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Sprint: 800 MHz rebanding project nearing completion

Sprint told the FCC that its rebanding efforts in the 800 MHz band are nearing completion, according to a filing the carrier made with the commission. The declaration comes nearly a decade after the FCC ordered the rebanding of the 800 MHz band to alleviate interference to public-safety licensees in 800 MHz band caused by commercial cellular licensees.

Report: SoftBank, DT reach 'basic agreement' on Sprint/T-Mobile merger

Sprint parent SoftBank and T-Mobile US parent Deutsche Telekom have reportedly reached a "basic agreement" for Sprint to merge with T-Mobile, according to a report in the Japanese business publication  Nikkei.

Carriers ride the wave of streaming music services- but their strategies are out of tune

U.S. carriers' embrace of streaming music services could help them maintain their subscriber bases amid intensifying competition on price, but it's not going to likely win them many awards for creativity--or push them to offer new kinds of services.

FreedomPop expands to Belgium with KPN, plans to enter other European markets

Sprint MVNO FreedomPop is expanding its business internationally, and has inked a deal to ride on the network of KPN's Belgian subsidiary BASE as part of a wider strategy to move into Europe and other markets. FreedomPop plans to expand to the UK, Germany, France, Spain and the Pacific Rim by brokering deals with additional carrier partners in the future.

Wireless in the second quarter of 2014

How did the wireless industry perform in the second quarter of 2014? Check here throughout the second-quarter earnings report season for full earnings reports from the wireless industry's...

Sprint to help bring rural LTE partners into the 2.5 GHz ecosystem

Sprint will work with its rural LTE roaming partners to get them access to LTE devices and network infrastructure for the 2.5 GHz band, the carrier confirmed.

LTE Advanced deployments are growing globally

LTE Advanced is the next phase in the network technology roadmap and many operators are embarking  on the LTE-A migration path more quickly than expected thanks to the escalating growth in mobile data. As of July 1, the trade group 4G Americas had tallied 13 operators that had deployed LTE-A  in 11 countries worldwide. In the U.S. there is just one operator so far: AT&T Mobility. 

Sprint to use ItsOn's technology to launch new prepaid service this summer

ItsOn, the cloud-based mobile services provider behind the Sprint MVNO Zact Mobile, said it will shut down Zact. However, Sprint will be using ItsOn's technology and platforms to power a new, no-contract service it will launch in the coming months.

Report: Sprint testing shared data plans in select markets

Sprint is testing a shared data plan in select cities, according to a  CNET  report. The trials could indicate that Sprint wants to follow in the footsteps of Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility, which have made shared plans cornerstones of their offerings.

Verizon offers customers 'Take Me Home' device and service testing in Midwest

For around a year now Verizon Wireless has quietly been offering prospective customers in the Midwest the opportunity to take home a Verizon device and test it for a week to see if they like the carrier's coverage and services. The offering is very similar to T-Mobile US' recently launched Test Drive offering, which allows customers across the country to take home an iPhone 5s with T-Mobile service for seven days.