See below for six key metrics with the winner in each starred. The race is quickly becoming neck-and-neck for VZW and AT&T, which together own more than 182 million wireless connections, while Sprint struggles to keep up.
Table 1: Wireless Operators' Second-Quarter Earnings
|Total Revenue||$26.77 billion||$30.8 billion*||$8 billion|
|Total Subscribers||92.1 million*||90.1 million||48.2 million|
|Subscriber Additions||1.4 million||1.6 million*||111,000|
|M2M "Connections"||7.7 million*||6.7�million||3.8 million|
|Source: VZW, AT&T & Sprint|
We will update the rankings next week when Deutsche Telekom AG (NYSE: DT) -- parent of the fourth-largest US carrier, T-Mobile US Inc. -- and WiMax operator Clearwire LLC (Nasdaq: CLWR) report their second-quarter earnings.
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