Global PC shipments dropping; Huawei selling unlocked SnapTo in U.S.

Quick news from around the Web.

"T-Mobile Galaxy S6 sales already 'nearly double' Galaxy S5 sales at T-Mobile link via @tmonews" --@FierceWireless

> Global PC shipments continue to decline, according to new research. Article

> According to the GSA, 16 operators are launching VoLTE technology. Article

> SoftBank is now subleasing two four-story office buildings in San Carlos, California, where 100 employees had been working last year, due to Sprint's failed bid to acquire T-Mobile. Article

> Huawei is now selling its unlocked SnapTo Android smartphone in the United States for $179.99. Article

Telecom News

> Zayo is on the building path again with plans to extend its long-haul fiber network between Phoenix and Dallas, an initiative that will add more than 1,200 route miles to its 16,000 route mile network. Article

> SaskTel is maintaining its dedication to bring fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) services to more parts of the country, announcing that it will invest $36 million on the program this year. Article

Cable News

> While Philadelphia's increasingly rancorous franchise renewal negotiations with Comcast are sure to steal the spotlight, smaller towns continue to work through issues with the nation's largest MSO as they sort out their technological future. Article

> One of Comcast's stronger non-cable allies, the City of Philadelphia, has issued a 571-page report that leaves little doubt that the municipality feels there's room for its biggest corporate resident to improve the way it does business in the City of Brotherly Love. Article

European Wireless News

> Ericsson said it proved the ability of LTE as an alternative to existing powerline or fixed network connections for smart meters in trials conducted with Telefónica Deutschland and utility company E.ON. Article

> Oxygen8, a UK headquartered multi-channel communications platform provider, revealed that close to 100 per cent of UK mobile users plan to make a mobile payment during 2015, and that almost a quarter plan to increase the amount they spend via mobile. Article

And finally… @dannysullivan: "I felt a great disturbance today, as if millions of Fitbits suddenly cried out in terror that they would be replaced with Apple Watches."

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