Report: North America Will Lead Global Switch To 5G

GSMA’s research arm now predicts that the US and Canada will lead on 5G growth and adoption through 2025, representing as much as 49-percent of the global market by that year. In fact, according to the firm’s last Mobile Economy report, roughly 200 million of the region’s expected 328 million unique mobile subscribers will be made […]

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FCC Tells Sprint & T-Mobile It Needs More Time To Review Deal

In short: The FCC wrote a letter to Sprint and T-Mobile on Tuesday, stating that it was pausing the informal 180-day clock for reviewing mergers, as it needs more time to review the proposed deal. This would allow third-parties to review it, as well as allowing for a thorough review of staff at the FCC. […]

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Report: US Carriers Throttle Data More In Some Apps

US mobile consumers appear to experience differentiations in how their service providers treat data traffic to a much higher degree than consumers in some other countries, according to ongoing research pooled by Wehe. The project’s research being conducted by Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and led by David Choffnes of the former […]

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Sprint Teams With Ericsson On New 5G-Ready IoT Solutions

Sprint and mobile network technology provider Ericsson have now teamed up to build a distributed virtual core network and operating system specifically catering to the IoT for Enterprise and business customers. The global effort is planned to result in a 5G-ready solution for the market that will optimize data flow, security, and enable the creation […]

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Sprint & T-Mobile Promise Its Prepaid Brands Will Exist Post-Merger

Sprint and T-Mobile announced their merger earlier this year, and while it still has not been approved just yet, the two companies are fairly sure it will be approved. One of the many questions surrounding the merger, however, is what would happen to Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile on Sprint’s side and MetroPCS on T-Mobile’s […]

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Spring Unveils New “Unlimited Premium” Data Plan

Sprint announced today, a brand new unlimited data plan for its customers, which is being called “Unlimited Premium”. As you might expect from the name, that means that this is going to be a more expensive unlimited data plan, but with less caveats. With Unlimited Premium, you do get a free Amazon Prime subscription, which […]

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T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Chances Improving: Macquarie Research

T-Mobile and Sprint’s chances of having their proposed mega-merger approved are increasing, Macquarie Research analysts believe. While the process of having such a major consolidation is complicated and affected by a broad range of factors, the fact that giants such as Verizon and Comcast aren’t actively opposing the deal are good news for the third- and […]

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Labor Union To FCC: A Sprint & T-Mobile Merger Would Cost 28,000 Jobs

The CWA, Communications Workers of America, labor union has spoken to the FCC about the proposed Sprint and T-Mobile merger, noting that it would cost the combined company about 28,000 jobs. The majority of these jobs would be in retail, with the combined company closing a large number of stores, seeing as there are many […]

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Customer Info Vulnerabilities Hit Three Major US Carriers

Security researchers have found that Sprint, T-Mobile and AT&T had all been affected by various security issues, which in two of the three cases were at least partly out of the carriers’ control, that left vital customer information such as account PIN numbers potentially exposed. Sprint’s flaw springs from an internal employee portal that could […]

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Sprint’s Flash Sale Offers Switchers $25/Month Unlimited Data Plan

Sprint announced yesterday that it was starting a new Flash Sale, allowing those that switch to Sprint to get unlimited talk, text and data for just $25 per month. This sale starts today, and is available for a limited time – though Sprint has not mentioned how long it’ll last. So if you have been […]

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