mate, said its Flex2Go cellular booster kit scored FCC certification. Release

Wireless Tech News

> SoftBank execs checked out Qualcomm's NASCAR small cell test. Editor's Corner

Telecom News

> Verizon Communications' enterprise business continues to weather a challenging economic time, but according to CEO Lowell McAdam, cloud, machine to machine (M2M) and security represent large opportunities for the telco. Article

Cable News

> Time Warner Cable is using high-definition video conferencing gear and software from Tely Labs for a "virtual visits" telehealth trial. The technology vendor's investors include Comcast. Article

> Time Warner Cable is beginning to market a new package of 100 high-definition channels to hospitals within its footprint. Article

Online Video News

> Dish Network's carriage deal with Walt Disney Co. inked earlier this week gives it the right to deliver ESPN, the Disney Channel, ABC and other content via an over-the-top service that the company plans to launch soon. Many consider this to be a groundbreaking deal that will set Dish up as a leader in the OTT space. Article

> Roku, the maker of an online video streaming set-top box and HDMI dongle, debuted a $50 version of its Streaking Stick that will begin shipping in mid-April. The device, which connects to the TV via an HDMI port, will compete with Google's $35 Chromecast stick in delivering streaming content to TVs and other devices. Article

And finally… Faulty Lightening cables are giving iPhone users headaches. Article


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