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Posts tagged “Sprint”

July 3, 2013

Premium Lock Softbank reportedly wins FCC support for Sprint buy

Sprint SoftBank Corp.'s $21.6 billion bid for mobile carrier Sprint Nextel has won the support it needs from the last U.S. regulatory body reviewing the transaction, sources tell Bloomberg news.

June 21, 2013

Premium Lock Dish drops efforts to acquire Sprint Nextel

Sprint With Dish formally dropping its bid to buy Sprint Nextel, SoftBank moves closer to acquiring the telecommunications company

Updated June 18, 2013

Premium Lock AT&T beats Verizon in 4G LTE speeds, PC Magazine says

Which mobile carrier has the fastest 4G network? PC Magazine's test found that AT&T edged out competitors. Read more about the test findings.

PC Magazine's 4G LTE test in Raleigh PC Magazine's 4G LTE test in Raleigh

June 18, 2013

Premium Lock At last! Sprint 4G service formally launches in Triangle

For months, Sprint has been teasing formal launch of high-speed wireless service for the Triangle. And it has been available in spots. As of Monday, Sprint declares 4G LTE in place across the region.

4G speeds 4G speeds

June 6, 2013

Premium Lock Ban on Apple iPhone 4 not seen as setback for wireless carriers

iPhone 4 AT&T and T-Mobile US say the International Trade Commission's decision to ban versions of the iPhone 4 and iPad 2 as part of Apple's patent suit with Samsung Electronics Co. will have little effect on sales.

Updated April 18, 2013

Premium Lock Sprint's 4G wireless service creeping across Triangle

Even though Raleigh, Durham and the rest of the Triangle are not listed on the latest 4G LTE rollout announcement by Sprint, the service is here in some spots and growing more pervasive. But no official announcement is set - yet.

Tracking 4G speeds Tracking 4G speeds

April 15, 2013

Premium Lock Dish Network offers to buy Sprint for $25.5B

Sprint Charlie Ergen's satellite-TV company makes an unsolicited $25.5 billion offer for Sprint Nextel Corp. to challenge a bid by Japan's Softbank Corp. for the third-largest U.S. wireless carrier.

March 29, 2013

Premium Lock Looking for wireless service? Here's a breakdown on price plans

T-Mobile USA is breaking the mold on standard industry practice by offering a lower up-front cost for a new phone but higher payments. Raleigh-based Bandwidth's Republic Wireless adds its own strategies to a growing mix of mobile offers.

Republic's old phone  Republic's old phone

Updated March 6, 2013

Premium Lock Sprint won't sell new Blackberry - yet; Yahoo drops BlackBerry app

The Z10 Sprint has decided to wait until the new BlackBerry Q10 with a physical keyboard is available to sell new BlackBerry models. Meanwhile, Yahoo says it is dropping its BlackBerry app.

February 7, 2013

Premium Lock Smartphone growth gives a boost to Sprint's bottom line

Sprint Sprint Nextel, the third-largest U.S. wireless carrier, reported higher revenue and a slightly narrower loss than analysts had estimated, bolstered by increased use of smartphones.

Updated January 11, 2013

Premium Lock In the news: Big 3 pick BlackBerry; Cisco phone hack; Sensus wins deal; Quintiles partnership; IBM targets small businesses

Bulldog Inside the Bulldog blog: Big carriers will sell new BlackBerry phones; Is your Cisco phone a spy?; utility picks Sensus meters; Quintiles signs partnership deal in Asia; new IBM service targets small businesses.

Updated December 21, 2012

Premium Lock Sprint won't disclose 4G launch date for RTP - but it's here in some places

Sprint Despite the Research Triangle being one of the nation's biggest high-tech hubs, Sprint has yet to formally launch 4G in the area and still refuses to commit to a launch date. However, you can find faster service in some areas.

December 18, 2012

Premium Lock Clearwire agrees to $2.2B buyout after Sprint sweetens deal

Sprint Sprint is moving to acquire 100 percent of the company after their four-year joint venture struggled to build a nationwide wireless network, leading to billions in losses for Clearwire. Sprint aims to take over Clearwire's spectrum - the airwaves that let mobile devices operate - and use it to bolster its own network.

December 13, 2012

Premium Lock Sprint to buy rest of Clearwire it doesn't already own for $2.1B

Sprint Sprint, which already owns more than 50 percent of Clearwire, is seeking to acquire the remaining shares at $2.90 each, according to a regulatory filing today.

December 13, 2012

Premium Lock In the news: IBM faces inquiry in NZ; RedBox targets Netflix; NetApp stock a 'buy;' Sprint-Clearwire deal?; Dish smartphone service

Bulldog Inside the Bulldog blog: IBM faces a formal government inquiry into a New Zealand contract; RedBox takes aim at Netflix with streaming service; TheStreet.com sees NetApp stock as a buy, says company could be acquired; Sprint may be taking over Clearwire; The FCC approves Dish's bid to offer wireless smartphone service.

December 7, 2012

Premium Lock Top wireless carriers to accelerate text-to-911 capabilities

FCC    Under an agreement announced Thursday, AT&T Inc., Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel Corp. and T-Mobile USA Inc. will do "major deployments" of so-called text-to-911 in the U.S. next year, the FCC says.

October 25, 2012

Premium Lock Sprint sales top Street expectations; loss is less than expected

Sprint Sprint Nextel Corp., the third-largest U.S. wireless carrier, reported a smaller loss than estimated after smartphones helped increase customer spending on data plans and add to the size of phone bills.

October 18, 2012

Premium Lock Sprint invests $100M to buy majority control of Clearwire

Sprint Flush with the promise of cash from a Japanese investor, Sprint Nextel Corp. on Thursday said that it's buying out the founder of Clearwire Corp. to gain majority control of the wireless network operator.

October 15, 2012

Premium Lock Sprint reaches $20B deal with Japan's Softbank

Sprint Tokyo-based mobile phone company Softbank has agreed to buy 70 percent of Sprint Nextel for $20 billion in the largest ever foreign acquisition by a Japanese company.

Updated October 11, 2012

Premium Lock Sprint confirms investment talks with Japanese mobile firm

Sprint Softbank, Japan's third- largest mobile-phone company, is in talks to buy control of Sprint Nextel Corp., according to two people familiar with the matter. CNBC says the company also may acquire Clearwire.

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