Sprint is giving its prepaid customers who sign up through its Sprint Prepaid brand at Best Buy rollover data that does not expire. Additionally, Sprint announced a new mobile TV service for its Boost Mobile prepaid brand.
América Móvil's U.S. MVNO, TracFone Wireless scored the highest in terms of customer satisfaction among U.S. wireless carriers in the latest survey from the American Customer Satisfaction Index.
Sprint's deployment of 8T8R (eight-branch transmit and eight-branch receive) radios coupled with 4x2 MIMO in its 2.5 GHz TDD LTE spectrum is resulting in increased data throughput as well as coverage, according to a new report from Signals Research.
Sprint's deployment of 8T8R (eight-branch transmit and eight-branch receive) radios in its 2.5 GHz TDD LTE spectrum is resulting in increased data throughput as well as coverage according to a new report from Signals Research. "Thanks to TM8 [transmission mode 8] and 8T8R, we observed meaningful increases in coverage and spectral efficiency, not to mention overall device throughput," Signals said in its executive summary of the report.
The FCC is leaning toward rejecting a push from T-Mobile US, Sprint and others to increase the amount of spectrum set aside for smaller carriers to bid on in next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum, according to a Reuters report.
Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure has a bold claim: that within two years, Sprint will have the top network among U.S. carriers.
Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile US and Sprint's emergence as the top four wireless operators came through an aggressive campaign of consolidation of a number of regional providers, including Alltel, Leap Wireless, MetroPCS and others. FierceWireless, in partnership with Quexor Group, looks at acquisition patterns of the four major wireless carriers during the past 10 years.
While the wireless industry is now dominated by just four national Tier 1 carriers, that hasn't always been the case. During the past 10 years, these carriers have consolidated a wide range of smaller, regional carriers--players like Alltel, Leap Wireless and MetroPCS, to name a few.
Google's Project Fi MVNO appears to be experiencing huge demand for the service as the company said it will likely be late July or early August before everyone who requested an invitation will get one.
T-Mobile US and Sprint's Boost Mobile prepaid brand are unveiling dueling sets of promotions aimed at the prepaid market just ahead of Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer.