Dash nonetheless struggling regardless of rising subscriber base and smartphone gross sales
Dash has simply revealed its This fall 2013 earnings, and regardless of growing its postpaid subscriber base to a document fifty three.9 million, it nonetheless managed a internet lack of $1 billion — almost 4 occasions worse than final quarter. That continues the US service’s current dropping streak, and is particularly notable throughout a vacation interval when AT&T, Verizon and T-Cellular all had gangbuster quarters. On the plus aspect, it managed to hit its LTE protection aim of 200 million individuals, however that determine continues to be the bottom of all the most important carriers. It additionally bought 5.6 million smartphones in comparison with 5 million final quarter, with 20.5 million bought for the yr. That accounts for ninety five % of postpaid subscriber gross sales, which tops its fundamental rivals. With few different monetary shiny spots, although, new proprietor Softbank could be questioning what it obtained itself into.