T-Mobile's first-quarter earnings topped elevated expectations, beating Wall Street estimates almost across the board. The carrier also bumped up its guidance for the rest of the year. And it shored up its financing in advance of the crucial incentive auction of 600 MHz spectrum.
Sprint announced the launch of its "LTE Plus" network across the New York metropolitan area, claiming it has doubled the speed and capacity of more than 900 2.5 GHz cell sites in the market since the beginning of the year.
FirstNet says its vision for the Vehicle Network System (VNS), previously known as an MCU, involves a new product concept meant to address the communication needs of remote first responders immediately when they respond to incidents that are outside of terrestrial coverage, or if traditional coverage has become unavailable due to a natural or man-made disaster.
Qualcomm Technologies is going full bore on its drone R&D now that it has obtained a certificate of authorization (COA) from the FAA to do outdoor testing of drones on its San Diego campus.
LTE rollouts in China and India fueled a $13 billion worldwide macrocell infrastructure market in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to IHS Technology. But the LTE market has already topped out, the firm warned, and will begin to decline this year.
The Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA) confirmed that the number of LTE subscriptions worldwide would exceed the 1 billion mark in the final quarter of 2015.
AT&T paid $57 million for spectrum in Mexico's auction of airwaves this week, but the carrier was far outspent by the country's dominant wireless carrier, America Movil.
T-Mobile believes its recent spectrum spending spree will begin to pay dividends this year.
Tele2 finalised a joint venture in Kazakhstan that opens the door for the operator to offer LTE access throughout all of its markets.
U.S. Cellular said it has largely finished its LTE network buildout, and noted it now covers roughly 99 percent of its postpaid customers with LTE service. The company also said it is now rolling out LTE roaming agreements with "multiple" unnamed partners.