Wireless in the first quarter of 2015

How did the wireless industry perform in the first quarter of 2015? Check here throughout the first-quarter earnings report season for full earnings reports from the wireless industry's carriers, handset makers, equipment suppliers and others.

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March 27
BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY)
Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry surprised investors today by posting a fiscal fourth quarter net profit of $28 million. However, enthusiasm was dampened by fourth quarter revenues of $660 million, down from $976 million in fourth quarter 2014 and below analyst expectations of $786 million.
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- more BlackBerry news

April 14
Intel
Intel said it remains on track to cut $800 million in losses from its mobile business this year as it ramps up production of its chipsets for entry-level phones and tablets. The company, which reported first-quarter earnings yesterday, also said it will continue to pay device makers to put its silicon inside their gadgets, but it will do less of that this year than it did in 2014.
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- more Intel news

April 21
Verizon (NYSE: VZ)
Although Verizon Wireless reported improving margins, the carrier added fewer postpaid customers in the period than many financial analysts had expected. The company also lost 3G smartphone and prepaid customers in the quarter. In the past, Verizon executives have said they are willing to part with such customers and not get bogged down in a price war to retain them.
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- more Verizon news

April 22
AT&T (NYSE: T)
AT&T Mobility reported better-than-expected postpaid subscribers in the first quarter, adding 441,000 new subscribers. In addition the company reported churn of just 1.02 percent, which it said was the best it had ever reported in a first quarter.
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- more AT&T news

Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM)
Qualcomm reported falling earnings in the first quarter, and reduced its 2015 financial outlook from its previous expectations. The company also warned it expects Samsung Electronics to continue to move away from Qualcomm chips in future phones--exacerbating a trend Samsung started with its new flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S6, which dropped Qualcomm chips in favor of Samsung's own silicon.
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- more Qualcomm news

Facebook (NASDAQ: FB)
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April 23
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC)
Ericsson reported continued weakness in the North American market in the first quarter as carriers continue to hold back on investing heavily in networks as they pay for spectrum licenses and other expenses. The Swedish vendor reported drops in net income and operating profit despite a jump in top-line sales that benefited from currency moves. Meanwhile, Ericsson's licensing revenue took a hit due to an ongoing patent dispute with Apple.
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- more Ericsson news

Google (NASDAQ: GOOG)
For the first quarter of 2015, Google posted total revenues of $17.3 billion, and earnings per share of $6.57, coming in slightly below Wall Street estimates of $17.5 billion and $6.67 EPS. The company saw total advertising revenues of $15.5 billion--up 11 percent year over year--with total operating expenses of $6.45 billion and capex of $2.9 billion.
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- more Google news

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT)
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Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN)
Amazon's Prime platform continues to play a key role in the retail giant's earnings and its streaming component, Prime Instant Video, is helping to reduce subscriber churn, company executives said on a quarterly call with investors. That, along with the $5 billion annually that its AWS (Amazon Web Services) cloud services division pulls in, is helping turn the tide on the multimillion-dollar losses that have become practically routine over the past year as the company continues to invest in its infrastructure.
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- more Amazon news

April 24
América Móvil (TracFone)
América Móvil's U.S. MVNO, TracFone Wireless, lost 318,000 total customers in the first quarter, which it blamed largely on disconnections it had to make related to its participation in the federal Lifeline phone program.
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- more TracFone news

April 27
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL)
Apple reported iPhones sales of 61.2 million in its most recent quarter, well above the 58 million iPhones that analysts had been expecting on average. The company also posted increases in its revenues and profits.
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- see these two releases
- more Apple news

April 28
T-Mobile US (NYSE:TMUS)
T-Mobile US easily outpaced Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility in postpaid adds during the first quarter. The company also raised its guidance for postpaid subscriber additions for 2015 from the previously guidance of 2.2 million to 3.2 million to between 3 million and 3.5 million.
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- more T-Mobile news

April 29
Samsung
Samsung Electronics boosted profitability in its mobile business in the first quarter to its highest level in three quarters and promised stronger sales ahead thanks to the global rollout of its flagship Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones. According to research firm Strategy Analytics, Samsung also regained its crown as the world's largest smartphone maker by volume in the first quarter.   
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LG
LG Electronics saw a sharp jump in North American handset sales in the first quarter as it continued to improve its overall smartphone performance. The company's strength in smartphones was offset by a weak performance in its TV business.
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- more LG news

April 30
Nokia (NYSE:NOK)
Nokia reported stronger sales in North America in the first quarter, and in its networks business overall. However, the underlying profit of the company's networks business fell, and investors grew worried about drooping margins.
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- more Nokia news

May 1
Ntelos
Regional operator and Sprint wholesale partner nTelos Wireless experienced strong growth in the first quarter in its Western markets, with net subscriber adds totaling 8,000, up from 5,000 in fourth quarter of 2014. The company said the period was its best for net adds since 2007. In addition, the company said it is winding down its Eastern markets by migrating approximately 50,000 customers off its network and porting them to Sprint through a deal with the operator.
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- more nTelos news

U.S. Cellular (NYSE:USM)
U.S. Cellular is trialing Voice over LTE technology in three markets right now and expects to turn the service on commercially sometime later this year, according to CEO Ken Meyers.
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- more U.S. Cellular news

May 5
Sprint (NYSE: S)
Sprint edged out T-Mobile US and retained the title of the No. 3 U.S. wireless carrier in the first quarter, remaining ahead of its rival for at least another quarter. Sprint added 1.2 million total customers in the period and though it lost postpaid handset customers it pared back those losses compared to earlier quarters.  
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- more Sprint news

May 7
Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU)
Alcatel-Lucent said it is still dealing with lower carrier spending in the U.S. but still managed to boost its overall revenue in the first quarter and improve its gross margins on higher sales of software products.
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- more Alcatel-Lucent news

May 11
Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH)
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