Wireless in the fourth quarter of 2013

How did the wireless industry perform in the fourth quarter of 2013? Check here throughout the fourth-quarter earnings report season for full earnings reports from the wireless industry's carriers, handset makers, equipment suppliers and others.

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Dec. 20
BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY)
BlackBerry reported a massive $4.4 billion net loss for its fiscal third quarter, mainly as a result of $4.6 billion in charges. In addition, the  company forged a five-year manufacturing deal with Foxconn for the contract manufacturer to jointly develop and manufacture some of BlackBerry's new lower-end devices and manage the inventory associated with those devices.
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Jan. 21
Verizon (NYSE:VZ)
Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) added fewer total subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2013 than it did in the fourth quarter of 2012, but still powered ahead with 1.7 million net customer additions in the period. Although T-Mobile US (NYSE:TMUS) is wreaking havoc in the industry with its lower prices and offers to pay customers' early termination fees if they switch and trade in their phones, T-Mobile's aggressive tactics do not appear to have slowed Verizon much in the fourth quarter.
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Jan. 23
Nokia (NYSE:NOK)
Nokia's overall handset business reported a drop in sales for the fourth quarter and the company posted weaker smartphones sales in the period than it did in the third quarter, a troubling sign since the holiday season is typically the strongest for smartphone makers. The earnings come just as Microsoft is finalizing a $7.4 billion deal to take over Nokia's devices business and underscore the challenges Microsoft will face as a hardware maker.
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Nokia Solutions and Networks
Nokia Solutions and Networks' year-over-year sales plummeted 22 percent during 2013's fourth quarter and the company predicted shrinking profit margins going forward.
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Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)
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Jan. 24
Samsung Electronics posted flat profits from its mobile vision in the fourth quarter and a drop in sales from the third quarter, though the company still likely leads the market in terms of handset and smartphone shipments by a sizable margin. However, the South Korean conglomerate also said it plans to slash its marketing spending on mobile relative to revenue, though it declined to say by how much.
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Jan. 27
LG Electronics reported that it shipped a record number of smartphones in the fourth quarter, but the company's mobile unit still posted a loss in the period due to higher marketing expenses and intensified price competition in the market.
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Apple said it sold a record 51 million iPhones during its most recent quarter, which covered the critical holiday shopping season. Apple's iPhone sales figure was slightly lower than what an average of analysts expected. Apple also reported quarterly revenue of $57.6 billion and quarterly net profit of $13.1 billion.
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Jan. 28
AT&T reported weaker wireless subscriber growth for the fourth quarter than it had in the year-ago period, but the company also posted stronger data revenues.
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Jan. 29
Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM)
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Facebook (NASDAQ:FB)
Facebook reported a surge in profit and revenue in the fourth quarter, and said that the percentage of revenue it gets from mobile advertising crossed 50 percent for the first time. The company also announced "Paper," a standalone visual social status and news reading app.
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Jan. 30
Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC)
Ericsson posted a net profit for the fourth quarter after a hefty loss in the year-ago period, but its sales in North America fell 19 percent year-over-year as LTE coverage rollouts peaked. Meanwhile, Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg said he will not be taking the CEO spot at Microsoft after it was reported he was in consideration to replace Microsoft's Steve Ballmer, who is retiring.
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Google CFO Patrick Pichette said that the company's sale of its Motorola Mobile business to Lenovo would be a "win-in" for the wider Android ecosystem and that Google will continue to support all of its Android partners.
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Feb. 5
Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU)
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Feb. 6
Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU)
Alcatel-Lucent posted its first quarterly net profit in two years in the fourth quarter of 2013, and said its turnaround under the "Shift" plan led by CEO Michel Combes is on target. In the fourth quarter the vendor's North American sales inched up and the company's overall margins widened.
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Feb. 11
Sprint (NYSE:S)
Sprint added 477,000 customers in the fourth quarter, defying analysts' expectations that it would lose subscribers. However, after posting its first quarterly net profit since 2007 in the third quarter, the company swung back into the red in the fourth quarter with a loss of $1.04 billion.
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Feb. 12
América Móvil (TracFone)
América Móvil's U.S. MVNO, TracFone Wireless, returned to a brisk pace of subscriber growth in the fourth quarter of 2013 after growth stalled in the third quarter. However, the company was unable to meet the subscriber growth it showed in the fourth quarter of 2012.
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Feb. 19
Millennial Media (NYSE:MM)
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Feb. 21
Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH)
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Feb. 25
T-Mobile US reported adding another 1.6 million new customers in the fourth quarter of 2013, and used its end-of-2013 results to trumpet the progress of its "uncarrier" initiatives, which it launched at the beginning of last year. Specifically, T-Mobile said it was able to garner 2 million branded postpaid net adds in 2013, ahead of its guidance of 1.6 million to 1.8 million, and that it earned 2013 adjusted EBITDA of $5.3 billion, directly in line with its previous guidance range of $5.2 billion to $5.4 billion.
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Feb. 26
U.S. Cellular (NYSE:USM)
U.S. Cellular continued to bleed subscribers in the fourth quarter and also said it would be unable to predict its performance in 2014 at this time. The company cited a number of factors in holding back on providing guidance, including continued churn related to issues with its new billing system.
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Leap Wireless (NASDAQ:LEAP)
Leap Wireless lost nearly 92,000 net customers in the fourth quarter, bringing its total customer base to just 4.55 million at the end of 2013. The prepaid carrier blamed the losses on increasing competition from nationwide operators, particularly T-Mobile US and its MetroPCS brand.
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