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May 19, 2017

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  1. T-Mobile expects prepaid growth to slow in Q2 as it avoids promotional 'stupid stuff'

  2. Dish tie-up with Amazon could lift tower companies, Guggenheim says

  3. Meet the CMOs: Sprint’s Solé shows mixed results with Verizon’s former pitchman, Paul Macarelli

  4. Verizon to add postpaid phone subscribers in Q2, Deutsche Bank predicts

  5. AT&T launches nationwide LTE-M network for IoT

  6. DirecTV’s Stephens: 6M people bundling video with wireless

  7. Zayo’s desGarennes: We have the relevant assets to support small cells

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T-Mobile expects prepaid growth to slow in Q2 as it avoids promotional 'stupid stuff'

T-Mobile’s growth among prepaid users is likely to slow during the second quarter as competition continues to ramp up in that segment. But the carrier isn’t about to retreat from prepaid in the long term, executives said this week.

Top Stories

Dish tie-up with Amazon could lift tower companies, Guggenheim says

A rumored wireless tie-up between Dish Network and Amazon could be a boon for the tower industry, according to analysts at Guggenheim Equity Research.

Meet the CMOs: Sprint’s Solé shows mixed results with Verizon’s former pitchman, Paul Macarelli

This entry in our new “Meet the CMOs” feature will look at the top marketing executives in the nation’s biggest telecom companies. These are the executives who oversee multimillion dollar advertising budgets and are charged with raising their company’s brand profile.

Verizon to add postpaid phone subscribers in Q2, Deutsche Bank predicts

Verizon is positioned to grow its base of postpaid subscribers after suffering significant losses in the first quarter, according to Matthew Niknam of Deutsche Bank Securities.

AT&T launches nationwide LTE-M network for IoT

Seven weeks after rival Verizon announced the launch of its LTE-M network nationwide, AT&T said it has completed deployment of its nationwide LTE-M network for the internet of things (IoT) ahead of schedule.

DirecTV’s Stephens: 6M people bundling video with wireless

Signaling that actual strong consumer demand will be there to support the telecom industry’s current convergence infatuation, AT&T CFO John Stephens said that 6 million AT&T customers have bundled wireless and video services.  

Zayo’s desGarennes: We have the relevant assets to support small cells

Zayo says that the density of its fiber networks puts it into a good position to take advantage of small cell backhaul opportunities as they arise.

News of Note

T-Mobile was awarded $4.8 million in a trade-secrets case against Huawei. Seattle Times article

Apple reportedly wants a cut of “tip” transactions from app developers in China. Wall Street Journal article (sub. req.)

Federal authorities are reportedly using cell-phone trackers to find undocumented immigrants. The Verge article

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