Verizon Wireless took Sprint ato task over the fact that the vast trove of 2.5 GHz spectrum Sprint acquired from Clearwire last year is not currently included in the FCC's "spectrum screen." If the spectrum were included, Verizon agues, Sprint would be counted as having more spectrum than any other carrier.
Sprint prepaid brand Boost Mobile is launching a promotion for LTE customers that cuts the price of service down to $35 per month for the first six months. The price cut and promotion are the latest example of price cutting both at the Tier 1 carriers and their prepaid brands.
Verizon Wireless is striking back at a Super Bowl wireless data traffic study that ranked AT&T Mobility No. 1 among wireless carriers. Verizon is arguing that--according to Verizon's own traffic studies--Verizon provided average wireless data speeds that were fully four times faster than AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile US.
According to detailed research from Nexgen Wireless, AT&T Mobility's network provided the fastest upload and download speeds, and the lowest latency rates, during this weekend's Super Bowl XLVIII. Special Report
Super Bowl XLVIII just wrapped on Sunday, with the Seattle Seahawks demolishing the Denver Broncos 43-8 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Now that the game is over, wireless carriers are boasting about the traffic they saw at the venue and how their networks held up at the game, which more than 85,000 people attended.
AT&T Mobility's announcement over the weekend that it is cutting prices on its higher-end Mobile Share shared data plans is both a way to retain current customers and respond to aggression by T-Mobile US, according to analysts. AT&T's new prices, which went into effect Sunday, could also target rival Verizon Wireless and its family plan customers, analysts said.
T-Mobile US is buying lower 700 MHz A Bock spectrum from Verizon Wireless for $2.36 billion, but argues that it still needs more low-band spectrum to compete more effectively with Verizon and AT&T Mobility.
When the Denver Broncos won their final playoff game two weeks ago, I actually told my boyfriend something to the effect of, "If we get tickets to the Super Bowl, we'll not only get to see the Broncos play, but we'll get to check out Verizon Wireless' LTE Broadcast service that they've been planning for the big game."
In addition to developing new mobile devices capable of delivering live video using LTE Multicast technology, Verizon Wireless is talking to consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers about integrating LTE Multicast with connected TV devices, a top Verizon executive said Wednesday.
AT&T reported weaker wireless subscriber growth for the fourth quarter than it had in the year-ago period, but the company also posted stronger data revenues.