February 9, 2018

Sprint to refocus its efforts in federal and public markets

Sprint is to reinvest its market efforts with a portfolio of solutions for the federal and public market. The new solution will include wireless, wireline, security and IoT offerings over Sprint’s secure network, leveraging Sprint’s 30 years of experience in the sector. Commenting on the announcement, Michael Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and a Sprint board member, said: “It’s exciting to see Sprint be more aggressive in this space. The company is a great American brand with decades of experience serving the government and will bring added value and innovation to many government organizations and agencies. […]
February 5, 2018

Sprint Q3 adjusted free cash flow $397 million

This is including its highest retail net additions in nearly three years with postpaid net additions of 256,000 and prepaid net additions of 63,000. The company also reported its eighth consecutive quarter of operating income and the highest fiscal third quarter adjusted EBITDA in 11 years. Net cash provided by operating activities of $1.2 billion improved by more than $500 million year-over-year. Adjusted free cash flow of $397 million improved by more than $1 billion year-over-year and the company is raising its fiscal year 2017 expectation from around break-even to a range of $500 million to $700 million. Sprint’s execution […]
January 31, 2018

AT&T Quietly Announced Mobile Share Flex Plans a Couple of Weeks Ago

AT&T is proud to introduce the Mobile Share Flex plan! With this plan, you don’t have to worry about paying when you go over your data limit, and your unused data rolls over.* All Mobile Share Flex plans come with unlimited talk, text and more! It is a flexible, cost-effective data plan for you and your family! On January 12, AT&T quietly introduced a new set of mobile plans called Mobile Share Flex as a replacement for the previously available Mobile Share Advantage plans. Who knows why AT&T changed these so quietly, but possibly because not much changes and they […]
January 30, 2018

AT&T offers BOGO deal on the Apple iPhone 8 for a limited time only

The most surprising deal of the season is AT&T’s Buy One Get One deal on the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, when both handsets are purchased on the telecom’s Next or Next Every Year monthly payment program. Checking out the fine print, we see that AT&T’s offering a 64GB iPhone 8’s worth of credits ($700 in total) when two iPhone 8 handsets are purchased on the same account. There’s one other caveat: this deal also requires that a new line be set up with AT&T. If you don’t need that new line, know it isn’t free, and in fact will […]
January 29, 2018

Proposed bill would speed Sprint’s network buildout

A proposed House Bill could make it easier for Sprint Corp. to pump the gas on building out its wireless network. The SPEED Act (Streamlining Permitting to Enable Efficient Deployment of Broadband Infrastructure) would amend a portion of the Communications Act of 1934 to lighten regulations around permitting for communications facilities. More specifically, it would exempt certain types of telecom infrastructure from environmental review requirements by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The exemption would apply to communications facilities in the public right-of-way that are less than 50 feet tall, or small cells as defined by the FCC, according to the […]
January 25, 2018

After almost a year of hints, Sprint’s ‘Direct Connect Plus’ PTT service from Kodiak launches

Sprint said it is now selling its new Sprint Direct Connect Plus (SDC Plus), “our next-generation push-to-talk solution, designed to give business teams the power of real-time communication with the push of a button for nationwide, one-to-one group or broadcast communications.” The new offering runs on the Kodiak PTT (push-to-talk) platform and supports Wi-Fi communications, presence information and tablet usage. The launch, announced late last week, comes roughly eight months after Sprint hinted at the forthcoming service on its website. In May of last year, Sprint boasted that its new Sprint Direct Connect Plus “is an enhanced push-to-talk solution that […]