t-mobile us inc (TMUS) Key Developments
T-Mobile and Blue Cell Network Announces Partnering with SIGFOX
May 21 15
T-Mobile and Blue Cell Network are partnering with SIGFOX to bring a wireless network dedicated to the Internet of Things to the Czech Republic. The network will operate on T-Mobile-managed base stations in Prague and, after the pilot project, the three partners will decide whether or not they will gradually roll out the SIGFOX global network across the entire Czech Republic. Unlike systems that are still in the development stage, SIGFOX’s Ultra Narrow Band (UNB) technology for connecting devices provides scalable, long-range, two-way connectivity and very high capacity. The network complements existing high-bandwidth cellular systems, which are designed for the data-intensive needs of smartphones and other mobile electronics. It installs on standard cell towers and provides economical, energy-efficient transmission of small quantities of data over long distances, thus lowering barriers to wide implementation of IoT and M2M solutions, and greatly extending the battery and service life of connected devices. The pilot operation is designed to sample the technological and practical possibilities of SIGFOX’s technology. The pilot operation will run on real devices in a real environment (for instance, monitoring will include railway cars, available parking spaces and a number of other applications). Following the pilot project, T-Mobile, Blue Cell Network and SIGFOX will decide whether to deploy the network across the entire Czech Republic. Initial results of the project will be reported this summer, when the three companies will also provide a live demo of the individual applications.
T-Mobile Seeks A Partner
May 21 15
Deutsche Telekom Holding B.V. would consider any partner to improve returns for T-Mobile US, Inc. (NYSE:TMUS). Tim Hoettges, Chief Executive Officer of Deutsche Telekom, but it is our duty to go on improving the return on T-Mobile US," he said. "If we find a partner who will help us to do so, we will obviously consider it."
BlackBerry, T-Mobile Team Up to Bring BlackBerry Classic to Un-carrier Customers
May 7 15
BlackBerry Limited and T-Mobile US, Inc. showed they're two companies in the business of listening to their customers by announcing a new partnership to bring the BlackBerry Classic to the Un-carrier's Data Strong network and its approximately 57 million individual and business customers. This new partnership begins by bringing together the productivity and security of the BlackBerry Classic and T- Mobile's industry-rattling Un-carrier for Business initiative. Now, whether you're downloading tomorrow's big presentation or video conferencing with colleagues on Skype, only the Un-carrierTM serves up the BlackBerry Classic on America's fastest nationwide 4G LTE network--giving US business customers and today's data-hungry mobile professionals the wireless experience they've been asking for. The BlackBerry Classic is built to meet the needs of productive people who appreciate the speed and accuracy that can be found with a physical QWERTY keyboard and features such as a fast browser and up to 22 hours of battery power.
T-Mobile Announces Quarterly Preferred Stock Dividend, Payable on June 15, 2015
May 1 15
T-Mobile US, Inc. announced that the quarterly dividend on its 5.50% Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock will be paid on June 15, 2015 to holders of record as of June 1, 2015. The dividend will be paid at a rate of $0.6875 per share of Preferred Stock.
T-Mobile US, Inc. Reports Unaudited Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2015; Reaffirms Earnings Guidance for the Full Year of 2015
Apr 28 15
T-Mobile US, Inc. reported unaudited consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. For the period, the company reported total revenues of $7.8 billion, up 13.1% from $6.875 billion in the first quarter of 2014. Total revenues grew year-over-year due to continued growth in equipment sales revenues and service revenues. Adjusted EBITDA was $1.388 billion, up 27.6% from the previous year adjusted EBITDA of $1,088 million. Year-over-year, the increase was primarily due to higher branded postpaid and prepaid revenues from growth in the customer base. Cash capital expenditures reflect the company’s continued investment in the expansion of its 4G LTE network. In the first quarter of 2015, cash capital expenditures were $982 million, up from $947 million in the first quarter of 2014. Net loss was $63 million against $151 million a year ago. Net debt (excluding tower obligations) as at March 31, 2015 was $19,296 million against $14,611 million as at March 31, 2014. Simple free cash flow was $406 million against $141 million a year ago. Year-over-year, the increase was primarily due to higher adjusted EBITDA, partially offset by higher cash capital expenditures. Diluted loss per share was $0.09 compared to $0.19 in the first quarter of 2014. Operating income was $117 million against operating loss of $28 million a year ago. Loss before income taxes was $104 million against $253 million a year ago. Net loss attributable to common stockholders was $77 million against $51 million a year ago. Net cash provided by operating activities was $489 million against $759 million a year ago.
The company expects to drive further customer momentum while delivering strong growth in adjusted EBITDA. With the success of its Simple Choice plan and the continued evolution of the Un-carrier strategy, branded postpaid net customer additions for 2015 are now expected to be between 3.0 and 3.5 million, an increase from the previous guidance of 2.2 and 3.2 million. For the full-year of 2015, the company expects adjusted EBITDA to be in the range of $6.8 to $7.2 billion, unchanged from previous guidance despite the increase in branded postpaid net customer additions guidance. Cash capital expenditures for 2015 are expected to be in the range of $4.4 to $4.7 billion, also unchanged from previous guidance.