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Clearwire's success hinges on wholesale offerings

As Clearwire rolls out its mobile WiMAX network in existing and new markets and intentionally pulls back on its marketing activities in its 50 pre-WiMAX markets, subscriber additions are falling

ZTE builds U.S. relationships, plans Android phone

Chinese equipment and handset vendor ZTE is gaining more ground in the U.S. market. The company already has established relationships with Sprint Nextel and MetroPCS, and this week Verizon Wireless

Class action claims Virgin Mobile undervalued in Sprint deal

A class-action lawsuit has been filed in state court in New Jersey against Virgin Mobile USA, claiming that Sprint Nextel's proposed $483 million acquisition offer undervalues the company. The

Is data pricing the next battleground for operators?

Among the nation's Tier 1 operators we have seen little fluctuation in the pricing of broadband data. In fact, it's remained fairly stagnant. However, I think this will soon change. Why? Because

Sprint announces plans for WiMAX in 17 new markets

Sprint has announced plans to expand its wireless WiMAX operations into 17 new markets via its MVNO agreement with partner Clearwire. The new additions for 2009 are: Abilene, Amarillo, Austin, Boise,

Sprint settling class-action ETF lawsuit for $17.5M

Sprint Nextel has agreed to pay $17.5 million to settle a federal class-action lawsuit over early termination fees (ETFs) that originally claimed Sprint had charged $1.2 billion in illegal ETFs since

Sprint issues $1.3B in new debt notes

Sprint Nextel priced $1.3 billion in new senior notes to be repaid in 2017. The new offering will raise money to help pay for general corporate purposes, such as network expansions or for

Grading the top 10 U.S. carriers in the second quarter of 2009

The following is a countdown of the top 10 U.S. wireless carriers in the second quarter of 2009 by subscriber base, according to research firm Strategy Analytics, and includes major metrics--such as

Sprint: Prepaid not cutting into postpaid base

Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse said that the company's Boost Mobile prepaid unit is not cannibalizing its postpaid operations. In an interview with the Associated Press, Hesse noted that only "a low

Leap's lowered outlook gooses Wall Street

Leap Wireless posted a widening net loss amid growing revenues, but the carrier's lowered outlook for the rest of the year--which it blamed on "challenges in the competitive environment," among other