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8/9/2018

Federal regulators last week established rules for the upcoming 5G wireless auctions for millimeter wave frequencies, which will begin Nov. 14 with the 28 gigahertz spectrum, followed by the 24 GHz band. Members of the Federal Communications Commission disagreed on procedural aspects and scheduling.

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8/9/2018

Tablet sales worldwide dipped 13.5% in the second quarter, with Apple and Huawei being the only vendors showing any gains during the period, per IDC findings. IDC lists the top five companies in the space as Apple, Samsung, Huawei, Lenovo and Amazon.

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8/9/2018

UBreakiFix President and co-founder Justin Wetherill expects same-day repair to be a huge focus for the smartphone repair industry over the next five years. "You'll also see a widening in the services we offer and the devices we fix," Wetherill added.

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8/9/2018

CVS Health plans to launch a smartphone app aimed at providing telehealth care to patients for easily treatable illnesses and wellness issues. The feature is part of an expanded partnership with telemedicine firm Teladoc Health.

8/9/2018

Mobile Rescue Tech will open its first Fairfield, Conn., location Aug. 17. "We offer Sacred Heart and Fairfield University students and staff great discounts and incentives on our repairs and accessories," store owner Laura Tsirigotis said.

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8/3/2018

West Virginia is auditing a pilot program it launched in May that allowed certain voters to cast their election votes using blockchain technology. The technology uses facial recognition to confirm voters' identities before they can vote on their mobile devices using a blockchain-based app.

8/2/2018

T-Mobile prepped for its proposed merger with Sprint by netting 686,000 postpaid subscribers and 1.6 million new customers overall in the second quarter while raising its 2018 estimate for new customers. The carrier also provided more details on its plays to start offering a wireless-based video service this year, saying that it would also use its 5G network to deliver Layer3 TV via in-home broadband in 2019.

8/2/2018

Competitive Carriers Association has asserted, in a congressionally mandated report on the state of the market, that the wireless market remains far from competitive. In a filing with the Federal Communications Commission, CCA wrote that competition and competitive expansion are hampered by regulatory barriers and the dominance of the two major carriers.

8/2/2018

Competitive Carriers Association supports Federal Communications Commission action to streamline infrastructure siting barriers, including rate-based barriers and those that prohibit deployment at the state and local levels, through swift action such as the FCC's vote on a Declaratory Ruling to prohibit moratoria at the August Open Meeting.

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7/26/2018

Competitive Carriers Association joined several other entities in supporting Ligado Networks' petition to leverage 40 MHz of midband frequencies to build a terrestrial network largely devoted to the industrial internet of things. CCA noted that Ligado has worked closely with stakeholders and the government to prevent interference within the band.

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