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Entner: Tablet promotion pushes Sprint into contract growth

Q4 2013 saw robust growth across the industry with subscriptions climbing by 4.688 million thanks to gains from all the providers other than Leap and U.S. Cellular. Sprint offered the biggest surprise with 58,000 contract additions. By taking the AT&T playbook to the next level offering an aggressive tablet promotion, the company turned another contract loss into a surprising win.

Rural LTE: Bluegrass builds LTE in Band 12 and 13 while iWireless considers LTE options

SAN ANTONIO, Texas--LTE remained the overarching topic of conversation here at the Competitive Carriers Association conference, with some smaller carriers opting to hold off on the technology while others plunged full-steam ahead into the market for high-speed wireless connections. The issue continues to remain critical as Sprint looks to partner with smaller operators for LTE buildouts, while vendors like Ericsson work to sell LTE equipment to new customers.

SoftBank's Son to CCA carriers: 'We need to fight back'

SAN ANTONIO, Texas--SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son issued a call to the small and rural carriers here at the Competitive Carriers Association trade show: "We need to fight back," Son proclaimed during a keynote presentation outlining Sprint's new efforts with the CCA and the NetAmerica Alliance to increase Sprint's LTE footprint.

Sprint to add 700 MHz Band 12 capabilities to some new devices starting next year

SAN ANTONIO, Texas--Sprint announced new partnerships with the Competitive Carriers Association and the NetAmerica Alliance that the carrier hopes will encourage rural wireless carriers to build LTE networks that Sprint's customers will be able to roam onto. Importantly, Sprint said it will add 700 MHz Band 12 capabilities to some of its devices starting next year--spectrum that the carrier itself doesn't own.

Report: Sprint to join competitive carriers in LTE roaming hub

Sprint is going to partner with smaller, rural carriers to create a virtual LTE network via roaming agreements as part of a data roaming hub set up by the Competitive Carriers Association. Further, T-Mobile is considering participating as well.

Sprint CTO hedges on Hotspot 2.0 support

SAN ANTONIO, Texas--Sprint Chief Technology Officer Stephen Bye stopped short of voicing support for Hotspot 2.0 technology, saying instead that Sprint would continue to watch the standard's evolution. However, Bye said Sprint would continue to research ways of providing quality wireless service, whether over licensed spectrum or unlicensed spectrum.

Analysts: Carriers will be aided in Q1 thanks to tablet subscribers

 Despite wireless operators offering a variety of pricing discounts to some customers, the pricing turmoil in the market has not really impacted the Tier 1 carriers' bottom lines, according to analysts at New Street Research. In fact, the analysts say carriers are set to report stronger-than-expected quarterly subscribers for the first quarter, thanks in large part to booming tablet subscription adoptions.

Sprint's network chief isn't rushing to deploy VoLTE

Sprint will rely on its CDMA network and HD Voice technology for voice calling services for the foreseeable future, said Sprint Chief Network Officer John Saw. Saw said Sprint is investing in Voice over LTE technology, but doesn't have a timeline for deploying the service.

AT&T mandated by Michigan PSC to file interconnection agreement with Sprint

AT&T has been told by the Michigan Public Service Commission that it now has to file an IP service interconnection agreement with Sprint.

AT&T's de la Vega: Netflix, other video players should pay for traffic costs- not consumers

AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega waded into the fraught debate over whether Netflix should be forced to pay to interconnect its video traffic to subscribers. Speaking at the Rutberg Global Summit, de la Vega said that video is driving exponential traffic growth. "We have to provide additional capacity," he said. "The only question is who pays for that addition?"