T-Mobile outs 'wideband' LTE in Philly; Whole Foods has processed 150,000 Apple Pay transactions

Quick news from around the Web.

> AT&T Chairman Randall Stephenson argued that FCC chairman Tom Wheeler should not move to a hybrid Title II model for reinstating Open Internet rules. Article

> Analyst firm iGR forecast that the world's carriers will spend roughly $710 billion during the next five years on LTE infrastructure. Release

> T-Mobile said it recently upgraded its network to "wideband" LTE in Philadelphia. Release

> Verizon Wireless quietly introduced the next version of its Ellipsis-branded tablet, the Ellipsis 8, which supports the carrier's XLTE network. Article

> Whole Foods said it has processed more than 150,000 transactions using Apple Pay since the service launched last month. Article

> Apple said it is blocking malware targeting its mobile users in China. Article

> GT Advanced Technologies, which was to supply Apple with sapphire screens, is now facing an investigation into its recent trades by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Article

> Amazon announced its new Echo speaker, which acts like Apple's Siri but is tied to a dedicated speaker device that users can put into their homes. Article

> Nvidia surpassed expectations with its third quarter financials. Article

> Zynga reported third quarter financial results that were better than what some analysts had expected. Article

Telecom News

> Verizon Enterprise Solutions' cloud computing platform strengthened its bond further with its government agency customers by gaining the authority to operate from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. Article

> Lumos' fiber-to-the-cell (FTTC) site momentum continued into the third quarter, with the company reporting that it now has a total of 708 cell sites connected to its fiber network, up 31 percent year-over-year amidst a fall in overall revenues. Article

Online Video News

> In an expected move, Aereo will shutter its Boston office on Nov. 12, a move that will see 43 employees laid off. The online video provider will also lay off an undisclosed number of employees at its New York City headquarters. Article

Cable News

> Disney may have negotiated ample streaming rights for ESPN as part of its recent programming deals, including the just-signed $1.5 billion-a-season agreement with the NBA, but the media conglomerate has no plans to take ESPN a la carte anytime soon. Article

European Wireless News

> Deutsche Telekom CEO Timotheus Höttges said its UK joint venture with Orange should focus on gaining more fixed-line subscribers before any decisions on its future ownership structure are made. Article

> Telecom Italia CEO Marco Patuano said the company's performance in the first nine months of the year showed "signs of change" on its domestic market, proclaiming that the operator has overcome a price war thanks to its focus on quality of service. Article

And finally… The cord-cutting trend is starting to affect satellite TV providers. Article

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