Ting, a Sprint mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) partner, is building its own 1 Gbps fiber-to-the-premises (FTTP) by purchasing Charlottesville, Va.-based Blue Ridge InternetWorks (BRI).
Ting, which currently operates as a mobile virtual network operator of Sprint, said it purchased a majority stake in a small, independent Internet service provider (ISP) in Charlottesville, Va., called Blue Ridge InternetWorks (BRI). "Just like that, we're starting our new mission to bring the things that people love about Ting for mobile to the world of fixed access," the company said.
Sprint reached its Spark buildout target of covering 100 million POPs with its tri-mode Spark LTE service this year, the company announced today. And, according to Wells Fargo analyst Jennifer Fritzsche, Sprint plans to rely heavily on small cells to densify its Spark service next year.
T-Mobile US' latest "uncarrier" move, to offer new and existing customers rollover data, could improve its business on the margins and boost its brand image, but it is unlikely to have a major impact or provoke a reaction from competitors, according to financial and industry analysts.
Sprint could be faced with a whopping $105 million fine from the FCC for knowingly overcharging its customers for third-party services, according to a National Journal report.
Sprint is making good on its promise to support Microsoft's Windows Phone platform, and today announced it will sell the mid-range Lumia 635.
Investors last week dumped the stocks of Verizon Communications, AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile US in a hurry amid growing concerns that the carriers' wireless pricing battles are unsustainable long term and that rising costs of spectrum will combine with the price war to drive down carriers' profitability.
Sprint parent SoftBank plans to clear out most of the staff of its Silicon Valley offices, according to a Reuters report, following SoftBank's aborted effort to merge Sprint with T-Mobile US.
AT&T Mobility's Cricket prepaid brand is hopping into the year-end promotional frenzy by offering a $100 billing credit to customers who switch from Sprint, T-Mobile US and other carriers.
Looking to juice its prepaid subscriber numbers in the fourth quarter, Sprint is partnering with Best Buy to offer one month of free Sprint Prepaid service to customers who sign up for the offering in Best Buy stores.