SoftBank's increased offer for Sprint Nextel indicates SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son is prepared to go the distance. It is entirely possible that Dish Network's Charlie Ergen will increase his own bid for Sprint, but if Ergen is ultimately unable to defeat Son, what will Ergen do next?
T-Mobile US blasted a recent study on the potential revenue that would be lost by limiting participation of AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless in the upcoming 600 MHz broadcast incentive auctions, arguing that the study actually affirms T-Mobile's own positions on the highly charged topic.
AT&T Mobility will now make customers wait 24 months instead of 20 months to upgrade to a new, subsidized device. The move mirrors one that rival Verizon Wireless announced in April.
Japan's SoftBank is in talks with Deutsche Telekom over a potential deal for T-Mobile US if its $20.1 billion offer to take control of 70 percent of Sprint Nextel collapses, according to a Reuters report.
AT&T Mobility is limiting the data options on its cheaper prepaid GoPhone plans. However, the carrier said it will launch new GoPhone plans in the next few weeks, according to a CNET report. AT&T did not provide prices for the new plans, saying only that there would be a "variety of plans."
Apple has inserted code into its iOS operating system that limits the maximum data speeds iPhone and iPad customers can achieve on the networks of Verizon Wireless, AT&T Mobility and Sprint Nextel, according to an iOS developer. It does not appear that the code is affecting iPhones that work on T-Mobile US, which just started offering the iPhone in April.
T-Mobile US plans to add more antennas to its Radio Access Network to boost the performance of its small but growing LTE network, according to a report from GigaOM .
There is a titanic struggle brewing in the wireless industry, pitting AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless against pretty much everyone else, including Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile US, and it's going to get a lot uglier as time goes on. The carriers are fighting over the rules that will govern next year's 600 MHz spectrum auction, with the smaller carriers fighting for rules that will ensure they get a piece of the pie.
T-Mobile US brand MetroPCS will start selling GSM phones that work on T-Mobile's network as soon as June 12, according to a PhoneArena report.
Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai said that Sony Mobile Communications still has a lot of challenges ahead of it in terms of breaking into the U.S. market, but he said that the company's flagship Xperia Z smartphone will be launched by a U.S. carrier shortly.