Telecoms

The Dawn Of 5G: Will Wireless Kill the Broadband Star?

Graphic by Daniel Kleinman, Forbes Staff<p>On this edition of the Bytes Chat, we explore the state of U.S. broadband competition and the likely impact of the fifth-generation (“5G”) wireless technologies. Should cable companies be scared, and if so, how long will it take 5G to upset the competitive …

Telecommunications

What Would a T-Mobile Sprint Merger Mean for Customers?

A merger between T-Mobile and Sprint, which is beginning to look more likely, is certain to help the bottom line of both telecommunications …

Telecommunications

T-Mobile and Sprint Agree on Tentative Terms for Merger

T-Mobile and Sprint are nearing a potential merger. Reportedly, the two carriers are close to agreeing on “tentative terms” for such a deal, <i>Reuters</i> …

Telecommunications

Exclusive: T-Mobile, Sprint close to agreeing deal terms - sources

(Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc (TMUS.O) is close to agreeing tentative terms on a deal to merge with peer Sprint Corp (S.N), people familiar with the matter said, a major breakthrough in efforts to merge the third and fourth largest U.S. wireless carriers.<p>Japan's SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T), which …

Business

T-Mobile, Sprint Close to Reaching Deal on Wireless Mega-Merger (Report)

Shares of T-Mobile and Sprint rose Friday after a report that the two wireless companies were close to reaching an agreement to merge.<p>According to a …

Telecommunications

Verizon Says Some Cut-Off Rural Customers Can Stay, But They Must Ditch Unlimited Data Plans

Verizon recently notified around 8,500 rural wireless customers — accounting for nearly 20,000 phone numbers — that their service was going to be cut …

Consumer News

Initial agreement for T-Mobile and Sprint merger may happen soon

A report this morning from <i>Reuters</i> shares that T-Mobile is “close to agreeing tentative terms” for a merger deal with Sprint after months of talks. News of a T-Mobile and Sprint merger have been floating around since May.<p>The details of this year’s merger would give T-Mobile’s parent company, …

Telecommunications

Report: T-Mobile, Sprint close to merger agreement

T-Mobile and Sprint are close to an agreement on a major wireless merger, Reuters reported on Friday.<p>The deal would revive an effort that was …

Wireless

Verizon PR exec tweets incredibly insensitive post-hurricane message targeting T-Mobile, deletes it after outrage

When you think of cheeky executives in the mobile communication business, your mind probably goes to T-Mobile's John Legere. Whether you love …

Social Media

Verizon, Boost Mobile Run Social-Powered Scavenger Hunts

Apple products generally come with a fair amount of buzz and excitement, but Verizon has been giving customers in eight metropolitan areas a chance …

Advertising Industry

T-Mobile, Sprint close to agreeing deal terms: Sources

T-Mobile US is close to agreeing tentative terms on a deal to merge with peer Sprint, people familiar with the matter said, a major breakthrough in …

Telecommunications

T-Mobile and Sprint May Be For Real This Time -- The Motley Fool

The companies have flirted for years, but this time things look more serious.<p><b>T-Mobile</b> (NASDAQ:TMUS) is once again exploring a merger with <b>Sprint</b> …

Stocks

5 reasons to switch away from Sprint

Having a phone with Sprint isn't going to work for everyone.<p>Having phone service that's cheap and good is important.<p>Finding the right phone carrier …

Telecommunications

Dish 30% Undervalued; Amazon Deal Imminent?

Dish has quietly grown into the fifth-largest holder of wireless spectrum in the country after spending $21 billion.<p>Investors are undervaluing Dish …

Business

How much will the Google Pixel 2 cost? The best deals from networks including Carphone Warehouse, EE and Vodafone

Google looks set to unveil its brand new Pixel phones within the next few weeks - Pixel 2 and 2 XL - with the date heavily expected to be the 4th …

Google

T-Mobile Takes Another Shot at Verizon, AT&T -- The Motley Fool

The No. 3 wireless carrier has made a move that may not be what it seems.<p><b>T-Mobile</b> (NASDAQ:TMUS) CEO John Legere seems to enjoy trolling his rivals at</b> …

Investing

Can I give up my landline and use 4G broadband?

Paul gave up his broadband contract when he went travelling. Having survived using mobile, he wonders if he could do without a landline altogether<p>When we went travelling, we gave up our Virgin contract for an internet and TV package. We have been using Three’s “Feel at home” for mobile phone …

Telecommunications

Towards a profitable Ultra-Broadband Society

<b>Alison Diana</b>, Editor, UBB2020, 9/20/2017<p>Verizon is on track to take its NG-PON2 access network out of the lab and into a centralized office in early …

T-Mobile Gives Customers Double the High Speed Data of Competitors

The wireless industry's unlimited data plans comes with a couple of caveats, but T-Mobile is easing one of the most infamous restrictions.<p>The carrier …

Telecommunications

How cellular data works on the Apple Watch

Considering a Series 3 GPS + Cellular Apple Watch? Here's what you need to know about LTE and how it connects.<p>Apple's GPS + Cellular Apple Watch is …

Smartwatches

CCleaner Malware 2nd Stage Victimology Highlights Adversary Interest in Telecommunications

Cisco Talos CCleaner Victim Domain List (source)<p>Recently, the CCleaner tool contained malware likely infecting millions. Cisco’s Talos threat …

Intel Corporation

Hollywood Cashes in as Mobile Providers Ante Up to Hook Customers With Free Programming

Consumers who line up for the new iPhone this week will once again get seemingly irresistible offers from the big carriers. But this time around, …

Televisions

North East aiming to take the national lead on 5G technology

The North East is bidding to be first in the queue to see the benefits of the latest digital technology after submitting a bid to be a national …

Telecommunications

AT&T Continues To Deliver

AT&T's performance in the highly competitive wireless market is commendable.<p>Even still, not all is well in AT&T land.<p>Investors should closely watch …

Business

This Year's iPhone Promotions Are Good News for Telecom Investors -- The Motley Fool

Wireless carriers aren't giving away free iPhones again this year.<p>Wireless carriers were extremely aggressive last year when <b>Apple</b> (NASDAQ:AAPL) …

Stocks

T-Mobile: Forget The Merger, This News Is Bigger

T-Mobile's new network prioritization threshold is a remarkable feat of engineering that should attract more customers to the …

Business

How a T-Mobile-Sprint merger would hurt consumers - MarketWatch

While a deal between Sprint Corp. S, +0.25% and T-Mobile US Inc. TMUS, -0.09% could be beneficial for the companies’ bottom lines, experts say it …

Telecommunications

Wireless May Help to Answer Rural Minnesota’s Call for Internet

(TNS) -- GRANITE FALLS — Now that Yellow Medicine County has discovered the high cost of developing a fiber optic network to serve its rural …

Government Technology

What A T-Mobile/Sprint Merger Would Look Like

The merger rumor is making the usual rounds again.<p>T-Mobile's CEO, arguably the stronger of the two, would allegedly take the new top spot.<p>Pairing the …

Business

Ofcom rule changes – six of the best to encourage better Providers.

Ofcom yesterday announced a raft of changes to their ‘General Conditions of Entitlement’ for all Comms Providers. These changes affect nuisance …

Privacy