Now that French Internet and mobile company Iliad has dropped its pursuit of T-Mobile US, it seems likely that T-Mobile will continue as an independent entity and a unit of Deutsche Telekom for the foreseeable future. Financial analysts seem to think that's great news for T-Mobile, which has had strong momentum in the market.
Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile US have been spending capital on wireless network enhancements at a fairly steady clip, while AT&T Mobility and Sprint have hit some snags in their capex spending, though the outlook for next year looks better, according to a report from financial analysts.
The People's Operator (TPO), a London-based mobile virtual network operator that donates 10 per cent of each subscriber's bill to a charity of their choice, on Monday announced its intention to raise funds for its expansion into the U.S. market by placing new shares on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange.
Sprint, T-Mobile US and several public interest and industry organizations want the FCC to more closely scrutinize some of AT&T's recently proposed spectrum deals for low-band airwaves, especially 700 MHz spectrum. Specifically, they want the FCC to employ its recently announced "enhanced factor" review for low-band spectrum acquisitions.
Last week the U.S. economy marked a major milestone: The official unemployment rate dipped to 5.9 percent, the first time it has been below 6 percent since the summer of 2008. Indeed, some companies in the wireless industry that shed thousands of jobs in recent years are now on the mend. But, despite those improvements, continued shifts in the mobile market have forced thousands of workers out of their jobs this year. Here is a list of the biggest job cuts so far this year:
Sprint confirmed it will shut off service on its mobile WIMAX network on or around Nov. 6, 2015, giving further clarity on its network evolution.
DALLAS--Verizon Wireless' desire to get dark fiber as its wireless backhaul medium is seen as both a blessing and a curse for many wholesale service providers serving the wireless industry.
AT&T Mobility has run the most effective wireless TV advertisement so far this year, according to metrics from TV and video advertising analytics firm Ace Metrix.
How did the wireless industry perform in the third quarter of 2014? Check here throughout the third-quarter earnings report season for full earnings reports from the wireless industry's carriers, handset makers, equipment suppliers and others.
DALLAS—FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, like his commission colleagues, is a champion of the IP transition and the capabilities it will bring to service providers but wants to ensure it does not affect competition.