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.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is reportedly looking into allegations that Nikesh Arora may have had conflicts of interest or acted questionably before he stepped down as president of SoftBank, Sprint's parent company.
Sprint shuffled its front office as it prepares a major overhaul of its Virgin Mobile prepaid brand.
Usually, industry analysts such as myself wait until December for the annual ritual of "predictions" columns. But there is enough of import happening in the industry that I think it will be of some value to Fierce readers to take stock of where we are as of mid-year, and to think about what the next 6-9 months look like across the mobile landscape.
More than 40 percent of Sprint's overall traffic is being carried on its 2.5 GHz airwaves, Wells Fargo Securities reported over the weekend, and the carrier hasn't suffered any "meaningful congestion" recently.
Mobilitie downplayed reports that its efforts to deploy tens of thousands of small cells for Sprint have stalled in part due to troubles dealing with local authorities.
Sprint's new commercial featuring a former Verizon spokesman is a hit, according to iSpot.tv.
Shares of Sprint have rebounded after the carrier made a series of convoluted financial moves to improve its financial position and stave off bankruptcy, and the carrier is positioned to become a "deconstructed wireless operator," according to MoffettNathanson analysts, focusing exclusively on providing wireless services.
SoftBank President Nikesh Arora said he will step down just 13 months after CEO Masayoshi Son essentially designated him as Son's successor.