The first-quarter earnings season is coming to a close, so now it's time to see how the nation's top wireless carriers stacked up against each other in terms of key metrics. In this report you will find a ranking of the of the top eight U.S. wireless carriers in the first quarter of 2016 by subscriber base, according to research firm Strategy Analytics. You'll also find charts of other major metrics -- such as churn, ARPU and revenue -- of each carrier.
Considering the price of spectrum, it's no wonder that operators are turning to every tool in their arsenal to squeeze the most out of their networks. If that means small cells, distributed antenna systems (DAS), Wi-Fi and more, so be it.