Sprint backtracks on BlackBerry Priv; Crown Castle to purchase TDC for $461M

More wireless news from across the Web:

> Sprint appears to be withdrawing from its promise to sell the Android-powered BlackBerry Priv smartphone. Phone Scoop article

> Law firm Andrews & Springer LLC said it is investigating U.S. Cellular for "potential securities violations and breach of fiduciary duty." Release

> MVNO Ting is asking users to participate in a mobile data usage survey. Post

> Crown Castle will purchase Tower Development Corp., which owns and operates 336 towers in the United States and Puerto Rico, for $461 million. MWL article

> The tablet market is about 100 million units below where analysts had expected it to land. Re/code article

> Quixey announced a new CEO as the company's sales struggle. Re/code article

> During its analyst day, Huawei outlined a business and technology strategy that the company is describing as "all cloud." MWL article

Telecom News

> AT&T and the Communications Workers of America (CWA) could not reach an agreement by the Saturday midnight expiration of their West Region wireline contract, but the two sides said they will continue to negotiate a new contract. Article

> Google Fiber will stop offering its free 5 Mbps service in Kansas City, Missouri -- the first market it built into back in 2012 -- signaling that it wants to increase broadband margins while attracting more potential customers. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Two members of Congress who co-chair the Congressional Hearing Caucus sent a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler saying the FCC should "proceed with caution" before allowing Globalstar to offer services using Terrestrial Low Power Services (TLPS). Article

> FirstNet says its vision for the Vehicle Network System (VNS), previously known as an MCU, involves a new product concept meant to address the communication needs of remote first responders immediately when they respond to incidents that are outside of terrestrial coverage -- or if traditional coverage has become unavailable due to a natural or man-made disaster. Article

European Wireless News

> The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has become the latest organization to wade into the increasingly controversial debate over whether CK Hutchison should be allowed to buy O2 UK and merge it with Three UK. Article

> Deutsche Telekom has yet to rule out the possibility of maintaining its Netherlands business as a mobile-only operation, despite preferring to compete with the converged services being offered by the unit's rivals. Article

Cable News

> Arris said it's addressing a vulnerability in its SurfBoard 6141 DOCSIS 3.0 modems with a firmware update. Article

> Comcast CFO Michael Cavanagh took home $40.6 million in salary and other compensation last year, beating out the company's top executive, CEO Brian Roberts, who earned a paltry $36.2 million. Article

And finally… A new drone will put bottles directly into drinkers' hands. Article

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