Verizon adds tablets to Edge financing program; Mavenir helps power T-Mobile's VoLTE service

Quick news from around the Web.

> Google, Netflix and other Internet companies took a position in favor of net neutrality guidelines. Article

> According to a new report some T-Mobile US customers are experiencing troubles accessing LTE connections. Article

> According to one analyst, Apple's 5.5-inch iPhone won't debut in the fall. Article

> ZTE said it will report a better-than-expected first half due to revenue from network equipment sales in China. Article

> CTIA is highlighting the keynote speakers for its Super Mobility Week show in September. Release

> A former Google X director, Babak Parviz, appears to have departed Google, where he helped develop Google Glass, and is now moving to Amazon. Article

> Samsung has suspended business with Chinese supplier Dongguan Shinyang Electronics after allegations of child labor. Article

> Mavenir Systems said its converged IMS product is being used by T-Mobile for the carrier's Voice over LTE launch. Release

> Synchronoss Technologies announced its acquired Voxmobili SA. Release

> Investors are fleeing MagicJack Vocaltec. Article

> Apple may be prepping a new product that uses its iBeacon location-aware technology, according to documents recently made public by the FCC. Article

> Huawei will use technology from Immersion to offer "haptic feedback" technology on its smartphones, which create a variety of vibration sensations. Release

> Verizon Wireless customers can now pay for their tablets through the carrier's Edge device financing program. Article

> FCC information may no longer be displayed on electronic devices like smartphones. Article

Wireless Tech News

> Apple refuted a report from China's state broadcaster that described the iPhone as a "national security concern" because of a location-determination feature that it said records the time and location of a user's movements. Article

> Alcatel-Lucent's plan to outsource its 2G and 3G research and development likely won't rock the boat, said one analyst. Article

Telecom News

> Cbeyond is taking advantage of the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference 2014 to introduce its new TotalCloud File Storage (TCFS) service, offering cloud-based file storage, sharing and backup service to small and medium sized businesses (SMBs). Article

> Orange has gotten regulatory clearance from the Autorite de Regulation des Communications Electroniques et des Postes (Arcep) and its independent Committee of Experts to implement VDSL2 over all of its existing copper lines that are connected to its remote terminal (RT) cabinets. Article

Cable News

> According to a new report, Comcast may have acquired Wi-Fi router maker PowerCloud Systems. Article

> Epix's long, slow rollout across the U.S. pay TV spectrum took another important step with a deal to launch four standard-def and HD channels on AT&T U-verse. Article

European Wireless News

> Telefónica is in talks on the sale of its stake in Telecom Italia in an effort to relieve regulatory pressure in Brazil, local newspaper Folha de S.Paulo reported on Friday. Article

> CCS Insight said a slowdown in the tablet market in 2014 has been more dramatic than expected, with latest forecasts saying that growth is now expected to drop to just 14 per cent worldwide compared to increases of 71 per cent in 2013 and 79 per cent in 2012. Article

And finally… Samsung's latest ads poke fun at the iPad. Article

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