A number of service providers may have set the amount of money they will accept from the FCC's CAF-II program, but the NTCA said that the regulator should require that non-subsidized carriers be required to provide reasonably priced broadband and voice services.
Sprint has a clear message for wireless startups: work with us. The carrier said that in 2016, the Sprint Accelerator, powered by Techstars, will expand its scope from just mobile healthcare to all kinds of mobile technologies as Sprint looks to provide funding for startups.
Move over, ad-supported Hulu: the streaming service is adding a third subscription tier, this time completely ad-free, for $11.99 per month. The widely rumored move was announced by the company in a blog post on its website.
Verizon has introduced a new app, Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) for Splunk software, enabling its enterprise customers to better understand cyber threats.
U.S. wireless carriers will eventually shift to smartphone leasing and away from equipment installment plans, according to analysts at Macquarie Capital. Further, they think the operators could get a boost in leasing by partnering with Apple, which would stand to benefit from a move to leasing.
Sprint is continuing to invest in Chicago, highlighting that the windy city remains one of the carrier's premier markets as it prepares to densify its network and continue its retail expansion. The carrier said it plans to bring 750 additional new jobs to neighborhoods throughout Chicago and expects to invest $150 million in the market by the end of 2016, up from Sprint's previous commitment to invest $45 million.
GSMA Intelligence said the number of mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) worldwide increased by 70 per cent between June 2010 and June 2015, reaching 1,017 as of June this year.
Telkom South Africa has teamed up with mobile payments specialist Bango to launch carrier billing for purchases on the Google Play app store in what the companies say is a first for Africa.
Comcast is testing in select Florida markets a new broadband billing plan that enables customers to use all the data they want for an extra $30 a month.
What's the good part about having a tough time selecting 2015's most influential women in the wireless industry? Having that difficulty because of the surge of women rising into the top ranks of carriers across the U.S. Sue Marek, editor in chief of FierceMarkets' Telecom group, presents this year's picks among women executives who are influencing the wireless industry at large due to their technical expertise, leadership, and ability to inspire others.