Tag Archives: Braxton Carter

T-Mobile executives talk merger, say Sprint is a logical partner

There’s been lots of speculation regarding a Sprint-T-Mobile merger lately, including news that Sprint and SoftBank have started informal talks about a deal with T-Mo parent company Deutsche Telekom. Now T-Mobile itself has chimed in on the matter. During an investors conference earlier today, T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter said that he expects merger talks to happen now that the FCC’s 600MHz auction and its quiet period have ended. “It’s not a question of will talks … [read full article]

T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter talks covering remaining LTE coverage gap with Verizon

T-Mobile touts that it covers 99 percent of the people that Verizon does, and this week T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter talked up T-Mo’s plans to fill out the remaining coverage. “First and foremost, we really do want to cover that last 700,000 square miles in the US that Verizon has an edge on us on,” Carter said at a Deutsche Bank conference on Wednesday. He went on to say that while T-Mobile does have roaming … [read full article]

T-Mobile CFO talks President-elect Trump, reversal of net neutrality

Today T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter spoke at the UBS Global Media & Communications Conference in New York City, and he touched a bit on President-elect Donald Trump and what his election could mean for the mobile industry. Carter expects that a Trump presidency will foster an environment that’ll be more positive for wireless. “It’s hard to imagine, with the way the election turned out, that we’re not going to have an environment, from several aspects, … [read full article]

T-Mobile CFO talks about targeting AT&T’s M2M customers, keeping legacy GSM around

Earlier this month, T-Mobile began targeting AT&T’s Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) customers by offering them free 2H service through the end of 2016. Now T-Mo CFO Braxton Carter has elaborated on how the Un-carrier’s 2G plans differ from AT&T. “Until you get voice and data on LTE, you can’t refarm spectrum dedicated to legacy technology,” Carter said. He went on to say that 60 percent of T-Mobile’s spectrum is currently being used … [read full article]

T-Mobile execs talk T-Mobile One plan, call it ‘second phase of Un-carrier’

We’re now a few weeks out from the launch of T-Mobile One, and a few T-Mo execs have taken the opportunity to give us an update on the new plan. Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Communicopia investor conference, T-Mobile COO Mike Sievert, T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray, and T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter touched a bit on T-Mobile One. “It’s going incredibly well. That’s one of the reasons we updated on how our quarter is going,” … [read full article]

T-Mobile expects to have 600MHz-compatible phones to go with spectrum deployment in 2017

Hot on the heels of the news that T-Mobile could start deploying 600MHz spectrum in 2017, some more hot 600MHz news has come out. During a J.P. Morgan conference today, CFO Braxton Carter said that T-Mobile will have phones that support 600MHz airwaves ready when it begins to deploy that spectrum. Carter explained that T-Mobile has previously shown that it can work with device makers both on infrastructure and handsets in an effort to “drive … [read full article]

T-Mobile said to be expanding retail presence to markets in Colorado, Iowa, Texas, and more

T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter said last month that T-Mo had the opportunity to expand its distribution footprint after covering 305 million people with LTE, and it looks like that’s exactly what the magenta carrier is doing. According to Wave7 research, T-Mobile has been opening new stores in small and mid-sized locales in states like Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, Arkansas, Wisconsin, Texas, and both North and South … [read full article]

T-Mobile plans to pivot away from unlimited data, says CFO Braxton Carter

T-Mobile has touted its unlimited high-speed data plan in the past, and it’s currently running a promo that’ll give you four lines of unlimited data for $150 per month. According to CFO Braxton Carter, though, T-Mo is pivoting away from unlimited data. Speaking at a recent investor conference, Carter said that T-Mobile is sticking to its strategy of moving away from unlimited data. … [read full article]

T-Mobile CFO Braxton Carter talks 700MHz acquisitions, says distribution will expand to another 30M to 40M POPs

Over the past week or so, many details of T-Mobile’s recent 700MHz acquisitions have come out. Now CFO Braxton Carter has touched a bit more on the spectrum and the benefits that it’ll bring. Speaking at a recent investor conference, Carter said that T-Mobile has the chance to significantly grow its distribution where it currently has no … [read full article]