Huawei's smartphone shipments jump 26%; DT CEO says T-Mobile can survive alone

Quick news from around the Web.

> Huawei said its third-quarter smartphone shipments jumped 26 percent. Article

> ZTE reported a 191 percent increase in third-quarter profit thanks to strength in smartphones and LTE gear orders. Release

> The data plan for the upcoming cellular-capable Samsung Gear S smart watch will cost a reported $10 per month. Article

> According to Deutsche Telekom's CEO, T-Mobile US can survive as a stand-alone company. Article

> Verizon sold $6.5 billion worth of bonds to refinance its debt. Article

> Bank of America's glitch with the Apple Pay system should be fixed by today, the company said. Article

> China's Xiaomi is moving some of its users' data out of Beijing over privacy concerns. Article

> Microsoft's new Android Wear app lets users search Bing by twisting their wrist. Article

> During the next two years, Apple said it will double the number of retail stores it owns in China. Article

> Twitter unveiled Fabric, a new toolkit for mobile developers. Article

> Apple and GT Advanced Technologies have officially reached a settlement under which GT will wind down its sapphire production in Arizona and Massachusetts, and GT will be released from any exclusivity deal with Apple. Article

> AT&T will launch Amazon's Kindle Fire HDX 7-inch tablet. Post

Wireless Tech News

> If you thought ultra-wideband (UWB) technology had joined the ranks of zombies on The Walking Dead, think again. It never totally died; it just got new again. Article

> An Internet of Things (IoT) standards organization just got a jolt with the involvement of a new member, NWave Technologies, which is contributing its years of expertise to the Weightless SIG for the advancement of the Weightless-N standard. Article

Telecom News

> Frontier is facing more trouble in its West Virginia market as a group of customers has filed a class-action lawsuit against the service provider, claiming the broadband speeds it delivered did not match up with what it advertised, reports the West Virginia Gazette. Article

Cable News

> Comcast reported third-quarter net income of $2.6 billion on revenue of $16.8 billion, up 4 percent year over year and meeting the forecasts of investors. Article

> Pay-TV remains the biggest segment on the overall consumer video services market, but it's masking an incendiary spending rise for SVOD services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant Video. Article

And finally… "The Dark Knight" actor Christian Bale will indeed play Steve Jobs in the upcoming movie about the former Apple CEO, penned by Aaron Sorkin. Article

Suggested Articles

Cisco thinks carriers will need to totally upgrade their backhaul networks because their current networks can’t handle the 5G speeds.

T-Mobile promised to heavily deploy 5G across Colorado; and Dish Network promised to add 2,000 more jobs as it builds out a greenfield 5G network.

Sprint today announced it has expanded its 5G service to cover about 16 million people within nine metropolitan areas.