Wireless in the third quarter of 2014

How did the wireless industry perform in the third quarter of 2014? 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. 26
BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY)
BlackBerry said it received 200,000 orders for its new Passport smartphone, the first major smartphone release from the company since 2013. BlackBerry CEO John Chen said the new phone, announced earlier this week, sold out in six hours on BlackBerry's website and in 10 hours on Amazon's site. He said the company has now sold enough Passport smartphones to make the device profitable, according to Bloomberg.
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Oct. 14
Intel
Chipset giant Intel reported just $1 million in revenue in its mobile and wireless business in the third quarter, thanks in large part to the subsidies it is paying tablet makers to include its silicon in their products. However, Intel executives indicated better days are ahead for the mobile business as the company works to move into lower-cost smartphones starting later this year. Meanwhile, Intel announced a deal with AT&T Mobility and Asustek for AT&T to launch an Intel-powered smartphone.
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Oct. 16
Google (NASDAQ: GOOG)
In its third quarter Google reported overall growth in its revenues, but analysts continue to fret over the world's slow transition from desktop computing to mobile computing and how Google's advertising business will be affected by that trend.
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Oct. 20
Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL)
Apple said it sold 39.27 million iPhones during its most recent quarter, more than the 33.79 million units it sold in the year-ago quarter and above analyst expectations of around 37.8 million unit sales.
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Oct. 21
Verizon (NYSE: VZ)
Verizon Wireless added more postpaid subscribers in the third quarter than financial analysts had expected, and the growth was again largely driven by tablet activations, not phones. Just as it did in the second quarter, in the third quarter Verizon relied heavily on tablet activations for the vast majority of its subscriber additions.
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Broadcom
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Oct. 22
AT&T (NYSE: T)
AT&T Mobility reported fewer postpaid subscriber additions in the third quarter than analysts had expected. Still, the carrier reported strong data revenue growth and said that customers buying smartphones via its Next handset upgrade plan accounted for half of all smartphone sales in the quarter.
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Oct. 23
Nokia (NYSE:NOK)
Nokia (NYSE:NOK) reported growing sales in the third quarter, thanks in part to booming business in its Network unit, which was driven by a strong performance in North America. The company reported its first year-over-year growth in quarterly revenue since the first quarter of 2011.
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Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT)
Microsoft reported a jump in smartphone sales for the third quarter and also confirmed it will put its own brand name in place of the Nokia brand on its Lumia Windows Phone smartphones going forward.
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Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN)
Amazon CFO Tom Szkutak disclosed during the company' third-quarter earnings conference call with analysts that Amazon would book a write-down charge related to unsold Fire phone inventory and supplier commitment costs of $170 million. Szkutak said the vast majority of that charge was related to North America, but there was around $25 million in international costs as well. Interestingly, Szkutak noted that at the end of the third quarter, the company had around $83 million worth of Fire phone inventory on hand.
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Oct. 24
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC)
Ericsson reported third-quarter sales that beat analysts' expectations, but falling revenue in the North American market cast concerns over the vendor's forthcoming fourth-quarter results. North America is the company's largest region by revenue and carrier spending in the market has traditionally been a growth driver for Ericsson--but that could be starting to shift.
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América Móvil (TracFone)
América Móvil once again had to quiet speculation that it is interested in acquiring T-Mobile US. Just as the company was forced to do in the second quarter, the Mexican-based telecoms giant addressed rumors of a deal on its quarterly conference call; CEO Daniel Hajj said the company is not in talks with T-Mobile.
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Oct. 28
T-Mobile US (NYSE:TMUS)
T-Mobile US continued to roar ahead in terms of subscriber growth in the third quarter. T-Mobile also hit its year-end LTE coverage milestone of 250 million POPs a couple of months ahead of schedule. However, T-Mobile's earnings took a hit in the quarter, in part because of the surge in subscribers and higher expenses.
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Facebook (NASDAQ: FB)
The social networking giant reported third-quarter net profit of $806 million, nearly double the $425 million the company had in the year-ago period. Facebook's revenues soared to $3.20 billion in the third quarter, up from $2.06 billion in the year-ago quarter. Advertising revenue was $2.96 billion, up 64 percent from the same quarter last year. Additionally, mobile advertising revenue continued to grow as a percentage of Facebook's ad revenue, and represented around 66 percent of advertising revenue for the third quarter, up from 62 percent in the second quarter and 49 percent in the year-ago period.
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Oct. 29
LG
LG Electronics posted its best results from its mobile unit in five years as sales and operating profit jumped thanks to record-high smartphone sales in the third quarter, driven largely by the G3, the company's latest flagship device.
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Oct. 30
Samsung
Samsung Electronics' third-quarter profit plunged thanks in large part to a steep decline in its mobile unit's profit and sales, as rising competition from Chinese rivals like Huawei, Lenovo and Xiaomi has started to take a toll. Samsung said its mobile performance in the current fourth quarter remains uncertain, but the company hopes to bounce back thanks new phones with flexible displays in 2015 as well as more competitive phones at different price points.
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Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU)
Alcatel-Lucent reported a narrower net loss for the third quarter and an improved margin as cost cuts and a slower cash burn offset falling sales. However, in the company's crucial U.S. market, sales continued to fall in the period.
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Oct. 31
U.S. Cellular (NYSE:USM)
U.S. Cellular will launch an LTE roaming deal with a smaller carrier in the next few weeks and is currently negotiating an LTE roaming deal with a major carrier, according to CEO Ken Meyers.
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Ntelos
Sprint wholesale partner nTelos Wireless is evaluating the early results from its trial of fixed TD-LTE service in partnership with Dish Network, and will look at how the network is handling heavier loads of data before deciding whether to expand the offering to more markets.
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Nov. 3
Sprint (NYSE: S)
Sprint reported a wider loss and slightly less revenue than analysts had expected, and the carrier said it plans to cut another 2,000 jobs. However, the carrier said that its recent pricing overhaul has generated interest, and that its results during September indicate it is beginning to reverse years of subscriber losses.
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Nov. 4
Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH)
Dish Network is optimistic that the trials it is conducting with Sprint (NYSE: S) and nTelos Wireless to supply fixed broadband via 2.5 GHz TD-LTE service can turn into an actual business, according to Dish executives.
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Nov. 5
Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM)
Qualcomm warned that its 2015 sales and profit could be hurt by the outcome of an anti-monopoly investigation into the company's licensing practices in China, the world's largest smartphone market. The chipset giant also disclosed that it is facing probes from the Federal Trade Commission and European Commission.
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