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May 27, 2014
08:53 EDTS, NTLSNTELOS downgraded to Hold from Buy at Jefferies
Jefferies downgraded NTELOS (NTLS) saying the company's new agreement with Sprint (S) makes a takeover "much less likely." Further, Jefferies notes the required network spending will pressure NTELOS' free cash flow. The firm lowered its price target for shares to $15 from $25.
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January 26, 2015
06:44 EDTSSoftbank awaiting Yahoo announcement on Alibaba, WSJ says
Yahoo's (YHOO) upcoming announcement regarding its 15% Alibaba (BABA) stake and 35.5% Yahoo Japan stake may affect Softbank's (SFTBF) plans for Alibaba, reports the Wall Street Journal's Digits blog, citing an SMBC Nikko analyst. Sprint (S)-owner Softbank has a 32% stake in Alibaba and a 43% stake in Yahoo Japan. Analysts say Softbank is unlikely to purchase Yahoo's shares in either company, though a Yahoo Japan buyback is "more plausible." Reference Link
06:31 EDTSCablevision to launch cheap mobile phone service, NY Times says
Cablevision (CVC) intends to unveil later today a cheap, Wi-Fi based mobile phone service, according to The New York Times. The first service of its kind to be introduced by a cable company, the offering will include unlimited data, talking and texting worldwide for $29.95 a month, or $9.95 a month for Cablevisionís Optimum Online customers, the newspaper stated. Incumbent wireless carriers include Verizon (VZ), AT&T (T), T-Mobile (TMUS), and Sprint ()S). Reference Link
January 23, 2015
09:04 EDTSSprint guarantees T-Mobile customers $200 minimum trade in value for smartphones
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January 22, 2015
19:40 EDTSGoogle's entrance into telecommunications may not be beneficial, Re/code says
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January 21, 2015
16:28 EDTSGoogle to launch phone service with Sprint, T-Mobile, The Information says
Google (GOOG, GOOGL) is expected to reach deals to buy wholesale access to Sprint (S) and T-Mobileís (TMUS) voice and data networks in order to sell mobile phone plans directly to customers, according to The Information, citing three people with knowledge of the plans. Google, which may put itself into competition with carrier leaders Verizon (VZ) and AT&T (T) with the new service, "seems likely" to launch the offering this year, according to the report. Reference Link
08:36 EDTNTLSNTELOS remains takeout candidate over next year, says FBR Capital
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January 20, 2015
06:24 EDTST-Mobile warns of unsustainable costs against cellphone giants, Re/code says
T-Mobile (TMUS) owner Deutsche Telekom (DTEGY) claims Verizon (VZ) and AT&T's (T) wealth makes true competition difficult, reports Re/code, citing statements made at Germany's DLD conference. Deutsche Telekom CEO Tim Hoettges stated the dominance of AT&T and Verizon allowed them to make huge bids at the latest midband spectrum auction to further their market lead. Hoettges also stated he was "intrigued" by last year's unsuccessful merger talks with Sprint (S), and warned that T-Mobile's $4B-$5B investment requirements per year are unsustainable. Reference Link
06:14 EDTNTLSNTELOS sees FY14 adj. EBITDA at or above mid-point of guidance $128M-$132M
For the year ending December 31, 2014, the Company expects to be at or above the mid-point of its previous FY14 Adjusted EBITDA guidance of between $128.0M-$132.0M. FY14 Adjusted EBITDA reflects consolidated operations in both the Eastern and Western Markets. "The solid subscriber results in a very competitive environment reflect continuing positive net ports and our stronger competitive position in the Western Markets, which we expect to further improve upon as we focus our energies on growing market share in the region," said the company. "At the same time, we remain on target with our objective of increasing operating efficiencies and believe that we are well-positioned to capitalize on our momentum as we move into 2015."
06:12 EDTNTLSNTELOS to sell most of its wireless towers
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January 16, 2015
11:42 EDTSSprint announces expansion of Sprint Lease program
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10:12 EDTSSprint unit Virgin Mobile to offer no contract data sharing plans
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January 15, 2015
15:33 EDTSRadioShack in talks for bankruptcy loan with lenders, Bloomberg says
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