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  • Cox to close its own cell network, use Sprint

    Cox Communications is backing down from its ambitious plan to build its own 3G cellular network, saying on Tuesday that it will decommission its infrastructure and use Sprint Nextel's network to provide its subscribers with a branded mobile service.

    Written by Stephen Lawson25 May 11 09:50
  • US launches wireless public safety network

    The U.S. government and the country's top mobile phone service providers on Tuesday launched a public safety program that will allow people to receive emergency alerts via text message.

    Written by Joab Jackson11 May 11 01:55
  • No spectrum sale this year, Clearwire says

    WiMax service provider Clearwire posted record subscriber growth of 1.8 million in the first quarter and said it no longer plans to sell radio spectrum this year to raise money. Nevertheless, it reported another substantial quarterly loss.

    Written by Stephen Lawson05 May 11 09:44
  • Sprint to fight AT&T's buyout of T-Mobile

    Sprint Nextel has vowed to fight AT&T's proposed US$39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA, calling the deal a bid to create a new telecommunications duopoly.

    Written by Stephen Lawson29 March 11 09:56
  • Metrico report puts EVO Shift on top

    Metrico tested six "4G" phones from T-Mobile and Sprint and found that in a mobile scenario Sprint's HTC EVO Shift had the best data download speed of all the devices, delivering nearly 6 Mbps.

    Written by Nancy Gohring24 March 11 07:52
  • U.S. carriers disagree on cutting-edge networks

    The network chiefs of the three biggest U.S. mobile operators disagreed about some emerging network technologies during a Tuesday afternoon panel discussion at CTIA Wireless but agreed that the wireless industry is in a period of major change.

    Written by Stephen Lawson23 March 11 09:09
  • Clearwire loses CEO, two other top leaders

    Three top executives of mobile WiMax operator Clearwire are leaving the company, including CEO Bill Morrow, who will be replaced for the time being by Chairman John Stanton.

    Written by Stephen Lawson11 March 11 09:16
  • Rumor: Sprint tablet, 3D EVO & 4G Nexus S smartphones coming

    Sprint has scheduled a March 22 press conference that is expected to span two and a half hours -- and for good reason -- according to Engadget's anonymous tipster: Sprint reportedly plans to reveal the Nexus S 4G and the EVO 3D smartphones, as well as a tablet called the Evo View.

    Written by Jared Newman08 March 11 07:41
  • Clearwire gains subscribers, remains in the red

    Clearwire gained 1.5 million subscribers in the fourth quarter of 2010 and more than doubled its revenue, but lost US$128 million, the mobile WiMax operator announced on Thursday.

    Written by Stephen Lawson18 Feb. 11 08:44
  • Sprint to sell dual-screen smartphone for $199

    Sprint launched a new smartphone on Monday that runs Google's Android OS and has two 3.5-inch touchscreens that can be viewed side by side.

    Written by Agam Shah08 Feb. 11 11:11
  • BlackBerry PlayBook tablet poses big challenge for RIM

    BOSTON -- With dozens of new tablets hitting the market in 2011, Research in Motion (RIM) faces an uphill climb with its upcoming 7-in. PlayBook tablet, which will run its BlackBerry Tablet OS.

    Written by Matt Hamblen14 Jan. 11 05:20
  • Sprint plans WiMax RIM PlayBook

    Sprint Nextel will sell a WiMax version of the Research In Motion PlayBook tablet beginning this summer, the companies announced on Thursday at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

    Written by Stephen Lawson07 Jan. 11 13:11