Wireless in the fourth quarter of 2015

How did the wireless industry perform in the fourth quarter of 2015? 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.

And don't forget to check out our third quarter 2009, fourth quarter 2009, first quarter 2010, second quarter 2010, third quarter 2010, fourth quarter 2010, first quarter 2011, second quarter 2011, third quarter 2011, fourth quarter 2011, first quarter 2012, second quarter 2012, third quarter 2012, fourth quarter 2012, first quarter 2013, second quarter 2013, third quarter 2013, fourth quarter 2013, first quarter 2014, second quarter 2014, third quarter 2014, fourth quarter 2014, first quarter 2015, second quarter 2015 and third quarter 2015 wrap-up pages.

Finally, make sure to check out FierceTelecom's look at the fourth quarter season for the wired telco providers, and FierceCable for a look at the cable industry in the fourth quarter.

Dec. 18
BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY)
BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) CEO John Chen told investors today that the company's Priv smartphone, which is based on Google's Android software, is a hit with consumers and will help the company turnaround its struggling hardware business.
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- more BlackBerry news

Jan. 21
Verizon (NYSE: VZ)
Verizon more than held its own during a brutally competitive fourth quarter in the wireless market, posting 1.52 million net adds and a churn of just 0.96 percent. And it vowed to be the first carrier to deploy 5G in the United States.
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- see this release
- see this FierceCable story
- see this FierceTelecom story
- more Verizon news

Jan. 26
AT&T posted mixed quarterly results, adding 2.8 million new connections but seeing a drop in wireless revenue year-over-year. The operator reported a net loss of 256,000 postpaid phone customers but posted 696,000 net adds in tablets and computing devices and 469,000 net prepaid adds. AT&T also added a net of 1.2 million connected devices during the quarter.
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- more AT&T news

Sprint (NYSE: S)
No wonder Sprint was in such a hurry to release its fiscal third-quarter earnings. The foundering carrier posted a solid quarter, reporting 501,000 postpaid net additions, up from just 30,000 year-over-year, and an adjusted EBITDA of $1.9 billion, far outpacing Wall Street estimates. It posted net operating revenue of $8.1 billion, however, falling just shy of analysts' expectations of $8.2 billion.
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- more Sprint news

LG Electronics' mobile business continued to be a drag on earnings as the South Korean company narrowed its quarterly net loss to $117 million. The company's mobile division lost $36 million during the quarter.
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- more LG news

Apple enjoyed yet another record quarter for iPhone sales, and its quarterly profits and earnings per share easily beat Wall Street estimates. But sales growth for the smartphone maker appears to have plateaued, and iPhone unit sales are expected to fall for the first time during the current quarter.
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- more Apple news

Jan. 27
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC)
Ericsson beat analysts' operating profit predictions for the fourth quarter of 2015, but fell short of expectations in terms of sales revenue during the period.
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- more Ericsson news

Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM)
As expected, Qualcomm revenues for the latest quarter plummeted from the year-ago period, and the company said it doesn't expect great things from the current quarter given the slowdown in the worldwide smartphone market.
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- more Qualcomm news

Jan. 28
Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT)
Microsoft lost even more ground in mobile during its most recent quarter, posting a whopping 57 percent drop in Lumia sales year-over-year. The company sold only 4.5 million Lumia devices during the quarter, down from 10.5 million during the final quarter of 2014.
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- more Microsoft news

Facebook (NASDAQ: FB)
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg said that the company is working to create a dedicated video service that would give videos a more prominent position on the social networking site. Although details of the plan remain unclear, it could put Facebook into more direct competition with other Internet video providers like Google, as well as wireless operators like Verizon that are pushing their video services.
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Samsung reported a relatively sluggish fourth quarter, as was expected, and analysts said the company's troubles helped pave the way for Huawei to score the biggest gains in the world's smartphone market during the final three months of 2015.
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- more Samsung news

Feb. 1
Mobile search helped to fuel an impressive quarter for Google, easing investors' fears that the online giant might be struggling to capitalize as users increasingly turn to the small screen.
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- see this release
- more Google news

Feb. 9
América Móvil (TracFone)
TracFone Wireless, the largest MVNO in the U.S., lost 58,000 net customers as its users fled its voice-only plans, leaving the company with 25.7 million total customers at the end of 2015. And parent company América Móvil posted a profit of $835 million in the latest quarter as regulatory sanctions in its home market of Mexico began to take a toll on its bottom line.
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- see this release
- more TracFone news

Feb. 11
Nokia (NYSE:NOK)
Nokia posted a solid fourth quarter but warned investors that business will slow this year as LTE buildouts near completion in key markets such as the U.S., China and Western Europe.
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- more Nokia news

Feb. 17
T-Mobile reported 1.3 million net postpaid adds during the final quarter of 2015, including 917,000 net postpaid phone customers, to finish the year with totals of 3.5 million net postpaid phone adds and 4.5 million overall net postpaid adds.
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- more T-Mobile news

U.S. Cellular (NYSE:USM)
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Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH)
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