Category: Carriers

Europe: Orange increases cost-cuts to lose less juice

Europe: Orange increases cost-cuts to lose less juice

French telecom operator Orange showed more signs of stabilizing when it released results for the first half of 2014 . To keep its momentum, the telecom upped its cost cutting goal to about $402 million from its previous goal of $334 million. Orange posted revenues of approximately $26.25 billion through the first half of the […]

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Sprint stems customer losses, squeaks out profit

Sprint stems customer losses, squeaks out profit

As has been a recurring theme, Sprint reported quarterly results that highlight its continued struggles through an ongoing network upgrade program, but hints that perhaps it could be set to turn a corner. (Sprint recently altered its fiscal quarters to align with new parent company Softbank, with its new fiscal year ending March 30. Comparisons […]

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As cellphone unlocking bill heads to Obama’s desk, activists eye copyright law

As cellphone unlocking bill heads to Obama’s desk, activists eye copyright law

With rare bipartisan support, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would allow consumers to unlock their cellphones, making it easier to switch carriers and keep their device. President Obama is expected to sign the “Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act” soon. It’s a victory for the consumer rights advocates who first gathered […]

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Carrier Wrap: T-Mobile US set to launch $100, 4-line rate plan

Carrier Wrap: T-Mobile US set to launch $100, 4-line rate plan

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! Just ahead of its planned release of second quarter financial results, T-Mobile US launched a new […]

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Ntelos CEO quits, Q2 results sag

Ntelos CEO quits, Q2 results sag

Regional wireless operator Ntelos upstaged its second quarter financial release by announcing a change of leadership at the carrier effective immediately. Ntelos said that long-time CEO James Hyde had resigned his position today, which also included president and member of the company’s board. Ntelos’ board did not name an immediate successor, but did announce that […]

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Worst of the Week: The Q2 blues

Worst of the Week: The Q2 blues

This week the domestic wireless market’s two heavyweights announced second quarter customer results, which for their respective shareholders appeared to be dy-no-mite!

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Europe: Vodafone finds silver lining in region’s Q1 losses

Europe: Vodafone finds silver lining in region’s Q1 losses

The U.K.-based Vodafone Group released its interim management report on July 25, showing that its service revenue declined 4.2% in the quarter ending June 30, the first quarter of the company’s fiscal year. While Europe continued to drag down that figure ― the region declined 7.9% this quarter compared to falling 9.1% the previous fiscal year ― […]

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#TBT: Fallout from DT’s $50B VoiceStream bid; Qualcomm sheds handset biz … 14 years ago this week

#TBT: Fallout from DT’s $50B VoiceStream bid; Qualcomm sheds handset biz … 14 years ago this week

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades and enjoy the memories! DT justifies price for VoiceStream Deutsche Telekom AG executives found themselves justifying the price the German company paid […]

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AT&T shows strong postpaid growth, finances impacted by Next, Mobile Share

AT&T shows strong postpaid growth, finances impacted by Next, Mobile Share

AT&T reported solid customer growth for the second quarter, boosted by strong postpaid subscriber additions, through it saw its financial performance impacted by the robust adoption of its device financing and shared data plans. The carrier said it added 634,000 total connections to its network during the quarter, which was just a touch more than […]

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Sprint bundles Google Apps into enterprise service

Sprint bundles Google Apps into enterprise service

You can forgive the enterprise space for getting a big head as it seems a day has not gone by in which some new mobile enterprise partnership or solution has not been announced. The latest ego-boosting move was made by Sprint, which said beginning in August it will offer Google Apps for Business through the […]

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