Sprint’s churn rate at 2.09% is the worst in the industry. AT&T’s is (T) the best. Verizon (VZ) and T-Mobile (TMUS) take the second and third spots, respectively, among major telecom players in the U.S.
We discussed how Sprint (S) continues to lose subscribers because of its network overhaul from 3G to 4G technology. Since this transition is taking too long, it has affected the Sprint network’s overall performance.
Sprint continues to lose subscribers fast. It lost 220,000 net subscribers last quarter. On the other hand, Verizon (VZ) gained 1.44 million net postpaid subscribers.
After Sprint decided to abandon its pursuit of T-Mobile (TMUS) in early August, the company replaced its then-CEO, Dan Hesse, with Marcelo Claure.
Sprint (S) has gone through a lot of ups and downs over the last few years. The company continues to lose money and its subscribers continue to migrate towards Verizon (VZ) and AT&T (T).
According to a report by the International Data Corporation (or IDC) in August 2014, the decline in the PC industry is slowing down. It’s becoming more stable.
Dense servers are part of the computing segment. They’re mainly used in data centers. When they’re compared to traditional servers, they improve space efficiency for data centers.
In 2014, AMD plans to launch two new high-performance AMD (AMD) embedded R-series processor families—the Hierofalcon and the Bald Eagle.
In September 2013, AMD (AMD) announced its plan for the embedded computing market. It offered ARM and x86 processors. AMD catered to the rapid changes in the technology market.
At the Game Developers Conference (or GDC) in March 2013, AMD (AMD) launched its unified “gaming strategy” for the global gaming market. The strategy included consoles, cloud platforms, tablets, and PCs.
AMD (AMD) provides customized silicon chip solutions to original equipment manufacturers (or OEMs). The chip solutions are found in a variety of products. They help product development.
In December 2013, AMD (AMD) announced that Apple (AAPL) used its dual FirePro professional graphics processing units (or GPUs) in its Mac Pro. Apple’s graphic cards are designed by AMD.
In 2011, AMD earned ~75% of its revenue from the PC market. As a result of a slowdown in the PC market, AMD (AMD) experienced a steep decline in its PC chip revenues.
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As the chart below shows, BlackBerry’s smartphone sales have declined from 3.7 million in fiscal 2Q14 to 2.1 million in 2Q15, a decline of 43%.
At the same time, BlackBerry is looking to grow its business inorganically. The company made a couple of strategic acquisitions last quarter.
Under this segment, the company earns revenues from the push email service and the BlackBerry Messenger or BBM service that it provides.
BlackBerry expects its software revenues to be around $250 million in fiscal 2015. But it expects its software revenues to double by fiscal year 2016.
BlackBerry claims that the Z3 smartphone has been extremely successful and demand is outpacing supply.
Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG)(GOOGL) are also hurting BlackBerry in another way when it comes to enterprise customers.