Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said yesterday that he thinks one-third of the carrier's employees and management team should be Hispanic or of African-American descent.
AT&T Mobility reiterated its plans to launch a Wi-Fi calling service this year, as T-Mobile US and Sprint have done, but did not say when it expects the service will go live.
Japan's SoftBank Group is ramping up its R&D with a pair of initiatives aimed at improving network efficiencies with Chinese vendors ZTE and Huawei.
A group of industry trade organizations and service providers, including COMPTEL, Sprint, XO and BT, have launched a campaign to encourage the FCC to drive further competition in the broadband market.
Over the past decade, investors, analysts and customers have fixated on Sprint's cellular network, particularly its struggles to accommodate the smartphone boom. But it's a mistake to overlook what Sprint is doing with Wi-Fi to improve coverage, expand its service portfolio, enhance its competitive position and minimize its postpaid churn, which is higher than those of its three largest rivals.
Sprint, Google, Time Warner Cable and Huawei have developed plans to deploy Wi-Fi to achieve specific goals for their companies. For Sprint and TWC, the mission is to expand and improve coverage. Huawei wants to sell more handsets, while Google and Microsoft are interested in making their digital services more accessible to a larger audience.
Sprint is unveiling a new pricing structure for business customers that includes in one price point the cost of devices and service as well as a host of new value-added services and customer support.
MVNO ROK Mobile added a third carrier partner, likely Verizon Wireless, and announced plans to expand to as many as 10,000 retail locations by the end of 2015 through partnerships with independent dealers.
Not only is broadband now available to virtually all Americans, most Americans are getting more options for broadband. The conversation is no longer about availability--it is only about affordability and choice.
Republic Wireless, a Wi-Fi first carrier that jumps onto Sprint's cellular network when Wi-Fi coverage isn't available, made good on its promise to launch new rate plans that refund customers for unused cellular data.