Sprint Disabling Carrier IQ On Its Devices
Sprint has confirmed to Mobile Burn that it is no longer using Carrier IQ's software to collect diagnostic information from the handsets running on its network. "We have weighed customer concerns and we have disabled use of the tool so that diagnostic information and data is no longer being collected," said Sprint in an email to Mobile Burn. "We are further evaluating options regarding this diagnostic software as well as Sprint's diagnostic needs." Earlier this week, Sprint revealed that Carrier IQ's software is installed on 26 million phones running on its network, though it was only being used on approximately 1.3 million handsets at any given time. Sprint pointed out that it never used Carrier IQ's software to examine the contents of customer phones, nor to help drive targeted advertising campaigns. Sprint did not say if the software would be removed from its handsets.
Sprint Falls to Become No. 4 US Carrier
Sprint reported its second quarter earnings today and the numbers reveal it has fallen behind competitor T-Mobile in the total number of customers. T-Mobile, which gained a total of 2 million new customers during the second quarter, reported a total customer base on 58.9 million.
SoftBank Sinks More Money Into Sprint
SoftBank has been snapping up shares of Sprint, increasing its stake recently by as much as $87 million. Despite SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son's misgivings about the overall acquisition of Sprint, SoftBank said it "is enthusiastic about Sprint's prospects.
Sprint's 3-Channel LTE Reaches 295Mbps
Sprint today said it has achieved peak download speeds of 295Mbps using three-channel carrier aggregation on the HTC 10 smartphone. Carrier aggregation pairs together multiple segments of spectrum to improve speed and capacity.
AT&T Says VoLTE Available to 295 Million Americans
AT&T today said it has reached a new milestone in expanding VoLTE service. As 2015 comes to a close, VoLTE is available to a footprint covering some 295 million POPs, says AT&T, and the service has won over 27 million active users.
Sprint (or any of the other carriers)...
Or illegally by the FBI or other Law Enforcement agencies for that matter.
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