News tagged with broadband wireless

T-Mobile USA in talks to buy MetroPCS (Update)

(AP)—The parent of cellphone company T-Mobile USA on Tuesday said it's in talks to buy smaller MetroPCS Communications Inc., a deal that could shore up two struggling smaller players in the U.S. wireless ...

dateOct 02, 2012 in Telecom
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US launches effort to ease 'spectrum crunch'

US regulators voted Friday to begin a process to reallocate some of the broadcast spectrum to meet surging demand from smartphones, tablets and other devices that use the wireless Internet.

dateSep 29, 2012 in Telecom
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US curbs Verizon's wireless entertainment push

The US Justice Department announced tough limits Thursday on Verizon's effort to expand its wireless entertainment footprint, amid worries the cellphone and cable giant was building a monopoly.

dateAug 16, 2012 in Telecom
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Next up: Smart homes

You've got a smartphone and maybe a smart TV, and may have heard that smart refrigerators are in the works. Next up: the smart home.

dateMay 28, 2012 in Energy & Green Tech
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Verizon to auction spectrum worth billions

Verizon Wireless on Wednesday said it will auction a parcel of radio frequencies, which could be worth billions of dollars in an industry scrambling to offer consumers more cellular broadband.

dateApr 18, 2012 in Telecom
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Bharti Airtel offers 4G service in India

India's Bharti Airtel said on Tuesday it had become the first company in the country to offer high-speed Internet services using fourth-generation (4G) telecommunications technology.

dateApr 10, 2012 in Telecom
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Dish closes on 2 purchases key to broadband plans

(AP) -- Satellite TV provider Dish Network Corp. has completed its purchase of two satellite operators whose licenses it hopes to use to offer broadband access that can help it compete better with cable TV and phone companies.

dateMar 12, 2012 in Telecom
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