C Spire: 50% of our customer base owns smartphones

After more than 20 years, Cellular South is no more. In its place is C Spire Wireless, a new brand for a regional carrier hoping to compete in an industry dominated by giants like AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel. Headed by longtime CEO Hu Meena, C Spire is now looking to roll out LTE network technology, sell additional smartphones, dip into the tablet market and continue to offer unlimited smartphone data (with caveats). FierceWireless Executive Editor Mike Dano spoke with Meena about the carrier's rebranding, its smartphone efforts and its CDMA-powered data service. Hot Seat

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