Mike Dano

Biography for Mike Dano

Mike Dano is the executive editor for the Telecom Group for FierceMarkets, which includes FierceWireless, FierceTelecom, FierceCable, FierceWirelessTech and other publications. In his role, Mike oversees all editorial content for the publications, and acts as a point of contact for such content. Mike has covered the wireless industry as a journalist for the better part of a decade, and remembers writing a story about the transition from black and white to color screens on cell phones. Mike is based in Denver and can be reached at mdano@fiercemarkets.com. Follow @FierceWireless or @mikeddano on Twitter and find him on LinkedIn.

Articles by Mike Dano

Strategy Analytics: iOS, Android to power 96% of smartphones in 2015

According to a new report from research firm Strategy Analytics, global smartphone sales will grow more than 8 percent next year. And iOS and Android will power the vast majority of those phones.

Analyst: T-Mobile to trail Sprint with Jump On-Demand adoption, 25% of subs will sign up in 2016

Analysts at Jefferies predicted that 25 percent of T-Mobile US' customers will choose the carrier's new "Jump! On Demand" handset upgrade program next year. "We note that our forecast is meaningfully lower than Sprint's ~50% leasing take rate, as unlike T-Mobile's offer, Sprint's leasing offer is cheaper than its comparable EIP offer," wrote Jefferies analysts Mike McCormack, Scott Goldman and Tudor Mustata in a note to investors this morning.

T-Mobile asks FCC for more time on rural 3G network buildout due to 'challenging nature' of terrain

T-Mobile US is asking the FCC for a one-year extension to its 3G network-buildout requirements on the agency's 2012 Mobility Fund Phase I Auction due to what T-Mobile described as the "special and challenging nature of the local terrain" in Pike County, Penn.

AT&T to spend $3B to cover 100M Mexicans with LTE by 2018

AT&T said it will spend $3 billion during the next four years to cover 100 million people in Mexico with LTE by the end of 2018.

Sprint CTO Stephen Bye resigns from company amid new network densification program

Sprint confirmed to FierceWireless that CTO Stephen Bye will leave the company effective July 24 to "pursue other personal opportunities." The company did not immediately give any further details, including how Bye's departure will impact the carrier's network densification efforts and whether it would restructure its executive team.

T-Mobile CFO: Around 50% of customers are on family plans, carrier will continue family plan promotions

T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter said that "a little over 50 percent" of T-Mobile's subscribers are on the carrier's family plans, and that those family plans cover an average of around 2.4 lines of service. He said the carrier sees "substantial opportunity" to sign up additional customers to T-Mobile's family plans, and he said the carrier will continue to offer "pulsed" family plan promotions in the future to do so.

T-Mobile likely dumped Twitter ad against Verizon after some backlash

T-Mobile US' "#NeverSettleforVerizon" Twitter advertising campaign appeared to run into some troubles after a significant number of Twitter users lashed out at T-Mobile and defended Verizon Wireless in reaction to the ad. Seemingly in response to the situation, T-Mobile appears to have withdrawn its ad on Twitter.

2015 pegged as the 'year of wireless charging'

Although the technology has been discussed for years, those in the industry believe that 2015 will be the year that wireless charging technologies for smartphones catch fire. According to analysts, this movement is being driven by companies like IKEA, Starbucks and--most importantly--Samsung. Click here for the full report.

Schoolar: Mobile operators aren't in a rush to say goodbye to 2G

Sometimes when I start a project I have a pretty good idea what I will discover. Other times the results are far different than what I expected. That is the case when it comes to mobile operators' current plans when it came to shutting down their 2G and 3G networks.

Analyst: 'No discernable patterns' in the long-term value of spectrum

HOLLYWOOD, Fla.--Despite the massive $44 billion collectively spent on spectrum licenses during the FCC's recent AWS-3 auction, one Wall Street analyst believes that the value of spectrum is not necessarily increasing. Instead, Craig Moffett said that the value of spectrum continues to remain a moving target, making it virtually impossible to predict what will happen during next year's incentive auction of TV broadcasters' 600 MHz licenses.