With $3.3 Billion in Bidding Credits Rejected, What’s Next for DISH Network?

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The possibility of DISH Network offering fixed broadband in rural areas could be in jeopardy now that the FCC has denied bidding credits in the recent AWS-3 spectrum auction to two companies that are majority owned by DISH. The bidding credits, intended to give small...Learn More

Shentel Will Acquire NTELOS in $640M Regional Wireless Tie Up

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Two mid-Atlantic regional wireless providers are coming together, with news that Shentel will acquire NTELOS for approximately $640 Million, including net debt. The two providers are geographically positioned next to each other and were both affiliates of Sprint in one form or another. The deal...Learn More

RootMetrics: Verizon Has Fastest Airport Mobile Data Service

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Mobile data and network performance have become a criterion by which people judge the quality of experience at airports as well as retail outlets and other commercial and public facilities open to the public. Testing the quality of mobile networks among the top four wireless...Learn More

FCC Adopts Rural Carrier Bidding Credit for 600 MHz Auction, Delays Other Key Issues

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Updated later July 16 As expected, the FCC at today’s monthly meeting adopted a report and order that will give small rural carriers a bidding credit in the upcoming 600 MHz auction of TV broadcast spectrum.  Although the commission did not detail the size of...Learn More

Sprint Introduces Mobility-as-a-Service for Business

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan.– July 13, 2015 –Today, Sprint introduces “Mobility-as-a-Service”, a new streamlined way for businesses to put the power of mobile technology in the hands of employees. Unmatched in the wireless industry, Mobility-as-a-Service by Sprint takes the hassle out of equipping a workforce with...Learn More

Sprint Kansas City Wi-Fi to Support Smart+Connected City

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Kansas City is making a strong bid to become one of the leading smart, connected cities in the U.S., if not the world. Not only does it have multiple Gigabit Internet providers, including being the launch city of Google Fiber, it also will be getting...Learn More

Verizon, Sprint to Pay $158M to Settle Illegal Billing Investigations

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May 12, 2015 — Washington, D.C. – The Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau announced today that Verizon Wireless will pay $90  million and Sprint Corporation will pay $68 million to settle investigations that revealed the companies billed customers millions of dollars in unauthorized third-party premium...Learn More

Sprint and Boingo Bring Seamless Wi-Fi to Millions of Sprint Travelers

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LOS ANGELES & OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (BUSINESS WIRE), April 30, 2015 – Boingo Wireless, the leading DAS and Wi-Fi provider, and Sprint today announced a multi-year Wi-Fi agreement, enabling access to seamless and secure Boingo Wi-Fi networks in 35 major U.S. airports. Leveraging Boingo’s industry-leading...Learn More

Sprint Offers Half Off on Tablet Plan

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April 28, 2015 — OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sprint (NYSE:S) continues to deliver the value and services consumers want by making it easy and affordable to purchase a tablet along with their smartphone. Consumers can get 50 percent off the monthly tablet data plan when activating...Learn More

J.D. Power: Flagship Devices Key to Smartphone Satisfaction

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Flagship device launches have become increasingly important to wireless OEMs as they look to differentiate their products and brands from competitors. Flagship wireless device launches, according to the J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Wireless Smartphone Satisfaction Study – Volume 1 “are an influential and critical driver...Learn More

Sprint Launched Self-Service Portal for Connected Devices

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan.– Apr 23, 2015 –(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sprint (NYSE:S) has put more knowledge and control in the hands of businesses around the world with the launch of its next-generation Command Center 2.0. Companies can now easily connect, monitor and control device provisioning, billing and management...Learn More

Google Fi: $649 for a Nexus 6 Gets You $20-a-Month Wi-Fi-Centric Service

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Google’s new mobile service, dubbed Fi, offers some innovative capabilities and undercuts competitors on pricing in an already highly competitive market (pricing details later in this post). But to get the new capabilities and lower pricing, consumers will have to shell out $649 to $699...Learn More