Sprint has rolled out its next-generation, push-to-talk service for enterprises, Sprint Direct Connect Plus. SDC Plus, which uses the Kodiak PTT platform, offers support for Wi-Fi communications and tablets, as well as presence information.
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Attorneys general from more than 20 states, including California and New York, filed a combined petition Tuesday to block the Federal Communications Commission's rollback of net neutrality regulations as advocacy groups filed similar motions. A total of 50 senators have endorsed a measure to block the new rules, but the resolution faces an uphill battle in the House, plus a presidential veto.
The Senate on Tuesday agreed to limit debate on a measure that would extend the National Security Agency's authority to conduct surveillance of internet communications without a warrant. The bipartisan cloture move, which passed by the minimum number of votes, means the bill will head to a full Senate vote this week after the House passed the measure last week.
T-Mobile's bullish fourth-quarter outlook a week ago spurred Wells Fargo to issue a more robust estimate of the carrier's earnings. T-Mobile previewed its results, saying it would add 1.1 million branded postpaid subscribers in the period and 3.6 million for the year, a disclosure that caused the analysts to lift revenue estimates for the quarter.
Samsung Electronics, which is reportedly ready to release its new Galaxy S9 phones next month, privately demonstrated foldable smartphones in Las Vegas last week, a South Korean media report reveals. The company is expected to begin production of the 7.3-inch devices this year.
Several companies are working on wireless charging options, including Ossia, which unveiled its wireless charging transmitter at CES last week and reports that it can charge devices from up to 30 feet away. Another company, Energous Corp., recently received FCC certification for a similar device, WattUp, which is capable of charging from 3 feet away.
LG has reportedly scrapped its current plans for the G7 flagship smartphone and is rebuilding the phone from scratch, The Korea Herald reports. The phone was expected to be released in March, but the redesign could push the release back to April.
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