T-Mobile argues for new rules in 600 MHz auction; Microsoft sues Kyocera over cell phone patents

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> T-Mobile continues to argue for rules that would favor smaller carriers in the upcoming incentive auction of TV broadcasters' 600 MHz spectrum. FCC filing

> Microsoft sued Kyocera over patent infringement. Article

> Verizon Wireless will begin accepting preorders for the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge on April 1. Article

> T-Mobile executive Ami Silverman has left the carrier to join Microsoft. Article

> A judge in California has ruled that police need a warrant to obtain location data from cell phones. Article

> An Alcatel-Lucent executive in China who accused his bosses of graft was found dead. Article

Wireless Tech News

> As expected, 5G was one of the major themes at last week's Mobile World Congress (MWC) trade show in Barcelona, Spain. Article

> While the competition is mulling ways to take customers away from WLAN vendor Aruba Networks as it gets combined with HP, Aruba is preparing its customers for what it calls better days ahead. Article

> T-Mobile US CTO Neville Ray said that 5G networks will mainly involve new uses of spectrum to address continued expected growth in mobile data usage and different use cases, including from the Internet of Things. Article

Telecom News

> Ciena reported that its loss widened to $18.8 million, or 17 cents a share, up from $15.9 million, or 15 cents a share, in the same period a year ago due to the timing of government customers' orders. Article

Cable News

> According to one analyst, Comcast might buy Netflix or T-Mobile if it fails to purchase Time Warner Cable. Article

European Wireless News

> ZTE picked up a contract to deploy the second phase of state-owned Algerian operator Algérie Télécom's LTE network, nearly a year after the operator took a leading position in Africa with the launch of the first phase in its 4G rollout. Article

> Italy-based operator Wind launched a refinancing of its €1.8 billion ($1.9 billion) leveraged loans after reaching agreement on a sale of its tower subsidiary Galata to Spain's Abertis Telecom Terrestre, banking sources told Reuters on Friday. Article

And finally… The Huawei Watch is going for more than $1,000 on Amazon. Article

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