LAS VEGAS-- Boingo Wireless said that roughly 20 percent of its Wi-Fi networks in U.S. airports sport NFV elements, and the company said it expects to expand that rollout to a majority of its networks this year.
Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said earlier this year that the carrier planned to drop two-year contracts by the end of the year, moving entirely to a device-leasing model. But that may no longer be the case.
Sprint said it is offering customer care services across a range of social sites including Facebook Messenger and Twitter, thanks to a teaming between the nation's fourth largest wireless carrier and social customer service vendor Conversocial.
Sprint began slashing jobs last week as part of a round of layoffs expected to last through January, according to a filing with the SEC.
Cox Business' ongoing contract to supply Internet connectivity to the Las Vegas Convention Center got an additional boost as three major wireless carriers-- AT&T, Sprint and an unnamed third carrier-- agreed to support their customers using a new distributed antenna system (DAS) installed in the facility by Cox and its partner InSite.
Investment research firms MoffettNathanson and Barclays expect T-Mobile's momentum to continue despite the concerns of some investors, the companies said in separate research notes.
Shares of Sprint were up more than 4 percent Wednesday afternoon after the carrier said it will give away 32-inch Samsung TVs to users who buy or lease certain Samsung phones during the holidays.
Walter Piecyk of BTIG Research downgraded Verizon from buy to neutral, opining in a research note that the nation's largest wireless carrier is unlikely to dramatically grow its revenues anytime soon.
Suggesting the deployment of small cells remains hampered by local siting delays, Sprint President and CEO Marcelo Claure made a point to discuss the importance of streamlining the siting process to allow more rapid deployment of small cells and network densification when he visited the FCC on Dec. 8.
Sprint moved forward with its "One Sprint" strategy, naming Roger Solé as its new chief marketing officer and placing former CMO Kevin Crull in charge of its central U.S. region.