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Sprint achieves 300 Mbps on Samsung Galaxy S7 with 3-channel carrier aggregation

Sprint announced it achieved speeds of more than 300 Mbps using the new Samsung Galaxy S7, one of the first handsets on the market able to support the operator's three-channel carrier aggregation network technology.

Verizon's direct connection deal with Etecsa underscores U.S. carriers' interest in Cuba

Verizon inked a direct connection agreement with Cuba's government-run telecommunications carrier Etecsa, Reuters reported, illustrating how eager U.S. carriers are to expand to a market that was off limits until recently. The deal will allow voice services to connect directly between the two countries once the technical testing requirements are completed, Etecsa said, eliminating the need for third-party networks that can be costly and reduce quality.

Small cell push by Verizon, Sprint and others draws FairPoint into dark fiber market for backhaul

FairPoint said it is entering the dark fiber market in part to offer backhaul connections to the small cells being deployed by Verizon, Sprint and others. Chris Alberding, VP of product management at FairPoint Communications, said the company has not seen a large amount of small cell networks in Northern New England yet, but the provider wants to be prepared.

FairPoint changes its dark fiber tune as E-Rate, small cell backhaul opportunities emerge

Incumbent carrier FairPoint Communications is changing its tune on dark fiber services, advocating the technology as the changing E-Rate program for schools and opportunities around small cell technologies are too good to pass up.

SoftBank rumored to mull bidding in FCC's 600 MHz incentive spectrum auction

Sprint isn't participating in the FCC's upcoming incentive auction of 600 MHz spectrum, but its parent company SoftBank might bid. So the U.S. operator may score some of the prized low-band spectrum after all.

Sprint lowers activation fees from $36 to $30, begins charging for them in stores

Sprint quietly changed its in-store activations policies, lowering prices and charging customers at the point of sale rather than billing them later for the initial fees.

Sprint to focus on small cells and 2.5 GHz spectrum to prepare for 5G

Sprint CFO Tarek Robbiati provided more details on the carrier's network buildout, saying the carrier simply doesn't have enough tower sites to sufficiently densify its network as it plays catch-up with rival operators and prepares for 5G.

Illinois treasurer sues Sprint over $2.7M in unclaimed subscriber rebates

Illinois' treasurer's office said it has filed a lawsuit against Sprint claiming the operator failed to pay $2.7 million in unclaimed rebates between 2003 and 2005, The Chicago Tribune reported.

Smith Micro to acquire Birdstep's Sweden-based technology

Smith Micro Software has been doing some downsizing over the past several years, but now it's in an acquisition mode with a definitive agreement to acquire Birdstep Technology's software development and marketing arm based in Stockholm, Sweden.

With Sprint and T-Mobile, Google opens Project Fi MVNO to all U.S. users

Google said it is opening its Project Fi MVNO program to all comers, and will ditch the invitation-only policy it had employed since the offering launched 10 months ago.