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The top 5 wireless ads: AT&T maintains lead in TV spending across the mobile industry

FierceWireless has partnered with TV advertising measurement firm iSpot.tv to bring you a monthly snapshot of the wireless industry's advertising spending and digital engagement. The results are for the top five biggest spenders among wireless industry brands in May.

Google's Project Fi to add US Cellular to Partner Network

Google's Project Fi MVNO announced Wednesday that U.S. Cellular will be joining its Partner Network, allowing the service to shift users onto U.S. Cellular connections along with its other options.

Sprint faces questions on Mobilitie's small cell rollout efforts, handset write-off costs

Sprint's efforts to deploy up to 70,000 small cells in cities across the country-- largely through vendor Mobilitie-- have stalled somewhat due to troubles obtaining permits for the transmitters. Separately, some Wall Street analysts are raising concerns about the hundreds of millions of dollars the carrier is writing off due in part to customers who sign up for Sprint's handset-leasing offer and then walk away with the devices without paying for them.

Level 3 to discontinue some legacy TDM business voice services

Level 3 Communications has asked for the FCC's permission to shut down a number of its legacy voice services in Portland, Oregon, signaling a desire to advance its IP-based cloud services strategy.

Sprint promises more famous switchers will follow Verizon's 'Can you hear me now' guy, Paul Marcarelli

Sprint yesterday launched a new ad campaign featuring Verizon's retired "Can you hear me now?" spokesman and his switch to Sprint service, and a Sprint executive promised the carrier will announce additional well-known people in the future as part of its "The switch is real" marketing effort. The effort is intended to entice Verizon and AT&T customers to Sprint by arguing the carrier's network is as reliable as the networks of its larger rivals.

Sprint not yet ready to link SDN/NFV with 5G

SANTA CLARA, Calif.-- While other services providers like AT&T and Verizon are talking about shifting toward an SDN/NFV infrastructure at the same time they're moving to 5G, Sprint hasn't been as aggressive about linking the two.

For Nokia, 5G demo at Copa soccer game is just the beginning

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--While Nokia's June 3 demo with Sprint marked the first 5G demo at a major North American public event, it's not the only demo in store for Nokia. When it comes to 5G tests and trials, Nokia's name is written all over it, along with rival Ericsson.

Sprint demos 5G at Levi's Stadium during Copa soccer game

SANTA CLARA, CALIF.--The U.S. lost its match against Colombia during the kick-off game of the Copa America Centenario tournament on Friday, but Sprint is hoping to score some 5G points with what it considers the first real 5G demo at a large public U.S. event.

Sprint to hire 150 as it expands sales in the Pacific Northwest

Sprint, which has slashed more than 2,500 over the last year, is actually hiring. The  Kansas City Business Journal  reported the nation's fourth-largest mobile carrier is adding 150 positions to its Pacific Northwest region, including 120 retail jobs. Sprint opened new sales offices in Bellevue, Wash., and Beaverton, Ore., expanding on a presence it gained when it acquired Bellevue-based Clearwire in 2013.

Sprint parent SoftBank to sell at least $7.9B stake in Alibaba to shore up finances

Sprint parent SoftBank confirmed it will sell at least $7.9 billion of its stake in Alibaba to bolster its finances as its U.S. carrier continues to struggle.