The FCC in early March 2016, fined Verizon Wireless for the insertion of a ‘supercookie’ without their customers’ consent. The supercookie was inserted into their mobile internet traffic. Through this ads from Verizon and other third parties after a customer’s identification by the supercookie could be delivered. Before this fine, Verizon had earlier allowed its customers to disable the ads program after a probe was initiated by the federal government.
T-Mobile a United States parent company of Deutsche Telekom gained $ 2billion in financing as it prepares for its 600 MHz auction that is scheduled to take place later in the month. It has been predicted that T-Mobile could actually spend well over $10billion on spectrum license during the auction. T-Mobile CEO maintains that the carrier would be vigorous during the auction. This is because it will seek to bid on the spectrum that has for long been outside the reach of Verizon and AT&T.
RootMetrics released a detailed comparison of cellular network performance market-by-market. This was done through taking measurements from the testing done on the company during the second half of 2015. The comparison revealed Atlanta as leading in available cellular performance, followed by Chicago which led in the first half of 2015, Indianapolis, Sacramento and Rockford. California, Omaha, New York, Nebraska, Lancaster and Hudson Valley were among the worst performing markets.
RCR Wireless through its weekly episode of Career Wrap interviewed Stephen Stokols, the CEO and co-founder of mobile virtual network operator FreedomPop. The interview can be found on http://www.rcrwireless.com/20160309/carriers/freedompop-rides-vc-funds-towards-expansion-tag2, where Stokols provides an insight on how their business model works and the plans that the company has for the future and how it is able to survive in a highly competitive market. RCR Wireless also gave a detailed analysis of FreedomPop intended expansion. Mobile Virtual Network Operator runs on a cellular service that is provided by Sprint. MVNO has been instrumental in promoting domestic and international expansion plans.
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