T-Mobile USA Once Again Eying Cell Tower Sale
T-Mobile USA has hired a New York City-based financial firm to help it explore the sale of its cell towers in order to raise revenue, reports Bloomberg. The company sought to sell its towers last year, but put the plans on hold after it agreed to be purchased by AT&T. Now that the AT&T deal has been struck down by the U.S. government, T-Mobile is once again seeking sources of funding for its network expansion plans. T-Mobile is in the process of refarming its 1900MHz spectrum for 3G so it can use its 1700MHz spectrum for LTE 4G. It could earn as much as $3 billion by selling its towers and allowing them to be run by another company.
Samsung Makes the Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J3 Available Unlocked
Samsung today added the Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J3 to its list of unlocked smartphones. The two inexpensive handsets will be available to purchase directly from Samsung's web site as well as select retailers starting July 28.
Apple Watch Series 3 Supports Carriers' One Number Calling and Messaging
Apple this week announced the Apple Watch Series 3 with an optional cellular radio. The LTE radio makes it possible for the smartwatch to connect to cellular networks on its own, without a nearby iPhone.
Google Intros 'Zero-Touch' Android Enterprise Deployments
Google today made it easier for businesses to configure and deploy Android handsets to employees with a new tool called zero-touch enrollment. Google says zero-touch lets companies configure purchased devices and ship them directly to employees completely preconfigured with corporate policies and controls all in place.
Asus Brings ZenFone 4 Lineup to U.S.
Asus recently announced plans to bring its ZenFone 4 series of phones to the U.S. unlocked market this year.