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Wireless in the first quarter of 2014

How did the wireless industry perform in the first quarter of 2014? Check here throughout the first-quarter earnings report season for full earnings reports from the wireless industry's carriers,...

Sprint to shutter WiMAX network by end of 2015, will turn off at least 6,000 towers

Sprint expects to shutter at least 6,000 cell sites as it makes plans to shut down WiMAX service by the end of 2015. Sprint has long said it would maintain WiMAX service through 2015, but has not given many details on what exactly it will do with the network after that date.

Analysis: Sprint, Dish could broaden partnership- but it would be complicated

Sprint is currently working with erstwhile suitor Dish Network on a trial of TD-LTE fixed wireless broadband service using Sprint's 2.5 GHz spectrum. However, analysts think there are plenty of opportunities for the companies to either expand the trial more broadly or work together in other ways that make use of their respective spectrum assets.

The time has come for John Saw and Sprint to deliver on the network

Sprint, the nation's third largest wireless operator, is largely finished with the mammoth Network Vision network modernization project it started more than three years ago. The result, however, is an LTE service that only covers around 200 million people and is, by most measurements, the nation's slowest. Compare this to T-Mobile, which covered roughly the same number of people with LTE in half the time as Sprint with speeds that often rank at or near the top. And T-Mobile is enjoying significant momentum thanks to its "uncarrier" branding.  Nonetheless, Sprint executives are arguing that  2014 is "th e year" for Sprint.  I think that remains to be seen.

Artemis names PureWave as pCell base station supplier

BARCELONA, Spain--Now that Artemis Networks has made a splash with the official introduction of its pCell technology, it is also putting together an ecosystem of suppliers that will help trial its unique interference-drive approach to enhancing wireless capacity and performance.

Artemis' pCell offers personal cell for every device, promises dramatic LTE capacity increase

San Francisco startup Artemis Networks today unveiled its pCell technology, which uses interference to create an independent channel that is unique to each LTE-based mobile device and provides full wireless capacity, rather than shared capacity, simultaneously to every device.

Verizon says FCC can't ignore Sprint's 2.5 GHz licenses in spectrum screen

Verizon Wireless took Sprint ato task over the fact that the vast trove of 2.5 GHz spectrum Sprint acquired from Clearwire last year is not currently included in the FCC's "spectrum screen." If the spectrum were included, Verizon agues, Sprint would be counted as having more spectrum than any other carrier.

Telrad supplies WiMAX network for Ohio FTTH operator

In the eyes of many, WiMAX is old news in the United States, marked by the decision of Sprint's Clearwire unit to shift its focus from WiMAX to TD-LTE. However, Telrad Networks just announced that its equipment will be used in a new 3.65 GHz WiMAX network in Ohio. 

Wireless in the fourth quarter of 2013

How did the wireless industry perform in the fourth quarter of 2013? Check here throughout the fourth-quarter earnings report season for full earnings reports from the wireless industry's...

Former Clearwire CEO Prusch: Sprint will have advantage with 2.5 GHz spectrum

Former Clearwire CEO Erik Prusch said that Sprint, which bought Clearwire last summer, will be able to set itself apart from its rivals thanks to Clearwire's trove of 2.5 GHz spectrum.