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Former Sprint executive Stephen Bye will become C Spire CTO

Stephen Bye, Sprint's former chief technology officer, will become CTO of Tier 2 carrier C Spire on Nov. 1. Bye left Sprint in July amid the company's network densification efforts.

Sizing up AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon LTE spectrum holdings

The top wireless operators in the United States -- AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint-- continue to enhance their 4G LTE buildouts, but the question is how much spectrum do they each have? Check out this FierceWireless special report.

T-Mobile seen as winner in Sprint's decision to bow out of 600 MHz incentive auction

Analysts believe Sprint's decision not to participate in next year's 600 MHz incentive auction represents a major positive development for T-Mobile US, which now will face fewer competitors in bidding for the 30 MHz of spectrum in the auction that is being set aside by the FCC for smaller wireless operators.

In 2015, how much LTE spectrum do Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint have-- and where?

Just as we did last year, FierceWireless has partnered with Allnet Insights & Analytics, a wireless consulting firm, to map out exactly how much spectrum each of the four Tier 1 carriers currently has that they could deploy for LTE service, broken down on a county-by-county basis. According to AllNet President Brian Goemmer, a wireless industry veteran with 20 years of experience, AllNet has developed what it calls "Download Spectrum Depth Maps" to represent the available LTE spectrum for each of the Tier 1 carriers based upon their current LTE deployment configurations.

Sprint's Claure: We'd benefit from a merger with a cable MSO-- but no M&A is in the works

Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said the carrier could be stronger if merged with a cable company, but added the company is not engaged in any merger discussions.

Apple's iPhone 6s, 6s Plus go on sale as Verizon looks to match Sprint, T-Mobile offers

Sales of Apple's new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus kicked off today around the world as U.S. carriers sought to one-up each other with new offers and promotions designed to get customers to upgrade to the latest smartphones or switch carriers.

Sprint undercuts T-Mobile, offers iPhone 6s for $1/month in leasing payments with an iPhone trade-in

That was fast. Sprint is hoping to best rival T-Mobile US with its own trade-in program for Apple's newest iPhones and is offering a 16 GB iPhone 6s for $1 per month in leasing payments and a 16 GB iPhone 6s Plus for $5 per month with the trade-in of an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus. The Sprint offer, which will be available for a limited time, comes a day after T-Mobile said it would offer the 16 GB iPhone 6s for $5 a month and the 16 GB iPhone 6s Plus for $9 per month in device payments when customers trade in their iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.

Verizon ties T-Mobile for U.S. LTE speed crown, OpenSignal finds, but overall U.S. lags rest of the world

Verizon Wireless tied T-Mobile US for the fastest U.S. LTE data speeds, according to a new report from network testing firm OpenSignal. Yet, as past reports from the firm have shown, the U.S. is not anywhere close to being the world leader in LTE coverage or speeds, even if it is ahead in LTE subscribers.

T-Mobile offers iPhone 6s for as low as $5/month in device payments if customers trade in an iPhone 6

T-Mobile US is clearly hoping that it gets a large chunk of the sales of Apple's iPhone 6s and 6s Plus starting on Friday, undercutting all of its competitors by offering the 16 GB iPhone 6s for $5 a month and the 16 GB iPhone 6s Plus for $9 per month in device payments when customers trade in their iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.

Verizon's Go90 video service will rise or fall on its content lineup-- and almost nothing else matters

The Go90 initiative will rise or fall on the strength of the video content it delivers, and almost nothing else matters. Verizon will surely spend a lot to market the service, but it will be useless to advertisers if no one tunes in.