Category: Carriers

AT&T posts robust customer growth, strong interest in Next program

AT&T posts robust customer growth, strong interest in Next program

AT&T set a noteworthy bar for its rivals to meet for first quarter operational results, announcing strong customer growth and growing uptake of its Next device financing program. AT&T reported that its wireless operations added more than one million net customer additions for the quarter, which was more than triple the 291,000 net customer additions [...]

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3G, LTE boost China Mobile customer growth, profits dip

3G, LTE boost China Mobile customer growth, profits dip

China Mobile said it added 13.88 million new customers during the first quarter of the year, pushing its world-leading customer base to more than 781 million connections. The carrier’s growth was on the back of next-generation services as its 3G network scored 33.35 million net additions for the quarter and its recently launched LTE-powered service [...]

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AT&T looks to expand fiber into 100 markets

AT&T looks to expand fiber into 100 markets

AT&T is looking to increase its push into the fiber space, announcing plans to expand its fiber network into as many as 100 markets across 21 new metropolitan areas to support the rollout of its U-verse service that can provide data speeds of up to one gigabit per second. The telecom giant noted that the [...]

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Telus to attempt Mobilicity acquisition … again

Telus to attempt Mobilicity acquisition … again

Less than a year after having its hand slapped over such a proposal, Canadian telecommunications giant Telus is again set to acquire smaller rival Mobilicity. Mobilicity, which is controlled by Data & Audio-Visual Enterprise Holdings, announced that the proposed $350 million deal was made under arrangements of the Companies Creditors Arrangement Act, which it has [...]

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Carrier Wrap: Sprint signs WiMAX death warrant: 2015

Carrier Wrap: Sprint signs WiMAX death warrant: 2015

Editor’s Note: Wireless operators are a busy bunch, and as such RCR Wireless News will attempt to gather some of the important announcements that may slip through the cracks from the world’s largest carriers in a weekly wrap-up. Enjoy! –Sprint announced in a recent Securities and Exchange Commission filing that it plans to shutter its [...]

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Carriers cooperate with device makers to fight smartphone theft

Carriers cooperate with device makers to fight smartphone theft

U.S. wireless carriers are teaming up with manufacturers to create standards for smartphone software that can deter thieves by enabling remote deactivation of handsets. The new measure, announced today by wireless industry trade association CTIA, falls short of the mandatory “kill switch” that some members of Congress have encouraged the industry to adopt. The Smartphone [...]

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Verizon Wireless looks to tempt BYOD crowd

Verizon Wireless looks to tempt BYOD crowd

Verizon Wireless continued to dabble in rate plan alterations, this week announcing plans to allow customers to bring their own smartphone to the carrier’s More Everything rate plans at a reduced per-line rate. The carrier said that beginning April 17, customers could bring their own compatible smartphone – “bring-your-own-device” – to a More Everything plan [...]

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T-Mobile US taps tablets, capped data plans, overage challenges in latest marketing push

T-Mobile US taps tablets, capped data plans, overage challenges in latest marketing push

T-Mobile US’ latest attempts to “shake up” the wireless industry continued into early this week as the carrier unveiled the third initiative as part of its continuing “Un-carrier” marketing strategy. The moves come as the mobile space has seen a flurry of new marketing activity from larger players looking to gain an advantage in the [...]

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U.S. Cellular to add 1,200 LTE markets

U.S. Cellular to add 1,200 LTE markets

The fifth-largest carrier in the U.S. is expanding its LTE reach with plans to add more than 1,200 new sites this year in partnership with King Street Wireless. In addition, U.S. Cellular says it will expand its existing LTE service, which already covers roughly 90% of its 304,000 customers. Chicago-based U.S. Cellular is bringing its [...]

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U.S. Cellular jumps into no-contract space (RCR Mobile Minute)

U.S. Cellular jumps into no-contract space (RCR Mobile Minute)

Mobile Minute: U.S. Cellular is the latest carrier to offer its customers contract-free pricing, as well as incentives to abandon their current contracts. The Chicago-based carrier is offering unlimited talk, text and data for $40 a month. For $50 a month, customers can get the same offer with 500MB of high speed data and for [...]

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