Sprint is rebranding part of its LTE network and said that it has now deployed carrier aggregation and beamforming technology in 77 "major" markets across the country, in what it calls an "LTE Plus" deployment. The carrier will continue using LTE Advanced techniques to make its network faster and more robust, according to Sprint CTO John Saw.
Sprint MVNO TextNow launched international calling options to more than 150 countries around the world and also unveiled a program to let customers earn bill credits by watching video advertisements or choosing special offers from advertisers and marketing partners-- all from the company's app.
Sprint is going to shake up its sales organization and move to a model in which it has four regional hubs and sales teams focused on 19 key markets as opposed to focusing on different types of customers like postpaid and prepaid. The changes, which will likely be implemented in early 2016, come as Sprint is preparing to slash thousands of jobs as part of a major cost-cutting initiative designed to save the company up to $2.5 billion.
So far, little is known about how Sprint might structure a network lease deal that it has talked about doing, but one thing is sure: Sprint needs to cut costs, and structuring a network lease deal could go a long way in that endeavor.
AT&T Mobility is letting its Mobile Share Value customers roam freely when in Mexico and is also giving those subscribers extra data to use when south of the border. The offering is the latest salvo between the U.S. carriers as they try to offer better international roaming and data usage plans, especially for customers traveling to Mexico and Canada.
Verizon Wireless will start charging a $20 fee to customers who activate new lines of service on Verizon's "device payment option," its equipment installment plan. The changes go into effect on Nov 15. Up until now, Verizon has not charged any activation fee for customers who choose its EIP option.
FierceWireless has teamed with research firm Strategy Analytics and Jackdaw Research analyst Jan Dawson to give you the major metrics-- such as churn, ARPU and revenue-- of each carrier, as well as provide deeper insight tnto the carriers' performance in the third quarter. Special report
As the third-quarter earnings season draws to a close, FierceWireless is taking a look at how the top eight wireless operators performed.
Verizon Wireless is wading into the competitive market for international roaming offerings, and said its customers can now use their existing voice, messaging and data plans for $2 per day per line in Canada and Mexico, and $10 per day per line in more than 65 other countries around the world. Verizon also promises users that they won't get bumped down to 2G networks when traveling abroad for data access.
The third-quarter earnings season is coming to a close, so now it's time to see how the nation's top wireless carriers stacked up against each other in terms of key metrics. In this report you will find a ranking of the of the top eight U.S. wireless carriers in the third quarter of 2015 by subscriber base, according to research firm Strategy Analytics. Below that, Jackdaw Research analyst Jan Dawson provides several slides that offer an in-depth look at how Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile US and Sprint each performed in the third quarter of 2015.