Cricket Scoops Up Remaining Interest in LCW
Leap Wireless has acquired the remaining portion of LCW that it didn't already own for $3.2 million. LCW is a small regional carrier in the Pacific Northwest that was a partnership between Leap and CSM Wireless. It covers about 3 million POPs in the Portland, Salem and Eugene, Ore., markets. Earlier this year, Leap has boosted its ownership stake in LCW with a $21 million investment.
Hands On with the BlackBerry Leap
BlackBerry’s strategy under its new CEO John Chen has been to dramatically cut down the number of phones the company pumps out. So a new all-touch phone like the Z10 is a big deal.
Sprint Touts Network Progress
Sprint today offered a snapshot of the progress it has made deploying LTE around the country. According to its fourth quarter earnings, Sprint's LTE network now reaches 270 million POPs, up from 260 million in the previous quarter.
Sprint Partners Making Headway in Rural LTE Push
Sprint says 16 of the 30 companies who've agreed to participate in its Rural Roaming Preferred Provider program have launched their LTE networks. The Rural Roaming Preferred Provider program is similar to Verizon Wireless' LTE in Rural America initiative.
AT&T No Longer Targeting 40,000 Small Cells This Year
AT&T recently dialed back language referring to its small cell deployments planned for 2015. The company said last year it would launch 40,000 small cells around the country to improve coverage and capacity by the end of 2015.