Google Fiber to Provide Free Gigabit Broadband to Public Housing

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Google announced a plan to provide free gigabit broadband to public housing, starting in its Kansas City market. The initiative is a part of the broader ConnectHome project, launched by the White House and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development back in July 2015....Learn More

T-Mobile Targets Sprint with MetroPCS Promotion

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Bellevue, Washington — January 20, 2016 — Sprint’s ‘Biggest Deal in US Wireless History’ just got served. Today, MetroPCS took the wraps off ‘The Biggest Offer in Sprint’s History’ – a lighthearted poke at Sprint’s underwhelming ‘Biggest Deal in US Wireless History’ that turned out...Learn More

Small Cell Forecast: 43% Annual Growth Through 2020

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With mobile network operators including Verizon, Sprint, China Mobile and Vodaphone investing, ABI Research reiterated its expectations that 2015 will mark a significant inflection point for outdoor small cell deployment. ABI predicts the market will grow at a 43 percent compound annual rate (CAGR) from...Learn More

Sprint Launches Half-Off Promotion, Promises 50% Off Competitor’s Rates

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November 18, 2015 — OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In celebration of the launch of its new LTE Plus network, which has been clocking blazing speeds nationwide, Sprint (NYSE: S) is introducing the biggest wireless offer in U.S. history – 50 percent off the price of most...Learn More

Court Delays Sprint WiMax Shutdown

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Sprint will have to keep its WiMax network running in parts of Massachusetts for at least 90 days now that the state has granted a preliminary injunction against the carrier. The move was made in response to a lawsuit filed by Mobile Beacon and Mobile...Learn More

Sprint Offers Amazon Prime Free with Samsung Purchase

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November 06, 2015 — OVERLAND PARK, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Beginning Nov. 6, new and existing Sprint (NYSE:S) customers that activate qualifying Samsung devices on Sprint, receive a full year of Amazon Prime on us – that’s a $99 value, exclusively from Sprint. With Amazon Prime, customers can...Learn More

Best Stadium Wireless: RootMetrics Finds Verizon Tops in MLB

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Mobile connectivity has become a common feature at baseball stadiums across the U.S., as team and stadium owners look to keep up with social media trends and sell tickets. Using off-the-shelf smartphones to assess mobile network data performance, RootMetrics performed tests at 29 Major League...Learn More

J.D. Power: Smartphone Satisfaction Rises with Screen Size

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Mobile subscribers’ satisfaction with large-screen (5¨-plus) smartphones has improved as they have bought more of them, according to highlights from the second installment of the J.D. Power 2015 U.S. Wireless Smartphone Satisfaction Study. Overall satisfaction with large-screen smartphones, moreover, is typically higher than it is...Learn More

WiMax Headaches Continue With Sprint Lawsuit, 300K Set to Lose Broadband in Claim

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Sprint is facing a lawsuit from various non-profit organizations alleging that the carrier is illegally planning to shut off wireless broadband service to educational institutions and libraries. At issue is WiMax network infrastructure that Sprint acquired when it purchased Clearwire in 2013. Clearwire had cut...Learn More

AT&T Wi-Fi Voice Waiver Could Drive Industry RTT Adoption

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A waiver granted to AT&T by the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday involving Wi-Fi calling and text telephony (TTY) could be precedent setting and could hasten wireless carrier deployment of real-time text (RTT) capability. TTY, also known as teletypewriter capability, was originally designed for landline...Learn More

How Disruptive Are Apple EIPs? T-Mobile and Sprint React

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Updated September 25 with information about Verizon How big a threat are Apple’s new iPhone equipment installment plans to telecom carriers? The answer depends on who you ask. Apple’s new offerings let customers pay for their smartphones in 24 monthly installments beginning at $27 or...Learn More

Spirit Deploys High-Speed Broadband using Alcatel-Lucent

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Spirit deploys Alcatel-Lucent’s powerful 7950 XRS core router to support ever-increasing data capacity demands by enterprises and government while simultaneously reducing its energy footprint Paris, France, September 21, 2015 – Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is enabling Spirit Communications to meet ever-increasing enterprise and...Learn More