Sprint shuffled its front office as it prepares a major overhaul of its Virgin Mobile prepaid brand.
Usually, industry analysts such as myself wait until December for the annual ritual of "predictions" columns. But there is enough of import happening in the industry that I think it will be of some value to Fierce readers to take stock of where we are as of mid-year, and to think about what the next 6-9 months look like across the mobile landscape.
More than 40 percent of Sprint's overall traffic is being carried on its 2.5 GHz airwaves, Wells Fargo Securities reported over the weekend, and the carrier hasn't suffered any "meaningful congestion" recently.
Mobilitie downplayed reports that its efforts to deploy tens of thousands of small cells for Sprint have stalled in part due to troubles dealing with local authorities.
Sprint's new commercial featuring a former Verizon spokesman is a hit, according to iSpot.tv.
Shares of Sprint have rebounded after the carrier made a series of convoluted financial moves to improve its financial position and stave off bankruptcy, and the carrier is positioned to become a "deconstructed wireless operator," according to MoffettNathanson analysts, focusing exclusively on providing wireless services.
SoftBank President Nikesh Arora said he will step down just 13 months after CEO Masayoshi Son essentially designated him as Son's successor.
While LTE network download speeds have steadily improved over the years, the same cannot be said of upload speeds. In fact – and this may come as a surprise-- they haven't improved one iota, according to Qualcomm, but that's about to change.
The Los Angeles-based MVNO FreedomPop continues to gain traction in Europe, according to a new report from Reuters, and is generating revenue from nearly half of its British users.
Ericsson announced the launch of its 5G Plug-Ins, which it describes as software-driven innovations that bring essential 5G technology concepts to today's cellular networks.