Dish Network's Charlie Ergen made a $2 billion "stalking horse" bid for bankrupt wireless provider LightSquared, according to a Bloomberg report, a move that could pit Ergen against fellow billionaire and LightSquared financier Philip Falcone.
América Móvil's U.S. MVNO, TracFone Wireless, acquired Start Wireless' Page Plus Cellular, an MVNO that counts around 1.
Sprint Nextel is bringing a longtime partner into the fold. The carrier confirmed that it acquired mobile software development and distribution firm Handmark, along with its social media apps and ad unit, OneLouder.
Finnish startup Jolla formally announced the first smartphone running its open-source Sailfish OS, hoping to spark interest in a the fledgling platform as it seeks to compete with goliaths like Apple, Google, BlackBerry and Microsoft in the growing smartphone market.
Now that it's owned by T-Mobile US, MetroPCS has decided to drop its lawsuit against the FCC's net neutrality rules for wireless and wired networks, leaving Verizon Wireless as the sole challenger to the rules.
Another research firm, this time the NPD Group, has predicted that shipments of smartphones will overtake those of basic and feature phones for the first time this year, as adoption of smartphones accelerates.
Vodafone will report its annual results on Tuesday and speculation is brewing about what, if anything, CEO Vittorio Colao will say to shed light on the future of the operator's 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless.
According to our research, in 10 major Western European mobile markets just over one in five operators (22 per cent) offer at least one truly unlimited mobile data plan, either for handset data or mobile broadband, to target heavy mobile data users.
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.