T-Mobile US will get exclusive U.S. rights to launch Sony Mobile Communications' flagship Xperia Z smartphone, giving Sony a boost in a crucial market, albeit via the smallest Tier 1 carrier.
Sprint Nextel sued both Dish Network and partner Clearwire to block Dish's proposed $4.40 per share takeover bid of Clearwire. Clearwire said last week that its board recommended that shareholders approve Dish's offer over Sprint's $3.40 per bid to take control of Clearwire, but Sprint has argued Dish's offer is "not actionable."
We selected 10 former wireless industry executives to catch up with. This list is certainly not exhaustive, but is instead intended as a way to check in with some of the big names in wireless from the past dozen years or so to see where they are now.
The network still matters in M2M and depending on the vertical segment and specific use case, will matter more so than in others. To the extent a mobile operator can coalesce the right ecosystem partners and provide clearly differentiated network-based capabilities that strengthen an M2M application, it will be in a stronger position vis-à-vis pure play OTT players.