Sprint took another step into the crowded home phone business with the launch of its new Phone Connect System 1, hoping to get cord cutters over to its wireless network.
AT&T Mobility is starting to refarm its 1900 MHz PCS spectrum for LTE service in New York City, according to a GigaOM report.
As the largest wireless carriers have expanded their LTE rollouts and services, network latency, which can provide better network performance, has taken a back seat to wireless network speeds.
Karma, an MVNO that launched in December 2012 offering customers the ability to share data connections, plans to support Sprint's LTE network starting next year. The company also announced it now has more than 50,000 customers.
Sprint MVNO Ting, which is owned by Tucows, confirmed it is now providing service to Sprint-issued Apple iPhone 4 and 4S smartphones. The company described the support as a beta program, which Ting said means that it can provide the service to any new and existing customer but that it cannot promote it or market it on its website.
Halloween is over, but that doesn't mean the nightmares that plague wireless industry executives are going away anytime soon.
By the middle of next year most Tier 1 carriers' macro LTE buildouts are expected to be largely completed. Some carriers, such as AT&T Mobility, have indicated that the next phase of network evolution, to LTE Advanced, will be largely the result of software upgrades to existing network equipment. However, in an interview with FierceWireless, Crown Castle CEO Ben Moreland contended that despite that trend, there will still be a lot of cell site activity and amendments in the next few years.
The inclusion of Nokia Solutions and Networks as one of the project vendors for Sprint's Spark initiative represents a tremendous win for the infrastructure vendor.
Sprint said the FCC should "carefully scrutinize" Verizon Wireless' proposal to narrow the scope of the agency's anti-collusion regulations for bidding in spectrum auctions.
Sprint announced it will brand its forthcoming tri-mode LTE service as "Sprint Spark," and said it will bring the service to the top 100 U.S. markets during the next three years with speeds capable of reaching 50-60 Mbps and perhaps faster.