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2013 Wireless industry nightmares

Today is Halloween, so it's time to pull out your costumes, light up your jack-o-lanterns, turn on a horror movie or two--and of course, go trick-or-treating (either by yourself or… with your kids). It's also time to take a light-hearted break from the third-quarter earnings season rush: Just like we did in 2012 and 2011, FierceWireless in 2013 has taken a look inside the minds of some of the industry's top executives to see what really scares them. These nightmares are scenarios that could plausibly come to pass within the next year.

AT&T's Stephens: LTE network will fend off competition, but feature phone base is shrinking

AT&T reported stronger subscriber growth and posted record smartphone sales in the third quarter. The company is plowing ahead with its LTE network deployment and thinks its network strength will insulate it from intensifying competition in the market.

U.S. Cellular, Sprint's Boost to start selling iPhone 5s, 5c on Nov. 8

U.S. Cellular and Sprint prepaid brand Boost Mobile confirmed they will begin selling Apple's iPhone 5s and 5c models on Nov. 8, becoming the last major U.S. carriers to do so.

AT&T to shutter Aio Wireless prepaid brand if Leap acquisition is successful

AT&T Mobility plans to close its new Aio Wireless prepaid brand if the carrier is successful in acquiring regional prepaid wireless operator Leap Wireless, which offers service through the Cricket brand.

Wireless in the third quarter of 2013

How did the wireless industry perform in the third quarter of 2013? Check here throughout the third-quarter earnings report season for full earnings reports from the wireless industry's carriers,...

Confirmed: T-Mobile, Target to launch 'Brightspot' prepaid offering

Retailer Target confirmed it will team with T-Mobile US to launch a new prepaid wireless service dubbed "Brightspot" starting this weekend.

Rumor Mill: Target to team with T-Mobile for 'Brightspot' prepaid offering

T-Mobile US will power a new prepaid wireless service that retailer Target plans to offer starting this weekend, according to several postings on the Web.

Sprint ushers in LTE roaming era with 3 inbound, 2 outbound agreements

Sprint currently has a total of three operational inbound LTE roaming agreements, and has inked contracts with two providers for outbound roaming, according to internal Sprint documents obtained by  FierceWireless.

AT&T to use Lower 700 MHz D and E Block spectrum for LTE Broadcast

AT&T plans to use the 700 MHz Lower D and E Block licenses it acquired in 2011 from Qualcomm for an LTE Broadcast service, according to AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson.

C Spire, Cellcom to offer new iPhone 5s, 5c- U.S. Cellular, Leap still mum

Now that Apple is trumpeting that it sold a record 9 million units of the iPhone 5s and lower-priced iPhone 5c during the new models' debut weekend, smaller carriers seem to have been given the green light to announce their own plans to sell the new gadgets.