The clock seems to be running out on Sprint's groundbreaking deal to outsource its network operations to Ericsson. And neither company is saying anything about what comes next.
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In our latest FierceWirelessTech feature, we take a look at what major U.S. wireless operators are doing to enhance coverage and capacity for this month's Republican National Convention (RNC) in Cleveland and the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia.
Sprint's prepaid brands announced the launch of their cheapest smartphone of the year. Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA unveiled the Alcatel Dawn, an LTE handset running Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and sporting a $70 price tag.
Sprint has quietly killed its Samsung Galaxy Forever offering just a few months after launching the upgrade program.
Mobile network operators are increasingly pressuring tower companies to lower their fees and make it easier for carriers to maintain their antennas. And at least one major carrier is openly soliciting developers to build new towers close to existing structures to cut costs, according to MoffettNathanson Research.
As expected, Verizon this week upped both the price of its monthly service plans and the allotments of data those plans offer. And as expected, some of its competitors – namely T-Mobile and Sprint – were quick to pounce.
ExteNet Systems and Great Northwest Woods Wireless (GNW) are partnering on an LTE network expansion which will help boost coverage and service for Sprint and other carriers seeking VoLTE and data roaming services in the northern New England region.
T-Mobile is targeting families with two new promotions from its MetroPCS business as competition in the prepaid market continues to heat up.
The global centralized RAN (C-RAN) market remains mainly driven by Asia Pacific, with China now in the driver's seat thanks to China Mobile's and China Unicom's C-RAN deployments, according to IHS Technology. Global C-RAN architecture equipment revenue reached $5 billion in 2015, a gain of 18 percent from $4.3 billion in 2014.