Despite issuing headline-grabbing fines of $100 million in June against AT&T Mobility for throttling its unlimited data plan customers, around $100 million against nearly a dozen firms for defrauding the Lifeline program and $35 million against a Chinese company for selling illegal wireless jamming equipment, the FCC has yet to collect any of that money.
About a year ago, SprintCEOMarcelo Claure started to shake up the company's leadership team. Now, that transition to a new set of lieutenants is truly hitting its stride, as the Bolivian-born billionaire has brought in talent from all over the world to try and help him turn around Sprint.
T-Mobile USis unloading a bevy of deals and promotions ahead of Black Friday, the most thigh-profile of which is that the carrier will give a gift of three months of unlimited LTE data to all of its postpaid "Simple Choice" customers.
Evercore ISI analysts said in a report that if AT&T winds up spending $9 billion on wireless network capital expenditures in 2015 that would represent a 20.9 percent year-over-year reduction in spending, "far worse than our initial expectations after T announced a reduced capex outlook roughly a year ago."