Starting Aug. 1, AT&T Mobility is introducing a $15 upgrade fee for customers who choose to activate a device on its Next equipment installment plans, the first time such a fee has applied to Next plans. Also as of Aug. 1, AT&T is increasing the activation fee for one- and two-year contracts from $40 to $45.
Verizon Wireless, Sprint and AT&T Mobility are working with Seattle City Light, the city's public utility company, to install small cells, according to an official at the utility company.
FierceWireless, with partner OpenSignal, is hoping to shed some light onto the latency issue. AT&T Mobility showed a slight increase in latency speeds on its LTE network in the second quarter when compared with the operator's results from the first quarter. Special report
In partnership with OpenSignal, FierceWireless is trying to shed some light on the latency issue, with a closer look at how operators stack up against each other. Special report
While LTE networks provide faster download speeds than predecessor 3G wireless networks, the other metric that does not get as much attention is latency speeds on the major U.S. wireless operators' networks.
Sprint has started actively deploying two-carrier carrier aggregation technology on its 2.5 GHz spectrum in dozens of major markets across the country to deliver faster speeds for customers, according to an internal Sprint document posted on Reddit by a Reddit-verified Sprint employee.
Sprint has said it plans to massively densify its network via its "Next Generation Network" (NGN) plan and has received approval from parent SoftBank to proceed on the plan. Yet without any visible movement on the plan in the last few weeks, analysts are questioning whether its momentum has stalled.
How did the wireless industry perform in the second quarter of 2015? In this earnings summary, we list results from the wireless industry's carriers, handset makers, equipment suppliers and others.
ASPEN, Colo.--Softbank made a big bet when it bought 80 percent of Sprint for $20.1 billion in 2013 and a top executive at the Japanese operator said today that the company is poised to make a turnaround, led by CEO Marcelo Claure.
HTC is aiming to bounce back from a weak launch of its flagship One M9 smartphone by releasing a bevy of mid-range phones in its Desire lineup to U.S. carriers, especially prepaid ones. The hope is that by targeting phones that cost $200 or less without a contract at U.S. consumers, it can regain market share and mindshare while still emphasizing the software and design touches of the M9.