iPhone Outlook: Sprint likely activated nearly 2 million iPhones in the fourth quarter, according to estimates from UBS Investment Bank , which notes that this may help device sales, but it could hurt margins.
WiMax Woes: The iPhone attention likely came at the expense of Sprint's 4G WiMax device portfolio. Clearwire LLC (Nasdaq: CLWR) only sold 900,000 in the fourth quarter, with most of those sales coming from its majority owner, Sprint.
Network Vision: Sprint's Network Vision has gotten a lot clearer in the past quarter, as it's detailed the shutdown schedule for iDEN, mapped out its first, Texas-centric LTE markets and given LightSquared until mid-March to work out its GPS issues.
- Sprint Details iDEN's Death March
- Sprint Gives LightSquared 'Til Mid-March
- Sprint's 4G LTE Texan Triangle
— Sarah Reedy, Senior Reporter, Light Reading Mobile