Sprint Targets Next Generation IoT Across Nationwide Network

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Sprint announced an ambitious and far reaching plan to support next generation IoT devices across its nationwide network. Notably, Sprint is taking advantage of new LTE wireless broadband standards and technology in doing so. In a presentation given at IoT World 2017 in Santa Clara,...Learn More

Verizon Pulls the Rug from Under AT&T, Buys Straight Path, Gaining Huge High-Band Spectrum Holdings

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Verizon, not AT&T, will buy Straight Path Communications, holder of a huge amount of high-band spectrum in the 28 GHz and 39 GHz frequency bands that could be well suited to supporting high-bandwidth 5G services. Just a few weeks ago, AT&T announced it would acquire...Learn More

Sprint All-Wireless Small Cell Improves Indoor/Outdoor Coverage, Will Aid with 5G

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The Sprint Magic Box, announced today, is an indoor all-wireless small cell that uses the company’s cellular network for both the final link to the end user and for backhaul from the small cell to a traditional cell tower, a.k.a. microcell, where traffic is handed...Learn More

Behind the AT&T 5G Evolution 20-City Launch

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AT&T today said it will launch AT&T 5G Evolution wireless service in 20 markets before year-end, beginning with a launch in Austin, Texas today. The news is the latest example of how major national carriers AT&T and Verizon are hoping to differentiate their offerings based...Learn More

Moffett: 600 MHz Auction Results Suggest Cable Wireless Service Not Much of a Threat

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The possibility that a cable wireless service would arise to offer competition to the nation’s four major wireless carriers appears less likely than it did before results of the 600 MHz auction were released last week, noted Moffett Nathanson Research in a research note today....Learn More

Shenandoah Telecommunications Company Announces Expanded Relationship with Sprint

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EDINBURG, Va., March 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Shenandoah Telecommunications Company (“Shentel”) (NASDAQ:SHEN) announced that it has signed an agreement to expand its relationship with Sprint. Shentel has amended its Affiliate Agreement with Sprint to expand its affiliate service territory, adding approximately 500 thousand additional...Learn More

Sprint Gigabit LTE is Born, First Commercial Launch in New Orleans

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A new mobile broadband experience took place in New Orleans yesterday, with the unveiling of Sprint Gigabit LTE, the company reports. The new service, which is seen as an evolutionary step towards 5G, delivers much faster mobile broadband, with some caveats. Sprint and its technology...Learn More

Sprint VoIP Patent Lawsuit Yields At Least $139.8 Million From Charter

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A federal court Friday ruled in favor of Sprint in a VoIP patent lawsuit against Time Warner Cable (now part of Charter Communications), several news outlets have reported.  Charter will be required to pay Sprint at least $139.8 million and possibly triple that amount. The...Learn More

Verizon Relents, Introduces Verizon Unlimited Plan

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In what may well be the latest example of ‘if you can’t beat them, join them,’ Verizon will launch a Verizon unlimited data plan on Monday February 13th. Verizon joins T-Mobile and Sprint, who have used unlimited data plans very effectively as a clear differentiator...Learn More

Sprint Acquires 33 Percent of TIDAL and Creates Game-Changing Partnership

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January 23, 2017 — NEW YORK & OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Global music and entertainment platform TIDAL and Sprint (NYSE: S) announced today an unprecedented partnership that will soon give Sprint’s 45 million retail customers unlimited access to exclusive artist content not available anywhere else. TIDAL...Learn More

An Examination of Apparent Disappointing 600 MHz Auction Results

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With the 600 MHz auction results expected soon, it’s becoming increasingly clear that those results are likely to be disappointing. More and more industry observers are predicting that prices will be considerably lower than many initially expected — and lower they were in the 2015...Learn More

Sprint HPUE Technology Claims Indoor Coverage Breakthrough

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Sprint HPUE technology, announced today, aims to overcome certain limitations of the company’s 2.5 GHz spectrum, which according to the company, carries more traffic than any other spectrum band the company uses. Sprint said the high-performance user interface (HPUE) technology extends coverage range 30%, while...Learn More

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