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Tracking Q1 wireless earnings from Verizon, Ericsson, Qualcomm and more

Now that the Q1 2015 earnings season is getting underway,  FierceWireless  is tracking the performance of large carriers and vendors, including T-Mobile US, Sprint, and Nokia.  Special report

T-Mobile's Legere renews call for Verizon, AT&T and Sprint to drop data overage charges

T-Mobile US CEO John Legere is keeping up the pressure on Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and Sprint to drop overage charges on their domestic plans, as T-Mobile did a year ago. Legere said in a new video that if a petition he started on the issue, which has already attracted around 200,000 signatures, gathers 50,000 more signatures, he will "send them a message that they won't miss."

AT&T study finds less than 20% interference in 600 MHz band from Mexican and Canadian TV stations

AT&T Mobility continues to urge the FCC not to repack and place TV broadcasters into the 600 MHz band as part of next year's incentive auction. The carrier also said it conducted a study that found varying levels of interference for carriers depending upon how much spectrum broadcasters give up.

Wireless in the first quarter of 2015

How did the wireless industry perform in the first quarter of 2015? Check here throughout the first-quarter earnings report season for full earnings reports from the wireless industry's carriers, handset makers, equipment suppliers and others.

Sprint's expanded distribution and roving cars won't mean much without a better LTE network

Sprint has made a lot of news recently about plans to expand its distribution and even bring phones directly to customers. It's all part of an effort to retain the company's customer base and drum up more sales in the hopes of growing net subscriber additions. However, unless Sprint clarifies its brand message and improves its 2.5 GHz LTE network, I fear it will not amount to much.

Sprint's Draper: Access to competitive wholesale backhaul will drive wireless network growth, services

ORLANDO, Fla.--Sprint may be in the midst of aggressively expanding its wireless network with plans to potentially deploy 20,000 cell sites and repurposing existing sites, but all of those efforts will require a robust backhaul network that today in some markets is often limited to just a few wireline operators.

Verizon criticized for posting blog that suggests customers do not want or need unlimited data

Verizon Wireless is taking flak for a posting on its website written by industry analyst Jack Gold that suggests customers do not want or need unlimited data plans.

Rumor Mill: Google's MVNO will charge per GB, give customers credit for unused data

Little is known about Google's forthcoming MVNO, but according to a leaked Android application unearthed by the blog Android Police, the service will charge customers based on how much data they use, will let customers get a credit for unused data, and will support shared data plans as well.

OpenSignal: Verizon had highest LTE network latency in Q1

According to a new report on the first quarter from OpenSignal, which has partnered with FierceWireless, Verizon Wireless showed a slightly higher latency in LTE when compared with its competitors, though the difference likely is imperceptible to subscribers.

Sprint's 'Direct 2 You' program will have employees drive to customers to set up phones

Fresh off its deal to co-brand more than 1,400 stores with RadioShack, Sprint is seeking to shake up mobile retailing with a program to travel or customers' homes, offices or other convenient locations to set up their new phones.