Verizon Not Interested in Sprint Buyout
Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead, speaking at an event in Orlando, said that the company does not need to purchase rival Sprint. When faced with questions regarding AT&T's proposed acquisition of T-Mobile, Mead said, "We're not interested in Sprint. We don't need them." Earlier this week, AT&T proposed to buy GSM rival T-Mobile for $39 billion. If the acquisition is approved, it would make AT&T the largest network operator in the U.S., with approximately 130 million customers.
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.
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.
U.S. Carriers Create Mobile Authentication Taskforce
Mobile operators in the U.S. today said they will work together to help customers more easily manage app and account authentication while also protecting consumers' privacy and identity.
Apple Refreshes the Apple Watch with LTE
Apple today updated its smartwatch with several new features. Notably, the Apple Watch Series 3 gains an optional LTE radio for connections when phones aren't around or available.
Not Buying the No Buyout.
Since Cricket and MetroPCS are entities in many cities, ATT is trying to leverage these much smaller carriers such like Cricket and MetroPCS as options for consumers. To add Sprint into the mix, is yet another carrier choice with even more coverage. With a metropolitan area with 3-4 choices, The FCC can view this as enough competition for consumers to choose from. Sounds legitimate until it is all said and done. Once the opposition has been given the option to acquire an entity li...
I'm not interested in it either...
Less options = Less competition = Less innovation = Bad for consumers.
Verizon said they weren't interested in the iPhone also !!