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

Sprint Low-Income Wireless Support for Students Valued at $2 Billion

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Sprint said today that it will provide more than $2 billion worth of wireless service, technical support and staff to support a program offering low-income wireless  for students, dubbed 1Million Project. This Sprint low-income wireless support program will provide smartphones or wireless devices donated by...Learn More

Sprint LTE Plus Data Speeds Up 28% in Seven Months

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August 11, 2017 — OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Can you hear that? Sprint (NYSE:S) customers are having a better network experience than ever with national average download speeds up 28 percent in seven months, according to Ookla Speedtest Intelligence data. Ookla data also shows Sprint now...Learn More

Report: T-Mobile Network Metrics Surge; Verizon, AT&T Take Hits In Wake of Unlimited Data Plans

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The revival of unlimited data plans took their toll on the wireless networks of the top two U.S. carriers since being reintroduced in February. T-Mobile network metrics gained ground, while 4G and overall wireless network speeds dropped at both Verizon and AT&T as their networks...Learn More

Charter – Sprint M&A Not Dead? Softbank Reportedly Planning a Purchase Offer

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The possibility that Charter might buy Sprint appeared to be dead as of late yesterday, when Charter gave reporters a statement saying the company wasn’t interested in acquiring Sprint. But SoftBank, the company that controls Sprint, apparently isn’t giving up on the idea of Charter...Learn More

J.D. Power: Wireless Satisfaction Tied to Speedy Problem Resolution

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The speedier the problem resolution, the higher the wireless customer satisfaction. That was a key takeaway from  new J.D. Power wireless satisfaction research. The two related studies are J.D. Power 2017 U.S. Wireless Customer Care Full-Service Performance Study—Volume 2 and the J.D. Power 2017 U.S....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

Verizon Wireless Beats Back T-Mobile for PC Magazine’s Fastest U.S. Mobile Network Title

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Verizon Wireless held on to the title of the fastest U.S. mobile network, at least when it comes to mobile network speeds among the nation’s four largest carriers, which amounts to essentially the same thing, according to PC Magazine’s latest annual nationwide speed test. Verizon...Learn More

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