Speed Tests Show Unlimited Plan Impact on Wireless Speeds Reversing, T-Mobile Still Tops

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After all four of the nation’s largest wireless carriers introduced unlimited plans early last year, the industry saw major shifts in average 4G speeds. Both AT&T and Verizon saw their average speeds drop for six straight months, according to OpenSignal, which collects data from consumer...Learn More

Sprint and Cox Forge Strategic Partnership for Network Densification

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A new Sprint Cox deal will allow Sprint to leverage Cox’s infrastructure for network densification. Sprint will utilize Cox’s network for additional macrocell backhaul and small cell deployments which are key for 4G and 5G deployments. Details are a little sketchy, but this Sprint Cox...Learn More

Sprint Continues Expansion in Major U.S. Carrier Hotels

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November 29, 2017 — OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sprint (NYSE: S) announced that it is continuing its strategy to expand in major carrier hotels to broaden its network and provide access at the lowest cost. The latest effort in this expansion added a new Point of Presence (PoP)...Learn More

Sprint Hulu Deal: Three of the Big Four Now Bundle Video with Wireless

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A Sprint Hulu deal, announced today, will include the over-the-top video provider’s Limited Commercials service at no charge for customers who purchase Sprint’s Unlimited service. Sprint is the third of the four major wireless carriers to make bundled moves on the video front as video...Learn More

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

Report: Sprint Now in Talks with Charter (Again) for Possible Merger

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Softbank, the majority owner of Sprint, is in talks about a possible Sprint Charter merger, according to a report from the New York Post. The move comes just days after discussions about a Sprint T-Mobile merger were called off and just a few months after...Learn More

With Sprint T-Mobile Merger Called Off, What’s Next?

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With the Sprint T-Mobile merger called off, what’s next for the wireless carriers? Many saw the merger as the best move for Sprint, which has been struggling in a competitive wireless market. The merger was less critical for T-Mobile. But that company has been a...Learn More

Sprint and Ericsson Conduct First U.S. Field Tests for 2.5 GHz Massive MIMO

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September 12, 2017 — SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–At Mobile World Congress Americas, Sprint (NYSE: S) and Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) today unveiled results of the first U.S. 2.5 GHz Massive MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) field tests conducted in Seattle, Washington and Plano, Texas using Sprint’s spectrum...Learn More

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Team Up to Develop Mobile Authentication Solution

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SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Today, mobile users are faced with the challenge of managing dozens of difficult-to-remember passwords for many applications. Even with the best user practices, hackers can social engineer passwords from users, leaving consumers and enterprises vulnerable to identity theft, bank fraud,...Learn More

SoftBank, Sprint, Far EasTone and TBCASoft Launch Blockchain Consortium for Telecom Carriers

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September 07, 2017  — TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Japan-based SoftBank Corp. (“SoftBank”), U.S.-based Sprint Corporation (“Sprint”), Taiwan-based Far EasTone Telecommunications Co., Ltd. (“Far EasTone”) and U.S.-based TBCASoft, Inc. (“TBCASoft”) today announced the launch of a new blockchain consortium, the Carrier Blockchain Study Group (“CBSG”). In the future, more telecom...Learn More

Sprint NFV Strategy Will Support Gigabit LTE and 5G

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Network functions virtualization (NFV) will be an “essential building block” as Sprint makes plans to deploy gigabit LTE and 5G wireless capabilities, said a Sprint technology executive in a blog post today. The Sprint NFV strategy will enable “more efficient scaling of core network capabilities...Learn More

Despite Hurricane Harvey Telecom Outages, Industry Steps Up Good Will Efforts

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Hurricane Harvey telecom outages were substantial in Texas and Louisiana, with more than 4.7% of cell sites out of service in 55 counties designated part of the disaster area, the FCC reported yesterday. Two counties had more than 50% of cell sites out of service....Learn More

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