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Leap launches LTE service in Las Vegas

Cricket provider Leap Wireless  launched LTE service in Las Vegas, its second LTE market. The operator previously launched LTE in Tucson, Ariz., in December 2011 as a test market.

Analysts: Softbank's deal with Sprint benefits U.S. wireless market

Softbank's proposed $20.1 billion deal to acquire 70 percent of Sprint Nextel will allow Sprint to better compete against Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility and will benefit the wider U.S. wireless market, analysts said. 

Wireless in the third quarter of 2012

How did the wireless industry perform in the third quarter of 2012? Check here throughout the second-quarter earnings report season for full earnings reports from the wireless industry's carriers, handset makers, equipment suppliers and others.

Leap looks for LTE roaming partnerships

Cricket provider Leap Wireless will look to strike LTE roaming deals with other carriers to fill in the gaps in its coverage as it focuses on building out LTE to the parts of its network where it will generate a strong return, according to a Leap executive.

Leap's LTE rollout to start next week

Cricket provider Leap Wireless plans to begin turning on its LTE network starting next week. The carrier said it will flip the switch on one LTE market next week and will then announce additional markets in November.

Sprint, Leap left on the outside of T-Mobile/MetroPCS deal

The proposed merger of Deutsche Telekom's T-Mobile USA with MetroPCS has obvious ramifications for the two carriers, but the deal will also have major implications for the carriers left on the outside of the M&A bubble: Sprint Nextel and Cricket provider Leap Wireless.

AT&T undercuts Verizon with $65 prepaid smartphone plan

AT&T Mobility is introducing a new $65 prepaid plan with unlimited voice, texting and 1 GB of data, undercutting rival Verizon Wireless and bringing its pricing closer to more traditional no-contract offerings.

RadioShack CEO Gooch departs amid retail struggles

RadioShack said CEO Jim Gooch stepped down from the company after 16 months at the helm as the ailing retailer struggles to find its identity in wireless and in a changing retail landscape.

Clearwire to start major TDD-LTE network construction in Q4

Clearwire CFO Hope Cochran said that the company will begin building out its TD-LTE network this quarter but that construction will pick up significantly in the fourth quarter.

Analyst: A Sprint/MetroPCS merger more likely than one with T-Mobile

A deal between Sprint Nextel and flat-rate player MetroPCS makes much more sense than one between Sprint and No. 4 carrier T-Mobile USA, according to a Goldman Sachs analyst.