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Analysts expect incentive auction to generate between $32.8B and $43.8B

The FCC's upcoming incentive auction of 600 MHz airwaves likely won't generate as much money as last year's auction of AWS-3 spectrum, according to Evercore ISI analysts.

Sprint says ILEC control over special access cost U.S. economy $150B over five years

Charles McKee, VP of government affairs for federal and state regulatory at Sprint (NYSE: S), said that incumbent local exchange carriers' control over special access connections has "cost...

Evercore: Verizon, AT&T to post slowing growth in latest quarter while T-Mobile continues to roll

Verizon and AT&T will likely report slowing growth during the first quarter, according to analysts at Evercore ISI, while Sprint's creative accounting will help the beleaguered carrier avoid bankruptcy for at least the next few months. And T-Mobile will probably post even larger subscriber gains that it had predicted.

T-Mobile trots out new data plan for two lines while AT&T, Verizon hike activation fees

T-Mobile introduced a temporary promotion offering two lines of service with 6 GB of monthly LTE data each and unlimited talk and text for $80 a month.

Analysts: Sprint could continue risky financial strategy with spectrum, real estate lease-backs

Sprint's announcement that it will use its network gear as collateral to borrow $2.2 billion from "external investors" including its parent SoftBank closely mirrors its strategy of establishing a handset leasing company to take costs off its balance sheet and provide more liquidity. And analysts say other similar deals are likely in the works.

Sprint scores $2.2B through sale of cell tower equipment to Network LeaseCo

Sprint announced it will raise roughly $2.2 billion by selling some of its equipment at its cell towers to a new entity, Network LeaseCo, which the company described as "several bankruptcy remote entities." Under the complex transaction, Network LeaseCo will lease the equipment back to Sprint, and the equipment will be used as collateral for Sprint to borrow $2.2 billion from "external investors," including SoftBank, Sprint said.

Wi-Fi-first MVNO Scratch Wireless on hold due to 're-designing and improving the solution'

Scratch Wireless, an MVNO on Sprint's network that launched in 2013 with a Wi-Fi-first mobile service model, is no longer selling its services to new customers as it works on unspecified new products and services.

Sprint offers monthly access to Amazon Prime, but at a higher rate than Amazon charges

Sprint is teaming with Amazon on a promotion enabling customers to pay for a monthly subscription to Amazon Prime on their mobile bills. But they'll have to pay more to do so.

Sprint suffers network outage in Northeast U.S.

Sprint experienced "a major network outage" in the Northeast U.S. this morning, according to DSL Reports. The outage, which Sprint addressed in a series of tweets, appears to affect 3G and 4G voice and data services in markets including Maine, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

Sprint re-introduces 30-day guarantee to lure users

Sprint once again revived its 30-day money-back guarantee in an effort to convince users that its network is competitive with its bigger competitors.