T-Mobile, Verizon strike $173M spectrum deal; Google reportedly revives Glass for enterprise

More wireless news from across the Web:

> T-Mobile US and Verizon struck a $173 million deal to transfer AWS and PCS spectrum between them. Filing

Facebook has completed building its first full-scale drone, which has the wingspan of a Boeing 737 and is aimed at spreading Internet access in remote areas. Post

> Google is reportedly distributing a new version of its Glass wearable computer aimed at businesses in industries such as health care, manufacturing and energy. Wall Street Journal article

> Samsung has partnered with MasterCard and the two will offer the Samsung Pay service to financial partners and retailers across Europe. PhoneScoop article

> The next version of Silent Circle's privacy-focused Blackphone smartphone will come equipped with Google's Android for Work software. Release

> Nvidia announced a voluntary recall of its Shield 8-inch tablets that were sold between July 2014 and July 2015, which the company it will replace. The company has determined that the battery in these tablets can overheat, posing a fire hazard. Release

> Microsoft said there are now more than 14 million devices running Windows 10 since upgrades began July 29. Post

> ABI Research estimates the total number of public safety LTE user subscriptions to reach 11 million worldwide by 2020, with a market size of $5.1 billion. Release

European Wireless News

> Telekom Austria said its Bulgarian mobile subsidiary Mobiltel has agreed to buy cable operator blizoo Bulgaria from current owner EQT V for an undisclosed price. Article

> French telecoms regulator Arcep authorised SFR and Orange to refarm frequencies in the 1800 MHz frequency band for use with 4G services starting May 25, 2016. Article

Cable News

> The cable industry will eventually move to a BYOD (bring your own device) world, Time Warner Cable Chairman and CEO Rob Marcus conceded. But he said in the meantime the MSO will continue to aggressively lease set-tops and modems. Article

> Delving into what he admits is the very inexact science of measuring app downloads, MoffettNathanson media analyst Michael Nathanson estimates that HBO Now currently has between 970,000 and 1.9 million subscribers. Article

Telecom News

> Frontier has reached another labor agreement with the Communications Workers of America District 6 (CWA), covering workers in Texas and Missouri, clearing another key issue as it proceeds with its acquisition of Verizon's wireline assets in Texas, California and Florida. Article

> TDS Telecom is moving ahead with its targeted fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) and IPTV services build with plans to roll out services in an additional seven wireline markets by the end of this year. Article

And finally… The YotaPhone 2 won't be coming to the U.S. after all. Article