NASHVILLE-- Despite being effectively banned from selling its network equipment to tier-one U.S. wireless carriers like Verizon and AT&T, China's Huawei said it is growing its sales to smaller wireless carriers in the United States. The company currently counts the likes of C Spire Wireless, Union Wireless, United Wireless and Pioneer Telecom as customers, and a top Huawei executive said the company is testing its equipment with a "handful" of new tier-two and tier-three wireless carrier customers.
NASHVILLE-- C Spire Wireless, which provides wireless service to roughly 1 million customers across Mississippi, Alabama and elsewhere, is considering using its 28 GHz spectrum holdings to connect its growing fiber network with nearby homes.
Regional carrier C Spire Wireless is launching new plans that offer "combination" pricing that it says is more transparent because the price point includes the cost of service, access line charges and the monthly cost of a device payment. The premise is similar in many respects to Sprint's offer of "All-In" pricing, which it touted this past summer but has since dropped.
AT&T Mobility said it continues to work with several smaller carriers, likely including T-Mobile US and U.S. Cellular, to create roaming between different 700 MHz band classes but is still encountering some hurdles. Nevertheless, in delivering a progress report on its 700 MHz interoperability efforts to the FCC, AT&T noted that it has turned on the feature in its network that lets its network operate simultaneously in both Band 12 and Band 17 and support devices in both band classes.
Verizon Wireless tied T-Mobile US for the fastest U.S. LTE data speeds, according to a new report from network testing firm OpenSignal. Yet, as past reports from the firm have shown, the U.S. is not anywhere close to being the world leader in LTE coverage or speeds, even if it is ahead in LTE subscribers.
T-Mobile US CEO John Legere said that now that a petition he started in April 2014 to abolish data overage charges has garnered more than 250,000 signatures, he and T-Mobile are going to take action.
Regional carrier C Spire Wireless said it is taking steps to more proactively help its customers avoid data overage charges.
América Móvil's U.S. MVNO, TracFone Wireless scored the highest in terms of customer satisfaction among U.S. wireless carriers in the latest survey from the American Customer Satisfaction Index.
How are the largest U.S. carriers faring on key metrics like subscribers, revenue and ARPU? The following charts the top U.S. wireless carriers in the first quarter of 2015 by subscriber base, according to research firm Strategy Analytics. Special report
The following charts the top U.S. wireless carriers in the first quarter of 2015 by subscriber base, according to research firm Strategy Analytics, and includes major metrics--such as churn, ARPU and revenue--of each carrier. The subscriber figures include both retail and wholesale customers.