DukeNet, a regional provider, now reaches over 3,500 cell sites as part of its growing fiber to the tower program that provides services to a number of the top wireless operators.
Sprint and T-Mobile US confirmed Thursday that they joined follow U.S. company Verizon Communications in declining to participate in Canada's 700 MHz spectrum auction, set for January.
Sprint, as had been rumored, joined rivals T-Mobile US, AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless in offering its own early handset upgrade program, called "One Up."
T-Mobile US joined forces with Verizon Communications to propose a band plan for the upcoming incentive auctions of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum. The partnership is notable in light of the fact that T-Mobile and Verizon have long been on opposite sides of the debate over the auctions, especially on whether to cap the amount of spectrum Verizon and AT&T can win in the auctions.
Sprint appears set to join its competitors T-Mobile US, AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless in offering its own early handset upgrade program, according to a CNET report. The report, citing internal Sprint screenshots, said the plan is called "One Up" and will let subscribers pay for their smartphones or tablets in monthly installments and upgrade their device after every year by trading them in.
Vodafone managed to clinch its € 7.7 billion ($10.2 billion) acquisition of Kabel Deutschland, paving the way for the company to offer bundles of telecommunications services in Germany. Vodafone's bid for Kabel Deutschland had been threatened by investors seeking better terms.
Apple's 5c went on sale for pre-order this morning. The iPhone 5s will be available starting Sept. 20. The iPhone launch marks the first time that all four Tier 1 U.S. carriers will launch new iPhone models at the same time. The carriers were quick to highlight the advantages of their respective networks and services offerings as they all try to get new customers.
Verizon Communications blew past records by selling $49 billion in corporate debt in order to finance its $130 billion acquisition of Vodafone's 45 percent stake in Verizon Wireless.
Much of the research on the wireless industry predicts a grim future for traditional mobile revenues: voice and messaging revenue are on the decline and some experts say that even data revenue has hit its peak. Where, then, should operators look for new sources of income?
AT&T boosted its spectrum holdings in 18 states by consummating a deal announced last January to acquire 39 lower 700 MHz B Block spectrum licenses from rival Verizon Wireless.