Sprint added 33 destinations, mainly islands in the Caribbean but also France, where customers can get free texting and low rates on calls and data under its "Open World" program. Meanwhile, in other international coverage expansion news, Verizon Wireless said it became the first U.S.-based wireless company to offer roaming in Cuba.
Comcast is open to leveraging its 11 million Wi-Fi hotspots and its MVNO relationships with wireless carriers into something more, but has no current plans to enter the wireless market with its own offering, according to CEO Brian Roberts.
Verizon Communications has no interest in buying Dish Network but is open to discussing how Verizon could get access to Dish's wireless spectrum or forge some kind of wholesale arrangement, according to Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam.
AT&T and Verizon Wireless will have dedicated showcase areas manned by trained Best Buy employees in 250 Best Buy stores nationwide by the end of the year.
Verizon Wireless' Go90 over-the-top mobile video service wasn't a mobile-only service at the start of its life, but Verizon knew that's where it needed to focus its energy, according to Marni Walden, the company's EVP and president of product innovation and new business. Verizon also figured out along the way that if the carrier wanted to achieve massive mobile adoption across different operators, the service couldn't have the Verizon brand associated with it.
AT&T Mobility is battling with T-Mobile US for customers and in TV advertising, and took the top spot in terms of TV ad spending in August. T-Mobile had led the way in July.
AT&T Mobility CEO Glenn Lurie has a message for everyone that is excited to get ahead on 5G network development, with promises to bring pre-standard 5G technologies to the market: cool your jets.
LAS VEGAS-- The 5G buzz is escalating as U.S. operators like Verizon Wireless are announcing 5G trials and vendors like Nokia Networks are promising commercial 5G-ready hotspot equipment in 2017.
As CTIA's Super Mobility conference is winding down, it's worth taking a look at the lighter side of the second-annual confab the trade group put on, which brought together several different conferences and co-located events.
LAS VEGAS-- Verizon Wireless will deploy 400 small cells in San Francisco in order to densify the company's network in anticipation of the 2016 Super Bowl that will take place in that city.