Wireless in the second quarter of 2013

How did the wireless industry perform in the second quarter of 2013? Check here throughout the second-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 and first quarter 2013 wrapup pages.

And click here for the top U.S. wireless carriers in the second quarter and click here for the top 14 handset makers in the second quarter.

June 28
BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY)
BlackBerry reported a surprise loss for its first fiscal quarter, and though it reported an increase in smartphone sales compared with its fiscal fourth quarter, sales of new BlackBerry 10 devices are still struggling to gain traction. In a worrying sign for the company, BlackBerry said its subscriber base fell by 4 million in the quarter, from 76 million down to 72 million. The quarter highlights the challenges BlackBerry faces in reigniting demand for its phones and software through its new BB10 platform and devices.
- see this article
- see this release
- more BlackBerry news

July 16
Yahoo now welcomes 340 million mobile users each month, increasing from 300 million in April and 200 million at the close of 2012, CEO Marissa Mayer revealed during the company's second quarter earnings call Tuesday.
- see this article
- see this release
- more Yahoo news

July 18
Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC)
Ericsson reported weaker than expected profits, sales and margins for the second quarter, as it was hit by one-time charges and strong headwinds in Asia. While North America continued to be a bright spot for the vendor, CEO Hans Vestberg said he is looking to China and Europe as engines for growth in the years ahead.
- see this article
- see this release
- more Ericsson news

Verizon (NYSE:VZ)
Verizon Wireless added 941,000 postpaid customers in the second quarter. The carrier, the nation's largest, also said it now has 100.1 million total retail connections, and that 36 percent of its postpaid customer base is on its Share Everything shared data plans, which were introduced a little more than a year ago.
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- see this release
- more Verizon news

Nokia (NYSE:NOK)
Nokia reported an increase in its overall smartphone sales during the second quarter, but the results came in below analysts' expectations and pushed the company's shares down in early morning trading.
- see this article
- see this release
- more Nokia news

Nokia Siemens Networks
Nokia Siemens Networks achieved a second-quarter 2013 operating profit of $10.48 million vs. an operating loss of $295.62 million during 2012's second quarter, but the infrastructure vendor recorded a 17 percent year-over-year decline in sales to $3.64 billion.
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- see this release
- more NSN news

Google CEO Larry Page said he's "really excited" about Motorola Mobility's forthcoming Moto X smartphone and other mobile products, but he batted away speculation that Google will spend half a billion dollars to market the new gadget.
- see this article and this article
- see this release
- more Google news

July 22
Apple reported a decline in its quarterly net profit, from $8.8 billion a year ago to $6.9 billion in its most recent quarter. But the company's sales of iPhones during the period--31.2 million units, up from the 26 million it sold in the year-ago quarter--beat Wall Street expectations of around 27 million units. Apple CEO Tim Cook partially attributed the company's better-than-expected iPhones sales on shipments of the company's iPhone 4.
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- see this release
- more Apple news

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Social gaming company Zynga said it won't pursue a license for real-money gaming in the United States, and will instead refocus on its existing free-to-play social gaming business. The action appears to be one of the first strategic decisions by Don Mattrick, who took over Zynga's CEO position from longtime chief Mark Pincus earlier this month.
- see this article
- see this release
- more Zynga news

July 23
AT&T Mobility added 551,000 net postpaid customers in the second quarter, a substantial improvement from the year-ago period and the first quarter. The carrier also highlighted momentum behind its Mobile Share shared data plans, which are available to new and existing customers.
- see this article
- see this release
- more AT&T news

July 24
Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM)
Qualcomm posted gains in profit and revenue in its fiscal third quarter, and also raised its guidance for the full fiscal year thanks in part to growing demand for LTE devices and its Snapdragon chipsets. The company said it now has at least 500 Snapdragon-powered smartphones in the works.
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- see this release
- more Qualcomm news

July 25
LG Electronics reported strong year-over-year growth in its mobile business with a record 12.1 million smartphone shipments in the second quarter as its handset unit is starting to gain traction after several quarters of struggles.
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- see this release
- more LG news

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July 26
Samsung Electronics reported that its net profit soared 50 percent year-over-year in the second quarter, thanks in large part to its booming smartphone business. However, the company showed signs of slowing growth in its mobile unit and warned that competition in the third quarter could hamper its business.
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- see this release
- more Samsung news

América Móvil (TracFone)
América Móvil's U.S. MVNO, TracFone Wireless, lost 192,000 subscribers in the second quarter as part of a company-wide effort within the parent firm to shut off the service of inactive users.
- see this article
- see this release (PDF)
- more TracFone news

Facebook (NASDAQ:FB)
Facebook reported second-quarter results that blew past analysts' expectations, driven largely by dramatic improvements in the company's mobile business. Specifically, mobile ads generated 41 percent of Facebook's revenues--far exceeding analyst expectations of 33 percent, according to VentureBeat, and above the 30 percent Facebook reported in the first quarter of this year.
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- see this release
- more Facebook news

July 30
Sprint (NYSE:S)
Sprint reported a steeper-than-expected net loss for the second quarter and shed more than 2 million total wireless customers in the period, with much of that related to its June 30 shutdown of its Nextel iDEN network.
- see this article
- see this release
- more Sprint news

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU)
Alcatel-Lucent reported a wider net loss for the second quarter due to restructuring charges, but the company also unveiled a partnership with chipset maker Qualcomm to develop small cells for 3G, LTE and W-Fi networks. Qualcomm will also separately take a small stake in Alcatel-Lucent, news that sent the infrastructure vendor's shares up.
- see this article
- see this release
- more Alcatel-Lucent news

Aug. 1
Leap Wireless (NASDAQ:LEAP)
Leap Wireless CFO Perley McBride said Leap is not required to purchase additional iPhones from Apple to meet its first year commitment to the company. On Leap's second-quarter earnings conference call, McBride said that because of Leap's efforts to increase its sales of the iPhone, the company does not have to purchase more iPhones. Leap has a three-year, $900 million deal with Apple for iPhones.
- see this article
- see this release
- more Leap news

Aug. 2
U.S. Cellular (NYSE:USM)
U.S. Cellular continued on its trajectory over the last several quarters of selling smartphones and losing customers, as the Tier 2 carrier struggles to break out of a pattern that is seeing its subscriber base dwindle. The company did report a wider profit for the second quarter of $143.3 million, compared to $52.7 million a year ago.
- see this article
- see this release
- more U.S. Cellular news

Aug. 5
Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH)
Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen held out hope that Dish could partner with erstwhile acquisition target Sprint and said T-Mobile US is probably the last wireless remaining partner Dish could pursue a merger or acquisition with.
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- see this transcript
- more Dish news

Millennial Media (NYSE:MM)
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Aug. 6
Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU)
Glu Mobile warned investors to brace for bigger-than-expected losses in the current quarter after the game publisher reported second quarter revenues of $24.4 million, down 16.5 percent year-over-year.
- see this article
- see this release
- more Glu Mobile news

Aug. 8
T-Mobile US surged back to strong postpaid subscriber growth in the second quarter, thanks in large part to the addition of Apple's iPhone to its lineup. The company's "Un-carrier" strategy of providing cheaper, no-contract rate plans appears to be paying off so far, though the question will be how much momentum T-Mobile can retain throughout the rest of the year.
- see this article
- see this release
- more T-Mobile news

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