Sprint offers iPhone 6s for $15/month in leasing payments; Google rolls out Android Pay in U.S.

More wireless news from across the Web:

> Through Dec. 31, customers on any other carrier who switch to Sprint or existing Sprint customers who are upgrade-eligible and turn in any smartphone will be able to lease a 16 GB iPhone 6s for $15 per month. Release

> Billionaire Masayoshi Son reportedly considered a management buyout of SoftBank Group earlier this year and entered talks with an overseas partner to take the company private. Son ultimately scrapped the idea. Bloomberg article

> Google's new Android Pay mobile payments platform is starting to roll out in the U.S. Blog post

> Alcatel-Lucent gave in to weeks of political pressure and agreed to cut in the half the bonuses to be paid to former CEO Michel Combes. Wall Street Journal article

> Alcatel OneTouch will release a phone running on Microsoft's Windows 10 software by year-end. CNET article

> European Union regulators have yet to decide whether to wade into a patent dispute between ZTE and patent licensing firm Vringo. Reuters article

> Huawei launched an OSS-as-a-Service platform for carriers. Release

European Wireless News

> TeliaSonera and Telenor abandoned plans to merge their respective Danish operations after being unable to agree to concessions that would have alleviated European Commission concerns over the impact of the deal on competition in the market. Article

> French media company Vivendi strengthened its hold on Telecom Italia by further increasing its stake in the Italian operator in early September. Article

Cable News

> Expanding its offerings for its burgeoning MSO market, TiVo has introduced a new platform for low-end, non-DVR set-tops, TiVo Lite. The new platform uses middleware from Cubiware, which TiVo purchased for $27.5 million last spring. It also leverages search, recommendation and analytics technologies from DigitalSmiths, another recent TiVo acquisition. Article

> After suffering through 14 months of slings and arrows as it attempted its own mega-merger with Time Warner Cable, Comcast is experiencing life as the hammer rather than the nail. Article

Telecom News

> Google Fiber has cited that it is talking to three new cities -- Irvine, Calif.; Louisville, Ky. and San Diego -- as three cities that it is considering to light its 1 Gbps service, but there's no promise the service provider will move forward with an actual deployment. Article

> CenturyLink is aware that when Charter Communications completes its acquisition of Time Warner Cable, the merger will give CenturyLink a larger threat in its residential and business service capabilities, but the telco says it has the right weapons to compete. Article

And finally… During a taping of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick was interrupted by at least one protester. Article

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