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MVNO Karma launches first LTE product with Sprint, doubles user base to 100,000

Karma, an MVNO that rewards customers with additional data when they share their hotspot connection with others, is launching its first LTE hotspot, called Karma Go, on Sprint's tri-band LTE network. The company previously only offered service on Sprint's WiMAX network. 

Wireless in the second quarter of 2014

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

Google gets into 5G game via Alpental acquisition

Google acquired Alpental Technologies, a Seattle-area startup that was headed by engineers from the former Clearwire and is working on 5G-related millimeter-wave technology.

Analyzing U.S. wireless carriers in the first quarter

As the first-quarter reporting season comes to a close, it's time to start parsing the information to see which carriers slipped and which managed to get ahead.  FierceWireless  takes a close look at the performance of U.S. wireless operators in the first quarter of 2014, including churn, ARPU and other major metrics compiled by Strategy Analytics.

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.