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  • T-Mobile and AT&T are killing the gap between prepaid and postpaid

    Prepaid customers have long been almost an afterthought for most major U.S. network operators, who have opted instead to focus on postpaid users who often generate higher ARPU and lower churn. But as the growth of smartphone sales slows -- and as the gap between prepaid and postpaid ARPU narrows -- carriers are increasingly focused on the prepaid segment.

How Arris, Huawei and others stack up in the cable, mobile and OTT video marketplace

The cable industry is rapidly becoming an extremely complex and competitive world where new technologies such as high dynamic range (HDR) and 4K are coming to market and OTT providers increasingly target viewers on tablets, smartphones and other platforms. And uncertainty regarding potential regulation looms as the FCC tries to address a market that has expanded far beyond traditional video providers and networks.

Sigfox to challenge AT&T, Verizon by deploying its IoT network in 100 U.S. cities this year

Sigfox announced plans to expand its U.S. operations in a big way, vowing to deploy its IoT network in 100 cities across America this year. The move could create additional challenges for AT&T and Verizon as they work to sell IoT services through their LTE networks.

Dish warns key 5G spectrum 'will be controlled almost exclusively by Verizon' if XO deal approved

Dish Network is lobbying the FCC to deny Verizon's proposed $1.8 billion acquisition of XO Communications' spectrum assets and fiber business, claiming among other things that the deal would have an adverse impact on competition in multiple markets.

Sprint's lowered capex guidance - from $4.5B to $3B - concerns investors, despite $11B in liquidity

Sprint continues to improve its liquidity as it defers -- or is forced to defer -- network spending. But whether that's a winning combination is far from clear.

Sprint Prepaid loses retail shelf space in advance of Virgin relaunch

Sprint is rapidly losing prepaid customers, and its self-branded prepaid phones are disappearing from retail stores as the carrier prepares to relaunch its Virgin Mobile brand in an effort to boost sales in that market.

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