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Sprint forecasts 6 percent drop in revenue

Sprint Nextel, after hemorrhaging subscribers throughout 2008, is predicting a 6 percent drop in wireless service revenue in 2009. The carrier, which lost 1.3 million total customers in the fourth

Obama's budget calls for new wireless spectrum fees

President Obama proposed new wireless spectrum licensing fees in his budget outline on Thursday. This move could potentially bring in as much as $4.8 billion in revenue over the next decade. In his

Verizon launches low-cost PTT phone

Verizon Wireless launched a low-cost push-to-talk phone on Monday. The company is trying to branch out further into the PTT market that has been dominated by Sprint Nextel. The CDMA clamshell phone

Report: Sprint will have Palm Pre exclusivity until the end of 2009

Sprint Nextel will have exclusive rights to sell the Palm Pre until the end of 2009, according to a report on CNBC.com. The report, citing an unnamed source familiar with the matter, said the

T-Mobile USA to offer $50 unlimited calling plan

T-Mobile USA will begin offering an unlimited calling plan, a move that comes in the wake of Boost Mobile's decision to launch a $50 per month unlimited plan. The carrier, the fourth largest in the

Sprint Nextel loses 1.3M subs in fourth quarter

Sprint Nextel continued to bleed subscribers during the fourth quarter, dropping 1.3 million total customers, including 1.1 million post-paid and 314,000 prepaid. Additionally, the troubled carrier

WiMAX deployments hit hard by economic downturn

By the Maravedis Team The third quarter of 2008 proved very eventful for the WiMAX industry. September marked another milestone with the commercial launch of Sprint's XOHM in Baltimore, which will be

Clearwire investment impacts Comcast's earnings

Comcast said its fourth-quarter earnings fell 32 percent as the nation's largest cable operator recorded a $600 million write-down of its investment in WiMAX operator Clearwire. The write down on the

Sprint adds mobile broadband to Simply Everything plan

Sprint is pushing some buttons in the mobile phone pricing space by adding mobile broadband to its one-price Simply Everything plan. Of course, those who want mobile broadband, which consists of an