During the past several weeks, publicly traded U.S. companies in the wireless industry revealed how much they pay their CEOs. These numbers, from 2012, include several changes from last year's list. For example, in 2012 operators dominate the list, not vendors. Special Report
Four leading U.S. mobile operators will use ExteNet Systems' new distributed antenna system (DAS) in the massive Barclays Center sports and entertainment venue.
Sprint Nextel and Japanese suitor Softbank told lawmakers they will not use gear from Chinese vendor Huawei in Sprint's network, according to a senior U.S. lawmaker involved in intelligence activities.
Concerns over alleged security issues prompted Sprint Nextel and Softbank to promise a U.S. lawmaker that Sprint's network will not use network equipment from China's Huawei, which is also being targeted by Canadian lawmakers considering new regulations on foreign wireless suppliers perceived as security risks.
T-Mobile USA will finally start selling Apple's iPhone on April 12, and according to a report from industry analyst Horace Dediu of Asymco, T-Mobile will sell around 3.4 million iPhone units this year.
Clearwire said it will take its second monthly payment from Sprint Nextel, a part of Sprint's $2.97-per-share offer to buy the 50 percent of Clearwire that it does not already own. Dish Network, which has made a conditional $3.30-per-share counterbid to Clearwire, said previously it would withdraw its offer if Clearwire took the money but has stayed mum since Clearwire took the first payment last month.
The U.S. government wants to be able to review Sprint Nextel's network equipment purchases as a condition of Japanese operator Softbank's proposed $20.1 billion purchase of 70 percent of Sprint, according to the Wall Street Journal . The action is likely an attempt by the government to block Sprint from buying equipment from Chinese vendors Huawei and ZTE.
AT&T Mobility, Sprint Nextel, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile USA parent Deutsche Telekom were among the top five mobile operators worldwide in terms of patent filings, according to a report from industry analyst Chetan Sharma.
Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and Sprint Nextel seemed unfazed by T-Mobile USA's decision to do away with wireless contracts and CEO John Legere's vow to shake up the status quo.
The U.S. Senate voted against a proposal that would have cut cell phones out of the FCC's Lifeline program. The vote, largely along party lines, likely will generate a sigh of relief among the likes of TracFone, AT&T Mobility, Sprint Nextel and other wireless carriers that receive Lifeline funds in order to provide wireless service to low-income Americans.