Originally published: May 23, 2014
Last updated: May 23, 2014 - 7:13pm
Counterpoint Technology Market Research reported that T-Mobile was the third-largest US purchaser of smartphones in the first quarter, overtaking Sprint.
T-Mobile bought 6 million smartphones for itself and its mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) during the period, according to Counterpoint analyst Neil Shah, outpacing Sprint’s 5 million units. T-Mobile recently posted its best quarter ever, adding 2.4 million subscribers to claim the lion’s share of the US market’s core subscriber growth.
T-Mobile has made big strides with its infrastructure lately, too: it launched voice-over-LTE in Seattle on three handsets, and has been using a technology dubbed 4×2 MIMO to improve signal strength and connection speeds on its LTE network.
- T-Mobile just added millions of new subscribers. Can Sprint keep up?
- Sprint Falls to No. 4 Among Wireless Carriers by Number of Subscribers
- Sprint Chairman Vows ‘Price War’ If T-Mobile Deal Allowed
- Sprint’s Most Likely Buyer May Be CenturyLink After AT&T Deal
- With or Without an AT&T Deal for T-Mobile, Sprint Faces Daunting Challenges
- The fight for smartphone owners is netting us all some pretty good deals
- T-mobile Considers Sprint Nextel Takeover
- T-Mobile on the Rebound
- Sprint Seeks Peek at Confidential AT&T Filings in T-Mobile Deal
- Another Week, Another Wireless Deal
- Bidding war looms in US mobile sector
- Has the mobile balance shifted in T-Mobile and Sprint’s favor? UBS thinks so
- Sprint is growing again, adding 1 million new connections
- What T-Mobile Could Do if the AT&T Acquisition Fails
- T-Mobile loses subscribers, smartphone sales fall flat