Cricket Comes to Philly, What About MetroPCS?

Amid rumors that Leap Wireless might merge with fellow regional carrier and roaming partner MetroPCS, the wireless operator on Tuesday launched service in Philadelphia – one of the few markets where it overlaps with MetroPCS. Leap and MetroPCS are both slowly building out what seem to be complementary footprints to cover more and more of […]

MetroPCS IPO Wows Wall Street

MetroPCS Communications Inc. is wowing Wall Street with the biggest IPO of the year, and one of the largest since 2004. The wireless provider which targets low-income and young subscribers debuted on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday under the ticker PCS. MetroPCS priced its 50 million shares at $23; it hopes to earn […]

Leap Signs Up Kansas City

Leap Wireless International Inc. began offering Cricket cellular service in the Kansas City metro area this week. The launch includes the sign-up of around 40 indirect retailers and 33 premier dealers throughout the Kansas City market area. The carrier also opened three retail stores, with a fourth to soon follow. The Cricket CDMA service is […]

Leap Wireless to Deploy More Tekelec Equipment

Tekelec said at CTIA Wireless in Las Vegas that Leap Wireless International Inc. will deploy the Tekelec 9000 Distributed Switching Solution to support its VoIP and data network, as well as Cricket service, across its 19-state operating territory. Leap will use its own Tekelec 9000 backbone network made up of multiple distributed Tekelec 8000 Wireless […]

A Giant Leap for Bell-kind

Posted: 6/2003 A Giant Leap for Bell-kind The Bell companies nearly have sewn up approvals to provide in-region long-distance services — down to seven from 13 at the end of 2002. After receiving approval from New Mexico, Oregon and South Dakota in mid-April, Qwest Communications International Inc. is seeking such permission in only two states, […]

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