Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse said the carrier has sold 1 million LTE devices so far, even though its LTE network is tiny compared with the LTE networks of its larger competitors.
Clearwire CFO Hope Cochran said that the company will begin building out its TD-LTE network this quarter but that construction will pick up significantly in the fourth quarter.
When it comes to mobile data pricing, it appears as if wireless operators have quickly aligned into one of two camps: Those that offer metered data (AT&T and Verizon) and those that don't (Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile). I believe that the challengers in the market (T-Mobile and Sprint) are using unlimited data to entice subscribers to their networks and then hoping they can hold onto them when they inevitably end up migrating to a metered data pricing scenario.
Sprint Nextel and Dish Network are at odds over whether the FCC should shift part of Dish's MSS S-band spectrum by 5 MHz, a move that both companies said could have far-ranging consequences for their long-term LTE plans.
Voyager Mobile plans to significantly expand its device portfolio in the fourth quarter with the release of tablets, portable hotspots, smartphone tethering and USB modems.
Two of the nation's four major wireless carriers have recently updated their push-to-talk offerings, an indication that the service still has a loyal group of core users who prefer walkie-talkie-type conversations to plain old phone calls. But it's clear that PTT is no longer the hot-button topic it has been in years past.
AT&T Mobility appears to be preparing to take its Enhanced Push-to-Talk offering nationwide in November. The action could position AT&T to more effectively capture Sprint Nextel's remaining iDEN subscribers due to Sprint's decision to shutter its iDEN network by next year.
Apple said it sold 2 million iPhones 5s via pre-orders within the first 24 hours of availability, double the number of iPhone 4S units it sold in the same amount of time last year.
Demand for Apple's iPhone 5 is riding high if the amount of pre-orders the company received this morning is to be believed. Apple ran out of stock for pre-orders in about an hour and is now telling customers on its website that iPhone 5s ordered now will ship in two weeks.
Apple's iPhone 5 will not support simultaneous voice and data transmissions for CDMA customers on Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel, but will do so for AT&T Mobility customers, according to Apple and the carriers.