Wireless in the second quarter of 2015

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

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June 23
BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY)
BlackBerry posted weaker revenue and earnings than analysts had expected for its first fiscal quarter, but the company surprised the market by posting stronger gains in software sales. The onetime smartphone powerhouse has been placing less emphasis on hardware and more on software, enterprise security and the Internet of Things (IoT) in a push to remake itself under CEO John Chen.
- see this article
- see this release
- more BlackBerry news

July 15
Intel is still on track to cut around $800 million from losses in its mobile operations this year but is delaying slightly the introduction of its newest mobile chips designed for entry-level devices.
- see this article
- see this release
- more Intel news

July 16
Google's second-quarter results wowed investors as the search giant reported strong revenue growth from advertisements on mobile devices and on its YouTube video platform. Google said earlier this year searches on mobile devices now outnumber those on desktop and laptop PCs in 10 countries, including the U.S. and Japan.  
- see this article
- see this release
- more Google news

July 17
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC)
Ericsson reported stronger sales and operating profit than analysts had expected in the second quarter, and the network vendor said that its business in the U.S. market had stabilized during the period. Although sales in Ericsson's critical North American market were down 4 percent year-over-year, they were 19 percent higher than in the first quarter, an indication that its mobile broadband business in the U.S. is starting to find more solid footing.
- see this article
- see this release
- more Ericsson news

América Móvil (TracFone)
América Móvil's U.S. MVNO, TracFone Wireless, added just 25,000 net subscribers in the second quarter, only a slight improvement over the anemic growth the company experienced in the year-ago period. In the second quarter of 2014, the company had added just 8,000 customers.
- see this article
- see this release (PDF)
- more TracFone news

July 21
Verizon (NYSE: VZ)
Verizon Wireless edged out T-Mobile US in terms of postpaid subscriber additions in the second quarter, but relied far more heavily on adding tablet customers to do so. Despite losing feature phone and prepaid customers in the period, Verizon said it remains happy with its mix of customers.
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- see this release
- more Verizon news

Apple said it shipped 47.4 million iPhones in its most recent quarter, a figure slightly below what some analysts had expected. However, the company's quarterly profit jumped 38 percent, slightly more than analysts had expected. Apple's stock was down around 8 percent immediately after the news, likely due to investor hopes for higher iPhone sales.
- see this article
- see this Apple release
- more Apple news

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT)
Microsoft suffered its worst quarterly loss in the second quarter thanks in large part to its $7.5 billion writedown of its purchase of Nokia's devices and services business. Yet Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said the software firm remains committed to smartphones and the broader mobile market as it prepares to unveil Windows 10, its newest operating system. He said that Microsoft would in particular focus on being more efficient in the entry-level smartphone market.
- see this article
- see this release
- more Microsoft news

July 22
Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM)
Qualcomm struck a deal with an activist shareholder and agreed to cut $1.4 billion in costs, slash up to 15 percent of its workforce, change some of its corporate practices and review whether to split up its chipset and licensing units. The announcement, which came as the silicon giant reported disappointing earnings, was largely in line with the demands that the investor, hedge fund Jana Partners, had spelled out in mid-April.
- see this article
- see these two separate Qualcomm releases
- more Qualcomm news

July 23
AT&T Mobility added fewer postpaid customers in the second quarter than analysts were expecting and many fewer than it gained in the year-ago period. AT&T notched 410,000 postpaid subscribers in the quarter and the company relied heavily on connected cars and prepaid customers for subscriber growth in the second quarter.
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- see this release
- more AT&T news

Amazon posted a surprise profit of 19 cents per share in its most recent quarter, blowing away analyst expectations that it would report a loss of 14 cents a share. The news sent the company's stock soaring 19 percent in after-hours trading immediately following the release of the company's results.
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- see this release
- more Amazon news

July 28 
Regional operator and Sprint wholesale partner nTelos Wireless said it is ahead of schedule in deploying LTE across its footprint. The carrier also reported stronger year-over-year subscriber growth in the second quarter.
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- see this release
- more nTelos news

July 29
LG Electronics said sales in its mobile unit were flat in the second quarter and smartphone shipments declined. The company's mobile unit hit a snag despite the introduction of its latest flagship smartphone, the G4, which went on sale in the U.S. in early June after being introduced in April.
- see this article
- see this release
- more LG news

July 30
Nokia (NYSE:NOK)
Nokia reported stronger sales overall in its core networking business and a strong increase in sales in North America. The company had its most profitable quarter overall since it sold its handset business to Microsoft in April 2014, according to Nokia CEO Rajeev Suri.
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- see this release
- more Nokia news

Samsung Electronics' mobile sales and profit fell in the second quarter, as the company's flagship Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge phones failed to meaningfully boost revenue or earnings compared to last year. Samsung signaled it will be cutting the price of its premium phones as it tries to regain momentum.
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- see this release
- more Samsung news

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU)
Alcatel-Lucent CEO Michel Combes will step down from his role on Sept. 1 as the vendor moves toward completing its deal with rival Nokia. Alcatel-Lucent reported stronger results in the second quarter. The vendor, which has struggled with profitability since the merger of Alcatel and Lucent in 2006, posted positive free cash flow of $71.2 million (€65 million), marking the first time it has had positive free cash flow in a second quarter since the merger. In the year-ago period Alcatel-Lucent had negative free cash flow of around $225 million.
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- see this release
- more Alcatel-Lucent news

T-Mobile US said it now expects to add 3.4 million to 3.9 branded postpaid net customers in 2015, up from the company's previous guidance of between 3 million and 3.5 million, which it issued in April. The carrier reported another strong quarter of subscriber growth and also delivered on profitability.
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- see this release
- more T-Mobile news

July 31 
U.S. Cellular (NYSE:USM)
U.S. Cellular continued its momentum of positive, if modest, subscriber growth in the second quarter, building on a strong end of 2014. The carrier is also on the cusp of implementing its first LTE roaming agreement.
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- see this release
- more U.S. Cellular news

Aug. 4
Sprint (NYSE: S)
Sprint lost its spot as the No. 3 carrier in the U.S. market to T-Mobile US (NYSE:TMUS) in terms of total subscribers during the second quarter. However, Sprint also noted it is continuing to make progress on its turnaround and said it added postpaid phone customers in May and June and recorded its best-ever Sprint platform postpaid churn. 
- see this Sprint earnings article
- see this Sprint network article
- more Sprint news

Aug. 5
Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH)
Dish Network Chairman and CEO Charlie Ergen said that the FCC's likely decision to deny $3.33 billion in bidding credits to two Dish affiliates that won airwaves in the AWS-3 spectrum auction was the largest hurdle to any deal between Dish and T-Mobile US.
- see this article
- see this release
- more Dish news

Wireless in the second quarter of 2015