Wireless in the third quarter of 2013

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

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Sept. 27
BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY)
As it had warned, BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY) posted dismal quarterly results for its fiscal second quarter, including a $965 million loss. BlackBerry announced it would cut 4,500 jobs, around 40 percent of its workforce. The company also signaled it will move away from the consumer smartphone market. Shortly thereafter, a consortium led by Fairfax Financial Holdings, BlackBerry's largest investor, said it had signed a letter of intent to take BlackBerry private in a $9 per share deal that values BlackBerry at $4.7 billion.
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Oct. 15
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Oct. 17
Verizon (NYSE:VZ)
Verizon Wireless added 1.1 million net retail connections in the quarter, including 927,000 net retail postpaid connections. However, those results were below some analyst expectations--and New Street Research analyst Jonathan Chaplin warned that Verizon's sluggish third quarter results could be attributed to increased competition from the newly recharged T-Mobile US.
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Google executives praised the progress the company's Motorola division has made in transforming its business, but preached patience when thinking about its operations and place inside Google.
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Oct. 22
Chipset maker Broadcom said it had initiated a global restructuring plan to cut expenses and "better align its resources to areas of strategic focus." As a result, the company said it will cut up to 1,150 employees (some of whom originated from its recent acquisition of LTE assets from  affiliates of Renesas Electronics). In the third quarter Broadcom said its net income rose 44 percent to $316 million, up from $220 million a year earlier while sales rose slightly to $2.15 billion.
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Oct. 23
AT&T reported stronger subscriber growth and posted record smartphone sales in the third quarter. The company is plowing ahead with its LTE network deployment and thinks its network strength will insulate it from intensifying competition in the market. AT&T added close to 1 million wireless subscribers in the quarter, up from 678,000 net adds in the year-ago period.
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Oct. 24
Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC)
Ericsson reported weaker sales year-over-year in the third quarter and the company warned that it is facing pressure overall and that sales have fallen in North America as major LTE projects have peaked. The Swedish vendor said total sales dipped 3 percent year-over-year to $8.3 billion.
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LG Electronics reported its first operating loss at its mobile unit in a year. The loss is likely due to intense competition and higher marketing costs for the company's flagship G2 smartphone. The company maintained its momentum in the smartphone market, selling 12 million smartphones in the period, only down slightly from the record 12.1 million it had in the second quarter.
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Oct. 25
Samsung Electronics reported another record quarterly profit in the third quarter and bounding growth in its handset business, but the behemoth warned that competition will intensify in the smartphone market in the fourth quarter as analysts ponder whether its growth may be slowing.
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América Móvil (TracFone)
América Móvil's U.S. MVNO, TracFone Wireless, reported just 5,000 net subscriber additions in the third quarter, compared to 302,000 in the year-ago period. The carrier's figures also come on top of its 192,000 net subscriber losses in the second quarter, which were pinned on a company-wide effort within the parent firm to shut off the service of inactive users.
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Oct. 28
Apple sold 33.8 million iPhones in its most recent quarter, slightly above a consensus of analysts and a record for the company's September quarter. Apple also posted quarterly revenue of $37.5 billion and quarterly net profit of $7.5 billion in its fiscal fourth quarter. Overall, Apple's gross margin was 37 percent, compared to 40 percent in the year-ago quarter.
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Oct. 29
Nokia (NYSE:NOK)
Nokia reported record sales in the third quarter of its Lumia smartphones running Microsoft's Windows Phone software, and saw a sharp jump in its shipments in the North American market, signs that the company's strategy may be starting to take hold.
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Nokia Solutions and Networks
Nokia Solutions and Networks' significant win in China Mobile's recent TD-LTE tender put a positive spin on the vendor's third-quarter results, as did an upbeat forecast of future growth, but a slip in sales nonetheless cast a shadow on NSN's ongoing turnaround.
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Oct. 30
Sprint (NYSE:S)
Sprint posted its first quarterly net profit since 2007 in the third quarter under new ownership of Japanese parent SoftBank. However, the carrier still lost subscribers as the hangover from its shutdown of the Nextel network at the end of the second quarter continued to hurt its results.
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Facebook (NASDAQ:FB)
Facebook reported sharp increases in the number of mobile users accessing the social networking site in the third quarter as well as a bump in mobile advertising revenue. However, the company's shares fell after it said it did not plan to boost the frequency of ads shown to users.
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Glu Mobile (NASDAQ:GLUU)
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Oct. 31
Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE:ALU)
Alcatel-Lucent reported a narrower loss for the third quarter amid rising revenue. The results indicate that the vendor's massive new cost-cutting plan is starting to take hold as it tries to nurse itself back to health as a smaller company.
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Nov. 1
U.S. Cellular (NYSE:USM)
U.S. Cellular reported weaker financial and subscriber results for the third quarter and is also working to move beyond problems with its new billing system. While it is dealing with that, company is also rolling out new shared data plans and gearing up for the Nov. 8 launch of Apple's iPhone 5s, 5c and iPad Air, its first Apple products.
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Nov. 4
Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH)
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Nov. 5
T-Mobile US rolled to another strong quarter of subscriber growth in the third quarter, making good on executives' promises that the carrier would continue the momentum generated by its new no-contract plans, handset upgrade program and aggressive new style.
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Nov. 6
Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM)
Qualcomm, the world's largest supplier of silicon to smartphones, warned that its growth rate would slow next year due to increases in the sale of less expensive phones, among other reasons. The news sent the company's stock down slightly in trading this morning to around $67 per share. However, the company, in its just-completed fiscal fourth quarter, notched significant increases in earnings and sales.
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Nov. 8
Leap Wireless (NASDAQ:LEAP)
Leap Wireless lost customers and reported lower revenue for the third quarter, though its customer defections were fewer than it had in the year-ago period. The flat-rate carrier, which operates the Cricket brand, is in the process of being acquired by AT&T, making its third-quarter report likely one of its last as an independent company.
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Nov. 13
Millennial Media (NYSE:MM)
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