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T-Mobile could soon be bigger than Sprint

Stephen Lawson | Aug. 8, 2014
The tables could turn by the end of this year in the drama of the U.S. mobile underdogs, with T-Mobile possibly passing Sprint to become the third-largest carrier in the country.

T-Mobile had the best subscriber gain of any carrier in the quarter, but most of the industry's added connections weren't new phones. Instead, they were connected devices, which were chiefly tablets but also so-called machine-to-machine equipment such as connected cars, enterprise sensors and health-care devices. Sharma's study found that 84 percent of net additions were from non-phone devices and that 70 percent of those were tablets.

 

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