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Boost Mobile chief: Unlimited plan picking off T-Mobile customers

The head of Boost Mobile, Sprint Nextel's prepaid unit, said that Boost's $50 per month unlimited plan has been doing well since it was introduced nearly a month ago. Matt Carter, the unit's

Report: Sprint to outsource network management to Ericsson

Sprint Nextel may outsource some of its network operations to Ericsson, according to a report in the Kansas City Business Journal. The carrier, the nation's third largest, would outsource, or

Senate looks to scale back wireless tax credits for broadband

The Senate is considering scaling back tax credits for wireless companies to deliver broadband access to rural areas, as it looks to make the rules for delivering access stricter while increasing the

Sprint given one year to shut down offending Nextel networks

Sprint Nextel now officially has one year to stop operating its Nextel network in territory in which its affiliate iPCS operates, bringing one part of a long-running legal saga between Sprint and

Time Warner: Initial WiMAX offering will come in at least one market this year

Time Warner is eliminating 1,250 jobs, recorded a quarterly loss of $16 billion and recently wrote down its investment in Clearwire, but the cable provider said it plans to make "meaningful progress"

Sprint launches new plan with perks for loyal customers

Sprint Nextel launched a new program, called Sprint Premier, giving service perks to loyal customers, as the carrier tries to maintain its subscriber base and boost customer satisfaction. Saying,

Industry struggles in 4Q, but silver lining lies in smartphones

Amid the global economic meltdown, life was sure miserable for many of the wireless-related companies last week. Many announced some depressing results for a fourth quarter that was usually supposed

Judge orders new trial in Sprint class-action ETF case

A judge in California has ordered a new trial for a $300 million class-action lawsuit brought against Sprint Nextel over damages related to early terminations fees (ETF). Sprint said it would appeal

Verizon launches femtocell

As expected, Verizon Wireless introduced a femtocell from Samsung, which is similar to the femtocell Sprint's Airave service uses. The Verizon Wireless Extender retails for $249 but doesn't require a

Senate considers wireless tax credits for broadband expansion

The Senate Finance Committee is considering a plan to provide tax credits to wireless operators and other players in the telecom industry to increase broadband expansion. Sen. Jay Rockefeller,