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 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 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.
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.
AT&T Mobility's Aio Wireless prepaid brand is starting off small, but has big ambitions; the company wants to be a major nationwide prepaid brand on the same level as T-Mobile US' MetroPCS brand.
Wi-Fi offload company Devicescape struck partnerships with the Competitive Carriers Association as well as with Leap Wireless' Cricket unit.
Wi-Fi offload company Devicescape said it struck a deal with the Competitive Carriers Association for CCA's members, which are mainly smaller and rural carriers, to use its Curated Wi-Fi offload solution.
Both Sprint and AT&T are expected to deploy LTE on thousands of additional cell tower sites, including sites gained through acquisitions and subsequently repurposed, which will lift the bottom lines of independent tower companies, according to a new report from Moody's Investors Service.
In the second quarter of 2013, the industry grew by 335,000 subscribers, which is the lowest subscriber-add number this millennium. A significant reason for the low growth is that approximately 1 million Lifeline connections had to be disconnected because the carriers were unable to verify eligibility. The industry make-up also changed considerably in Q2.
U.S. wireless carriers added the lowest number of net new subscribers on record--139,000--in the second quarter, owing in large part to Sprint's shutdown of its Nextel iDEN network, according to a new report from Chetan Sharma Consulting.