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Sprint CEO Claure meets with Miami's mayor, providing window into future network plans

Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure met on Monday with Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez and discussed Sprint's plans to expand and enhance its network in the Miami area in what could be the first hints at the elements of Sprint's massive network densification project.

Analysts: Sprint unlikely to change unlimited plans until network improves

Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said last week the carrier might raise the pricing of its unlimited smartphone data plans later this year and could eventually get rid of the option altogether. Financial and industry analysts say Sprint is unlikely to remove the unlimited option until it significantly improves its network quality, though analysts are split on how such a move would impact Sprint's subscriber base. 

T-Mobile shutting off HSPA+ service on its AWS spectrum market by market

T-Mobile US is in the process of shutting down HSPA+/UMTS service on its 1700 MHz AWS-1 spectrum as it completes the transition to supporting those services on its 1900 MHz PCS spectrum.

Sprint's Claure: Unlimited prices might go up later this year; network is getting better

Sprint might decide to raise the prices on its individual unlimited smartphone data plans later this year, according to CEO Marcelo Claure. For now though, everything is staying as is.

Analyst: SoftBank's Son taking more active role in Sprint's network as densification planning nears completion

Sprint Chairman and SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son is taking a more active role in planning Sprint's network densification project according to a report from Wall Street firm Macquarie Capital. Further, analysts there think Sprint is going to embark on a plan that will be primarily focused on deploying small cells.

PCIA, CTIA fight lawsuit seeking to block FCC rules that speed up infrastructure deployment

CTIA and PCIA are teaming up to fight a lawsuit by Montgomery County, Maryland, that seeks to toss out rules the FCC adopted last fall intended to speed up the deployment of wireless infrastructure.

In SDN push, AT&T focuses on retraining its employees for software-centric world

AT&T has been one of the leading proponents of software-defined networking (SDN), transforming its network into a more flexible system. The carrier is also in the process of restructuring its workforce to deal with that new paradigm.

Report: LTE infrastructure spending to peak at $23.3B in 2015, then start declining

For the past several years, carriers in the U.S. and around the world have been furiously rolling out LTE networks in a bid to increase capacity, boost speeds, offer new services and get more revenue from customers. That spending from carriers is expected to peak at around $23.3 billion in 2015 and then start to decline as a result of a diminishing number of LTE deployments, according to a new report from IHS Infonetics.

Ericsson backs away from expectation of 50B connected devices by 2020, now sees 26B

Since late 2009, Ericsson's vision of what it calls the "Networked Society" has included a key prediction: that by 2020 there will be 50 billion connected devices around the world. Now, Ericsson is backing off of that claim, and thinks there will be around half that many connected devices in five years.

Sprint gets OK from SoftBank to move ahead on network densification plan

Sprint has received approval from parent company SoftBank to proceed with its massive network densification program, the carrier confirmed.