Wireless in the third 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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Sept. 25
BlackBerry (NASDAQ:BBRY)
At a time when BlackBerry's smartphone hardware business is shrinking, the company confirmed it will release a security and privacy-focused phone later this year called the "Priv" running on a modified version of Google's Android platform. BlackBerry CEO John Chen said the firm is working "with all of the major carriers" on the launch of the phone and thinks the company's security heritage will set it apart. However, BlackBerry reported revenue for its fiscal second quarter that missed analysts' expectations and a wider-than-expected loss.
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Oct. 13
Intel
Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said the company remains "solidly on track" to achieve its previously committed goal to cut around $800 million from losses in its mobile business this year and said more than 75 percent of that goal has already been realized so far. The chipset maker also confirmed it acquired the CDMA modem assets of VIA Telecom.
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Oct. 20
Verizon (NYSE: VZ)
Verizon Wireless essentially held steady in the third quarter, reporting solid postpaid subscriber additions and boosting the number of postpaid phone customers it added in the second quarter. The carrier also saw increased adoption of its equipment installment plans (EIPs).
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América Móvil (TracFone)
América Móvil's U.S. MVNO, TracFone Wireless, added around 13,000 total customers in the third quarter, ending with 25.726 million total subscribers. TracFone is by far the largest U.S. MVNO and offers wireless service through several brands including TracFone, Straight Talk, Total Wireless, Telcel America, Net10 and SafeLink.
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Oct. 22
AT&T (NYSE: T)
AT&T Mobility added far fewer postpaid customers in the third quarter than it did a year ago but saw a resurgence in its prepaid business, notching the best quarterly prepaid subscriber additions in nearly eight years.
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Google (NASDAQ: GOOG)
For the third quarter, Alphabet, reporting Google's earnings for a final time, said that the company saw overall revenue of $18.68 billion, and an adjusted earnings per share of $7.35, up from $6.35 during the same period in 2014.
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Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT)
Microsoft reported that its phone hardware business slumped in the third quarter, which was expected since it did not introduce new devices and has slashed its phone hardware unit.
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Oct. 23
Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC)
Ericsson posted weaker-than-expected sales in the third quarter and its gross margin was lower than analysts' forecast, as the company saw a drop in network sales and was hit by a slowdown in LTE deployments in China. However, the company's North American business was largely stable and Ericsson CEO Hans Vestberg said that the company is optimistic about the long-term prospects for growth in China.
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Oct. 27
T-Mobile US (NYSE:TMUS)
T-Mobile US once again increased its expectations for how many branded postpaid customers it expects to add in 2015, now boosting its projection to 3.8 and 4.2 million, up from its previous guidance range of 3.4 to 3.9 million. That figure itself was raised in July and then earlier in April. Through three quarters so far this year, T-Mobile has added around 3.22 million postpaid customers.
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Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL)
Apple said it sold 48.046 million iPhones during its most recent quarter, a slight improvement over the 47.534 million it sold in the previous quarter and way up from the 39.272 million it sold in the same quarter last year. Wall Street analysts had expected Apple to report sales of 48.5 million iPhones. Apple said it scored around $32 billion in revenues from its iPhone business, meaning the device accounted for 63 percent of Apple's overall revenue.
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Oct. 29
Nokia (NYSE:NOK)
Nokia saw sales in the third quarter slump, driven by a sharp slide in revenue from its core networks business and in North America in particular. However, the vendor also offered good news to its investors with plans to return $4.4 billion (€4 billion) to shareholders. Nokia also noted that its $17.1 billion deal to buy rival Alcatel-Lucent remains on track and that it now expects to achieve $986 million in cost savings in 2018, a full year earlier than it previously expected.
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Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU)
Alcatel-Lucent said revenue in the third quarter jumped 5 percent to around $3.76 billion. However, when currency fluctuations were taken out of the equation, revenue actually fell 6 percent, the company said. The firm's adjusted operating income jumped 42 percent to $232 million in the quarter from $186 million a year ago.
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LG
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Samsung
Samsung said it saw a "significant increase in sales of smartphones in the quarter, compared with the second quarter," with increased shipments of Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+ and the Galaxy A and J series. However, due to price cuts it made to the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge and increased shipments of mid-to-low-end smartphones, revenue increased slightly whereas profit fell from the second quarter.
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Oct. 30
U.S. Cellular (NYSE:USM)
U.S. Cellular added 17,000 postpaid customers in the third quarter, flat from the second quarter and lower than 52,000 in the year-ago period. CEO Ken Meyers said that the company's gross postpaid additions of 200,000, which were down from 251,000 a year ago, were lower than the company wanted and were partly a result of lower traffic to the company's retail stores, similar to other electronics stores.
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Nov. 3
Sprint (NYSE: S)
Sprint reported that it gained postpaid handset customers on the Sprint network in the third quarter, the first time it had done so in a full quarter in more than two years. The company is on the verge of cutting billions of dollars in expenses in a bid to get back to profitability, and Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure and his leadership team think they are at a turning point in the company's turnaround.
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Nov. 4
Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM)
Qualcomm reported quarterly earnings that beat analysts' expectations, even as its sales and profit fell sharply from a year ago. However, Qualcomm's expectations for its current quarter fell below analysts' forecasts, as the chipset giant is facing headwinds in negotiating new patent licensing deals with Chinese smartphone makers.
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Nov. 9
Dish Network (NASDAQ: DISH)
Dish Network CEO Charlie Ergen said that wireless carriers would "strategically commit malpractice" if they did not take a look at Dish's vast spectrum trove and try to do something with it. However, Ergen also indicated that Dish likely will not strike any kind of deal related to its airwaves before the start of next year's incentive auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum, in which Dish might take part.
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