T-Mobile's GoSmart launches new plan; China Mobile ranked as world's most profitable carrier

More wireless news from across the Web:

> AT&T announced that the new version of its U-verse App is compatible with Apple Watch. Release

> Sony's CEO Kazuo Hirai was re-elected to his position at the company by shareholders. Reuters article

> According to ABI Research, China Mobile was the world's most profitable wireless operator in 2014, followed by Verizon and AT&T, respectively. Cellular News article

> According to a new report, TV broadcasters are hoping to get more money from the FCC for spectrum relocation after the incentive auction. Broadcasting & Cable article

> T-Mobile US' GoSmart prepaid brand introduced a $30 per month plan that offers unlimited talking and texting and 1 GB of 3G data, plus unlimited LTE access to Facebook. PhoneScoop article

> According to research firm Tractica, annual facial recognition devices and licenses will increase from 28.5 million in 2015 to more than 122.8 million worldwide by 2024. Release

Telecom News

> Verizon is coming under fire again in New York City over claims that the service provider is preventing competitors' broadband data service from being delivered to their customers by blocking access to necessary fiber conduits. Article

European Wireless News

> Nokia Networks agreed on a lease on a facility in Hungary that is set to become the country's largest R&D facility, in a move that the country's foreign minister said strengthens the broader ICT industry in the market. Article

> Digitalk, a mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE), said Vodafone UK will use its cloud-based platform to help improve the service it provides to mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) in future. Article

Cable News

> Canada's Shaw Communications has given up on plans to launch an IPTV-based video service and will instead license a white-label version of Comcast's X1 platform. Article

And finally… Samsung continues to take aim at Apple's iPhone, this time with an advertisement focusing on the Galaxy S6's wireless charging. Article

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