Opponents turn on T-Mobile US’ Legere; Claure’s claws are out

The two largest operators in the US – AT&T and Verizon Wireless – have come out fighting against further concessions for smaller rivals in next year’s spectrum auction. Both operators blogged against T-Mobile’s request that a set aside of 30MHz of spectrum …

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AT&T hit with $100M fine for throttling data on unlimited plans

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) plans to land AT&T, the second largest operator in the US, with a $100 million penalty for misleading its subscribers about unlimited data plans. The regulator alleges that the operator throttled the data speeds …

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T-Mobile US turns its fire on Verizon Wireless

Now it’s the turn of the largest US operator to be on the receiving end of some outspoken words from its smaller rival, and its idiosyncratic CEO. T-Mobile US has unveiled a new marketing campaign called Never Settle Trial that …

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US mobile data sales pass $100B, but competition takes its toll – report

The US was the first market in the world to have annual mobile data revenues in excess of $100 billion – $108 billion in 2014 – but intense competition among operators saw a sharp rise in industry opex, falling ARPU …

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Verizon Wireless CEO Mead to retire

Dan Mead is being replaced as CEO of Verizon Wireless, the largest US operator, by John Stratton, currently its EVP and president of its global enterprise and consumer fixed line businesses. Mead (pictured), aged 61, is to retire but first …

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Sprint head attacks rivals’ advertising; unveils new vendor deals

Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure criticised the tactics of AT&T and Verizon Wireless as he sought to establish his own company’s value-for-money credentials against the two larger rivals. Claure (pictured) is engaged in a turnaround operation at Sprint with the ‘Cut …

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Verizon Wireless to take profit hit in Q4

Verizon Wireless’ profits have come under pressure in the current quarter thanks to discount offers, together with strong customer volumes, its parent said. US operators are battling for customers with rival promotions and price cuts, and Verizon’s statement confirms their …

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SpiderCloud unveils Verizon Wireless deal

Enterprise small cell startup SpiderCloud Wireless has scored a commercial deal with number one US operator Verizon Wireless. Specific details of the size of the deal were not released, with a statement from the San Jose, California-based vendor noting that …

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US AWS-3 auction hits $34B in bids

The ongoing spectrum auction in the US chalked up $34 billion by the close of bidding on 21 November, as the mobile industry dug deeper in its pockets than many experts anticipated. The AWS-3 auction run by the Federal Communications …

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