Huawei boosts Q3 smartphone shipments; Sprint gets pressured to keep WiMAX network running

More wireless news from across the Web:

> Huawei said its third-quarter global smartphone shipments jumped 63 percent year-over-year to 27.4 million units, keeping it on track to ship 100 million in 2015. Reuters article

> According to a GSMA North America report, more than 80 percent of connections in the region will be LTE in 2020, up from around 50 percent in the middle of 2015. Release

> Several non-profit groups have filed an emergency injunction request in Massachusetts state court in an effort to prevent the shutdown of Sprint's mobile WiMAX network. WirelessWeek article

> Nokia has hinted it might get into the consumer wearables market. TechnoBuffalo article

> Qualcomm announced plans to get its Snapdragon processor built into Internet-connected security cameras, and the company also announced new low-cost LTE modems for the Internet of Things market. Re/code article

> ZTE's net profit for the third quarter jumped 40.6 percent from a year ago on strong demand for LTE network gear from carriers in China and overseas. Release

> Cisco Systems agreed to acquire ParSream, a Big Data analytics startup. San Jose Business Journal article

> Intel is buying Saffron AI, a startup that makes a cognitive computing platform. Fortune article

> A new job listing shows Google is seeking a "multimedia chip architect" who can "lead a chip development effort" and "work with other engineers to take chip to product shipment." Business Insider article

> HTC said the promotional $400 price for the one A9 will end Nov. 7 and then the price will increase to $500. Android Central article

> MasterCard launched a program to turn every new device into a credit card. Release

> JPMorgan Chase & Co. said it will soon launch its own competitor to Apple Pay and other mobile payments systems. Reuters article

Mobile Developer News

> In a departure from the stereotype of working in isolation, coworking spaces are changing the game for mobile developers and the spaces offer dev-friendly environments. Special report

> How developers can use Jack Dorsey's productivity hack to build a better mobile app business. Editor's Corner

Telecom News

> Verizon is facing yet another call to come to an agreement with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) from Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Article

> Comcast Business may still be a relatively small player in the large business space when compared to large incumbent telcos, but the company is already making headway with a number of multisite businesses. Article

Cable News

> Comcast said it is now deploying 40,000 X1 video boxes a day, and that its X1 service now covers 25 percent of its footprint. The company also posted subscriber gains in its video and Internet services above what most Wall Street analysts had expected. Article

> Altice has put in place the final piece of the puzzle in regard to funding its purchase of Cablevision, with two investment funds contributing $1 billion for a 30 percent stake in the MSO. Article

And finally… Microsoft opened a fancy new retail store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. Article

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