Just as there are rising stars every year in the wireless industry, so, too, are there executives in the wireline telecom industry who are getting more and more attention and influence.
Verizon Wireless gave the personal cell phone records of at least two journalists from The Associated Press to the government as part of a wide-ranging seizure of telephone records by the Department of Justice, according to the New York Times.
Former Intel CEO Paul Otellini expressed regret that the silicon giant did not or was not able to get its chips inside Apple's iPhone.
The European Union's digital agenda commissioner, Neelie Kroes, said the creation of a single market for the European telecoms industry is a major priority for the rest of her mandate, and said she is not retiring until she has achieved her goal.
Samsung Electronics said that global shipments of its new flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone will hit 10 million less than a month after it went on sale, beating the sales pace of its predecessor the Galaxy S III.
Verizon Wireless launched new prepaid pricing that significantly increases the amount of data its prepaid smartphone customers can consume per month with their plans, as competition in the prepaid market, especially among Tier 1 players, continues to heat up.
The FCC said it requires additional testing of MVNO FreedomPop's iPhone Sleeve, which the company said could "take another couple months and tens of thousands of dollars.
Wireless trade group CTIA is hoping some star power as well as a new venue in Las Vegas will breathe new life into its annual CTIA Wireless 2013 trade show, which will take place May 21-23 at the Sands Convention Center.
Google CEO Larry Page took questions from audience members during the opening keynote session of the company's annual I/O developer conference and hit on the fact that the tech media likes to play up competition between Google and its various rivals.
Nearly one-third of U.S smartphone sales in the first quarter were on prepaid carriers, the highest on record, according to a report from the NPD Group.