Deutsche Telekom Still 'Committed' to T-Mobile USA
Speaking to investors today, Deutsche Telekom CEO Rene Obermann reiterated that the company is committed to support T-Mobile USA. "After all, it is making us a great deal of money," he said. T-Mobile USA has faced stalled growth in recent financial quarters, and Deutsche Telekom's shareholders have been increasingly dissatisfied with the unit's performance. Reports of a sale or business partnership with another network operator surfaced earlier this year, but so far none have solidified into a real business plan moving forward. T-Mobile USA ranks as the fourth largest wireless network operator in the U.S, behind Verizon Wireless, AT&T and Sprint.
Virgin Mobile USA Relaunches As An iPhone-Only Carrier
Virgin Mobile USA, which is owned and operated by Sprint, transformed itself today into new provider much more closely aligned with the Virgin brand. Significantly, Virgin Mobile USA is now an iPhone-only carrier, meaning Apple's iPhones are the only phones Virgin will sell moving forward.
Android Messages with RCS to Reach More Phones On More Carriers
Google says its Android Messages app is on the upswing thanks to new RCS-based tools and growing support from phone makers and wireless network operators. To start, brands now have more power to interact with consumers thanks to RCS business messaging.
SoftBank Pulls Rug Out from Under Sprint / T-Mobile Merger
Sprint and T-Mobile may not be merging after all. SoftBank, the majority owner of Sprint, plans to break off merger talks, according to Reuters.
Sprint Signs Altice USA As Its Latest MVNO
Sprint has signed an agreement with Altice USA to resell Sprint service as an MVNO. Sprint is calling the deal a first-of-its-kind arrangement, as it will see the companies sharing services.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon X50 5G Modem to Connect First 5G Networks and Devices
Qualcomm today said various network operators plan to use its Snapdragon X50 5G modem in trials this year, while a number of device makers have selected the X50 for mobile gear due next year. According to Qualcomm, the carriers committed to the X50 include AT&T, British Telecom, China Mobile, Deutsche Telekom, KDDI, NTT DoCoMo, Orange, Singtel, SK Telecom, Sprint, Telstra, Verizon, and others.
They have changed their position on this so many times. I'm not sure what to believe.
So... no change at all?