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Topic: wireless

Told to 'Dramatically Cut Costs,' Vonage Drops Its Lead Creative Agency, JWT

Service could switch to project-based assignments

Vonage and lead creative agency JWT are parting ways, two years after the WPP agency won the business from TBWA\Chiat\Day. The VoIP telephone service spent $123 million in 2013 and $44…

T-Mobile Recruits Its Own Customers in Latest Attack on Rivals

Poaching from Sprint

T-Mobile is looking to take advantage of Sprint's broken "Framily," encouraging its customers to recruit rival customers with the promise of faster data for free for a year. T-Mobile’s promotion,…

AT&T Deal to Buy DirecTV Rocks Telecom, Media Universe

Mega-deal joins Comcast-Time Warner Cable on regulators' docket

The AT&T deal to buy DirecTV is officially only a couple hours old, but it's already shaking up the telecom and media industry and causing consumer groups to fret. Announced shortly…

FCC Will Vote on Setting Aside Spectrum for Smaller Carriers in Auction

Plan limits how much AT&T and Verizon can bid on

One thing you can say about FCC chairman Tom Wheeler: He's not afraid of controversy. After causing an uproar with his net neutrality proposal earlier this week, he is now…

FCC Moves Ahead on Plans to Hold Wireless Spectrum Auction

AT&T balks at reserving space for smaller carriers

Good news for consumers frustrated with dropped calls and slow downloads: The Federal Communications Commission is about to take a major step toward potentially freeing up more spectrum for wireless…

L.A. TV Stations Successfully Test Sharing One Channel

Could help FCC spectrum auction

A pilot project in Los Angeles where two television stations successfully shared a single channel could go a long way to advancing the Federal Communications Commission's goal to coax more…

Wheeler Coaxes Wireless Companies to Adopt Cell Phone Unlocking

Deal is an early win for new FCC chairman

Major wireless carriers have agreed to make it easier for consumers to unlock their mobile devices to change providers. The set of voluntary principles unveiled by AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular,…

FCC Chair Delays Wireless Spectrum Auction to 2015

Wheeler faces big challenges and thorny issues with auction

Few are likely to fault new Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler for deciding to delay the planned auction of wireless spectrum voluntarily relinquished by TV broadcasters until the middle…

FCC to Unveil Mobile Speed Test App

Also unanimously votes to east foreign ownership limits

The Federal Communications Commission entered the app world today, unveiling the FCC Speed Test app, a cute tool that allows consumers to check out their mobile speeds and answers questions…

Wheeler's FCC Staff Is Telecom-Heavy

Staff will 'hit the ground running'

Tom Wheeler, sworn in Monday as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, didn't waste any time getting started. Word has it he was one of the first to arrive at…

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