A federal jury in Maryland has awarded Sprint $27.6 million in damages stemming from claims that Comcast infringed on a number of the service provider's optical networking patents.
T-Mobile US CEO John Legere has made one of his missions in 2015 to have his company pass Sprint in terms of total subscribers, to became the nation's No. 3 carrier. Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure indicated that if that happens, it won't be a big deal.
Sprint said it will more than double its U.S. retail store footprint by purchasing around 1,750 stores from now-bankrupt electronics retailer RadioShack.
Sprint will use carrier aggregation technology to combine TD-LTE and FDD-LTE transmission across all of its spectrum bands. Sprint disclosed its carrier aggregation plans and its overall network progress as part of its fourth-quarter earnings report.
Sprint's CEO Marcelo Claure appears to still have faith in the service provider's wireline business, telling investors that the business is strategic in letting it compete in the wireless business.
Verizon Wireless' decision to cut pricing on most of its More Everything shared data plans by $10 is an indication that the carrier is going to be more willing to compete directly with Sprint and T-Mobile US and is less concerned with rival AT&T Mobility, according to financial analysts. Additionally, Verizon's promotion to cut the monthly access charge of many customers who use its Edge equipment installment plan could be a way to spur Edge adoption and improve EBITDA, according to one analyst.
Sprint continued to expand its LTE network and improve its subscriber growth trends in the fourth quarter, even though it posted a net loss of postpaid customers in the quarter.
The nation's largest wireless carriers offered some insights into how they prepared for Sunday's Super Bowl XLIX game between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks, as well as how much traffic they saw on their networks during the game.
RadioShack may soon go into bankruptcy protection--a move that could mark the end of its existence as a national retail chain. And the company is considering selling half its store leases to Sprint and shutting down its remaining stores, according to a Bloomberg report.
Sprint wholesale partner nTelos Wireless said it will expand LTE service to 81,000 of its wireless customers in Roanoke, Va., and Charleston W.Va. The attention on those markets and the network expansion comes two months after nTelos said it would sell off its spectrum and its retail business in markets in eastern Virginia, known as its "Eastern Markets," to focus on its "Western Markets" in western Virginia and West Virginia where it has a stronger retail presence and benefits from a network deal with Sprint.