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Analysts: As equipment installment plans boom, carriers likely to focus on tighter credit standards

As U.S. wireless customers continue to adopt equipment installment plans (EIPs) to finance their handset purchases, wireless carriers are likely going to focus more on the credit quality of their customers, according to a new report from financial analysts at Wells Fargo.

Boingo signs multiyear Wi-Fi offload deal with Tier 1 U.S. carrier

Marking a big milestone for its business and the industry at large, Boingo Wireless has signed a major multiyear Wi-Fi offload agreement with a Tier 1 U.S. wireless carrier.

AT&T won't sell the Apple Watch at launch, other carriers silent on sales plans

Apple filled in some crucial details about its first wearable, the Apple Watch, including its price range and battery life, but stayed largely silent on how it will actually sell the device. So far, it looks like U.S. wireless carriers are not going to be involved in selling the watch when it goes on sale in April.

Verizon joins AT&T, T-Mobile in asking FCC to take a tougher stance on joint bidding

Verizon Wireless came out against joint bidding arrangements for future spectrum auctions, allying itself with AT&T Mobility and setting up a battle with Sprint and T-Mobile US ahead of next year's 600 MHz incentive auction.

Analysts: AT&T poised to build out WCS spectrum, Sprint to announce network expansion plans

Analysts at Wall Street financial firm New Street Research said that AT&T Mobility is preparing to begin building out a network running on its WCS spectrum licenses. The firm also said that AT&T likely will ramp up its spending on its network after several months of slower spending. Further, the firm said that Sprint is likely planning to announce a new network plan when the carrier reports its first-quarter results.

Report: Google's MVNO to only run on Nexus 6, will switch between Sprint, T-Mobile and Wi-Fi networks

According to a Wall Street Journal article, Google's forthcoming MVNO service will only work on the company's Nexus 6 smartphone, built by Lenovo's Motorola. The report said the service could launch in the coming weeks, unless it is delayed, and will automatically provide users with the best network for their location, whether that's a Wi-Fi network, Sprint's network or T-Mobile US' network.

How did AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile perform in Q4 2014?

With the fourth-quarter earnings season coming to a close, it's time to take a look at how the nation's top wireless such as AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint and T-Mobile US fared. Conducted through a partnership with research firm Strategy Analytics, the  FierceWireless  team is taking a look at all of the major metrics, including churn, ARPU and revenue.

How did the top 8 U.S. wireless carriers fare in Q4?

Through our partnership with research firm Strategy Analytics, here are the key stats on the top U.S. wireless carriers in the fourth quarter by subscriber base. The report includes the major metrics such as churn, ARPU and revenue.  Special report. 

Grading the top 8 U.S. wireless carriers in the fourth quarter of 2014

The following charts the top U.S. wireless carriers in the fourth quarter of 2014 by subscriber base, according to research firm Strategy Analytics, and includes major metrics--such as churn, ARPU...

Google's Pichai confirms company will launch an MVNO in the 'coming months'

BARCELONA, Spain--Google's Sundar Pichai confirmed that the search giant will launch an MVNO in the U.S. on a limited basis in "the coming months" to spur innovation in the wireless market. Although Pichai did not indicate which carrier or carriers Google will work with, several reports last month indicated that the partners are Sprint and T-Mobile US.