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Sprint, CCA Members Make Case for Joint Bidding in 600 MHz Auctions

March 26, 2015 11:00 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

“That’s why I think partnering makes sense,” Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said.                                                                                                                        

Sprint: Lifeline Mobile Broadband Pilot Sees Weak Adoption

March 25, 2015 11:17 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

While 70 percent of Assurance Wireless Lifeline subscribers report having no access to Internet...

Standard General Wins RadioShack Assets

March 25, 2015 10:44 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The move comes after Sprint announced that last month that it had agreed to lease and co-brand...

Sprint Won Best Mobile Performance in a Pretty Big Airport

March 23, 2015 11:24 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

After getting shut out in RootMetrics’ U.S. airport mobile network performance study for the...

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T-Mobile Now Also Covering All Costs for Customers Who Switch

March 18, 2015 4:39 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

T-Mobile’s move to cover device costs for switching customers comes just days after Sprint already committed to do the same.                                                                                     

Sprint Rolls Out New Workplace Connectivity Service Suite

March 17, 2015 11:05 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Sprint Monday unveiled Workplace-as-a-Service (WaaS), its new fully managed communications and productivity product suite for businesses.                                                               

Sprint Covering All Switching Costs for New Customers

March 13, 2015 10:59 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a press release, the carrier is now offering to pay all costs associated with switching from another carrier, including the remaining balance on any financed devices, as well as early termination fees (ETF). 

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FCC Makes Public Its Open Internet Order

March 12, 2015 11:04 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The release is coupled with statements from Wheeler and the four other FCC commissioners.                                                                                            

Order in the Court: Why the Title II Debate Must Be Had Now

March 12, 2015 10:49 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Articles | Comments

Lawyers from AT&T and Verizon are likely poring over the just released 400-page document before they ask their clients for the go-ahead signatures to take the issue to the courts.

FirstNews Briefs: Sprint, Techstars, Verizon, Subsentio

March 9, 2015 10:41 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Sprint and Techstars today announced the 10 teams participating in their second annual mobile health accelerator...                                  

T-Mobile CFO: ‘We’re the Kingmaker Asset in the U.S.’

March 9, 2015 9:58 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

“We’re confident we can keep growing and generating cash on a fully levered basis,” said T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter.                               

FirstNews Briefs: Brite:Bill, Sprint, Accuris, PCTEL, CETECOM

March 3, 2015 9:51 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

​Brite:Bill has been selected to serve as a billing communications solutions provider for Sprint Corp.                                    

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Sprint Network Expansion Could Include 20K New Sites

February 27, 2015 10:34 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Shares of sprint have been climbing all week. As of 9:23 CT Friday, Sprint stock was up just over 4 percent to $4.98...                       

FirstNews Briefs: Sprint, LG, Orange, Infineon, Teleena

February 27, 2015 9:42 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Sprint is gearing up for a March 13 launch of LG G PadTM F 7.0, the first tablet from LG Electronics on Sprint’s 4G LTE network.                           

Sprint Shares Soar as Reports of Network Expansion Swirl

February 25, 2015 4:38 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Sprint has apparently already approved and funded two smaller, regional projects, but the remaining 8,000 are...                                     

Watch: Roger Entner on Spectrum, Sling TV, Sprint and the Oscars

February 24, 2015 11:10 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In our recent conversation with Recon Analytics' Roger Entner, we discuss the thorny regulatory environment that could pop up around services like Dish's new Sling TV; Sprint's constrained resources; and the whopping $44 billion raised in the FCC's AWS-3 auction. Check out all three installments right here. 

Google Wallet Absorbs AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon's Softcard

February 23, 2015 1:38 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Softcard, which was launched by AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon as a joint venture in 2010 under the name ISIS, uses Near Field Communications (NFC) to make contactless...

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AT&T Slams Dish’s Use of Designated Entities in Auction 97

February 20, 2015 3:45 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Marsh argued that Dish's DEs were not what the FCC had in mind when it created the rules to give smaller companies a chance against...                        

Sprint Undercuts with New 12GB Shared Plan

February 20, 2015 2:00 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Customers who port in a number from a competitor will get the access fee waived for up to 10 lines for one year.                                   

Watch: Entner Says Sprint Has No Business Talking Network Investment

February 20, 2015 10:30 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In part two of our recent talk with Recon Analytics' Roger Entner, we turn to Title II and...                                          

Boost Mobile Adds Unlimited Calling to Mexico, Canada

February 20, 2015 10:10 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Boost Mobile today announced the Todo Mexico Plus add-on for the $45 and $55 Data Boost plans.                                             

Sprint Raising $1 Billion for Network Expansion

February 19, 2015 1:21 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The carrier said it intends to use the proceeds for working capital requirements, retirement or...                                             

FirstNews Briefs: Sprint, LG, IBM, Atlanta Falcons, WBA, GSMA

February 19, 2015 11:16 am | News | Comments

Starting March 13, Sprint will offer the LG G Flex 2 in Volcano Red and Platinum Silver.                                                

T-Mobile’s Stock Jumps on Strong 4Q, Legere Rooting for Sprint

February 19, 2015 9:51 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

T-Mobile’s stock jumped almost 4 percent in early Thursday trading as the carrier reported...                                              

Sprint Adds Spark to Dozens of New Markets Across U.S.

February 18, 2015 4:23 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Sprint customers are in for a treat as the carrier announced Wednesday that it is expanding its standard LTE and super-charged Spark offering to...

Watch: Recon Analytics’ Roger Entner Talks Spectrum

February 18, 2015 10:54 am | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Welcome to the first installment of our new regular series where we’ll sit down with Recon Analytics’ Roger Entner and hash out the biggest news and issues in the wireless industry.                        

AT&T CEO to FCC: “There Will Be Litigation”

February 13, 2015 1:51 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Stephenson was less sure what form that litigation could take, saying it could come as an industry movement.                                      

Brightstar Taps Lottery Boss to Replace Marcelo Claure as CEO

February 12, 2015 11:01 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Effective March 30, Jaymin Patel will be president and CEO of Brightstar and...                                                 

Sprint’s Bye Says Title II Won’t Stop AT&T, Verizon From Investing

February 11, 2015 11:28 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Speaking with Reuters, Bye said that Sprint’s competitors' argument is presenting a “situation that won’t play out.”                                   

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