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Sprint Hammered in Wireless Speed Test

Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) is the weakest among the four large wireless carriers, both in terms of customer count and financially. A recent test of the speed of its network ...
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Should Verizon’s Dividend Hike Be Viewed as a Disappointment?

Raising your dividend is supposed to be a good thing. After all, close to half of total returns over the long haul come from dividends. In the world of the ...
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Top Analyst Raises Price Targets on Red-Hot Tower Stocks

If there is one item that has become ubiquitous over the past 25 years for almost everybody, it’s a cellular phone, and in many cases now that means a smartphone. ...
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5G Use to Explode in 2018

Ultra-fast wireless connections, hard to imagine just years ago, will start to be widely deployed soon, particularly in South Korea and Japan. Known as 5G, these networks will start to ...
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Activist Investor Ups Stake in CenturyLink

Activist investor Corvex Management and chief Keith Meister have raised their stake in telecom company CenturyLink Inc. (NYSE: CTL) to approximately 6.6%, or more than 36.5 million shares. The change ...
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T-Mobile Beats Verizon in Mobile Network Rankings, Takes First Place

What has been the impact of the unlimited data plans now offered by all four major U.S. mobile network providers? The single biggest change is that T-Mobile US Inc. (NYSE: ...
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As Verizon Shares Fall, Yield Rises to 4.7%

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is among America's most rock-solid companies financially. It has a gold-plated balance sheet. Its three major businesses — landline telecom, wireless and fiber to the home ...
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T-Mobile Offers Plan for Old People

T-Mobile US Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) recently targeted the senior part of the population with new deals for people 55 and older. While it is a sort of age discrimination, the ...
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Why a Sprint, T-Mobile Merger Could Be On Again

Before a telecom company can expand into what it sees as the more lucrative cable or content production markets, it needs scale. The never-ending story of a potential merger between ...
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Windstream Stock Tumbles as Dividend Eliminated

Broadband provider Windstream Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: WIN) reported second-quarter results before markets opened Thursday morning. The company posted a net loss of $68.1 million and a diluted loss of $0.37 ...
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More Upside Seen for Cell Tower Giants Ahead of 5G Deployments

If there is one part of the communications industry that many consumers tend to overlook, it is the cell and communications tower operators. At least until they lose their signal. ...
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Why Sprint Is Getting a Boost After Earnings

Telecom giant Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) reported first-quarter fiscal 2017 earnings before markets opened Tuesday. The wireless communications company posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.05, compared with a ...
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Sprint Shareholder May Try to Buy Charter

Cable giant Charter Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR) said it won't buy troubled wireless carrier Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S). As an antidote to the rebuff, Sprint's controlling shareholder, SoftBank, may make ...
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Why Verizon Earnings Look Good to Investors

Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) reported second-quarter 2017 results before markets opened Thursday. The telecom giant posted adjusted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.96 on revenues of $30.55 billion. ...
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Verizon First, T-Mobile Last in New Wireless Performance Study

A new study from Rootmetrics has ranked the top four U.S. wireless carriers for the first half of 2017 on a variety of metrics that the company says indicates which ...
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