Sprint CTO Stephen Bye wants to know what you would do with a 2.6 Gbps mobile broadband network. I want to know when Sprint is going to build it.
Super Bowl XLVIII was a dud of a game, with the Seattle Seahawks crushing the Denver Broncos 43-8, but it was still the most-seen broadcast in U.S. television history. According to Nielsen, Fox's Super Bowl broadcast delivered an average 112.2 million viewers. In fact, the advertisements may have been more entertaining than the game, and this year there were an unusual number that either directly or indirectly related to the wireless industry or technology.
Sprint along with Nokia Solutions and Networks demonstrated that a single sector of a TD-LTE network can deliver data throughput of 2.6 Gbps.
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler expressed skepticism about a deal between Sprint and T-Mobile US in a meeting with Sprint CEO Dan Hesse and SoftBank CEO and Sprint Chairman Masayoshi Son, according to a Reuters report. Wheeler's pushback against a merger between the Nos. 3 and 4 carriers follows a clear signal from the Department of Justice that such a deal would face intense scrutiny.
According to detailed research from Nexgen Wireless, AT&T Mobility's network provided the fastest upload and download speeds, and the lowest latency rates, during this weekend's Super Bowl XLVIII. Special Report
Super Bowl XLVIII just wrapped on Sunday, with the Seattle Seahawks demolishing the Denver Broncos 43-8 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Now that the game is over, wireless carriers are boasting about the traffic they saw at the venue and how their networks held up at the game, which more than 85,000 people attended.
Sprint MVNO Ting is cutting its data pricing, making it less expensive especially for customers who use a lot of data on its service. The price cuts come two years after Ting's initial launch.
Sprint CEO Dan Hesse and SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son are scheduled to meet with FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler today, in which the topic of industry consolidation is likely to come up, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The report comes as there are growing indications that regulators would be opposed to a deal to merge Sprint and T-Mobile US, the No. 4 U.S. carrier.
AT&T Mobility's announcement over the weekend that it is cutting prices on its higher-end Mobile Share shared data plans is both a way to retain current customers and respond to aggression by T-Mobile US, according to analysts. AT&T's new prices, which went into effect Sunday, could also target rival Verizon Wireless and its family plan customers, analysts said.
The Department of Justice's top antitrust official said that any wireless merger among the four Tier 1 carriers would face heightened scrutiny, a strong hint that any potential deal between Sprint and T-Mobile US would face an uphill battle with the DOJ.