Disruptive Wireless analyst Dean Bubley takes stab at figuring out Google's rumored MVNO with Sprint and T-Mobile US, and thinks it could be a tablet-oriented service rather than a smartphone-based one.
According to the latest bi-annual report from network testing firm RootMetrics, Verizon Wireless continued to lead in overall performance with AT&T Mobility not far behind. However, thanks to improvements Sprint made in fixing blocked calls and texting reliability, Sprint leapfrogged back over T-Mobile US for third place overall. In RootMetrics' report for the first half of 2014, T-Mobile overtook Sprint for the No. 3 spot.
A Delaware federal jury has ruled that Comcast owes Sprint $27.6 million for infringing on patents relating to fiber optic delivery.
A federal jury in Maryland has awarded Sprint $27.6 million in damages stemming from claims that Comcast infringed on a number of the service provider's optical networking patents.
T-Mobile US CEO John Legere has made one of his missions in 2015 to have his company pass Sprint in terms of total subscribers, to became the nation's No. 3 carrier. Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure indicated that if that happens, it won't be a big deal.
Sprint said it will more than double its U.S. retail store footprint by purchasing around 1,750 stores from now-bankrupt electronics retailer RadioShack.
Sprint will use carrier aggregation technology to combine TD-LTE and FDD-LTE transmission across all of its spectrum bands. Sprint disclosed its carrier aggregation plans and its overall network progress as part of its fourth-quarter earnings report.
Sprint's CEO Marcelo Claure appears to still have faith in the service provider's wireline business, telling investors that the business is strategic in letting it compete in the wireless business.
Verizon Wireless' decision to cut pricing on most of its More Everything shared data plans by $10 is an indication that the carrier is going to be more willing to compete directly with Sprint and T-Mobile US and is less concerned with rival AT&T Mobility, according to financial analysts. Additionally, Verizon's promotion to cut the monthly access charge of many customers who use its Edge equipment installment plan could be a way to spur Edge adoption and improve EBITDA, according to one analyst.
Sprint continued to expand its LTE network and improve its subscriber growth trends in the fourth quarter, even though it posted a net loss of postpaid customers in the quarter.