Wireless in the third quarter of 2009

How did the wireless industry perform in the third quarter? Check here throughout the third quarter earnings report season for full earnings reports from the wireless industry's carriers, handset makers, equipment suppliers and others.

Also, make sure to check out our wrap-up of the global handset market (including vendor market share) for the third quarter, as well as our wrap-up of the top 10 U.S. wireless carriers in the third quarter.


Oct. 15
Nokia

Nokia reported a $834 million loss in the third quarter, the handset maker's first quarterly net loss since it started reporting quarterly in 1996. The results are largely due to a writedown Nokia was forced to take on its Nokia Siemens Networks joint venture, though flagging smartphones sales also contributed to the dramatic decline.
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Oct. 16
Sony Ericsson
Sony Ericsson's troubles continued in the third quarter, with the struggling handset maker posting its fifth straight quarterly loss and showing weakness in several key metrics. The joint venture between Japan's Sony and Sweden's Ericsson posted a $245 million net loss in the quarter, less than analysts had anticipated but wider than the $37.7 million loss it had in the year-ago period.
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Oct. 19
Apple
Apple shipped 7.4 million iPhones in its fiscal fourth quarter, the most it has ever sold, besting the 6.9 million it shipped in the quarter following the launch of the iPhone 3G last year. The iPhone figures helped anchor Apple's most profitable quarter ever.
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Oct. 21
LG
LG Electronics posted strong company-wide results in the third quarter, partially driven by increased handset shipments--but the company's profit margins suffered. Further, LG reported a decline in cell phone shipments in North America and South Korea.
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Oct. 22
AT&T

Thanks to the iPhone 3GS, AT&T Mobility once again added a record number of subscribers in the third quarter of 2009. The company said that it added 2 million wireless subscribers in the quarter, bringing its total base to 81.6 million. In addition, AT&T said it activated 3.2 million iPhones, the company's largest amount to date, with nearly 40 percent of those activations from customers that were new to AT&T.
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Ericsson
Ericsson's net profit in the third quarter fell 71 percent, as a constellation of factors--declining sales, losses at Sony Ericsson, intense competition and restructuring--contributed to the Swedish vendor's weak performance.
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Oct. 26
Verizon
Verizon Wireless maintained a strong third quarter with revenues of $15.8 billion, up 24.4 percent year-over-year, and services revenues of $13.5 billion, up 23.7 percent year-over-year. The company added 1.2 million net wireless customers in the quarter for a total of 89 million subscribers.
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Oct. 29
Sprint Nextel
Although the bleeding slowed, Sprint Nextel reported continued postpaid subscriber losses in the third quarter. The company's prepaid business had another strong quarter, but Sprint's net loss widened and it saw a drop in revenue in the quarter.
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Motorola
Motorola appears to be making good on its promise to turn itself around. The struggling equipment maker surprised investors today by posting a third quarter profit of $12 million, way up from the $397 million loss it recorded in the third quarter of 2008. However, the company's third quarter sales were $5.45 billion, down from $7.48 billion in third-quarter 2008.
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Oct. 30
Samsung
Samsung Electronics posted its highest quarterly profit ever in the third quarter, partly due to its success in handsets--the global No. 2 handset manufacturer shipped a record 60.2 million phones in the quarter.
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Alcatel-Lucent
Alcatel-Lucent reported a wider net lost in the second quarter on weaker sales. However, the company restated its previous forecast of nearing break even for the year on an adjusted operating level.
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Nov. 4
Qualcomm
Qualcomm posted slowing profits and revenues in its fiscal fourth quarter, and its outlook fell short of some analysts expectations. However, the company's stock rose slightly following the report, possibly reflecting investor relief over the chipmaker's expectations of growth in the coming year and the announcement of a new licensing deal with Samsung.
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Nov. 5
Deutsche Telekom (T-Mobile USA)
T-Mobile USA reported a net loss of 77,000 subscribers in the third quarter, relatively weak financials and subscriber metrics showing increasing churn and declining ARPU--all indications that the nation's No. 4 carrier is losing share to market heavyweights Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility, which both posted notable subscriber gains during the period, as well as Tier 2 flat-rate carriers.
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Leap Wireless
Leap Wireless reported a wider net loss in the third quarter and weaker subscriber growth, but the company saw a boost in revenues.
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MetroPCS
MetroPCS reported weaker subscriber growth in the third quarter amid intensifying competition in the flat-rate prepaid market, and though it also posted higher profit, the company cut its outlook for 2009.
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Nov. 10
Clearwire

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Dec. 17
Research In Motion

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