PortaBilling Now Supports Sprint, Other CDMA Networks Via Interoperability With BroadForward BFX Interface Gateway

PortaBilling, Sprint, BroadForward Interoperability Enables North American CDMA Mobile Networks to Deploy PortaOne’s B/OSS for Real-Time Billing, Service Provisioning and Customer Management Global communications software company PortaOne, Inc. today announced it has completed interoperability testing between its PortaBilling B/OSS (Business and Operation Support System) and the BFX Interface Gateway from BroadForward, a leader in interworking…

Pareteum Executive Management Team and Board Demonstrate Long-Term Commitment to Company Growth with the Purchase of Shares

Pareteum Pareteum Corporation (NYSE MKT: TEUM) (“Pareteum” or the “Company”), a leading international provider of mobile networking software and services, today announced that Hal Turner, Executive Chairman, Vic Bozzo, Chief Executive Officer, Ted O’Donnell, Chief Financial Officer and Independent Directors Yves van Sante and Roderick de Greef entered into a share purchase agreement and participated…

Apple is in talks to launch its own MVNO service in the US and Europe

Apple, MVNO Apple is in talks to launch a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) service in the US and Europe, Business Insider has learned. Sources close to Apple say the company is privately trialling an MVNO service in the US but is also in talks with telecoms companies in Europe about bringing the service there…

Australian MVNO, Boost Mobile Takes Apple Music Unlimited

Australian MVNO, Boost Mobile Speaking to journalists at an event in Sydney, Boost Mobile co-founder Peter Adderton revealed that the MVNO would now offer unmetered (or “data-free”) access to Apple Music for Australian customers. Data-free Apple Music is now available on all of Boost’s 28-day recharges, priced at $30 a month. Adderton also expressed an…

Charter Jumps Into 5G Testing as Part of Its Mobile Ambitions

Charter, 5G Charter Communications CEO Thomas Rutledge kicked off the company’s fourth quarter 2016 earnings call today by saying, “2016 was a very big year for Charter.” That’s an understatement. In 2016, the cable company acquired Bright House Networks and Time Warner Cable. Those acquisitions effectively quadrupled the size of Charter, which now passes 50…

MNF says strong growth in six months to end-2016

MNF Communications specialist MNF Group has increased its earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation for the six months to 31 December by 22% to $10 million. Net profit after tax went up by 21% to $4.9 million, while revenue rose 9% to $91.4 million. The domestic retail segment gained from recent government contracts, with…

How can US lifeline providers reduce their per-minute cost

US lifeline providers Thanks to the FCC-mandated, government-sponsored program,called Lifeline, the financially disadvantaged in the US can receive a cell phone and anywhere from 500 minutes to an unlimited number of minutes and texts every month — at no charge! The Lifeline program ensures that all Americans have the opportunities and security that phone service…

FCC Lifeline Reversal on FreedomPop, Eight Others Draws Fire

FCC, Lifeline, FreedomPop The FCC Friday said nine service providers would not be able to collect funding from the commission’s Lifeline program, which pays part of the costs of communications services for qualified low-income users – at least for now and possibly not ever. According to FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, the move was made after…

FCC stops 9 companies from providing poor federally subsidized Internet

FCC Feb. 5 (UPI) — The Federal Communications Commission removed nine recently added companies from a federally subsidized program called Lifeline, established to provide Internet service to the poor. On Friday, Republican FCC Chairman Ajit Pai reversed a decision by his Democratic predecessor, Tom Wheeler, who resigned after Donald Trumpwas elected president. Lifeline allows low-income…

Mobile Phone Provider RingPlus Files Suit Against Sprint, Will Shut Down

RingPlus, Sprint Today, mobile phone service provider RingPlus announced that it intends to shut down all accounts on Feb 17 at 6:00 PM ET. According to an email sent out to their customers, RingPlus is suing Sprint, its provider, and this lawsuit is related to the shutdown. RingPlus Shutdown RingPlus is an MVNO for Sprint…

AT&T Creates Highly Secure Private Networking Solution for Internet of Things

AT&T IoT solutions are now part the AT&T NetBond® Ecosystem DALLAS,/PRNewswire/ — AT&T is helping businesses better secure and manage connected devices on their networks. The cloud-based AT&T Control Center, powered by Cisco Jasper, helps businesses launch, manage and monetize IoT services. It will now have greater security by adding AT&T NetBond connectivity. The solution…

