Samsung cutting pricing on smartphones to tackle emerging markets; BlackBerry plans two mid-range Android phones this year

More wireless news from across the web:

> According to a new report, Samsung is making an aggressive move into emerging markets by lowering its smartphone prices and adding higher-end features to the devices. WSJ article

> According to a new survey from CTIA, wireless customers are supportive of toll-free data plans where their usage doesn't count against their monthly data allotments. Multichannel News article

> KT and NEC in South Korea said they successfully tested a high-band, high-speed backhaul system that could be applied to 5G technology. PCWorld article

> CEO John Chen said BlackBerry plans to launch two mid-range Android handsets this year after the company decided its higher-end Priv Android smartphone was too expensive for most users. The National article

> Amazon has invested in the Wi-Fi startup Luma, with an eye toward the home Internet market. Re/code article

> Reddit released a mobile app. Fortune article

> Facebook is reportedly testing offering weather alerts via its mobile apps. TNW article

> Yahoo reportedly moved its deadline to April 18 for bids on its core web business. Re/code article

Telecom News

> Verizon and Incompas have developed a proposal to regulate special access services, signaling that at least one large ILEC wants to come to an agreement following a decade long debate. Article

European Wireless News

> KPN announced that it is on track to complete nationwide deployment of a LoRa-based Internet of Things (IoT) network by June after expanding coverage throughout western Holland, an area known as the Randstad. Article

Cable News

> Jay Samit as out as CEO at pay-TV video services vendor SeaChange. According to a company announcement deftly blended with its fiscal 2016 earnings release, company veteran Edward Terino has been tapped to take his place. Article

And finally… Now you can order Taco Bell food from the Slack communication service. Article

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