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#TBT: Wheeler tapped to head FCC; Clearwire moves closer to acquisition; What’s next for T-Mo? … this week in 2013

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 those sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Wheeler nominated to...

#TBT: WiMAX memories; Bring on the tablets; LTE and the vendor landscape … this week in 2010

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, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Clearwire's WiMAX comes...

#TBT: MySpace video goes mobile; BlackBerry Curve beats out iPhone; Clearwire closes Sprint WiMAX JV … this week in 2008

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, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! MySpace video goes...

#TBT: Clearwire tries TD-LTE; Moving to shared data plans; Exploring SDN… this week in 2012

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, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Clearwire tries to...

#TBT: AT&T expands Wi-Fi initiative; McCaw resigns from Clearwire … this week in 2010

AT&T announced plans to expand its public Wi-Fi service in NYC, while industry veteran Craig McCaw was set to resign from Clearwire … 6 years ago this week. Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our...

FreedomPop adds AT&T LTE connectivity to current Sprint access

MNVO FreedomPop is now offering AT&T LTE access to customers through either a SIM card or mobile hot spot device, which includes 2 GB of free data. Mobile virtual network operator FreedomPop struck a deal to offer its unique service offering via...

#TBT: Sprint and SoftBank move on Clearwire; T-Mobile eyes MetroPCS … this week in 2012

Sprint and SoftBank filed moves to consolidate Clearwire 2.5 GHz spectrum, and T-Mobile moved on MetroPCS acquisition … 4 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...

FreedomPop partners with Dish Mexico for MVNO launch

MVNO FreedomPop said it will handle operations while Dish Mexico will deal with distribution and invest in the joint venture Mobile virtual network operator FreedomPop continues to bolster its international presence with its latest move, a partnership with Dish Mexico. The joint venture is set to...

#TBT: AT&T gobbled up by Cingular; Sprint first to offer Treo 650 … this week in 2004

The FCC approved Cingular’s $41B purchase of AT&T Wireless, while Sprint snagged initial Treo 650 launch … 12 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....

#TBT: Verizon dominates Q2, T-Mobile lags; 500,000 jobs from 500 megahertz … this week in 2011

Verizon continued to dominate rivals AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile, while a report tied a half-million new jobs to broadcast spectrum … 5 years ago this week Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top...

Comcast taps Sprint prepaid brand Boost for retail partnership

Comcast said it plans to sell its Xfinity prepaid broadband internet and TV service through Boost Mobile retail locations As part of broader plans to launch a prepaid broadband internet and cable television service, Comcast said it plans to tap a retail partnership with Sprint's...

FreedomPop launches OTT app, pre-owned smartphones in UK

US-based MVNO FreedomPop launched an OTT application in the UK providing access to its unique 'free' service to any customer FreedomPop continued its push into the U.K. market, launching an over-the-top application designed to expand availability of its unique “free” service offering. The mobile virtual network...

TWC Wi-Fi plans remain focus of wireless broadband efforts, disses Google Fiber

TWC Wi-Fi business remains the cable giant’s wireless broadband offering of choice, and notes long-running competition has made it better ORLANDO, Florida – The cable industry’s continued struggles with the cellular market was highlighted by comments this week from Mike Roudi, SVP and GM for...

#TBT: Sprint against AT&T purchase of T-Mobile; Clearwire courts … this week in 2011

Sprint came out against AT&T’s planned acquisition of T-Mobile, while Clearwire looked for closer ties to Sprint … 5 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...

#TBT: AT&T throttles unlimited data; Verizon cuts 3,000 jobs; New iPad … this week in 2012

AT&T begin throttling unlimited data customers at 3 GB, Verizon closes call centers and Apple launches New iPad … 4 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...

Sprint WiMAX network receives expiration date

Court provides tiered shutdown schedule for Sprint WiMAX network Sprint’s WiMAX network appears to finally have an expiration date as a Massachusetts state court handed down a phased shutdown schedule tied to the use of the network by nonprofit organizations. The decision came as a part...

Report: Sprint network upheaval set to begin anew

Sprint network set for another round of upgrades, impacting tower and backhaul providers Sprint is reportedly set to again take on a major network overhaul strategy that is expected to result in a new round of service interruptions. According to a report from Re/Code, Sprint...

Sprint WiMAX shutdown plan stiffled by court ruling, rejects $65M bond request

UPDATED: Story updated to clarify source of commentary on bond request Sprint must continue to support WiMAX network through early 2016, denied $65M bond Sprint received a setback in its latest attempt to turn off its WiMAX network, with a Massachusetts state court judge rejecting the...

Worst of the Week: Get onboard the Sprint ‘love train’

Hello! And welcome to our Friday column, Worst of the Week. There’s a lot of nutty stuff that goes on in this industry, so this column is a chance for us at RCRWireless.com to rant and rave about whatever rubs us the wrong way....

#TBT: Sprint ditches Clearwire; Google unveils Android … this week in 2007

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, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! WiMAX marriage on...

#TBT: Sprint cuts jobs, expands WiMAX … this week in 2009

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, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Sprint Nextel expands...

Sprint faces lawsuit and petition to ‘stop the shutdown’

Sprint's decision to sunset its WiMAX network on Nov. 6 could leave as many as 300,000 Americans without reliable access to the Internet, according to service reseller Mobile Citizen. The group filed a lawsuit against Sprint subsidiary Clearwire and has started a petition to...

FreedomPop scores $30M in funding, pushes off M&A talk

MVNO looks to hit nearly 1M customers by year end Mobile virtual network operator FreedomPop said it has scored $30 million in financing in a move to boost growth and scale operations. The company said the financing comes “following months of speculation.” The series B...

#TBT: Ericsson, Nortel slash jobs; Sprint cautious on near term … 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, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Ericsson, Nortel slash...

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