AT&T expands its 5G Evolution to 117 more markets

About a year ago, AT&T launched its 5G Evolution service. Wow! 5G service in 2017? Uh, not exactly. As you might recall, this turned into a bit of a controversy for the nation’s second largest carrier. While AT&T says that its 5G Evolution offers speeds twice as fast as its regular 4G LTE network, it is not 5G. Let’s repeat that one more time. AT&T’s 5G Evolution is NOT 5G.

Yesterday, AT&T announced that it has launched 5G Evolution in 117 new markets bringing the total to 141. AT&T states that this service can deliver theoretical speeds as fast as 400Mbps (actual speeds …


Verizon crushes analysts' expections with 1.17 million net retail postpaid additions during Q4 2017

This morning, Verizon released its quarterly earnings report for the last three months of 2017. Analysts expected the nation’s largest carrier to report 685,000 net new postpaid subscribers. Big Red blew right past that forecast by adding 1.17 million net new postpaid customers for the period that covered October through December. This nearly doubled last year’s number, and was the most net new postpaid customers added by Verizon since the first quarter of 2016. The number of postpaid net new smartphone additions was 647,000, up 42% year-over-year.

For all of 2017, net new prepaid additions …

HTC reports that September revenue soared 117% sequentially

Thanks to shipments of the Pixel 2 to Google, HTC today reported September revenue of $6.51 billion New Taiwan Dollars (equivalent to $215 million USD). That was a 117% hike from the $3 billion New Taiwan Dollars in revenue (equivalent to $99.2 million USD) reported by HTC for August, when there were no Pixel 2 shipments made. This year, HTC is responsible for the Pixel 2, while LG built the Pixel 2 XL. Last year, both the Pixel and the Pixel XL were manufactured by HTC.

Since it delivered only one of the Pixel sequels to Google this year, it is no surprise that HTC’s September 2017 revenues …