Sprint CEO: Industry Has to Deal with the Duopoly
Sprint CEO Dan Hesse today said that he believes further consolidation in the wireless telecommunications industry is good and even necessary — as long as the nation's two largest wireless network operators aren't involved. "We're certianly working very hard to compete with AT&T and Verizon," said Hesse. "The industry has to deal with the issue of the duopoly. The gap beween the number two and number three players is enormous. We always have been and always will be open to further consolidation, as long as it isn't AT&T or Verizon Wireless." Hesse said that it is fine for smaller companies, including Sprint, to consolidate, but the current duopoly is "not healthy" for the industry.
Sprint, T-Mobile Agree to Halt Sharing Location with Some Apps
Jun 19, 2018
Following moves made earlier in the day by Verizon and AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile have now said they also will cease sharing customer location data with certain third-party apps and services. Sprint said it is "beginning the process of terminating its current contracts with data aggregators to whom we provide location data." T-Mobile CEO John Legere tweeted, "I've personally evaluated this issue & have pledged that @tmobile will not sell customer location data to shady middlemen." The matter rose to attention after some third-party location brokers left the real-time data of millions of customers unprotected.
State AGs Join Justice Department in Assessing Sprint/T-Mobile Impact On MVNOs
Jun 28, 2018
The Attorney General's office from New York is investigating if and how T-Mobile's proposed merger with Sprint might impact the MVNO and prepaid markets. Sprint and T-Mobile separately serve the prepaid space via their own Boost Mobile and MetroPCS brands, respectively, as well as MVNOs, such as Google-run Project Fi.
Verizon to Cease Sharing Phone Location with Other Companies
Jun 19, 2018
Verizon Communications today said it will stop making customer location data available to third-party apps and services. The decision follows last month's revelation that third-party companies didn't always properly protect this data.
3GPP Approves Spec for Standalone 5G New Radio
Jun 14, 2018
The 3GPP today ratified another piece of the 5G specification, termed the Standalone 5G New Radio, or SA 5G NR. This spec is for 5G networks that are developed on their own, apart from legacy or pre-existing networks.
Vivo Launches All-Screen NEX Phone Outside China
Jul 9, 2018
Vivo today announced that its all-screen NEX flagship phone will be launching this month in Russia, India, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Taiwan, making it available in the global unlocked market. The international model supports LTE bands 2/4/5/12/25/26/41, meaning basic support for AT&T and T-Mobile networks, as well as full support for the CDMA and LTE bands used by Sprint.
Wait a minute
The fact is simple people continue to stay with Verizon and Att despite the lower prices offered elseware for a reason, that is why Sprint rarely shows net adds and has watched the value of their company continue to fall.
People are putting too much of their own emotion into this
Let's forget for a second that Verizon and AT&T are MUCH more expensive than Sprint, and look at the fact that Sprint is the ONLY national carrier with unlimited data.
It's the fact that Verizon and AT&T think they can get away with capping you - and also charging you more.
So yes, Dan was discussing how two mega-companies are not good for the average person - and it shouldn't be in any ones interests (besides the corporations) for Verizon and AT&T to expand further.
AT&T and Verizon also are not "Masters" of business - they simply BUY everyone and then pa...
If it were that simple then anyone could do it.
Hesse Should Not Say This...
Again, Hesse should have kept his mouth closed. It's a self serving remark coming from him and he had to know that it would not be received well at all.
It's not that long that Sprint was practically the only truly national carrier and you were a fool f...
Of course he would say that !
I would re-read the article like this: Sprint CEO says: Who the hell cares?
less competition = higher prices for consumers. without a third company that can compete....keeping AT&T and Verizon's prices in check, your phone bill would be $200 month. You think shared plans are a hit to the wall...
It might help, lol.
sniff sniff my company cant make any money and it cant compete because our network on average sucks compared to the top 2...
What? At&t's network has ranked dead last in Consumer Reports the last several ...
And this little piggy went weeaaah weaaah weeaahhh
Because they are not as successful as their competitors they should be given special privilidges and their competitors should be looked down upon?
Sprint fails, good luck finding happy customers, at least where we live. (third largest city in louisiana)
I Want Sprint to Stick Around
Sprint's inability to compete...
There was a time, which actually wasn't all that long ago, when Sprint was the leading phone company in the country, they had the best network, the best coverage, the best customer service....and they squandered their position through ineptitude, a long history of bad decisions, mismanagement and general incompetence.
It's not at&t or Verizon's fault that Sprint drove customers away by making horrible billing errors, that they wasted money on the Nextel acquisition, or that they let their network go to crap.....
If they want to ...
Hesse knows what he is talking about...