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February 14, 2013
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  • T-Mobile exec: We're not behind in the national LTE rollout
    Contrary to popular belief, T-Mobile USA is not lagging rival carriers in building a nationwide 4G network, Senior Vice President Frank Sickinger asserted in an interview. "My belief is our [LTE launch] timing is perfect. If you look at the pioneering work, there were a lot of misfires," he said, adding that the carrier has already lit up a bunch of sites with Long-Term Evolution technology but will wait until the entire network is completed before making public disclosures. Spectrum gained from the failure of its merger with AT&T has helped T-Mobile convert its 37,000 HSPA+ sites to LTE Advanced for a late 2013 launch, Sickinger said. CIO.com (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
How Much Do You Really Need to Make? The Answer May Shock You
Rather than focus on what you can afford to pull out of the business to cover your living expenses, you need to focus on how much you need to earn at your business in order to afford the lifestyle you want to have. This is where the Personal Earnings Goal, or PEG, comes into play. Learn how to calculate your PEG and find out how much you really need to make.

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  • Clearwire sees 5,000 LTE-TDD sites built by end of 2013
    Clearwire CEO Erik Prusch offered an update after Tuesday's earnings report on the service provider's Long-Term Evolution build, saying it has been testing LTE-TDD (also known as TD-LTE) for more than a year in Phoenix, Ariz. He said that more than 800 LTE-TDD sites are in place to connect to Sprint Nextel's core network with a goal of reaching 2,000 by June and 5,000 by year-end on the way toward deploying 8,000 4G sites. "Early tests of our LTE sites have produced peak downlink speeds of 60 megabits per second," Prusch told analysts. Light Reading Mobile (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Microsoft CFO: No turning back on wireless strategy
    Microsoft may have not made much headway when it comes to its mobile strategy, but there is no alternative plan, Chief Financial Officer Peter Klein told an investor conference on Wednesday. "It's less 'Plan B' than how you execute on the current plan," he said when asked about other options to its Surface tablet and Windows Phone pursuits. Klein said Microsoft's new Windows 8 platform is perfectly suited to offer a wide array of screen sizes, from 4 to 13 inches. He added that the company's foray into making a tablet will help, rather than alienate, its hardware partners because it "allows us to innovate in ways in which we couldn't before." Reuters (2/13), ZDNet (2/13), PC Magazine (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

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Combating Identity Theft in a Mobile, Social World
Mobile connectivity threats extend from consumers to the business environment. But who is really responsible for securing sensitive information? Smart business leaders are becoming proactive on the matter. Learn how to get protected in this white paper. Download the white paper now.

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  • Google files patent lawsuits against BT in the U.K., U.S.
    Google and its Motorola Mobility subsidiary filed lawsuits in U.K. and U.S. courts accusing BT Group of patent infringement. BT sued Google over patents in 2011. A representative of BT said the company doesn't provide comment on pending litigation. Reuters (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • BlackBerry nears VoIP agreement with UAE telecom Du
    BlackBerry is close to completing a deal with United Arab Emirates telecom Du that would give the company an entry to the Persian Gulf nation to provide voice and video services over the Internet with the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone. The companies said Z10 testing is under way and that they expect to launch commercial BlackBerry Messenger service soon. The delivery of VoIP-based services in the Gulf has met resistance from traditional voice providers, however. The Wall Street Journal (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
How to Achieve IT Agility: A Survival Guide for IT Decision Makers
When business teams add new apps and services to already-strained networks, IT departments are accountable for making everything work. Is your team ready for this challenge? Read this eGuide to learn how IT teams are automating their networks, why they're utilizing Ethernet fabrics and SDN, and what success looks like as they regain network control and business relevance.

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The ROI of Privacy with TRUSTe Solutions
Investment in a Data Privacy Management Platform can deliver significant, positive financial returns for corporate bottom lines. The "Total Economic Impact (TEI) of TRUSTe" Study explains how Forrester Analysts calculated a 151% ROI for TRUSTe customers. Download the study now.

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