FCC Hits All Carriers with Paperwork Over AT&T/T-Mobile
The Federal Communications Commission has sent formal requests to most major U.S. wireless network operators, including Sprint, Verizon Wireless, U.S. Cellular, MetroPCS, Leap Wireless and Cellular South, asking them to fill out a questionnaire regarding AT&T's proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA. The FCC explained, "In order for the Commission to complete its review of the [merger] and make the necessary public interest findings ... we require written responses, supporting documentation, and data, as applicable from other commercial wireless carriers against which the applicants compete." There are nine questions in the survey and they ask for information such as coverage maps, future network expansion plans, cell site ownership details, existing agreements with AT&T, spectrum outlook for the next five years, competitive reports on how they respond to other carriers, and all current billing data. The carriers have until June 20 to file their responses.
Alcatel Announces the Idol 5S with Stereo Speakers
Alcatel today marked the debut of the Idol 5S, the latest in its flagship series. Like its predecessors, the 5S features an aluminum frame, curved glass front and rear surfaces, powerful stereo speakers, and a rear-mounted fingerprint reader.
Coral Blue Galaxy S8 and S8+ Go On Sale In US July 21
Samsung today said the Coral Blue variant of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ handsets will become available to U.S. buyers starting July 21.
Google Now Offering Project Fi to Really Small Businesses
Google today expanded the availability of Project Fi to its G Suite customers. G Suite users are those associated with businesses and use Google's email, calendar, contacts, and other products through their employer.
Nokia 6 to Be Available from Amazon Next Month
HMD Global, the company that makes Nokia-branded handsets, today said it will sell the Nokia 6 smartphone in the U.S. via Amazon.
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