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Sprint Corporation (S)

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  • Jan. 19, 2012, 9:53 AM
    Surveys showing iPhone (AAPL) closing the gap with Android (GOOG) in new smartphone purchases seems to suggest Android’s dominance has been driven more by carriers than by the product, Dan Frommer writes. December was the first time a brand new iPhone was available at the top three carriers at once - VZ, T and S. In effect, Apple had been playing with one hand tied behind its back.
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  • Jan. 18, 2012, 2:27 PM
    Sprint (S +4.1%) tells MSNBC that the firm is removing controversial Carrier IQ software from all of its phones through over-the-air updates. The move follows a public firestorm after tech researchers unveiled that Carrier's software can track user activity.
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  • Jan. 17, 2012, 12:35 PM
    The outlook for would-be 4G carrier LightSquared is looking bleak after a letter supported by 9 federal agencies states "there appear to be no practical solutions" to eliminating the GPS interference issues caused by LightSquared's network. Should LightSquared fail to go commercial, Sprint (S -2.4%) would be very dependent on Clearwire (CLWR +1.3%) to achieve its 4G deployment goals.
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  • Jan. 17, 2012, 9:25 AM
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  • Jan. 12, 2012, 1:06 PM
    "Time to sell Apple," declares Thomas Kee of Stock Traders Daily, as it doesn't treat its customers properly. Kee isn't refering to the end users but to carriers like Verizon (VZ) and Sprint (S), whose margins are suffering because of the high cost of the iPhone. These resellers will look for alternatives and eventually find them.
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  • Jan. 10, 2012, 10:52 AM
    Liquidity in the telecom and cable sector remains strong, says Fitch, while margins are solid despite competition. These factors should provide a "sufficient buffer to material negative rating changes" in the face of economic headwinds. Of Fitch-rated issuers, 90% have a Stable Outlook, 5% are Positive, and 5% are Negative.
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  • Jan. 6, 2012, 4:40 PM
    Saying it needs to cut costs where it can, Sprint (S) is merging its business and consumer units, a move that will result in four top executives leaving the company, Reuters reports, citing a memo from CEO Dan Hesse. "Because of the enormous investments we’re making this year in Network Vision and in the iPhone, we need to [look] for ways to be more efficient." S +0.5% AH.
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  • Dec. 30, 2011, 9:41 AM
    The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday upheld the constitutionality of a law giving telecom companies legal immunity for helping the government with its email and telephone eavesdropping program. The appeal concerned a case that consolidated 33 different lawsuits filed against various telecom companies, including T, S and VZ.
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  • Dec. 23, 2011, 3:38 PM
    The iPhone 4S (AAPL) is likely to start off as a margin killer for Verizon (VZ), AT&T (T) and Sprint (S) in the first quarter of sales for the new phone, Wells Fargo says, hiking expectations for VZ iPhone activations by 29% to 4.5M but trimming a penny off expected Q4 EPS. Because of subsidies given to consumers, the more iPhone demand, the bigger the hit to the quarter’s bottom line.
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  • Dec. 23, 2011, 8:13 AM
    JPMorgan warns Sprint (S) will miss consensus estimates for Q4 postpaid subscriber additions, thanks to strong competition and churn. It also expects Sprint's overall margins to be soft, and believes its shares suffer from a lack of near-term catalysts. Sprint is counting heavily on iPhone 4S sales to give its Q4 subscriber adds a lift. (previously)
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  • Dec. 22, 2011, 9:29 AM
    Clearwire (CLWR) +2.5% premarket as Jefferies starts coverage at Buy and a $3 target. As "the prospect of spectrum crunch is real... Clearwire’s deep nationwide spectrum, its recently enunciated LTE plan, and liquidity from recent financing to fund the upgrade, make it a viable wholesale partner to any wireless operator."
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  • Dec. 21, 2011, 11:05 AM
    With under two weeks to get FCC approval for its network so it can proceed with a partnership with Sprint (S), LightSquared lashes out at GPS device makers for infringing on its licenses. The company has had authorization to build its network for over eight years, so GPS firms "have no right to complain" about incompatibility.
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  • Dec. 21, 2011, 7:07 AM
    Sprint (S) files separate lawsuits against Time Warner (TWX), Comcast (CMCSA), Cable One (WPO), and Cox Communication alleging that the companies have infringed on up to 12 of its digital patents without the carrier's permission.
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  • Dec. 20, 2011, 9:47 AM
    Deutsche Telekom (DTEGY.PK) slams U.S. regulators for failing to give a "thorough inspection" to its plan to sell T-Mobile USA to AT&T (T). Time for Plan B - except there isn't one. A massive breakup fee gives DT some short-term breathing room, but "it is not a final solution... In the long term, we need more spectrum and network capacity." Some analysts say it should turn to Sprint (S).
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  • Dec. 20, 2011, 9:29 AM
    Clearwire (CLWR) +5% premarket after a report that LightSquared, the broadband wireless company backed by Philip Falcone, could run out of cash as soon as Q2 2012. CLWR is trying to reposition itself as a provider of LTE capacity for the major carriers, effectively competing with LightSquared for wholesale customers. Plus, as AT&T's failed bid for T-Mobile helps Sprint, it helps CLWR.
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  • Dec. 20, 2011, 9:05 AM
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Sprint Corp is a communications company offering wireless and wireline communications products and services to individual consumers, businesses, government subscribers and resellers.