While Verizon's CFO touted the company's network densification plans during the company's second-quarter conference call, analysts are speculating the operator will face LTE network congestion issues over the next couple of years.
T-Mobile US said that its "porting ratio" with Verizon Wireless--essentially the number of customers switching between the two carriers--dropped from 1.6 in the first quarter to 1.5 in the second quarter. That decline during the second quarter is notable considering in May T-Mobile launched its "Never Settle Trial," wherein T-Mobile is offering Verizon customers the opportunity to try T-Mobile's network and service for up to two weeks at no cost.
Verizon's AOL subsidiary is interested in purchasing mobile ad company Millennial Media, according to a report from TechCrunch citing anonymous sources with knowledge of the talks. The move would be noteworthy as it would increase and expand Verizon's advertising technologies following the operator's recent purchase of AOL and the company's programmatic advertising service.
MVNO ROK Mobile added a third carrier partner, likely Verizon Wireless, and announced plans to expand to as many as 10,000 retail locations by the end of 2015 through partnerships with independent dealers.
AT&T Mobility likely added around 500,000 postpaid customers in the second quarter thanks to tablet subscriber additions as Verizon Wireless racked up subscribers with promotional shared data plan pricing, according to analysts at Wells Fargo.
T-Mobile US is not giving up on its quest to get the FCC to expand the amount of spectrum set aside for smaller carriers to bid on in next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has indicated he will vote to reject T-Mobile's petition on the matter, but the carrier continues to lobby the agency ahead of its July 16 vote on the auction rules.
While executives at AT&T and Verizon Wireless were traditionally the highest paid in the wireless industry, a new report from FierceWireless reveals that the compensation trend in 2014 shifted toward Google, Microsoft, Apple and Qualcomm.
Talk about a blast from the past. MVNO Helio is back in action under the control of South Korean telecom firm UBI Telecom, and its service is running on Sprint's network with roaming on Verizon Wireless' network.
CTIA said that a group of wireless carriers and smartphone makers had implemented a set of voluntary principles aimed at stopping smartphone theft. The announcement came just as a California law requiring smartphones sold in the state to have a "kill switch" went into effect.
Verizon Wireless likely added more postpaid customers in the second quarter than analysts at Wells Fargo had previously thought, as the carrier scored thanks to promotions it launched in April.