Sprint Corporation (S) - NYSE
  • Apr. 9, 2012, 9:05 AM

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    | Apr. 9, 2012, 9:05 AM
  • Apr. 4, 2012, 10:55 AM

    Sprint (S) has quietly confirmed its 4G LTE network, which will arrive in 6 markets by mid-year, will support unlimited data plans. This could be an incremental positive for Clearwire (CLWR), to the extent maintaining unlimited plans will lead to additional traffic for Clearwire's network.

    | Apr. 4, 2012, 10:55 AM | 1 Comment
  • Apr. 3, 2012, 1:19 PM

    MetroPCS (PCS +1.2%) is joining its larger peers in throttling download speeds (previously) for subscribers who exceed specified data usage levels. The discount carrier is also raising the price of its unlimited data plan by $10 to $70/month, albeit while eliminating streaming restrictions. The news could be a modest positive for Leap Wireless (LEAP) and Sprint (S), both of whom still aggressively push unlimited data plans.

    | Apr. 3, 2012, 1:19 PM
  • Mar. 29, 2012, 2:41 PM

    Sprint (S) VP Bob Azzi says his company's 4G LTE network will be up and running in 6 markets by mid-year, while referring to bigger rivals AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ), who have a solid head-start on Sprint in deploying LTE, as "duopolists." He adds Sprint, which is looking to offer its first LTE devices in 2H, will use Clearwire's (CLWR) spectrum to provide LTE capacity in high-traffic areas.

    | Mar. 29, 2012, 2:41 PM | 2 Comments
  • Mar. 29, 2012, 11:14 AM

    Deutsche Bank makes a bullish call on Sprint (S +0.9%), adding the company to its Short-Term Buy List with a price target of $3. Analysts came back from a meeting with Sprint management with a clear vision of the company's priorities and growth targets.

    | Mar. 29, 2012, 11:14 AM
  • Mar. 28, 2012, 5:49 PM

    FreedomPop provides details about its much-speculated plans to offer free 4G services via Clearwire's (CLWR) network. FreedomPop will offer 1GB/month of free data that will be supported by ads and value-added services, as well as prepaid wireless data plans it says will significantly undercut existing offerings. Initial devices will include a USB modem, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and an iPhone case with built-in 4G connectivity. Update: GigaOm provides more details.

    | Mar. 28, 2012, 5:49 PM
  • Mar. 27, 2012, 5:12 PM

    In addition to raising the possibility of future M&A and spectrum purchase activity, Sprint (S) CFO Joe Euteneuer says his company is open to a deal with Dish Network (DISH), possibly one in which Dish offers services using Sprint's network and its own spectrum. Speculation is up that Dish will agree to such a deal, and that its stated plan to build a 4G network of its own is a mere bluff.

    | Mar. 27, 2012, 5:12 PM | 2 Comments
  • Mar. 27, 2012, 1:33 PM

    Sprint (S -1.8%) loses ground after CFO Joseph Euteneuer says at a Barclays conference (webcast) his company is looking to buy more spectrum, and that the wireless industry should see more consolidation, albeit while adding Sprint currently doesn't have the "currency" for a deal. Sprint's aborted attempt to acquire MetroPCS (PCS -4.1%) last month wasn't well-received by the Street.

    | Mar. 27, 2012, 1:33 PM | 1 Comment
  • Mar. 23, 2012, 6:27 PM

    SA's Helix Investment isn't buying Bernstein's suggestion Sprint (S) has a 50% chance of going bankrupt. In spite of a heavy debt load, Sprint remains cash flow positive, Helix points out. It also sees the carrier's investments in Clearwire (CLWR - previously) and massive iPhone subsidies as gambles that will pay off. (also)

    | Mar. 23, 2012, 6:27 PM | 6 Comments
  • Mar. 21, 2012, 5:33 PM

    With Google Wallet struggling to take off in the face of limited handset support, strong competition (I, II, III), and carrier intransigence, Google (GOOG) is reportedly thinking of sharing revenue with the likes of AT&T and Verizon via promotions, in order to kick-start demand. Sprint (S) remains committed to Google Wallet, and says it will introduce as many as 12 new phones this year supporting the mobile payment platform.

    | Mar. 21, 2012, 5:33 PM | 2 Comments
  • Mar. 21, 2012, 2:02 PM

    Sprint (S +0.7%) CEO Dan Hesse defends his firm's all-in iPhone bet, noting that the ends justify the means (subsidies). He highlights - not for the first time - that iPhone customers have a lower churn rate churn and use less data than high-end 4G Android users device making them "more profitable" than average smartphone customers.

    | Mar. 21, 2012, 2:02 PM | 5 Comments
  • Mar. 20, 2012, 9:39 AM
    More from Sharma's report: In a sign of how the U.S. wireless industry could be nearing a saturation point, it's mentioned the U.S. mobile penetration rate now stands at 110% (thanks to consumers having multiple accounts). Moreover, the industry's total ARPU fell by $0.43 in Q4, as declining voice revenue outweighed rising data revenue. Verizon (VZ) had the most postpaid net adds, while AT&T (T) added the most connected devices (tablets, modem cards, etc.).
    | Mar. 20, 2012, 9:39 AM | 1 Comment
  • Mar. 20, 2012, 9:38 AM

    No doubt thanks to the dubious pricing strategies of carriers for 3G/4G tablets, 90% of tablets sold in the U.S. are only used over Wi-Fi networks, notes analyst Chetan Sharma. The failure of 3G/4G tablets to take off hurts both carriers such as VZ, T, and S, and chipmakers such as QCOM. It's also noted smartphones made up 65% of Q4 phone sales in the U.S., compared with roughly 1/3 of global phone sales.

    | Mar. 20, 2012, 9:38 AM
  • Mar. 20, 2012, 9:05 AM

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    | Mar. 20, 2012, 9:05 AM
  • Mar. 19, 2012, 11:00 AM

    United Online (UNTD +2.7%) catches a bid after its NetZero unit introduces a cheap 4G broadband service in partnership with Clearwire (CLWR). The service, which will be available in over 80 U.S. cities, includes a free plan that provides 200MB of monthly data, a $10/month basic plan featuring 500MB of data, and a $35/month Pro plan featuring 2GB of data.

    | Mar. 19, 2012, 11:00 AM
  • Mar. 19, 2012, 9:05 AM

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    | Mar. 19, 2012, 9:05 AM
Company Description
Sprint Corp. operates as a communication company, which offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wire line communications products and services to consumers, businesses and government users. The company operates through two segments: Wireless and Wireline. The Wireless segment offers... More
Sector: Technology
Industry: Wireless Communications
Country: United States