T-Mobile may sell debt from equipment installation plans; Verizon Wireless offering 1 GB to auto-pay customers

Quick news from around the Web.

"Apple Watch teardown suggests bigger profits for Apple http://cnet.co/1HVMBiJ  via @CNET" --@FierceWireless

> Jawbone reportedly finished a $300 million funding round from Blackrock. Article

> Sony said it expects its profits to pop this fiscal year. Article

> Verizon Wireless is offering 1 GB of bonus data to customers who sign up for its automatic payment service. Article

> Microsoft announced its new HoloLens. Article

> T-Mobile US may sell debt that is backed by customer payments on iPhones and other smartphones equipment as a way of reducing its financing costs, the company's CFO said. Article

> Intel may launch a hostile takeover of Altera in June. Article

> AT&T said it finished its acquisition of Nextel Mexico. Release

> News app Circa is searching for a buyer. Article

Telecom News

> With its acquisition of tw telecom now complete, Level 3's focus in 2015 will be on integrating those assets into its fold, but that does not mean that it's ruling out pursuing new deals. Article

> AT&T has been enriching its business services offering with a new fiber footprint that can now deliver 1 Gbps services to multi-tenant office buildings in more than 180 cities in the United States. Article

Cable News

> Charter Communications reported a loss of 7 million video subscribers in the first quarter but expects to increase its TV customer base for the full year with wide deployment of its next-generation Spectrum Guide video service throughout the rest of 2015. Article

> Twenty-First Century Fox will not join the Walt Disney Company and its ESPN division in suing Verizon over its skinny FiOS video bundles. Article

European Wireless News

> Apple enjoyed a brief spike in its share price, as enthusiasm for the company's earnings in the first calendar quarter (Apple's fiscal second quarter) was muted by concerns its iPhone sales may have peaked. Article

> Surfline, which launched the first LTE network in Ghana, has received $15 million (€13.6 million) in funding from a German investment company for the expansion of its mobile network. Article

And finally… Elon Musk's Tesla announced the Tesla Battery for homes, businesses and utilities. Article

Suggested Articles

Nokia says it will introduce DSS as a software upgrade when 5G FDD devices become widely available next year.

Senators debated how to handle proceeds from a C-band auction, which is due to start before the end of 2020.

American Tower thinks mid-band spectrum could be the backbone for 5G and benefit tower companies as carriers deploy off macro sites, executives said.