T-Mobile’s Postpaid Phone Churn Is Expected to Decline in 4Q16

T-Mobile T-Mobile’s postpaid phone churn in 4Q16 In the previous part of this series, we learned about the expectations for T-Mobile’s (TMUS) prepaid net additions in 4Q16. Now let’s talk about T-Mobile’s customer retention metric, the churn rate. According to T-Mobile’s preliminary report on January 5, 2017, the company reported postpaid phone churn of 1.28%…

Expectations for T-Mobile’s Prepaid Net Additions in 4Q16

T-Mobile Mobile’s prepaid subscriber growth In the previous part, we learned about the expectations for T-Mobile’s (TMUS) postpaid phone net additions in 4Q16. Now, let’s discuss the performance of T-Mobile in the prepaid category. In 4Q16, prepaid subscriber additions are expected to remain strong. According to T-Mobile’s preliminary report on January 5, 2017, the company…

Key Takeaways From Sprint’s Q3 Earnings

Sprint Sprint ( S ), the smallest of the four U.S. nationwide carriers, published its Q3 FY’16 results on Tuesday, indicating that its turnaround continues to gain momentum. The carrier posted its strongest postpaid phone subscriber growth in about four years, while continuing to cut costs and bolster revenues. However, the quarterly loss was slightly…

As Sprint builds customer base, it will target prepaid next

Sprint Sprint Corp. continued to build its subscriber base last quarter, despite cutting an aggressive promotion for customers. In a period CEO Marcelo Claure previously described as “by far our most competitive,” Sprint beat analyst expectations — and a four-year record for postpaid customer adds. For the three months ending Dec. 31, Sprint (NYSE: S)…

Virgin Mobile will double its KC headcount this year

Virgin Mobile Virgin Mobile USA will hire up to 100 people at its new headquarters in downtown Kansas City, the company announced Wednesday. This is double the number of jobs Virgin pledged to create in July when it announced it would move its headquarters to Missouri. In the first half of 2017, the company said…

Pareteum Continues Expansion of Product Team Naming Chris Hills Vice President of Global Connectivity

Pareteum Pareteum Corporation (NYSE MKT: TEUM) (“Pareteum,” or the “Company”), a leading provider of mobile networking software and services, today announced an expansion of its Mobile Cloud Platform product team with the appointment of Chris Hills formerly Director of Verizon Global Voice Services to the newly created position of Vice President, Global Connectivity. Chris Hills…

US MVNO Ultra Mobile taps diverse MVNO platforms in battle with established carriers

US MVNO, Ultra Mobile MVNO provider Ultra Mobile uses diverse brand offerings as it competes against established players like T-Mobile and Sprint. On this week’s Carrier Wrap, we speak with Ultra Mobile on its position in the mobile virtual network operator space and how it looks to differentiate its various brands against established operators. Few…

Virgin Mobile Eyes Of Becoming The First Ever Prepaid Brand To Offer Free Wireless Services; Boost Phones Play Vital Role

Virgin Mobile Virgin aims to be a disrupter brand amongst the competitors in the tough pre-paid serving arena. Although it has been arguably hard to say that the brand has taken over the top spot, it is keen to do so. Sprint has expressed its desire to validate all new business strategies and put them…

Sprint’s branding relaunch of Virgin Mobile is still coming in 2017

Sprint, Virgin Mobile Sprint has struggled to stay competitive in a quickly changing market, especially since T-Mobile has been incredibly aggressive on the lower-end of the spectrum. This has forced the carrier to focus on just one segment of their business at a time, and since Sprint has itself spread over multiple brands, some portions…

T-Mobile USA, CEO John Legere sees ‘Crazinehttps://www.mvnodynamics.com/?p=45584&preview=truess’ & Big Deals

T-Mobile USA T-Mobile’s jebullient chief is predicting that rivals Verizon and Comcast will “consider” merging this year, while it offers customers more ways to simplify their bills in the latest installment of its “Un-carrier” strategy. T-Mobile US Inc. CEO John Legere, along with CTO Neville Ray and CMO Mike Sievert, took to the stage in…

US MVNO FreedomPop adds AT&T LTE connectivity to current Sprint access

US, MVNO, AT&T, LTE US Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) FreedomPop is now offering AT&T LTE access to customers through either a SIM card or mobile hot spot device, which includes 2 GB of free data. Mobile virtual network operator FreedomPop struck a deal to offer its unique service offering via AT&T Mobility’s LTE network.…

The U.S. Prepaid Wireless Market: Year In Review

U.S., Prepaid Wireless The prepaid wireless space looks fairly attractive to U.S. wireless carriers, as prepaid plans increasingly shift from the pay-as-you-go format to monthly billing, with the gap between prepaid and postpaid ARPUs also narrowing slightly. Moreover, customer acquisition and maintenance costs for prepaid users are also lower when compared to postpaid. The four…