In the LTE downlink speed race, Verizon Wireless is the top carrier, taking a lead over competitors T-Mobile US, AT&T and Sprint.
Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure is expecting strong December sales thanks to a new promotion Sprint launched on Friday to cut customers' service bill prices in half if they switch from Verizon Wireless or AT&T Mobility and buy a new Sprint phone.
Thanks to an exclusive partnership between FierceWireless and network testing firm RootMetrics, readers will be able to see the maximum recorded downlink and uplink speeds the firm observed for the four Tier 1 carriers across eight different regions in the U.S. The data also lets readers see which regions of the country in general let wireless customers access the highest peak downlink and uplink speeds. RootMetrics conducted extensive testing across the country both in the first half of 2014 and in the third quarter to gauge how the four Tier 1 carriers fared in terms of maximum downlink and uplink speeds.
Sprint is still committed to supporting Microsoft's Windows Phone platform despite the fact that its website does not show any Windows Phones for sale.
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.