The first-quarter earnings season is upon us, and Verizon will be the first major U.S. carrier to post results tomorrow morning. And there will be no shortage of compelling storylines as the tier-ones announce their first-quarter performances: Analysts expect T-Mobile to continue to enjoy its impressive momentum, while Verizon and AT&T may see increased profit margins but smaller subscriber bases as they increasingly focus on more lucrative customers. Meanwhile, Sprint faces pressure to follow up its latest quarter, which was surprisingly solid.
The quarterly reports come as carriers prepare for a crucial incentive auction during which every major operator but Sprint is expected to bid aggressively on valuable 600 MHz spectrum. So analysts will be listening intently during earnings calls for any hints of strategy. Check our first-quarter earnings page regularly to keep up with the action. Wireless in the first quarter of 2016