T-Mobile USA Targeting 2013 for LTE Launch
T-Mobile USA today reported its 2011 fourth quarter and full year earnings and said that it will launch an LTE 4G network starting in 2013. The company said it will use a combination of new spectrum gained from AT&T in addition to new spectrum purchases, and will refarm some of its existing spectrum assets to support the new 4G network. It also said that it will revitalize its role as a challenger to larger rivals with competitive device and service offerings. T-Mobile saw its revenue drop 3.3% during the quarter to $20.6 billion. Total churn increased from 3.5% to 4.0% and the company lost a total of 802,000 customers during the fourth quarter. Its total customer base at the end of 2011 — including both post/pre-paid — was 33.2 million.
Samsung Makes the Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J3 Available Unlocked
Samsung today added the Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J3 to its list of unlocked smartphones. The two inexpensive handsets will be available to purchase directly from Samsung's web site as well as select retailers starting July 28.
Apple Watch Series 3 Supports Carriers' One Number Calling and Messaging
Apple this week announced the Apple Watch Series 3 with an optional cellular radio. The LTE radio makes it possible for the smartwatch to connect to cellular networks on its own, without a nearby iPhone.
Google Intros 'Zero-Touch' Android Enterprise Deployments
Google today made it easier for businesses to configure and deploy Android handsets to employees with a new tool called zero-touch enrollment. Google says zero-touch lets companies configure purchased devices and ship them directly to employees completely preconfigured with corporate policies and controls all in place.
Asus Brings ZenFone 4 Lineup to U.S.
Asus recently announced plans to bring its ZenFone 4 series of phones to the U.S. unlocked market this year.
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.
Day late and a dollar short?
I think T-Mobile should commit to building out their native data network big time and to eliminating EDGE for, as a minimum, 3G.
So you are recommending that they disenfranchise existing customers with...
Day late due to at&t
It is very, very obvious that the acquisition process that T-Mobile went through when at&t was trying to buy them would have stopped any network upgrade / rollout plans, or announcements. Probably by more than a year.
You want to blame somebody for this? Blame at&t.