Deutsche Telekom is shelving efforts to sell T-Mobile US to focus on the upcoming incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV airwaves, Reuters reported. The move could give potential buyers time to wait for a more favorable political climate for telecom consolidation.
Sprint said it will team with British consumer electronics retailer Dixons Carphone to open and operate as many as 500 Sprint-branded stores across the country, building on a pilot program the companies launched last year.
Shares of wireless tower companies waivered last month following a report that Sprint planned to dramatically overhaul its network and move away from traditional macrocells in favor of smaller cells. But tower companies say they aren't seeing decreased demand for their services.
Sprint is the only U.S. carrier to publicly back Google's recent move to create a Rich Communication Services (RCS) client for Android, but T-Mobile continues to gain traction with its own RCS service.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority is undertaking a massive effort to update and replace the radio communications in its underground rail system, a task that will involve installing 100 miles of cable on the tunnel walls. So since D.C. Metro is already going to be down there, it asks the four major wireless carriers if it could help improve wireless coverage in the tunnels while it's at it, and they accepted.
Sprint's Wi-Fi offloading partner Boingo Wireless said that roughly 22 million Sprint customers are now moving onto Boingo's Wi-Fi network in dozens of U.S. airports across the country. The company added that it is now supporting all of Sprint's iOS and Android phone customers, and that Boingo plans to expand support to Sprint's sub-brands, which likely include the company's prepaid brands like Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile. Boingo said it eventually expects to support up to 40 million total Sprint customers.
Just weeks after Sprint discontinued offering two-year wireless service contracts, the carrier told FierceWireless that it has reinstated those options in order to give its customers more choices.
BARCELONA, Spain-- A group of 23 service providers and solution vendors including BT, RIFT.io and Sprint have joined the Open Source MANO (OSM) community, which is focused on meeting requirements for orchestration of production NFV networks.
FierceWireless has partnered with TV advertising measurement firm iSpot.tv to bring you a snapshot of the wireless industry's advertising spending and digital engagement. The results below are for the top five biggest spenders in the wireless industry from Jan. 1 through Feb. 14.
Sprint MVNO Karma said it will discontinue its Neverstop unlimited data service and will replace it with a tiered data offering called Pulse that ranges from 5 GB for $40 per month to 20 GB for $140 per month.