Tom Wheeler, the former CTIA chief President Obama has nominated to lead the FCC, will face his Senate confirmation hearing tomorrow, and he is likely to be questioned on the agency's plans to implement incentive auctions of broadcast TV spectrum next year, among many other issues.
T-Mobile US touted its progress in getting subscribers from its MetroPCS brand off legacy CDMA service and onto its HSPA+ and LTE networks, saying that it is ahead of schedule in the migration.
Apple said that between Dec. 1, 2012 and May 31, 2013, it received between 4,000 and 5,000 requests from U.
Samsung Electronics will sell a version of its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone that can run on LTE Advanced networks, even though most carriers around the world haven't yet launched the technology.
Verizon Communications is considering jumping into the Canadian wireless market by taking over one of the smaller players struggling against Canada's mobile incumbents, according to a report in the Globe and Mail newspaper.
France Telecom Orange's strategy to open new business opportunities outside its main footprint was given a boost this week after its Orange Horizons unit signed a partnership agreement with Nashua Mobile to extend its retail footprint, products and services to South Africa, according to local press reports.
In a special report, the first of four in this new series, FierceTelecom examines how the top four ILECs, including AT&T and Verizon Communications, are tackling the wireless backhaul opportunity.
President Obama signed a White House memorandum that orders federal agencies to more efficiently use the spectrum they control and make it easier to share the airwaves with carriers as part of a multi-pronged effort to free up more spectrum for wireless broadband.
Sprint Nextel made changes to its customer terms of service last month in preparation for the possibility that it could stop using Clearwire's WiMAX network before some customers' terms of service are up.
Etisalat is now the last remaining bidder for Vivendi's 53 per cent stake in Maroc Telecom after Qatari operator Ooredoo withdrew its competing bid on Friday, citing frustration with the process.