These days, Sprint is best known as a wireless operator, but its roots can be traced back to the turn of the 20th century when Cleyson Brown, the son of a grist mill owner formed Brown Telephone to compete with AT&T.

In 2006, Sprint shed its local telecom business, which was purchased by the former CenturyTel and now is run as CenturyLink, and focused its attention on metro and long-haul business opportunities and wireless services that run over its IP/MPLS network backbone.

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U.S. carriers to grow tablet subscriptions to 28M by year-end, even as global market plummets

The first quarter of 2016 was the worst quarter for tablets since 2012, according to fresh data from Strategy Analytics. Nonetheless, U.S. mobile operators are effectively leveraging tablets to compete in a market where smartphone growth has nearly stalled.

Study: U.S. mobile networks inferior to many in Europe; T-Mobile ranks 1st in U.S.

All four major U.S. carriers ranked in the bottom half of a new study of "the consumer app experience" on 27 mobile networks in seven countries.

T-Mobile: MetroPCS generates ARPU of $38, $39

Prepaid consumers are something of an afterthought to some wireless carriers increasingly trying to poach lucrative postpaid users from their competitors. But T-Mobile has actually increased its focus on that segment, as evidenced by the record 807,000 net prepaid customer additions it scored during the first quarter.

AT&T spends $109M to reclaim 'king of wireless TV advertising' crown

AT&T's marketing campaigns generated more engagement with consumers during a recent 30-day stretch than advertising efforts from any other major U.S. mobile network, according to the ad-measurement company iSpot.

Frontier stands firm on belief that regulating ILEC Ethernet access pricing could distort competition

Frontier Communications is reiterating its stance that if the FCC places new regulations on how ILECs price their Ethernet offerings it could inhibit competition and stall new investments in last mile infrastructure.

Sprint, T-Mobile voice support for Verizon, Incompas truce in special access

In a new filing with the FCC, a group representing the nation's smaller and rural wireless carriers voiced support for Verizon's agreement with Incompas over special access.

Sprint on track to launch intelligent Wi-Fi in Kansas City

Sprint is getting ready to roll with its intelligent Wi-Fi network that will launch in conjunction with Kansas City, Mo.'s new street car.

Q1 earnings: Verizon reports tomorrow, but T-Mobile expected to dominate

First-quarter earnings season is upon us, and Verizon will be the first major U.S. carrier to post results tomorrow morning. And there will be no shortage of compelling storylines as the tier-ones announce their first-quarter performances: Analysts expect T-Mobile to continue to enjoy its impressive momentum, while Verizon and AT&T may see increased profit margins but smaller subscriber bases as they increasingly focus on more lucrative customers. Meanwhile, Sprint faces pressure to follow up its latest quarter, which was surprisingly solid.

Survey: 42% of T-Mobile's Q1 new phone activations switched from rivals

Consumer Intelligence Research Partners added its voice to the choir of industry onlookers predicting a big first quarter for T-Mobile.

U.S. carriers mum on 60 Minutes report on vulnerability in SS7

CBS's 60 Minutes created something of a stir over the weekend when it reported on a vulnerability in the worldwide mobile exchange system that continues to allow hackers to access others' wireless data using nothing but a phone number. But if U.S. operators are terrified about any dangers the flaw may represent to their customers, they don't seem to be showing it.