AT&T Mobility plans to make its data throttling policy more uniform next year for customers on legacy unlimited data plans, regardless of what kind of smartphone they are using, according to an Ars Technica report.
BEDMINSTER, N.J.-- Verizon Wireless plans to launch carrier aggregation for its 700 MHz and AWS spectrum in 2015 along with other LTE Advanced features, according to a Verizon executive.
According to credit ratings and research firm Moody's, the U.S. wireless industry will continue to see growth in subscribers and revenues next year, though EBITDA growth will slow slightly from its previous levels. The firm said Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility will maintain their position at the top of the industry, while T-Mobile US will continue to enjoy positive momentum. The firm said Sprint likely will stabilize its position after years of difficulties with its financials and its subscribers, but that smaller carriers like U.S. Cellular will "remain under pressure."
Verizon Wireless has started refarming its 1900 MHz PCS spectrum for LTE service in the New York City area, according to a GigaOM report.
Sprint decided to go after Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility and not T-Mobile US with its new half-off billing price promotion because Sprint has seen a positive response in attracting Verizon and AT&T customers with its existing shared data plans, according to Sprint CFO Joe Euteneuer.
Sprint is escalating its pricing battle with Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility, and is offering to halve the monthly rate plans of customers who switch from those carriers and buy a new Sprint phone.
Participants in the FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction resumed bidding after taking a break for the Thanksgiving holiday, and the auction has now topped $38.4 billion in total provisional winning bids.
Verizon Wireless), AT&T Mobility, Sprint, T-Mobile US and U.S. Cellular have unleashed a bevy of deals on smartphones, tablets, wearable devices and accessories this week to drive store traffic and online sales ahead of Black Friday, the traditional start of the holiday shopping season after Thanksgiving.
After 32 rounds of bidding the AWS-3 spectrum auction has generated a whopping $36.44 billion in aggregate provisional winning bids. That figure is almost double what the 700 MHz auction raised in 2008.
Now that the FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction has raised more than $34 billion in provisional winning bids, a great deal of attention is turning to the role Dish Network may be playing in the bidding--and what the company might do with any spectrum it winds up with once the auction ends.