T-Mobile to launch RCS soon; Sprint's ads get dinged by National Advertising Division

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> T-Mobile US plans to launch RCS services soon with vendor Mavenir Systems. Article

> The National Advertising Division chastised Sprint for its advertisements after T-Mobile US brought complaints. Article

> Nvidia announced a $199 smart TV that is also a gaming console. Article

> Rumors point to Huawei supply Google's next Nexus device. Article

> Netflix is inking agreements with Australian ISPs to exempt its data from users' data caps. Article

Mobile Developer News

> How should developers approach Apple's first public beta of iOS? Editor's Corner

Telecom News

> Frontier Communications CEO Maggie Wilderotter is going to step down as CEO and is transitioning to an executive chair role in April. Taking over the CEO role is Dan McCarthy, who currently serves as Frontier's president and COO. Article

> Level 3 Communications CEO Jeff Storey has indicated that the strategy by incumbent telcos, namely AT&T and Verizon, to increase their focus on their wireless businesses is helping Level 3 win more deals in the enterprise services space. Article

Cable News

> A week after Comcast executives insisted that it's "premature" to discuss new products and services that leverage the company's burgeoning Wi-Fi network, Comcast vice chairman and CFO Peter Angelakis hammered home the point Tuesday. Article

> The 13 largest pay-TV operators lost 125,000 subscribers in 2014, up from 95,000 in 2013, according to new data released Tuesday by Leichtman Research Group. Article

European Wireless News

> Jolla, the Finland-based developer of the Sailfish mobile operating system (OS) talked up its potential as a viable alternative to Google's Android, as the company announced that Snapdeal.com--India's largest e-commerce marketplace provider--has become the first company to sign up to its partner program. Article

> Deutsche Telekom launched a cloud VPN service for small and medium businesses at the Mobile World Congress, here. Article

And finally… The European Union is considering allowing tiered Internet service, with paid fast lanes. Article

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