AT&T Mobility is welcoming rival nationwide operators Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile US to the ranks of its 'It Can Wait' campaign to end texting while driving. More than 200 other organizations are also throwing their weight behind the It Can Wait effort, AT&T said.
Sprint Nextel will preload branded content from Time Inc. on select devices, offering subscribers access to entertainment, lifestyle, sports and business news.
Among the wave of M&A that has swept the wireless industry in recent years, I believe Dish-Sprint offers the most intriguing possibilities for innovative service and business models. The combination of assets could help re-define what broadband and video delivery services look like, over the next five years.
Microsoft's Windows Phone fueled 5.6 percent of smartphones sold in the U.S. during the first quarter of 2013, up from 3.7 percent in the year-ago quarter, narrowing the gap on Google's Android and Apple's iOS, research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reports.
Charlie Ergen's Dish Network could use some financial help in its attempt to take over Sprint Nextel, and BTIG Research analyst Walter Piecyk is suggesting two white knights that could come to Dish's aid: Apple and Google.
Motorola Mobility's Photon Q is the latest Sprint Nextel smartphone upgraded to Google's Android 4.1 mobile operating system, a.k.a. Jelly Bean. The automatic download began rolling out to subscribers Thursday.
Sprint Nextel said it is now offering Sprint Data Link and Static IP networking services for businesses and government agencies over its LTE network. The services were previously restricted to the carrier's 3G CDMA network.
NEW ORLEANS--Sprint Nextel is working with regional operator C Spire Wireless to enable LTE roaming across multiple spectrum bands. Speaking at the Competitive Carriers Association conference here, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse said that his company wants to be the preferred roaming partner for smaller operators in the United States and is working with C Spire, Qualcomm and others to make that happen.
The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, urging the agency to investigate carrier efforts to offer secure consumer experiences across devices running Google's open-source Android mobile operating system.
I've been watching for signs of a Dish Network get-together with Sprint Nextel since late 2011, due to a conversation I had with an acquaintance who did not work in the telecom or cable industries but knew a number of Dish employees. Those folks had been talking about Charlie Ergen's plans to build a new wireless network using satellite spectrum he had acquired, and they also mentioned that Sprint Nextel was probably going to be a player in this network.