Analyst Commentary

Weakening postpaid churn and ARPU surface as Sprint competes in the unlimited data era

Competitive pressures continue to weigh on service revenue, but Sprint benefits from its leased device strategy

The challenge Sprint (NYSE: S) faces competing in an unlimited data world was highlighted in 2Q17 as the company was the only Tier 1 carrier to report weaker year-over-year postpaid phone churn in the quarter. Though Sprint reported modest phone net additions (+88,000) in 2Q17, it came at the expense of wireless service revenue declining 6.2% year-to-year as the company remains committed to undercutting co...

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