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  • Dish chairman says Sprint modernization has to be done from the US

    Dish Network chairman Charlie Ergen said Wednesday that his is an American company, and the modernization of Sprint Nextel's network will have to be done from the U.S. with operations control in the country, and English speaking staff.

    Written by John Ribeiro02 May 13 06:26
  • Softbank: No change in Sprint Nextel offer in response to Dish Network

    Softbank's CEO, in a battle with Dish Network to acquire U.S. mobile operator Sprint Nextel, slammed a US$25.5 billion offer made by Dish, saying it is based on "imaginary" numbers and would create a company with "insane" amounts of debt.

    Written by Jay Alabaster30 April 13 10:38
  • Intel backs SoftBank's bid for Sprint Nextel

    Intel has backed SoftBank's bid for Sprint Nextel, citing that the deal would bring needed competition in the wireless space in the U.S.

    Written by John Ribeiro30 April 13 06:31
  • ACLU complains to FTC that mobile carriers leave Android phones unsecured

    Smartphones with custom versions of Android offered by large mobile operators in the U.S. are not getting security updates as regularly as phones from Google, or smartphones from other vendors like Microsoft, according to a complaint by the American Civil Liberties Union to the Federal Trade Commission.

    Written by John Ribeiro17 April 13 06:47
  • Boston cell networks stay online after blasts

    Cellular networks in Boston were still operating on Monday evening following the explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, contrary to earlier reports that they had been shut down to prevent remote bomb detonations.

    Written by Stephen Lawson15 April 13 23:17
  • Report: Verizon wants to buy Clearwire spectrum

    Verizon Wireless reportedly has offered US$1 billion to $1.5 billion for some of Clearwire's spectrum leases, possibly complicating Sprint Nextel's attempt to buy out the company in conjunction with its acquisition by Softbank.

    Written by Stephen Lawson15 April 13 18:47
  • Sprint pledges not to use Huawei, lawmaker says

    Sprint Nextel and Softbank have pledged to keep Huawei Technologies products out of the Sprint network and try to replace Huawei gear that is already in Clearwire's network, according to a U.S. lawmaker.

    Written by Stephen Lawson28 March 13 19:51
  • Sprint looks toward transformation as losses continue

    Sprint Nextel posted another quarterly loss but reported progress toward becoming just plain Sprint, a company with more money and fewer networks, which it hopes to be by the end of this year.

    Written by Stephen Lawson08 Feb. 13 01:14
  • U.S. mobile buyouts may meet their end in 2013

    After starting amid the smoldering ruins of AT&T and T-Mobile USA's failed merger, 2012 ended as a big year for mobile carrier deals in the U.S., and possibly a final changing of the guard for a long time.

    Written by Stephen Lawson21 Dec. 12 22:06
  • Trade group objects to proposed NIST mobile security guidelines

    A mobile security technology proposal drafted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is being soundly rejected by one of the main trade groups representing a broad cross-section of industry.

    Written by Ellen Messmer17 Dec. 12 18:02
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