CommScope said Sprint has committed to "an extensive deployment" of its small cells in small to medium-sized business locations. And the deal appears to signal Sprint's eagerness to expand its presence in the managed Wi-Fi market.
It turns out T-Mobile US wasn't the only major U.S. wireless carrier to see positive growth in net postpaid phone customers in the latest quarter after all. Sprint said it scored 22,000 postpaid phone net additions in the quarter, marking its third consecutive quarter of positive growth.
Sprint said it will merge its Assurance Wireless brand with Access Wireless in a tie-up of Lifeline service providers.
The nation's five largest mobile carriers are backing an initiative that would help them to share information and fix network outages during disasters and other emergencies.
Sprint wholesale partner Shenandoah Communications posted $13.9 million in net income in the first quarter, marking a year-over-year increase of 35 percent. But its cable and wireline business drove the lion's share of its revenues.
Sprint announced two new funding deals aimed at providing an additional $3.1 billion in liquidity as the company continues to try to make ends meet this year.
The first quarter of 2016 was the worst quarter for tablets since 2012, according to fresh data from Strategy Analytics. Nonetheless, U.S. mobile operators are effectively leveraging tablets to compete in a market where smartphone growth has nearly stalled.
All four major U.S. carriers ranked in the bottom half of a new study of "the consumer app experience" on 27 mobile networks in seven countries.
Prepaid consumers are something of an afterthought to some wireless carriers increasingly trying to poach lucrative postpaid users from their competitors. But T-Mobile has actually increased its focus on that segment, as evidenced by the record 807,000 net prepaid customer additions it scored during the first quarter.
AT&T's marketing campaigns generated more engagement with consumers during a recent 30-day stretch than advertising efforts from any other major U.S. mobile network, according to the ad-measurement company iSpot.