Busy Weekend for Sprint as T-Mobile Deal Dies, Altice MVNO Born, and More Softbank

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Sprint executives were busy this weekend. Another run at a T-Mobile merger failed, but a new Altice MVNO deal was born. To top it off, Sprint majority owner Softbank intends to up their current 82% ownership stake in the U.S. mobile carrier. Both T-Mobile US...Learn More

Sign of the Times: Xfinity Mobile iPhone Launch

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The launch of new iPhones, iPhone 8 and 8+ specifically, is a reminder of how the mobile industry, as mature as it is, continues to have new entrants. Comcast is trying to carve out a mobile play, and will open their stores early on September...Learn More

Samsung/ Charter 5G Trials Illustrate Importance of Fiber for Small Cells

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Samsung said today that it has been conducting field testing of 4G LTE and 5G wireless technology with Charter Communications in trials that will run until the end of the year. The Samsung/ Charter 5G trials illustrate how a company such as Charter with little...Learn More

Sprint, Comcast and Charter Rekindle Wireless Partnership Talks

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Sprint, Comcast and Charter are once again talking wireless partnership, according to several reports, including the Wall Street Journal. The talks have put a long rumored tie up between Sprint and T-Mobile on hold for now. The idea of Sprint and the cable industry partnering...Learn More

Moffett: Comcast Verizon MVNO Plans Could Be Good for Both Companies

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When Comcast a few weeks ago confirmed rumors that it would launch a wireless mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) service that would tap a years-old agreement with Verizon to resell Verizon wireless services, it raised the question of what those plans would mean for Verizon....Learn More

Comcast Wireless Plans Confirmed, Details to Come

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Comcast CEO Brian Roberts confirmed that Comcast wireless plans are definitely in play, with a wireless service from the broadband and entertainment conglomerate expected sometime in 2017. Responding to questions at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference today, Comcast’s CEO offered more insight into Comcast wireless...Learn More

Comcast Confirms Cable Wireless MVNO Plans, Sort Of

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Comcast confirmed some form of a cable wireless MVNO plan today on their quarterly earnings conference call. An imminent wireless move by Comcast, and maybe other cable MSOs, has been rumored for the past few weeks. Comcast and a few other cable MSOs have had...Learn More

CEO: Mobile Telemedicine is Focus for MVNO Seniors Wireless

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A unique way of differentiating a wireless offering comes from Seniors Wireless, a subsidiary of Australia-based MVNO emveno. The two-part offering launched yesterday combines mobile voice and data service with a telemedicine service operated by emveno called teleMED Assist. TeleMED Assist promises to give customers...Learn More

Google Wireless Plans: Reconnecting Dropped Calls Could be Just the Start

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Dropped calls that automatically reconnect could be coming your way thanks to Google. According to several news reports, a Google exec told attendees at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week that this capability might be part of the wireless offering the company plans...Learn More

Sprint Integrates BYOD into MVNOs

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OVERLAND PARK, KS – March 05, 2013 – As the opportunity to reuse or recycle idle mobile devices in the United States continues to grow, Sprint (NYSE:S) Emerging Solutions & Global Wholesale today introduced the Bring Your Own Sprint Device (BYOSD) program. BYOSD is intended...Learn More

Sprint Wholesales Cord Cutting

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Sprint is introducing their wireline phone replacement service, Sprint Phone Connect, as a wholesale product, inviting MVNOs to market it as a home phone replacement service. Sprint Phone Connect uses Sprint’s 3G wireless network to offer home phone replacement service through an adapter that customers...Learn More

TracFone Completes Purchase of T-Mobile MVNO Simple Mobile

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MIAMI, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — TracFone Wireless, Inc., America’s Number 1 no-contract cell phone provider, announced that, effective Monday, it completed its purchase of Simple Mobile, one of T-Mobile’s largest mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) in the United States. TracFone will continue to provide...Learn More

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