Sprint Kicks LightSquared to the Curb
Sprint is going to cancel its 15-year LTE 4G wireless network contract with LightSquared, according to the Wall Street Journal. Citing people familiar with Sprint's plans, the nation's third-largest network operator will walk away from the deal on Friday and return approximately $65 million in payments it had received from LightSquared. Sprint partnered with LightSquared last year in hopes of sharing the costs to deploy LTE 4G mobile broadband networks. Sprint's contract with LightSquared was contingent upon LightSquared gaining FCC approval to operate its network in the L-band satellite spectrum. The FCC revoked LightSquared's provisional waiver and decided that the GPS-related interference risks are too great. Sprint will now forge ahead with long-time 4G partner Clearwire in creating its LTE network.
Aug 27, 2019
Sprint today launched 5G service in four new cities, and launched one new 5G phone: The OnePlus 7 Pro 5G, available starting today. In New York City, 5G covers 1.7 million people, and parts of Manhattan from Central Park to the southern tip.
Sep 20, 2017
Apple today admitted that its new cellular-connected smartwatch has a problem. Early reviewers of the Apple Watch Series 3 with LTE complained of intermittent or non-existent data connections when away from their iPhone.
Oct 24, 2017
Apple today shared a number of details concerning the iPhone X launch, which will officially get under way October 27. First, Apple says Apple Stores will stock the device for launch-day purchases.
Jan 19, 2018
The FCC this week released its findings concerning the state of broadband in the U.S. and the news is mixed.
Nov 3, 2017
T-Mobile has approached Sprint with a new proposal, reports the Wall Street Journal, in an attempt to keep the potential merger of the two companies alive. Talks failed earlier this week when Masayoshi Son, CEO of Sprint parent SoftBank, appeared to walk away from the deal over a disagreement concerning which company would own the other.
"Sprint will now forage ahead with long-time 4G partner WiMax in creating its LTE network"