If you spend a lot of time in busy U.S. airports, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile US are likely going to offer you better overall performance and mobile data speeds than AT&T Mobility and Sprint, according to the latest bi-annual report from network testing firm RootMetrics.
T-Mobile US' new rate plans and offerings for businesses are likely going to have more success in the small and medium-sized business (SMB) market than with major corporations, where Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility are strongest, according to financial analysts.
The FCC's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum is scheduled to start in a little under year from now, and many technical rules need to be resolved between now and then. However, wireless carriers and broadcasters seem to be unified on one key issue: They want the FCC to change its plans for dealing with "impaired" spectrum, or spectrum that will have too much interference to be used.
The Competitive Carriers Association, which is hosting its annual spring Global Expo conference next week in Atlanta, said that next year it will rename its show as the Mobile Carriers Show. CCA said the name change is intended to expand the roster of attendees and vendors at the show and push smaller carriers to more fully embrace new revenue opportunities that Tier 1 carriers have been exploring, including the connected car, home automation and the Internet of Things.
Sprint is launching a new platform aimed at business customers that it says will meet all of their enterprise technology and communications needs without companies having to work with multiple vendors. The carrier is aiming the solution at small and medium-sized businesses with the promise of cutting their expenses and simplifying their operations.
In an effort to lure more new customers and regain market share, Sprint said it will reimburse all of the costs for a customer to switch over, including their Early Termination Fees and any remaining payments on equipment installment plans, no matter what customers owe.
T-Mobile US has the fastest LTE speeds among U.S. carriers, according to a new report from network testing firm OpenSignal. However, when average U.S. LTE speeds are compared with other countries, the United States is far behind in average LTE speeds.
As U.S. wireless customers continue to adopt equipment installment plans (EIPs) to finance their handset purchases, wireless carriers are likely going to focus more on the credit quality of their customers, according to a new report from financial analysts at Wells Fargo.
Marking a big milestone for its business and the industry at large, Boingo Wireless has signed a major multiyear Wi-Fi offload agreement with a Tier 1 U.S. wireless carrier.
Apple filled in some crucial details about its first wearable, the Apple Watch, including its price range and battery life, but stayed largely silent on how it will actually sell the device. So far, it looks like U.S. wireless carriers are not going to be involved in selling the watch when it goes on sale in April.