AT&T reportedly mulling sale of Digital Life post-Time Warner acquisition

August 18, 2017

By Colin Gibbs AT&T is said to be considering a sale of its home security business to lighten its debt load once its acquisition of Time Warner closes.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/at-t-reportedly-mulling-sale-digital-life-post-time-warner-acquisition?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

U.S. smartwatch market to grow 60% through 2018, NPD predicts

August 18, 2017

By Colin Gibbs The smartwatch market has failed to live up to extremely high expectations in its early days, but NPD predicts that a wave of new devices and features will pave the way to broader success over the next 18 months.

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T-Mobile looks to kickstart fall promotions with BOGO campaign for new LG phones

August 18, 2017

By Colin Gibbs T-Mobile announced buy-one, get-one-free deals for both the LG G6 and the V20 ahead of what promises to be a particularly active fall promotional season for U.S. wireless network operators.

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Ericsson reportedly may slash 25K jobs as budget cuts continue

August 17, 2017

By Colin Gibbs Telecom gear vendor Ericsson may slash more jobs outside Sweden as it continues to try to regain its footing in an extremely competitive worldwide market. The cuts would be part of a restructuring initiative started after the company posted an operating loss of $145.3 million during the latest quarter.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/ericsson-reportedly-may-slash-25k-jobs-as-budget-cuts-continue?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

U.S. smartphone market jumped 14% in Q2: Counterpoint

August 17, 2017

By Colin Gibbs Smartphone shipments in the United States jumped 14% year over year, according to Counterpoint, marking a significant rebound from last year. And competition is sure to heat up in the coming weeks as the industry nears the holiday shopping season.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/u-s-smartphone-market-jumped-14-q2-counterpoint?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Sprint begins taking preorders for Essential’s first phone

August 17, 2017

By Colin Gibbs Sprint is offering a big discount for customers who preorder the highly anticipated debut phone from Andy Rubin’s startup, but whether Essential can make much of a dent in an extremely competitive market is far from clear.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/sprint-begins-taking-preorders-for-essential-s-first-phone?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Editor’s Corner—The U.S. smartphone market is going to get a lot more interesting this fall

August 17, 2017

By Mike Dano It’s that time of year: The leaves are changing, the weather is getting colder and Apple, Samsung and others are gearing up to release a bunch of new phones. Except the annual “fall smartphone battle” in the U.S. ought to be a lot more interesting this time around because of several new factors.

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Verizon sets out to conduct CBRS tests in Texas

August 16, 2017

By Monica Alleven Verizon is asking the FCC for permission to conduct a series of field tests using the 3.5 GHz Citizens Band Radio Service (CBRS) band spectrum in Irving, Texas.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/verizon-sets-out-to-conduct-cbrs-tests-irving-texas?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Industry Voices—Rysavy: Why 5G will be a game changer

August 16, 2017

By Peter Rysavy As impressive as the improvements have been with each new generation of cellular technology, the step from 4G to 5G will be more profound than any before and by the end of the next decade will reshape the broadband landscape.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/industry-voices-rysavy-why-5g-will-be-a-game-changer?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

Qualcomm buys AI company Scyfer, continues focus on end devices

August 16, 2017

By Monica Alleven Qualcomm Technologies announced the acquisition of Scyfer B.V., a company affiliated with the University of Amsterdam that has built artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for companies worldwide and in a number of different industries.

Via:: http://www.fiercewireless.com/wireless/qualcomm-buys-ai-company-scyfer-continues-focus-end-devices?utm_source=internal&utm_medium=rss

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