U.S. safety regulators have determined that only Fiat-Chrysler radios have a security flaw that allowed hackers to take control of a Jeep last year, the Associated Press reports.
Sprint appears to be joining the rest of the tier-one U.S. carriers and is no longer offering contracts to new phone customers. Coupled with a similar move by AT&T today, the news serves to essentially signal the end of two-year service contracts and subsidized smartphones, which had been a central element in the growth of the wireless industry and the rise of smartphones.
LAS VEGAS-- Sprint MVNO Republic Wireless has inked an agreement with a GSM-based wireless carrier and will begin selling a new, high-end Motorola GSM-based device by March or April of this year, a top executive said here on the sidelines of the CES event.
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.