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Sprint quietly testing unlimited data starting at $60 a month

Sprint is quietly testing new unlimited data plans in a handful of markets across the U.S. And it appears to have taken a page from T-Mobile's playbook to do it.

SoftBank's Son challenges investors as shares slide following news of ARM deal

SoftBank President and CEO Masayoshi Son moved quickly to push his company's $32.1 billion deal to acquire ARM on Monday, urging analysts and investors at a London conference to "listen to the force." Noting that he is the company's largest shareholder, Son plugged the emergence of the IoT, saying investors should capitalize on a "paradigm shift" in technology as connectivity becomes ubiquitous.

MoffettNathanson: Macroeconomics, not fundamentals, driving success of Verizon, AT&T, others

Wireless industry insiders in the U.S. love to argue about carrier factors such as promotional campaigns, ARPU and price per gigabyte (as evidenced by  the recent dust-up  regarding Verizon's recent price hikes). But a new research note from MoffettNathanson argues investors shouldn't pay too much attention to those variables when it comes to picking carrier stocks.

Barclays: Staid Q2 could precede active second half of 2016

U.S. carriers were more concerned about fully monetizing their existing users than they were about poaching rivals from the competition during the second quarter of 2016, Barclays analysts say, which likely means the market will remain relatively unchanged from the first quarter. But the space could heat up in a major way during the second half of the year.

New Street: SoftBank's $32.1B deal for ARM may lessen chances of a Sprint tie-up with T-Mobile

Japan's SoftBank has agreed to acquire ARM Holdings in a $32.1 billion deal that would mark the biggest-ever purchase of a European technology company. What that might mean for Sprint, though, is far from clear.

Sprint's Virgin Mobile to add 50 jobs, relocate headquarters to Kansas City

Virgin Mobile will move its headquarters and hire more than 50 new employees as it continues to prepare for a relaunch of Sprint's prepaid wireless brand later this year.

Sprint to triumph in FCC's 'fundamentally wrong' special access BDS proceeding, think tank says

A free-market think tank argues that Sprint and other smaller players will gain an unfair advantage if the FCC enacts its proposed rules on the special access market.

Verizon re-doing neutral-host DAS in Pittsburgh tunnels after 2014 DOT-mandated de-install

AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless are all hopping on new a shared distributed antenna system (DAS) in the Liberty Tubes and the Fort Pitt and Squirrel Hill tunnels in the Pittsburgh area in order to help prevent dropped calls for motorists.

AT&T edges Sprint as biggest ad spender in June

U.S. wireless carriers spent nearly $200 million on digital advertising in June, up substantially from the $170.7 million they shelled out in May. And AT&T remained the top-spending operator in the country, barely outspending Sprint during the month. Meanwhile, Cricket Wireless surpassed MetroPCS to take fifth on the spending list.

Evercore: Extended upgrade cycles, slowing subscriber growth likely plagued carriers in 2Q

U.S. carriers likely suffered through light handset upgrade sales and ever-slowing subscriber growth during the second quarter, analysts at Evercore ISI predicted.
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